Connery’s Concussive Contracts: Shaken, not Stirred

Looper reports that the late Sir Sean Connery — who will always be my James Bond — had an unusual clause in his movie employment contracts. According to Alan Moore, the award winning comic book writer and creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Batman: The Killing Joke and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, among many others, the Connery contracts’ rather special clause was that each film had to contain a bigger explosion than his previous film.

“The [The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen] film cost £100 million because Sean Connery wanted £17 million of that — and a bigger explosion than the one he’d had in his last film,” Moore claimed. “It’s in his contract that he has to have a bigger explosion with every film he’s in. In The Rock, he’d blown up an island, and he was demanding for our film that he blow up Venice or something like that. It would have been the moon in his next movie.”

I have been unable to verify this…but it is a good story.