By extension, icon is also used, particularly in modern culture,in the general sense of symbol — i.e. a name, face, picture, edifice or even a person readily recognized as having some well-known significance or embodying certain qualities: one thing, an image or depiction, that represents something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning.
I feel sorry for any woman who doesn't recognize who this is - even though he turned 81 years old yesterday; Sean Connery is still looking pretty good. The first movie I remember seeing him in was Goldfinger which was released in 1965. We ran into BigD's cousin while on a date and he had seen it and told us we had to go see it. He even insisted on going with us right then and he was right - we loved it as much as he did - and James Bond. The James Bond movies took movies to a different level - some for the good and some for the bad but they are all pretty entertaining. As handsome
as he was as a young man, I have found him to be more attractive as an older man - with or without a wig and with or without a beard. I guess you could say he is a man's man. One of my favorite of his interviews was when he was asked about his roll in "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", and he said he had no idea what the movie was about. So basically, he shows up, gets into the character they give him (or he already IS that character) and says his lines and gets paid. Hello. Like my Mom and Dad - I love movies - all kinds of movies. I love the really oldies and the new sci-fi with over the top special effect ones. I love musicals, comedies, drama, mystery, westerns - I even love some animated movies. I love reading a good book and then seeing the movie and comparing them. I love watching this man in movies and hope he is doing well in his beloved Scotland. Oh Yeah - I also love him in his kilt.