Ten fun facts about Sean Connery

Fact 1
Entertainment Weekly voted Sean Connery as the 24th greatest movie star of all time and Empire magazine chose him as one of the 100 sexiest stars in film history.

Fact 2
In 1993 he turned down the role of John Hammond in “Jurassic Park”. He also declined the role of Simon Gruber in “Die Hard: With a Vengeance”.

Fact 3
He is the only actor who has played James Bond and received an Oscar, though not for the same role.

Fact 4
He is also the only surviving cast member of the 1959 film “Darby O'Gill and the Little People”.

Fact 5
The “Lord of the Rings” novels were too difficult for Sean Connery to understand which is the reason he gave for turning down the role of Gandalf in the trilogy.

Fact 6
The actor’s favorite James Bond film is “From Russia with Love”.

Fact 7
In a twist of irony, Sean Connery used to deliver milk to the very same schools that James Bond is said to have attended in the novels.

Fact 8
After receiving a disability pension during his service in the Merchant Navy, he began work as a nude model for Edinburgh art students.

Fact 9
Manfred Wagner was known to strongly resemble Sean Connery's voice. He dubbed Connery's films “First Knight” and “The Rock” in German before passing away.

Fact 10
Is well known for pronouncing the letter “s” as “shh.” This makes his manner of speaking stand out from other actors.

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Is a veteran Hollywood actor originally from Scotland and is best known for playing James Bond.