10 Things You May Not Know Sean Connery

Before becoming an actor, Sean Connery had a variety of jobs, including being a milkman, a truck driver, and a coffin polisher.

Connery is best known for portraying James Bond, the iconic British spy.  

Connery expressed discomfort with the character's stereotypical portrayal of women and, at times, found the fame and typecasting burdensome. 

In 2000, Sean Connery was offered a knighthood by the British government but turned it down 

In his youth, Connery was a passionate bodybuilder and finished third in the Mr. Universe competition in 1953. 

Connery's Scottish accent often drew criticism during his early acting career

Connery famously turned down some iconic roles, such as Gandalf in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the Architect in "The Matrix Reloaded" 

After announcing his retirement from acting in 2006, Connery returned to the big screen one last time to voice the character of Sir Billi in the animated film "Sir Billi" (2012). 

In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jim Malone in "The Untouchables." 

Sean Connery was involved in various charitable causes, particularly supporting the Scottish International Education Trust

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