There are two things referred to Sean Connery of which there are no doubts: who was and is the best James Bond on the big screen; and that always we will miss. Because after that consecrating role, it did not stop shining. In any of his roles, and whatever type of film it is; Scottish actor with thick eyebrows always shone.
But the origins of Connery -who was also decorated as Sir in 2000 by Queen of England– They were not easy, nor did he have a cradle of gold; as they say. And is that the actor who played 007 in seven movies over 20 years he made a living with different trades throughout his adolescence and youth.
Member of a humble family -his mother was a cleaning worker and his father a factory worker-, during his adolescence, Sean Connery was in charge of helping have the humble house standing. His first job was like milkman, door to door in the neighborhood of Scotland in which he lived.
This allowed the family to add some extra income in a very tough context that they had to go through socially and economically speaking.
Already old enough to do it, Connery – who at that time did not even handle the possibility of dedicating himself to acting – enlisted in the British Royal Navy. There he remained and served for some years, until a health problem forced him to withdraw from the force.
A decision that, perhaps, by his own decision he would never have made. But that would end by mark your future. Although at the time he didn’t even know it yet.
Outside of the military, Sean continued to dabble in other trades that allowed him to earn a living. Taking advantage of your great physical bearing, did some work like worker; taking care of demolitions and relocation of those materials that are heavier and difficult to handle. In those years, too drove a truck.
Sean always liked sports, What viewer and also for practice them. With 23 years, while playing for Bonnyrigg Rose AFC in his native Scotland, Manchester United offered him a contract. But Connery, who had not yet discovered his acting side, rejected the proposal because he considered that a footballer’s career at that time was very short.
His physical state, its appearance and its constant training -especially while working in construction- they opened the doors to a new world: that of the bodybuilding. And, almost immediately and when he had taken his first steps in this profession; landed in the world of modeling and theater.
The Sean we already know
While performing on the tables, he was discovered by a “headhunter” that brought him closer to Disney. Also to 23 years Had his first film appearance in the british musical Lilacs in the Spring -with a very small paper-; and from then on, the story is already known.