Hero: Sean Connery

The Hero Named Connery. Sean Connery.

Everyone knows that Hero: Sean Connery is the best Bond ever (sorry, Daniel Craig), and you probably also know that the Scottish-born actor was officially Knighted in the year 2000. But here are some things you may not know about Sir 007.

He’s known as “The Greatest Living Scot” and after a stint in the Royal Navy, he worked as a lorry driver, a model and a coffin polisher. Talk about a Jack of all trades.

Also a bodybuilder, Connery won third place in Mr. Universe in the 50’s, which certainly came in handy when he was attacked in Edinburg and fought off six gang members single-handedly.

Speaking of hand to hand combat, while on set of “Never Say Never Again,” he pissed off Steven Seagal, his martial arts instructor. Probably not a good move, since Seagal responded by breaking his wrist.

During the filming of “Thunderball,” he was almost eaten by a shark when it broke through the separation in the tank. So yeah, remind us never to go on set with Sean Connery…