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This permanent A+ Oscar winning actor/Oscar nominated actor who is now retired had an unusual pastime at his peak.
He had built under his house a boxing ring surrounded by an amphitheater.
He would bring in groups of friends to fight and to watch and to bet and the winners would take home the cash.
Sometimes, the actor himself, who is known to enjoy a fistfight, would step into the ring.
He never lost a brawl.
Sean Connery Once Beat Up 6 Gang Members who Wanted to Steal his Jacket
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is probably the most famous Scottish actor, best known for his role as the secret agent James Bond.
Ever since his first appearance on stage, the audience around the world immediately fell in love with Connery’s charismatic personality and Apollonian physique, and through the years, everyone enjoyed his transformation into a wise grey-haired intellectual.
What many people don’t know about Connery is that he was also a feared street brawler in Edinburgh.
Once he beat a gang of four while hanging out with actor Michael Caine, and another time, he defeated six people in a street fight.
Even though his acting career spanned for over fifty years, in his youth, Connery never intended to become an actor.
Bodybuilding was his passion. He began bodybuilding at the age of 18, and after two years started training with Ellington, a former gym instructor in the British army.
Connery’s first job was as a milkman and later he took on various different low-paying jobs such as laborer, lifeguard, and truck driver. He supported himself with those jobs, while regularly training in the gym.
His nickname as a weightlifter was “Big Tam,” and in 1950, he competed for Scotland in the Mr. Universe contest and won third place.- Source