Trivia In 1953, he entered the Mr. Universe contest, finishing third in the tall man's division.
Wears a toupee in some movies. He started losing his hair at the age of 21.
At the age of 19 he was a nude model for an Art College.
Took dancing lessons for 11 years. His teacher was the Swedish dancer Yat Malmgren.
Had radiation therapy for an undisclosed throat ailment. 
Formerly worked as a coffin polisher.
Formerly worked as a milk delivery man.
Said in an interview that during the filming of a (1983) movie, he was taking martial arts lessons and in the process angered the instructor who in turn broke his wrist. stayed with the wrist broken for a number of years thinking it was only a minor pain... the instructor was Steven Seagal.
Recipient of 22nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to arts and culture, presented by President Bill Clinton in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 1999.
Lives in Marbella, Spain, near a golf course where he plays daily when not filming.
Noted to be one of James Bond's favorite actors in the novel "Scorpius."
He joined the Merchant Navy as a teenager but stomach ulcers forced him to leave. He received a disability pension for a period after this.
After his service with the Merchant Navy, worked as a model for Edinburgh art students.
During his time as a milkman, delivered to Fettes School in Edinburgh - the same school which James Bond attended in Ian Fleming's novels following his expulsion from Eton.
Caused an uproar in a December 1987 interview with Barbara Walters in which he said it was ok to hit a woman if they deserved it or needed it to keep them in line.
He had a brief relationship with Lynsey De Paul. Actress Mia Sara is his daughter-in-law
Had cataracts removed from both eyes in 2003.
Turned down the role of Thomas Crown in the original "The Thomas Crown Affair", which he later admitted was a huge mistake on his part.
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