if you are not familiar with this name, than it impossible to not recognize him by Mr. Bean. he is definitely 1 of the funniest man alive, & he entertained us over the years with his iconic role. here are the 20 things we didn’t know about Rowan Atkinson!
Rowan Atkinson is well known for his continuous struggle to keep his life private, & we know so much about the character on screen, but so little about his life off-screen.
the contrast between Mr. Bean & Rowan Atkinson is undeniable. Mr. Bean is goofy & clumsy, compared to Rowan Atkinson, which is serious & well-educated.
prepare yourself to find out some interesting facts about an actor that managed to put a smile even on the grumpiest face! here are the 20 things we didn’t know about Rowan Atkinson!
1. the British actor Rowan Atkinson went to school with Tony Blair, & they were classmates.
2. he is a big fan of fast cars, & he owns many of them, including a has been sold McLaren F1 & a Renault GT.
3. when he was young, he used to be the class clown, but later he became quiet & withdrawn.
4. Rowan Atkinson once declared “I have a problem with Porsches. They’re wonderful cars, but I know I could never live with one. Somehow, the typical Porsche people, & I wish them no ill, are not my kind of people”.
5. he has graduated from 2 universities, the Newcastle University & Oxford University. well done Mr.Bean, well done!
6. in 1981 he was the youngest one-men show in the West End.
7. he is a big James Bond fan, & his career as an actor started when he was chosen to play a supporting character in the Bond movie, “Never Say Never”.
8. at the beginning of his career he appeared in sketches for BBC, sketches that made him famous.
9. he got involved in 2 accidents with his McLaren, & the second time, the insurance company paid him 1 million pounds.
10. his ex-wife once said that when they were on their first date, Atkinson was very quiet, & the only thing he said was “pass me the ketchup”!
11. Rowan Atkinson is also a writer for “Car Magazine”.
12. he was invited at the wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton.
13. in 2013 he was honored with a great title by Queen Elizabeth the II. she named him Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
14. during his abounding acting career, he made a lot of money, & his current wealth is estimated to be around $130 million.
15. he is so good on keeping secrets, that not even his friends knew that his wife was pregnant.
16. at first, the name of his most notorious character was Mr. White, & later was changed to Mr. Cauliflower, & finally to Mr. Bean.
17. his passion for driving fast cars, started in childhood when he used to drive his father’s tractor.
18. one of his most notorious movie scene, was the one that he was driving his car from a chair on top of the roof.
19. he suffers from a mild stammer, that is why he is probably that quiet all the time.
20. when he was on a plane to Africa with his family, the pilot passed out, & Atkinson managed to keep the plane in control, until the pilot woke up.
so, what is your favorite scene with Mr. Bean?