Thomas Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His first job was that of a milkman. He later joined the Royal Navy and got two tattoos. One tattoo is a tribute to his parents and reads 'Mum and Dad,' and the other reads 'Scotland Forever.'
After his time in the Navy he had a few other jobs like lorry driver, lifeguard at Portobello swimming baths, laborer, artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art, and coffin polisher!
When Sean was 18, he began bodybuilding and trained hard. He liked playing soccer and was quite good at it. He played for Bonnyrigg Rose in his younger days and was offered a trial with East Fife. While on tour with South Pacific, Connery played in a match against a local team that Matt Busby, then manager of Manchester United, happened to be scouting.
Busby was so impressed with Sean's soccer skills that he offered him a contract worth £25 a week immediately after the game had ended. Sean admits that he was tempted to accept the offer, but he says, "I realized that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves."