During the filming of Zardoz Connery found out that John Boorman paid a guy 5000 bucks to be his chauffeur. He then proposed that he drives the car himself, the chauffeur is fired and Connery and Boorman split the 5000 between them. That's just how cool Sean Connery is.
During the filming of Another Time, Another Place (1958) gangster Johnny Stompanato stormed the set and threatened Connery with a gun, believing him to be having an affair with costar Lana Turner, Stompanato's girlfriend. Sean Connery took his gun from him and beat him up. That's how cool Sean Connery is.
He was named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive at the age of 58, a record that has yet to be topped.
He has turned down both the roles of Gandalf in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and the role of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series. Madnessh!