Rowan Atkinson, famously known as Mr Bean turn 61 today! Here are 10 lesser known facts about the funniest man who has been making the world laugh without uttering a single word! Happy Birthday Mr Bean!
Mr Bean was not the 1st choice for his stage name
Before he chose Mr Bean as his stage name, he used the name Mr White. But he declined the name because it is associated with color and sounds racist. It was also changed to Mr. Cauliflower.
Graduate of two different universities
Mr Bean is a very educated man, a graduate from two universities – the Newcastle University and the Oxford University. Self-tuning control systems were the topics of his thesis!
The actor suffers from a slight stammer
Since young, Atkinson suffered from a mild stammer and he only began acting so that he could get rid of it. Ironically, he became famous in the acting industry because of Mr. Bean who plays a mute role.
Passionate about cars
One of Mr beans´s greatest passions are cars. He is an avid driver, in fact he doesn’t just drive, he races! He is also a proud owner of an impressive collection of fast cars including Aston Martin, Honda, Audi and even MC Laren F1. Porsche is one brand that he does not like though.
James Bond fan
He has been a huge fan of James Bond and he was lucky enough to even get a chance to play a supporting character in the James Bond movie “Never Say Never Again” from 1983 with Sean Connery.
He can fly
In 2001 while on a trip to Kenya, the plane he and his family boarded, started to crash after the pilot had passed out. Atkinson managed to take control of the plane before the pilot woke up and saved the day along with lives!