Drove a milk wagon at age 13, making deliveries before school
Joined the Royal Navy for a 12-year stint at age 16
Discharged from the Navy after three years due to ulcers
London stage debut in chorus of "South Pacific"
Participated in the Mr. Universe bodybuiding contest; placing third
Received positive notices for his lead performance in the BBC TV production of Rod Serling's "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
Film acting debut, "No Road Back"
Played first leading role when he acted as Lana Turner's leading man in the British-made "Another Time, Another Place"
First film made in America, the Walt Disney production, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"
Breakthrough role, playing the British secret agent in the first of the James Bond series, "Dr. No"; film based on the 1958 novel by Ian Fleming
Debut as stage director, the London production of "I've Seen You Cut Lemons"
Debut as documentary filmmaker with "The Bowler and the Bonnet"
Final official appearance as 007 in "Diamonds Are Forever"; donated his $1.25 million salary to the Scottish International Education Trust Fund
Formed Tantallon Productions for the making of Sidney Lumet's "The Offense"
Made one-shot return to playing James Bond in "Never Say Never Again"
Had Oscar winning role as Jim Malone in Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables"
Starred as Professor Henry Jones, the father of Harrison Ford's titular character in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
Played Captain Marko Ramius in "The Hunt for Red October"; based on the novel by Tom Clancy
First film as executive producer, "Medicine Man"; also co-starred with Lorraine Bracco
Cast as King Arthur opposite Richard Gere as Lancelot in "First Knight"
Formed production company, Fountainbridge Films
Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in "The Rock"
Won Tony Award for producing the play "Art"; production debuted on the London stage in 1996
Cast as the villain in a remake of the 1960s British cult series, "The Avengers"
Acted with Gena Rowlands in the ensemble drama "Playing By Heart"
Played a jewel thief trailed by an insurance investigator (Catherine Zeta-Jones) in "Entrapment"
Portrayed a reclusive, Pulitzer-winning author in Gus Van Sant's "Finding Forrester"
Played the lead role in the feature adaptation of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"; also produced
Announced he would retire from film-making
Published his autobiography, <i>Being a Scot</i>, which coincided with his 78th birthday