16. Sean Connery
Notable Roles: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989); The Rock (1996); Goldfinger (1964); The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Born into a working class family, Connery held several different jobs to support himself, including enlistment in the Royal Navy, before deciding to pursue his career in acting. Since then he went on to play the original and fan-favorite James Bond, and countless other successful roles well into old age. His long-standing career is attributed to his enduring spirit along with his trademark deep voice and Scottish accent.