At his American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement show, Sean Connery said, "I got my break—big break—when I was five years old. And it's taken me more than seventy years to realize it. You see at five, I learned to read."
This photo of Connery was taken at this basement apartment during his pre-Bond days. Notice what he's doing.
If you Google search 'Sean Connery Thunderball' you'll see him in the Bahamas standing on the end of a boat between shots of Thunderball reading a book. So even after his success he continued broadening his mind.
From Abe Lincoln to Napoleon, all successful people were great readers. In fact, Napoleon traveled with a library in his large coach. When he finished a book, he would throw it out of the coach window. When someone asked, "Where is the emperor?" The answer would be, "Just follow the trail of books."
By the way, the book that Connery is reading in that photo?
It's How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle.
(Well, someone had to teach him.) Get it on KINDLE. Read 30 sample pages: http://amzn.to/zRroY9