Steven Seagal hit James Bond legend so hard he broke his wrist

We already knew Sean Connery was one of the toughest guys in Hollywood.

Before he was known to the world as Bond, James Bond, the aspiring actor had worked as a boxer and nightclub bouncer.

He also had an honorary black belt in kyokushin karate and stood a strapping 6’2.

But a little run-in with a young aspiring actor and martial arts expert left him paying the price for being too “cocky.”

Connery told the tale in a hilarious interview, which you can watch below, along with a spectacularly filthy James Bond joke.

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Steven Seagal may have dubious taste in overcoats, but he is an acknowledged aikido master. He had lived in Japan in the early 1970s, and married Miyako Fujitani, whose family owned a martial arts school where he also taught.

Seagal returned permanently to the US in 1983 and opened an aikido dojo in Hollywood – just in time for the Bond filmmakers to come calling.

Connery told the story of what happened next to chat show host Jay Leno in 1986.

Connery added: “The principle is it’s defense, so it’s a pyramid and I got a bit flash.” Raising his hand to his face, he said: “I did that – and he broke my wrist… It is still broken, I just found out last year.”

Connery then turned it all into a joke by saying his wrist is mainly fine but his injury prevents him putting his hand in his pocket to get money out.

Towards the end of the interview, Leno asks if his guest is aware of how many people do impersonations of him, which led to a hilariously X-rated comment.

Connery says he knows Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin does one “but I’ve never seen it.”

Leno says he can only do two words from Goldfinger, “Hello, Pussy…”

Without missing a beat, Connery drily replies, “It’s very good. It’s absolutely imperative that you can get your tongue around it…”

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