Sean Connery, 23
At 23, Connery was touring with a production of "South Pacific" when Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, saw him playing in a local soccer game. Busby promptly offered the future James Bond a football contract, which Connery declined to pursue acting.
Steven Tyler, 18
Tyler, whose father was a music teacher and classical pianist, attended the Leonard Quintano for Young Professionals School in New York.
Steve Jobs, 18
Although he was often frustrated with formal education, Jobs had high test scores and skipped a grade before attending Homestead High School in Cupertino, California.
Christopher Walken, 22
As a teenager, Walken held a job as a lion tamer and then studied at Hofstra University for one year. He dropped out after receiving an offer to co-star with Liza Minnelli in an Off-Broadway production of "Best Foot Forward."
Charlize Theron, 14
Born and raised in South Africa, Theron went to boarding school at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, starting at age 13.
Larry David, 20
Born in Brooklyn, David attended the University of Maryland, where he received a bachelor's degree in history. After college, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserve.
Hugh Hefner, 20
Before starting Playboy Enterprises, Hefner attended the University of Illinois, where he studied psychology and minored in creative writing and art.