Struggle of Mr. Bean

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Struggle of Mr. Bean
« on: March 09, 2020, 11:47:57 AM »
Rowan Atkinson was born in a middle class family and his father was a farmer. He suffered
terribly as a child because of his stuttering. He was also teased and bullied at school because of
his looks. His bullies thought he looked like an alien. He was soon marked as "strange" and
became a very shy, withdrawn kid who didn't have many friends, so he dived into science. One
of his teachers said: "There was nothing outstanding about him. I didn't expect him to become a
fantastic scientist". But he proved everybody wrong and got admitted at Oxford University.
During his days in Oxford, he started falling in love with acting, but couldn't perform due to his
speaking disorder. So he got his master's degree in electrical engineering before appearing in any
movie or TV show. So After getting his degree he decided to pursue his dream and become an
actor. So he enrolled in a comedy group. But again his stammering got in the way. A lot of TV
shows rejected him. He felt devastated. But despite the many rejections he never stopped
believing in himself. He had a great passion for making people laugh, and he knew that he was
very good at it. So he started focusing more and more on his original comedy sketches. And soon
he realized that he could speak fluently whenever he played some character. But even though he
found a way to overcome his stuttering, he used it as an inspiration for his acting. While studying
for his masters, Rowan Atkinson co-created the "strange, surreal and non-speaking character"
known as "Mr. Bean." Even though he had success with other shows, "Mr. Bean" made him
globally famous. So despite all the obstacles he faced because of his looks and his speaking
disorder, he proved that even without a heroic body or a Hollywood face, you can become one of
the most loved and respected actors in the world.
Nishat Tasnim
Art of Living
Department of GED
Daffodil International University