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Where Mr. Bean disappeared, what is the secret of its flaw and how Rowan Atkinson with an IQ of 178 became a hostage of one role

Rowan Atkinson became hostage to one role

Rowan Atkinson, a 68-year-old British actor, had several dozen roles in his life, but became a hostage to only one - Mr. Bean from the eponymous TV series. Comically, the actor with one of the highest IQs in the entire acting community, 178, became a hostage to the silly image by which he is still remembered today.

Almost all of the films Atkinson played in were comedies, the lion's share of whose success depended solely on the characteristic clumsy behavior and facial expressions of the protagonist. OBOZ.UA decided to find out where "Mr. Bean" is now, why he is rarely mentioned, and what flaw most of his fans do not know about.

Where Atkinson "disappeared" to

Many moviegoers might think that the star hasn't had any roles for a long time, and that his successful career ended in the 00s. This is true, but only partially. In fact, after the cult series, the actor had many more offers and appeared mostly in British comedies, which were not that popular.

Where Mr. Bean disappeared, what is the secret of its flaw and how Rowan Atkinson with an IQ of 178 became a hostage of one role

Atkinson dreamed of revealing himself in other, more dramatic images, but he was assigned a kind of "clown" role in almost every project. These films weren't as successful as Mr. Bean, so there was little talk about them, and eventually the artist became a hostage to one image.

Where Mr. Bean disappeared, what is the secret of its flaw and how Rowan Atkinson with an IQ of 178 became a hostage of one role

Stuttering

An important factor in why the actor has become less talked about is his private lifestyle. Atkinson hardly ever gives interviews, doesn't attend social events, and doesn't give comments to the media.

One of the reasons is his stutter. Few people know, but in his off-screen life, the British actor has trouble pronouncing the letter B and has long been self-conscious about it. Atkinson needs a few minutes to prepare before pronouncing a word that begins with his hated letter.

Where Mr. Bean disappeared, what is the secret of its flaw and how Rowan Atkinson with an IQ of 178 became a hostage of one role

But when it comes to acting in front of the camera, the speech impediment disappears, and so only those who were interested in his biography know about Mr. Bean's stutter.

What is "Mr. Bean" doing now and what does he look like?

Despite his venerable age and associations with the 00s hero, Atkinson has no plans to end his career. Moreover, new roles have begun to appear in his life that are no longer so superficial. The latest is a priest in the new film Willy Wonka, which has every chance of becoming a success.

Where Mr. Bean disappeared, what is the secret of its flaw and how Rowan Atkinson with an IQ of 178 became a hostage of one role

In 2022, Netflix released the series Man vs. the Bee, written and produced by Atkinson, the lead actor.

Nothing has changed dramatically in the actor's appearance. Apart from gray hair and noticeable wrinkles from active facial expressions, his face remained as recognizable as ever.

Where Mr. Bean disappeared, what is the secret of its flaw and how Rowan Atkinson with an IQ of 178 became a hostage of one role

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