Karate, musician and almost the Mongols: 6 interesting facts about Steven SeagalPictolic
10 APR Steven Seagal — the star of the iconic fighters of the 90‑ies, Director, film producer, and first of all martial arts celebrates 69 years. So we decided to collect some interesting facts from the biography of the actor.
Origin of an actor vague
According to one version, his father was Jewish and her mother is Irish. As said Stephen, his grandfather (father's side) was "Mongol". He used to live in the Buddhist region of Russia in the early XX century he moved with his family to America when he was a child. According to the memoirs Segal, a child told him about his grandfather, however, to determine exactly who he was — Mongol, Buryat, or calmac, is impossible. Those people who had that information already died.
The photographs of my grandfather in his family slanted eyes and wearing Mongolian hats. And the fact that the Irish mother, again just a guess. Says Steven Seagal, his mother was a foundling, it is found planted to the porch of another house a box from under footwear, so "it remains a big question who she was." Who her parents are a mystery.
The actor claims that his grandmother was born in Vladivostok, he also has roots in Saint-Petersburg and Ukraine.
Steven Seagal is fluent in Japanese
What, in General, is not surprising, since he lived in Japan for ten years, received 7th Dan Aikido, and became the first in the history of Japan foreigner, opened in this country dojo (martial arts school). He called it Tensin, which translated from Japanese means "Heavenly soul".
In addition, the actor was married to his Japanese wife Miyako Fujitani. The couple had two children — a son Kentaro Seagal, and a daughter, Ako Fujitani.
Only Steven Seagal has been married four times, he had seven children. Currently married to Betsujin Erdenetuya is a professional dancer, a native of Mongolia. In 2009 the couple had a son Kunsan.
Steven Seagal is a recognized bluesman
Segal periodically diverted from the great movie to jump on stage with your guitar. But positions itself primarily as a musician, and then as an actor, considering that the movie is a hobby, and music — main occupation: "Shooting in the films take all my time, but music is my first love."
In 2005, Seagal released their first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave. A year later came the second — Mojo Priest ("the Sorcerer"), recognized as one of the best Blues albums. The Big City Blues magazine called the game Segal guitar "exceptional", and he himself — "original and talented musician."
Steven Seagal loves weapons and collects it
At the moment its collection includes more than 1000 weapons. Is there a Colt M1911A1 semi-automatic pistol, which sooner or later appears in the hand of each character Segal. Rumor has it that the actor have a tailored tuxedo in which to hide from two guns.
Once Steven Seagal broke the wrist of Sean Connery
During the filming of the movie "Never say never" played James bond, Sean Connery decided to take some lessons of Aikido. As an instructor by Steven Seagal. At some point, he did not calculate the impact and broke his disciple wrist. Connery, thinking it was just a sprain, a few days passed with a broken arm, until finally directed force would not take him to the doctor.
In his free time, Steven Seagal silkworm grows and sells it on the Internet auction site eBay
And Seagal is a private company that manufactures energy drinks.