Rowan Atkinson, also known as the guy who portrayed Mr. Bean, is known not only for his great acting talent but also for his unbelievable modesty.
In 2001 Atkinson, his wife Sunetra and their children Ben and Lilly were headed to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport in a private plane when the pilot passed out. While the three members of his family were trying to revive the unconscious pilot, Atkinson himself had no other choice but to take over the controls of the aircraft. Even though he had never piloted a plane before he was able to prevent a possible crash until the pilot recovered. After the plane was landed, the family reported the near-accident to the authorities and went on their way to a scheduled flight back to England.
Atkinson’s modesty is extraordinary whenever it comes to this case of bravery and heroism. He may be recognized mostly for his role as Mr. Bean by the whole world but Rowan Atkinson has proven to be a remarkable human being in so many ways.