25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Richard Attenborough

The Jurassic Park actor has died. He had an amazing life.

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12. His breakthrough Hollywood role was in The Great Escape (1963), playing Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett, the head of the escape committee.

In real life, Attenborough was a Royal Air Force air gunner/photographer who served for three years during the Second World War, and flew missions over Europe.