James Bond star who began his career as TV's Remington Steele, and played a role in Mamma Mia!, which won the National Movie Award in 2008.
He was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy.
He became known as an environmental activist and donated $100,000 to replace a playground in Kauai in 2007.
After his father abandoned his family, he was raised by his grandparents. After their deaths, he moved in with his aunt and uncle, who sent him to live in a boarding house.
Daniel Craig succeeded him as the sixth James Bond.