QuickClick: George Lazenby Reveals How He Lied His Way Into the Role of James Bond
10.06.12 by Ryan
Since Sean Connery first uttered the catchphrase "Bond... James Bond" in 1962's Dr. No, there have been six actors hired to play Britain's most notorious spy, who is celebrating his golden anniversary. Yesterday marked 50 years of Bond since Dr. No first entered theaters, and the secret agent is doing better than ever. A new Blu-Ray boxed set of the 22 James Bond films was recently released, and the documentary Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 debuted yesterday on EPIX, both of which help set the stage for the upcoming Skyfall, Bond's 23rd adventure and current Bon Daniel Craig's third movie as the character.
Only one actor has the distinction of playing James Bond for a single movie and that's George Lazenby. Back in 1967, Connery had retired as Bond, leaving producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman and director Peter R. Hunt to search for another actor. Enter the Australian newcomer who, in a clip from Everything or Nothing, revealed that he told lie after lie all the way into the role of James Bond.
Watch Lazenby in action in the trailer for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Image courtesy of Eon Productions