The Rebel Bond

George Robert Lazenby’s fame as 007 was fleeting – he starred in only one film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, before Sean Connery returned – but the story of how this ‘Aussie’ landed the most coveted action role in cinema is legend. Lazenby’s childhood was spent skiing and stock car racing, both of which he […]

Cary Grant As James Bond?

Apparently the producers of the James Bond films originally approached Cary Grant about playing the role of Britain’s 007 agent. Cary declined the role because he didn’t want to be tied to a film series. Some say he turned down the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962), believing himself to be too old […]

James Bond’s Blaxploitation Movie

While filming Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die was chosen as the next Ian Fleming novel to be adapted because screenwriter Tom Mackiewitz thought it would be daring to use black villains, as the Black Panthers and other racial movements were active at this time. Sean Connery was originally slated to reprise his starring […]