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George Lazenby was born on September 5th, 1939, in Australia. He moved to London, England in 1964, after serving in the Australian Army. Before becoming an actor, he worked as an auto mechanic, used car salesman, prestige car salesman, and as a male model, in London, England. In 1968, Lazenby was cast as "James Bond", despite his only previous ... Wikipedia

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cover Up 1985 TV Series Simon Locke
Rituals 1984 TV Series Logan Williams (1984-1985)
The Master 1984 TV Series Mallory
Hotel 1984 TV Series Emmett Saunders
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair 1983 TV Movie J.B.
Bring 'Em Back Alive 1983 TV Series Captain Hayward
L'ultimo harem 1981 Prince Almalarik
B.J. and the Bear 1979 TV Series Burglar / Paul Desmond
Saint Jack 1979 Senator
Hawaii Five-O 1979 TV Series John Cossett
Evening in Byzantium 1978 TV Movie Roger Tory
Death Dimension 1978 Capt. Gallagher
The Newman Shame 1978 TV Movie John Brandy
The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977 The Architect (segment "That's Armageddon")
Cover Girls 1977 TV Movie Michael
The Quest 1976 TV Series Sydney
International Assassin 1976 George
Is There Anybody There? 1975 TV Movie John Hersey
Dragon Flies 1975 Jack Wilton
Matlock Police 1974 TV Series David Parkes
Stoner 1974 Joseph Stoner
Play for Today 1973 TV Series David Adler
Chi l'ha vista morire? 1972 Franco Serpieri
Universal Soldier 1972 Ryker
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 James Bond
General Hospital 1963 TV Series Reginald Durban (1982)
A Winter Rose 2016 Henry
Dance Angels 2016 Captain Hugo
Hunter 2015/II General Bullmount
Legit 2014 TV Series Jack Jefferies
Winter Break 2003 Campbell Grady
Spider's Web 2002 Leland De Winter
Batman Beyond 1999-2000 TV Series Mr. Walker King
Four Dogs Playing Poker 2000 Carlo
The Pretender 1999-2000 TV Series Major Charles
Gut Feeling 1999
Baywatch 1999 TV Series Commander McCabe
Batman Beyond: The Movie 1999 TV Movie Mr. Walker The King (voice)
Star of Jaipur 1998 John Steele
Diagnosis Murder 1998 TV Series Vince Thatcher
Team Knight Rider 1998 TV Series Nigel Davies
Fox Hunt 1996 Chauncey
Twin Sitters 1994 Leland Stromm
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1994 TV Series
Fox Hunt 1993 Video Game Chauncey
Gettysburg 1993 Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew
Le secret d'Emmanuelle 1993 TV Movie Mario
Le parfum d'Emmanuelle 1993 TV Movie Mario
Magique Emmanuelle 1993 TV Movie Mario
L'amour d'Emmanuelle 1993 TV Movie Mario
Emmanuelle à Venise 1993 TV Movie Mario
La revanche d'Emmanuelle 1993 TV Movie Mario
Éternelle Emmanuelle 1993 TV Movie Mario
The Evil Inside Me 1993 Grandinetti
Eyes of the Beholder 1992 Jack Wyman
Superboy 1990 TV Series Jor-El
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1989 TV Series James ...
Freddy's Nightmares 1989 TV Series Dr. Clark
Hell Hunters 1986 Heinrich
Never Too Young to Die 1986 Drew Stargrove

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Universal Soldier 1972

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Universal Soldier 1972 executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Universal Soldier 1972 additional dialogue

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Becoming Bond 2017 post-production Himself
This Never Happened to the Other Fella 2016 Documentary Himself / Narrator
Everything or Nothing 2012 Documentary Himself
Whatever Happened To? 2009 TV Series Himself
Mother Goose Parade 2008 TV Movie documentary
Bond. Classic Bond. 2008 TV Movie Himself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! 2008 Documentary Himself
Where Are They Now 2007 TV Series Himself
Casting on 'Her Majesty's Secret Service' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
George Lazenby: In His Own Words 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Press Day in Portugal 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Inside Edition 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Through the Keyhole 2004 TV Series Himself
Brits Go to Hollywood 2003 TV Series Himself
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Best Ever Bond 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Andere Tijden 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Premiere Bond: Die Another Day 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Harry Saltzman: Showman 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Clarkson 1999 TV Series Himself
The James Bond Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee / James Bond
The Path of the Dragon 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself / James Bond
Behind the Scenes with 'Goldfinger' 1995 Video documentary short Himself
Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee 1993 Documentary Himself
30 Years of James Bond 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Grand Knockout Tournament 1987 TV Special Himself
Heisse Ware aus Hongkong 1974 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kung Fu Killers 1974 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Last Days of Bruce Lee 1973 Documentary short Himself
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend 1973 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Simon Dee Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Omnibus 1970 TV Series documentary Himself
Neues aus der Welt des Films 1969 TV Series Himself
Treffpunkt Airport 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
Above It All 1969 Documentary short Himself
Shot on Ice 1969 Documentary short Himself
Swiss Movement 1969 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HARDtalk 2016 TV Series James Bond
Premium Bond with Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet 2015 TV Movie documentary James Bond
Timeshift 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Speaking in 1997
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011-2012 TV Series James Bond / The Architect (segment "That's Armageddon")
Top Gear 2012 TV Series James Bond
Being Bond: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond 007 2012 Video documentary short James Bond / Himself
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself / James Bond
007: 40 Years of Humour in the James Bond Films 2002 Video short James Bond
Bond Girls Are Forever 2002 TV Movie documentary James Bond (uncredited)
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond 2000 TV Short documentary James Bond (uncredited)
Double-O Stunts 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever' 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun' 2000 Video documentary short James Bond
Inside 'You Only Live Twice' 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
Inside Q's Lab 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 2000 Video documentary short James Bond (uncredited)
Bruce Lee in G.O.D.: Shibôteki yûgi 2000 Fighter
Omnibus 2000 TV Series documentary James Bond
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey 2000 Video documentary Fighter
Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn 2000 TV Movie documentary James Bond (uncredited)
And the Word Was Bond 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cold War 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary James Bond
Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond 1997 TV Movie documentary James Bond
James Bond 007: Yesterday and Today 1996 Video documentary short Himself
Three Decades of James Bond 007 1995 Video documentary short Himself
The World of James Bond 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do 1995 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Many Faces of Bond 1989 Video documentary Himself
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
James Bond 007: Coming Attractions 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bruce Lee, the Legend 1984 Documentary Himself
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary James Bond
Bonds Are Forever 1983 Video documentary James Bond / Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Male On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

TitleSalary
Le secret d'Emmanuelle (1993) $50,000
Le parfum d'Emmanuelle (1993) $50,000
Magique Emmanuelle (1993) $50,000
L'amour d'Emmanuelle (1993) $50,000
Emmanuelle à Venise (1993) $50,000
La revanche d'Emmanuelle (1993) $50,000
Éternelle Emmanuelle (1993) $50,000
The Man from Hong Kong (1975) $U10,000
The Man from Hong Kong (1975) $10,000
Universal Soldier (1972) £100,000
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) $400,000

#Fact
1 Admits to not seeing any of the 007 movies to be released after his own, On Her Majesty's Secret Service(1969).
2 His autobiography, The Other Fella, was scheduled to be released in hardcover by Century in 2013, and in paperback by Arrow in 2013, but as of 2015 the book has not been released.
3 Splits his time between his homes in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, Australia, his 600 acre ranch estate in Valyermo, California, and traveling with his wife, ESPN's Pam Shriver, to all of the major pro tennis tournaments around the world. [February 2005]
4 Lives on his large Southern California Ranch with his wife, ESPN Sports tennis analyst Pam Shriver. [June 2003]
5 Later regretted leaving the Bond series after just one film. He claimed he listened to bad advice.
6 The first film that Lazenby was signed to make with Bruce Lee, Game of Death (1978), which was already in production at the time of Lee's death in 1973, was not released until 1978. Because of the press coverage surrounding Lee's death, and because Lazenby was to have dinner with Lee the night before he died, Golden Harvest Productions decided to delay the film and remove Lazenby from it. Because Lazenby had an agreement to be in the film he was paid for it, and also was edited into the film with archive fighting footage from one of his other Golden Harvest films.
7 Competitor in the senior off-road dirt-bike and stock car racing circuits.
8 Worked as an auto mechanic in the 1960s.
9 Worked as a prestige car salesman in London's Park Lane district in the 1960s.
10 Lives in Los Angeles, California.
11 Earlier in life, Lazenby donated a kidney to a family member.
12 Semi-retired from acting in 1993, and retired completely in 2003.
13 He has a black belt in karate.
14 He is estimated to be the wealthiest actor to have played James Bond.
15 During the 1970s and 1980s he raced motorcycles and in the 1990s he backed a restaurant chain, the Spy House.
16 He was a close personal friend of Bruce Lee. He met Lee in 1972 and the two became fast friends. Lazenby studied Lee's personal martial arts and philosophical teaching of "Jeet Kune Do" under Lee until the time of Lee's death in 1973. Lazenby was actually going to have dinner with Bruce the night he died. Lazenby would later say that it was Lee's teachings that allowed him to go on to have such a successful business career and personal life.
17 He was supposed to have dinner with Bruce Lee the night that Lee died. He attended Lee's funeral service.
18 He was Golden Harvest studios original replacement for Bruce Lee after Lee died. Lazenby had already signed a contract with the studio to co-star with Lee in Game of Death (1978), but Lee died during filming. Lazenby then replaced Lee in what was to be Lee's next film, "The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss", Stoner (1974). After that film, Yu Wang was signed to replace Lee and Lazenby moved back to his original co-starring role as the "Western Adversary". This makes Lazenby the actor that first replaced Sean Connery as James Bond and also the actor that first replaced Bruce Lee as Golden Harvest's martial arts action hero after Lee's death. Many subsequent actors would then follow Lazenby playing Bond as well as imitating Bruce Lee.
19 Lazenby signed a four-film contract with Raymond Chow's famed Hong Kong- based Golden Harvest Productions in 1973. He was first to co-star with Bruce Lee in Lee's upcoming film Game of Death (1978), as Lee's Western adversary. However, Lee died just four days after Lazenby signed the contract. At the time Lazenby signed the contract, it was considered the most coveted available contract in the international movie industry. But Lazenby's soon-to-be huge comeback after having earlier quit the role of James Bond ended when Lee suddenly died. Lazenby would go on to star in the next three Golden Harvest films that were originally set to feature himself and Lee. Stoner (1974) ("The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss"), Dragon Flies (1975) and International Assassin (1976) ("A Queen's Ransom"). In "Tie jin gang da po zi yang guan" Lazenby took on Lee's role and Angela Mao took on the role Lazenby was first intended to play. While in the next two films, "The Man from Hong Kong" and "E tan qun hing ying hui", Yu Wang replaced Lee and Lazenby returned to his original role.
20 His lead role in the prime time soap opera Rituals (1984) was considered to be his "comeback gig". Many industry experts expected this would bring him to "A" status in Hollywood. However, "Rituals" received poor ratings and was canceled after just one season by ABC.
21 He holds the unique distinction of having been both The Marlboro Man and James Bond, as he played 007 in one film and was also the European Marlboro Man.
22 Served as a sergeant in the Australian Special Forces.
23 He is a big fan of Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt.
24 He owns mansions in Hawaii, Brentwood, California, Australia, and a 600 acre estate/ranch in Southern Caifornia.
25 Lakers star Kobe Bryant is George's neighbor at one of George's Southern California homes.
26 He says that his favorite Bond film is Goldfinger (1964).
27 Son: George Samuel Lazenby (b. 12 July 2004) with Pam Shriver Twins: Samuel Robert and Kaitlin Elizabeth (b. 1 October 2005) with Pam Shriver
28 John Cleese wanted him to play the part of Jesus in the Monty Python movie, Life of Brian (1979). Cleese said in his opinion it would be absolutely hilarious to have Lazenby portray Christ, and he wanted the tag line of the film to be "George Lazenby IS Jesus Christ." But when the film's producers contacted his agent they were informed that he was overseas working on another film project and was unavailable. Kenneth Colley was then cast as Jesus.
29 He was the youngest actor to play James Bond, being 30 when On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) was released.
30 His daughter Melanie Andrea, from his first marriage to Christina Gannett, was born on September 13, 1973. Melanie is one of Manhattan's top real estate agents, and in May 2013 was the broker for the sale of a unique, block-long, $10 million condominium apartment to Chelsea Clinton and husband.
31 Lived in Keith Moon's famous London Waterhouse complete with Hydro Hovercraft that came right into the living room through the front door, for a period of 6 months in the late '60s.
32 Lazenby's favorite hobby is playing golf. He plays it at least 5 or 6 times a week.
33 Lazenby has ridden his various motorcycles across the United States, on three different occasions.
34 Competes on the senior circuit in off-road dirt bike racing, and in stock car racing. George has won several celebrity stock car races and dirt-bike races, as well as amateur and professional races in both.
35 Is an accomplished skier and in fact had won two skiing contests in Australia before becoming James Bond.
36 Was a car salesman in Canberra, Australia after leaving school.
37 His publicist, Ronan O'Rahilly, announced that Lazenby would not make a second Bond film. After this he was released out of his Bond contract. Lazenby himself, stated afterward that he never told his publicist he was quitting Bond.
38 His agent, Maggie Smith, told him that he should apply for Bond, since in her opinion, his arrogance would surely win him the role.
39 Was the #1 male fashion model in the world from 1964 to 1968.
40 He was offered a seven-movie deal by the Bond producers, but quit the role because he felt that the tuxedo-clad Bond would die out in the new hippie culture that had permeated society in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
41 Was considered by producer Kevin McClory to play James Bond 007 in Never Say Never Again (1983) but was dropped from consideration when Sean Connery confirmed he wanted the role.
42 Broke a stuntman's nose during a Bond fight screen test, and it was this physical strength that finalized his selection as Bond.
43 He was set to co-star in the biggest budgeted action/martial arts film of all time in 1973, along with Bruce Lee. However, Lee died two weeks before the film was to begin shooting. (The film, originally titled "Shrine of Ultimate Bliss," was eventually made, but on a considerably smaller budget, and was given a limited theatrical release, excluding the U.S.)
44 He was a martial arts instructor in the Australian army, and holds more than one black belt in the martial arts. He studied martial arts under Bruce Lee himself.
45 Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli, remarked that Lazenby could have been the best Bond had he not quit after just one film.
46 Zachary, his son with Christina Gannett, died of brain cancer when he was 20 years old in 1994.
47 Except for TV commercials, he had no previous acting experience when he was cast as James Bond.
48 Was the highest paid male model in Europe prior to playing James Bond.

#Quote
1 (On Stoner (1974)) I have worked out every day for two hours and have run three miles every morning to get fit for the role. It is the most taxing form of film fighting activity in the world. You can't be slow and hope to look as if you're standing up to these experts. But you learn from the fight masters employed on the film, learn a bit of karate and a bit of ballet and hope to keep on your feet. What I mostly want to do is earn us enough money to live the way we want to. Nothing on earth could buy me into the degradation of another Bond film, with all that entails.
2 (On the unmade The Golden Needles of Ecstasy) I'm excited to be able to concentrate on just acting in this film. On Universal Soldier (1972) I was involved in the production, the writing and even a bit in direction. I don't think I'm a good enough actor to get fragmented like that on a job. Now I can give my full concentration to acting. I hope it will be good and lead to other roles.
3 (In 1978) I enjoy the States, to be quite honest about it. I've got an American wife and green card so I have the best of both worlds.
4 (In 1978) Being James Bond was like being a cola bottle. People came along and drank you dry. James Bond was so big that I myself didn't really exist.
5 (In 1978) I hung around Australia for a long time a couple of years ago. I got a few roles but nothing spectacular, yet I was ready, willing and able to work. I just don't think I'm going to make it here. If something good came along, I'd stay, though.
6 (In 1978) I thought I was as important as any sheik. Whatever I wanted I got. Looking back, the one thing I missed out on was reality.
7 After the Bond fiasco nobody would touch me. Harry Saltzman had always said, 'If you don't do another Bond you'll wind up doing spaghetti Westerns in Italy. But I couldn't even get one of those. My agent couldn't believe it. But the word was out - I was 'difficult'.
8 (On roles he's been offered) But it's all commercial rubbish, such as the guy getting the girl at the end of Battle of Britain (1969). I'll just have to wait and see.
9 Bond is a brute. I've already put him behind me. I will never play him again. Peace - that's the message now.
10 (On the Bond producers) They made me feel like I was mindless. They disregarded everything I suggested simply because I hadn't been in the film business like them for about a thousand years.
11 I think James Bond is great, but some of his little idiosyncracies I don't like, such as champagne and caviar, which I can't stand.
12 (On Peter R. Hunt He never spoke to me. Whatever Peter told me went through the assistant. This situation has existed throughout the film. He told everyone that they had to stay away from me. Peter believed that the more I was alone, the better I'd be like James Bond. That was his theory.
13 Sean Connery was James Bond for me. He did very well and I was intimidated because he was a real actor. He had James Bond created around his personality and that weakened my position. It was difficult to follow him.
14 One time, we were on location at an ice rink and Diana [Rigg] and Peter [Hunt] were drinking champagne inside. Of course I wasn't invited as Peter was there. I could see them through the window, but the crew were all outside stomping around on the ice trying to keep warm. So, when she got in the car, I went for her. She couldn't drive the car properly and I got in to her about her drinking and things like that. Then she jumped out and started shouting 'he's attacking me in the car!' I called her a so-and-so for not considering the crew who were freezing their butts off outside. And it wasn't that at all in the end, as she was sick that night, and I was at fault for getting in to her about it. I think everyone gets upset at one time.
15 Well, I think Australians are... there is a shortage of women... put it that way. So you've got all this testosterone floating around so at 10 o'clock at night and what else is there to do but punch your mate! There's always something you did wrong.
16 (On Harry Saltzman who offered Lazenby a leading role in a proposed science fiction film The Micronauts) When I tossed Bond in after one movie he said he'd make sure I never got another job. Now he's offering me one. It seems that the 10-year sentence is up. Harry saw me in a TV show I'd recently made for NBC. He rang me up out of the blue and said, "Now that was a damn lousy show, but one thought that you were ger-reat".
17 It hasn't been easy, trying to climb back... I admit I acted stupidly. It went to my head, everything that was happening to me. But remember, it was my first film... Now what I've got to do is live down my past; convince people I'm not the same person who made a fool of himself all those years ago. I know I can do it. All I need is the chance.
18 If I could get a TV series or a good movie, I swear I'd do it for nothing. People ask me if the Bond movie wasn't worth it if it got me into acting. It's true that it got me in, but it wasn't worth the ten years it cost me.
19 (On Sean Connery The interesting thing about that is - I've never met Sean. I don't know him at all. Once, years ago, he came to pick up someone who was staying at my house and I saw him through the door. That's all. But I always admired him. I tried to copy him when I played Bond because, after all, I wasn't an actor so I thought my best chance would be to try and be as close to Connery as I could.
20 Fantasy doesn't interest me. Reality does. Anyone who's in touch with the kids knows what's happening, knows the mood. Watch pop music and learn what's going to happen. Most film-makers don't watch and aren't in touch. People aren't going to films because film-makers are putting out films people don't want to see. As for the so-called "Tomorrow movies" they are only tomorrow movies with yesterday directors ... Actors aren't all that important. Directors are. I'm terribly impressed with Dennis Hopper. I'd like to work for him. I also like Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger and Peter Yates ... What I'm going to do is look for a great director first, a good screenplay second. Meanwhile, no more Bond. I make better money doing commercials.
21 (Interview with an Australian magazine) I got a few roles but nothing spectacular, yet I was ready, willing and able to work. I just don't think I'm going to make it here. If something good came along I'd stay, though.
22 I much prefer being a car salesman to a stereotyped James Bond. My parents think I'm insane, everybody thinks I'm insane passing up maybe millions of pounds. Nobody believed me. They thought it was a publicity stunt. But it's just me doing my own thing.
23 (On his astrologer) Even before I made the Bond picture she said I would become famous, and that there would be big problems for a couple of years", he said. "Then she assured me that I would be back at the top of my profession by the end of 1973. It's absolutely fantastic, because everything she has told me has happened.
24 I was socking the bottle like crazy. I had maybe two bottles of vodka a day. I'd saturate myself and pass out. It was to insulate me from the madness around Bond.
25 [on Diana Rigg] Diana and I would have been good friends except she wanted a deal where I don't muck around with any of the other girls. And I couldn't keep it. And it was funny, I'll tell you this story 'cause it was true. I had a good time you know and I was quite fascinated with the receptionist at the front desk at the hotel. And that was my league you know, I was used to that. I was into these fancy actresses at the time. I hadn't got up to that level yet. This stunt man had this tent outside of the hotel where they had all their gear and all the mattresses, full on and full of dolls and everything. And I took the receptionist in there...and I told Diana 'I'm not mucking around with anybody else', you know... And the stunt man saw me go in there and Diana's walking up the path and I'm right in the middle of it and he lifted up the side of the tent!
26 One guy in Australia dropped friggin' spaghetti on my head, and I said 'What did ya do that for?' He said 'oh my girlfriend said to'. So, anyway I figured he'd have a whole plate in front of him, so I could push it in his lap. I said, I didn't think I be gin to do that. And he jumped up and swung at me and I broke his jaw. That was after Bond, I think I had done three Kung Fu movies so I was pretty accurate, you know. If you miss those bloody Chinese buggers they'll belt you for good.
27 [asked about his martial arts proficiency] Well, if you call brawling in Australian country pubs martial arts.
28 [on Diana Rigg] You know, the funny part was, she thought I was a complete idiot. It was like, you know, we had the love scene and, honest to god, they had to pull me off her! Oh, and then I beat her boyfriend at chess - that really made her take matters. My old man was completely sick in bed for a couple of years and he used to play chess in bed with the doctor who taught me how to play. I beat him and the doctor, lord knows how. And then he [Rigg's boyfriend] and I was playing chess and he smashed the chess board and walked out of the room. I think I upset him and made her like me.
29 [on being cast as James Bond] At first I was very humble about it and naive. And then I kinda got on the bandwagon and sort of said, 'I must be who they say I am' and demanded limousines and the whole bit.
30 I don't know where my life would have gone if I hadn't have done it. Had I been so-called 'successful' and continued on I would probably have had three or four Hollywood wives and a drug addition. That was me at the time. I just went where the flavor was at the time. I didn't have a mind of my own, which was sad. I would liked to have had the mind I have now at twenty nine.
31 [In 2002, speaking in retrospect about his decision to resign from the role of James Bond after only one film] Without any doubt I should have gone back to do at least one more, just to dispel any rumours that they fired me. Anybody that knows me and has been around me knows that I walked away from it, which wasn't a smart thing to do from a career stand-point.
32 I'm still waiting for that one right, perfect role, to set things right. I'd really love that chance.
33 [on GoldenEye (1995)] If Pierce Brosnan walked into a room, I doubt anyone would look up. But this is the '90s and women want a different man, a man who shows his feminine side. Pierce definitely has that.
34 [describing the James Bond character] He was a ruthless bastard, really.
35 Fame is short-lived and you're the last to know when you are no longer hot. I used to be able to stroll into London clubs like Tramp. But one day I turned up and the doorman blocked my way. Suddenly I was no longer Bond, I was just plain old George Lazenby, and that didn't even give me license to get into a club.
36 I look back and think, "How did that happen?" I had no idea where I was going when I got into the Bond film. When I became famous I didn't know how to handle it, so it almost drove me crazy. In retrospect you can only blame yourself. I'd loved to have had that time over again and done another one or two [Bond films], it would have worked out great for me.
37 [when asked why he wanted to be James Bond] I'm looking forward to the broads and the bread.
38 [the result of his decision not to continue playing James Bond] I didn't have a job, I had two kids, I was married, and I was broke.
39 [Albert R. Broccoli] will tell you that I was a failure and difficult to work with. Unfortunately, he told a lot of people that and it meant that it was impossible to get employment.


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