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* OldShame: He has stated that he regrets taking the advice of his agent not to reprise the role of James Bond; tellingly, the two men parted ways in the years after the fact.


George Robert Lazenby (born 5 September 1939 in Goulburn, Australia) is an Australian actor, former car salesman and model.

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George Robert Lazenby (born 5 September 5, 1939 in Goulburn, Australia) is an Australian actor, former car salesman and model.


He is certainly best known for being the first and brief successor of Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond in a single film, ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. He and Creator/PierceBrosnan share the distinction of being the only non-British Bonds (although with Brosnan being Irish, Lazenby is still the only Bond to not come from the British Isles, let alone the only non-European Bond) as well as the only professional martial artist in the role (he has a Black Belt in Shotokan-Ryu Karate). His contract was for an unprecedented ''seven'' movies, but he left because of the troubled filming,[[note]]which was in large part due to his inexperience with acting and movie crews, being only an advertising model beforehand[[/note]] the "slave contract" they wanted him to sign (which dictated [[ContractualPurity how he was supposed to look and act even off camera for the entire duration of the deal]]) and because [[ItWillNeverCatchOn his manager thought spy movies were getting outdated, believing hippy movies were the way to go]]. After a couple of hippie movie flops, Lazenby finally decided he had enough and fired him.

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He is certainly best known for being the first and brief successor of Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond in a single film, ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. He and Creator/PierceBrosnan share the distinction of being the only non-British Bonds (although with Brosnan being Irish, Lazenby is still the only Bond to not come from the British Isles, let alone the only non-European Bond) as well as the only professional martial artist in the role (he has a Black Belt in Shotokan-Ryu Karate). His contract was for an unprecedented ''seven'' movies, but he left because of the troubled filming,[[note]]which was in large part due to his inexperience with acting and movie crews, being only an advertising model beforehand[[/note]] the "slave contract" they wanted him to sign (which dictated [[ContractualPurity how he was supposed to look and act even off camera for the entire duration of the deal]]) and because [[ItWillNeverCatchOn his manager thought spy movies were getting outdated, believing hippy movies were the way to go]]. After a couple of hippie movie flops, Lazenby finally decided he he'd had enough and fired him.


He is certainly best known for being the first and brief successor of Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond in a single film, ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. Shares with Creator/PierceBrosnan the distinction of being a non-British Bond (and the only non-European Bond) as well as the only professional martial artist in the role (he has a Black Belt in Shotokan-Ryu Karate). His contract was for an unprecedented ''seven'' movies, but he left because of the troubled filming[[note]]which was in large part due to his inexperience with acting and movie crews[[/note]], the "slave contract" they wanted him to sign (which dictated [[ContractualPurity how he was supposed to look and act even off camera for the entire duration of the deal]]) and because [[ItWillNeverCatchOn his manager thought spy movies were getting outdated, believing hippy movies were the way to go]]. After a couple of hippie movie flops, Lazenby finally decided he had enough and fired him.

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He is certainly best known for being the first and brief successor of Creator/SeanConnery as Film/JamesBond in a single film, ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. Shares with He and Creator/PierceBrosnan share the distinction of being a the only non-British Bonds (although with Brosnan being Irish, Lazenby is still the only Bond (and to not come from the British Isles, let alone the only non-European Bond) as well as the only professional martial artist in the role (he has a Black Belt in Shotokan-Ryu Karate). His contract was for an unprecedented ''seven'' movies, but he left because of the troubled filming[[note]]which filming,[[note]]which was in large part due to his inexperience with acting and movie crews[[/note]], crews, being only an advertising model beforehand[[/note]] the "slave contract" they wanted him to sign (which dictated [[ContractualPurity how he was supposed to look and act even off camera for the entire duration of the deal]]) and because [[ItWillNeverCatchOn his manager thought spy movies were getting outdated, believing hippy movies were the way to go]]. After a couple of hippie movie flops, Lazenby finally decided he had enough and fired him.


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In his post-James Bond career, Lazenby has played in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, several [[AdamWesting Bond movie]] [[{{Parody}} spoofs]] and several [[HongKongFilms Hong Kong action films]], using his martial arts expertise. He also made TV guest appearances and James Bond-related documentary appearances, and provided voice for several animated movies and series. He's also had several successful non-acting business ventures.

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In his post-James Bond career, Lazenby has played in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, several [[AdamWesting Bond movie]] [[{{Parody}} spoofs]] and several [[HongKongFilms Hong Kong action films]], using his martial arts expertise. He also made TV guest appearances and James Bond-related documentary appearances, and provided voice for several animated movies and series. He's also had several successful non-acting business ventures.ventures such as car sales.

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* AdamWesting: He's gladly accepted to spoof [[Film/JamesBond his most famous role]] here and there, be it in unrelated productions or fan films.


** He was offered the role of James Bond by Creator/AlbertRBroccoli once again in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', but Creator/GuyHamilton objected and Creator/RogerMoore was cast instead.
** The rival Bond producer to Broccoli, Kevin [=McClory=], wanted him as first choice to play Bond in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', but the part ended up going to Creator/SeanConnery.

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** He was offered the role of James Bond once again by Creator/AlbertRBroccoli once again in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' after the final departure of Creator/SeanConnery from the series, but Creator/GuyHamilton objected and Creator/RogerMoore was cast instead.
** The rival Bond producer to Broccoli, Kevin [=McClory=], wanted him as first choice to play Bond in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', but the part ended up going to Creator/SeanConnery.Sean Connery.


** He was offered the role of James Bond by Creator/AlberRBroccoli once again in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', but Creator/GuyHamilton objected and Creator/RogerMoore was cast instead.

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** He was offered the role of James Bond by Creator/AlberRBroccoli Creator/AlbertRBroccoli once again in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', but Creator/GuyHamilton objected and Creator/RogerMoore was cast instead.



** Creator/JohnCleese once said he wanted to cast Lazenby as UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in ''Film/TheLifeOfBrian''.

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** Creator/JohnCleese once said he wanted to cast Lazenby as UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in ''Film/TheLifeOfBrian''.''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''.


In his post-James Bond career, Lazenby has played in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, several [[AdamWesting Bond movie]] [[{{Parody}} spoofs]] and several [[HongKongFilms Hong Kong action films]], using his martial arts expertise. He also made TV guest appearances and James Bond-related documentary appearances, and provided voice for several animated movies and series.

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In his post-James Bond career, Lazenby has played in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, several [[AdamWesting Bond movie]] [[{{Parody}} spoofs]] and several [[HongKongFilms Hong Kong action films]], using his martial arts expertise. He also made TV guest appearances and James Bond-related documentary appearances, and provided voice for several animated movies and series. He's also had several successful non-acting business ventures.



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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** He was offered the role of James Bond by Creator/AlberRBroccoli once again in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', but Creator/GuyHamilton objected and Creator/RogerMoore was cast instead.
** The rival Bond producer to Broccoli, Kevin [=McClory=], wanted him as first choice to play Bond in ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', but the part ended up going to Creator/SeanConnery.
** He was offered the part of Gig Young in ''Film/GameOfDeath'', but Bruce Lee's death made him decline it.
** Creator/JohnCleese once said he wanted to cast Lazenby as UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in ''Film/TheLifeOfBrian''.


* ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' as Film/JamesBond

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* ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' (1969) as Film/JamesBond


In his post-James Bond career, Lazenby has played in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, several [[SelfParody Bond movie]] [[{{Parody}} spoofs]] and several [[HongKongFilms Hong Kong action films]], using his martial arts expertise. He also made TV guest appearances and James Bond-related documentary appearances, and provided voice for several animated movies and series.

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In his post-James Bond career, Lazenby has played in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, several [[SelfParody [[AdamWesting Bond movie]] [[{{Parody}} spoofs]] and several [[HongKongFilms Hong Kong action films]], using his martial arts expertise. He also made TV guest appearances and James Bond-related documentary appearances, and provided voice for several animated movies and series.

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* ''In the Blink of an Eye'' (2020)[[note]]James Bond fan film starring children in adult roles.[[/note]]


George Robert Lazenby (born 5 September 1939) is an Australian actor, former car salesman and model.

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George Robert Lazenby (born 5 September 1939) 1939 in Goulburn, Australia) is an Australian actor, former car salesman and model.


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