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George Lazenby

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 acting experience being in commercials, and his only film appearance being a bit-part in a 1965 Italian-made Bond spoof. Lazenby won the role based on a screen-test fight scene, the strength of his interviews, fight skills and audition footage. A chance encounter with Bond series producer Albert R. Broccoli in a hair salon in 1966, in London, had given Lazenby his first shot at getting the role. Broccoli had made a mental note to remember Lazenby as a possible candidate at the time when he thought Lazenby looked like a Bond. The lengths Lazenby went to, to get the role included, spending his last pounds on acquiring a tailor-made suit from Sean Connery's tailor, which was originally made for Connery, along with purchasing a very Bondish-looking Rolex watch, and an Aston Martin DB5 car, the Bond car at the time. Lazenby quit the role of Bond right before the premiere of his only film, On her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), citing he would get other acting roles, and that his Bond contract, which was fourteen pages thick, was too demanding on him. In his post-Bond career, Lazenby has acted in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, the film series "Emmanuelle", several Bond movie spoofs, TV guest appearances, provided voice for several animated movies and series, and several Hong Kong action films, using his martial arts expertise.

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Sep 5, 1939 In Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hawaii Five-O 1968-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Order 2019
Known For
Poster of Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee
Poster of Last Harem
Poster of The Newman Shame
Poster of Is There Anybody There?
Movie The Order Peters 2019
Movie Death Game 2017-02-22
Movie Becoming Bond Himself 2017-03-11
Movie Everything or Nothing Himself 2012-10-05
Movie Spider's Web Leland De Winter 2002-11-12
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross Himself / James Bond 1995-12-10
Movie Twin Sitters Leland Stromm 1994-10-01
Movie Emmanuelle à Venise Mario 1993-03-07
Series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown 1993-01-27
Movie Éternelle Emmanuelle Mario 1993-02-07
Movie La revanche d'Emmanuelle Mario 1993-02-14
Movie Emmanuelle's Secret Mario 1993-09-10
Movie L'amour d'Emmanuelle Mario 1993-04-03
Movie Magique Emmanuelle Mario 1993-05-02
Movie Le parfum d'Emmanuelle Mario 1993-06-06
Movie Gettysburg Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew 1993-10-08
Movie Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee Himself 1993-12-31
Movie Eyes of the Beholder Jack Wyman 1992-01-01
Series Baywatch Unknown 1989-04-23
Series Superboy Unknown 1988-10-08
Series Freddy's Nightmares Unknown 1988-10-08
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself 1987-06-19
Movie Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond Himself (archive footage) 1987-05-13
Movie Never Too Young to Die Drew Stargrove 1986-06-13
Movie Hell Hunters Heinrich 1986-01-01
Series Cover Up Unknown 1984-09-22
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Himself 1984-01-01
Series Hotel Unknown 1983-09-21
Movie The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair J.B. 1983-04-05
Movie Last Harem Prince Almalarik 1981-08-12
Movie Saint Jack Senator 1979-12-05
Series B. J. and the Bear Unknown 1979-02-10
Movie Death Dimension Capt. Gallagher 1978-07-01
Movie The Newman Shame John Brandy 1977-01-01
Movie Cover Girls Michael 1977-05-18
Movie The Kentucky Fried Movie The Architect (segment "That's Armageddon") 1977-08-10
Movie 鱷潭群英會 George 1976-09-16
Movie The Man from Hong Kong Jack Wilton 1975-07-31
Movie Is There Anybody There? John Hersey 1975-06-11
Movie Stoner Joseph Stoner 1974-02-08
Movie Kung Fu Killers Himself 1974-01-01
Movie Chi l'ha vista morire? Franco Serpieri 1972-05-12
Movie Universal Soldier Ryker 1972-05-01
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service James Bond 1969-12-12
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20