George Lazenby

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George Lazenby

Born

9/5/1939, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Birth Name

George Robert Lazenby

Gender

Male
8.8
out of 10
User Rating
11 votes

Biography

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In his early life, Lazenby served in the Australian Army, as well as taking minor roles in TV commercials.

In 1964, Lazenby moved to England where he held various jobs, including work as a car salesman and a male model before a chance encounter with James Bond producer…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • For his audition for the role of James Bond, Lazenby bought the exact same suit that Sean Connery had previously worn.

    • Award: Lazenby was nominated in 1970 for the Golden Globe award for Most Promising Male Newcomer for his work on On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    • Lazenby stands at 6' 2" (1.88 m).

    • Salaries
      On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - £50,000
      Universal Soldier (1971) - £100,000
      The Man From Hong Kong (1975) - £10,000

    • Lazenby has stated that his favourite James Bond film is the 1964 movie, Goldfinger.

    • Lazenby has a black belt in karate.

    • Lazenby was scheduled to have dinner with his close personal friend Bruce Lee on the night Lee died. He later attended his funeral.

    • John Cleese wanted Lazenby to play the role of Jesus Christ, in the 1979 Monty Python film, The Life of Brian.

    • After leaving school, Lazenby was a car salesman in Canberra, Australia.

    • James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli, has stated that Lazenby could have been the best Bond had he not quit after his one film.

    • Prior to playing James Bond, Lazenby was the highest paid male model in Europe.

    • During Lazenby's first rehearsal for a James Bond fight scene, he "forgot" not to throw any actual punches. Therefore, he genuinely punched his co-star.

    • He married Christina Gannett in 1971. They had two children, Melanie and Zachary, before divorcing in 1995. He married tennis pro Pam Shriver on June 12th, 2002. They had three children, George, Samuel and Kaitlin, before filing for divorce in 2008.

  • Quotes

    • Lazenby: (On 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.

    • Lazenby: 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.

    • Lazenby: 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.

    • Lazenby: I'm still waiting for that one right, perfect role, to set things right. I'd really love that chance.

    • Lazenby: (On Pierce Brosnan) If [he] 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.

    • Lazenby: (On the character of James Bond) He was a ruthless bastard, really.

    • Lazenby: [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.

SUBMIT REVIEW
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    5.0
    Not so verry good, but sometimes it can get better.
  • George Lazenby

    10
    His work on 007 James Bond's On Her Majesty Secret Service was great. It was the only time that 007 showed a soft side of himself and he is the only person to play James Bond once. He is a great actor and as I said he was real good at 007 James Bond.
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