As of 2021, George Lazenby is the youngest actor to portray 007, at age 29 during filming. The rest of the actors and their ages, in no particular order: Sir Sean Connery, 31; Sir Roger Moore, 45; Timothy Dalton, 40; Pierce Brosnan, 41; and Daniel Craig, 38.
During filming at Piz Gloria, the cast and crew received their per diems in cash. Upon seeing George Lazenby with a suitcase stuffed full of cash, Telly Savalas invited him to a late-night poker game that he regularly held with crew members, and promptly relieved Lazenby of having to carry so much extra weight. Upon hearing of this, producer Harry Saltzman visited the location, joined the game over Savalas' protests, and won back Lazenby's money. He then informed Savalas in no uncertain terms that he was not to victimize his "boy" (Lazenby) again.
George Lazenby suggested a scene where Bond skis off a cliff and opens a parachute. This was scrapped, as the filmmakers lacked the resources to pull it off. It was used as the opening for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
Blofeld's headquarters was a partially completed restaurant on top of Mount Schilthorn. The owners allowed filming on condition EON Productions paid $125,000 and made the interior sets as permanent fixtures and construct a helicopter pad. This involved 500 tons of concrete being taken up by helicopter at a cost of $125,000. When the restaurant opened, it was given the name Piz Gloria used in the movie. The only public access to the restaurant is by cable car (from Mürren or Stechelberg). The Piz Gloria was the first established revolving mountain restaurant in the world.
The producers originally intended to explain the change of lead actors in this movie by saying that Bond had undergone plastic surgery because his "old" face was now too well-known by foreign spies and terrorists for him to go undercover. But they then decided not to refer to the change at all, and thus hopefully minimize the public attention being paid to George Lazenby's replacing Sir Sean Connery. However, after the opening action sequence, right before the titles, Bond says directly to the camera, "This never happened to the other fellow", an intentionally comedic reference to the change in actors.
The stuntman as a strangled S.P.E.C.T.R.E. skier.
The stuntman as Draco's driver.
He is seen, although obscurely, directly following the opening credits. In the bottom left hand corner of the Universal Exports brass plaque, he is seen reflected while walking past the building.
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