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Becoming Bond (2017)

A look at the troubled acting career of George Lazenby and his short-lived association with the James Bond franchise.

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Josh Greenbaum

Writer:

Josh Greenbaum
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Lazenby ... Self, interviewee
Josh Lawson ... George Lazenby (Young)
Kassandra Clementi ... Belinda
Jane Seymour ... Maggie
Jeff Garlin ... Harry
Jake Johnson ... Peregrine Carruthers
Dana Carvey ... Johnny Carson
Landon Ashworth ... Ken
Matthew Josten ... Teenage George
Jason Maybaum ... Young George
Roslyn Gentle ... Belinda's Mother (as Ros Gentle)
John A. McKenna ... Belinda's Father
Charlie Hopkins ... Belinda's Brother
Nicholas Popov Nicholas Popov ... Belinda's Ex-Boyfriend (as Nick Popov)
Nathan Lovejoy ... Chook Warner
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Storyline

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down...

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A real life story of intrigue, espionage, deception, and romance. See more »


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Trivia

Jane Seymour was a Bond girl in Live and Let Die (1973) with Roger Moore as 007. See more »

Goofs

When depicting the route that Lazenby's ship takes from Australia to England, around the 26:20 minute mark, the country of Sri Lanka is shown in the wrong place. In actuality, Sri Lanka lies below India, and not to it's side in the Bay of Bengal, as depicted in the map. See more »

Quotes

George: So, what are you doing after work? Yeah? Well, Ken and I were just thinking about having a little get together at our place. A little truth or dare. Here's how it works: we truthfully tell you that we want to make love with you and then we dare you to do it.
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References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

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Mr. Lucky
Performed by Rudy Guess
Written by Rudy Guess
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A wonderful Bond actor in a terrific Bond movie
26 May 2017 | by aussydogSee all my reviews

I did not know about Mr. Lazenby's background (as a model and non-actor), so I'm even more surprised at the great job he did performing as James Bond. He had a smooth delivery and looked right at ease in the role. I never understood why he didn't star in another James Bond movie until this film. It was great listening to his life story, and I'm glad he did well after the Bond role. It's too bad he was black-listed after the Bond movie 'cause he had a great screen presence. Wonderful person and full of life - thoroughly enjoyed "Becoming Bond."


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Delirio Films See more »
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