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Becoming Bond (2017)

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


Josh Greenbaum


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


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 seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down.

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The name's Lazenby, George Lazenby. See more »


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Did You Know?


The Entertainment Weekly cover shown in the film featuring George Lazenby as James Bond is fictitious. Entertainment Weekly wasn't published until 1990. The cover was a series of special covers Entertainment Weekly released in 2006 to coincide with the then upcoming release of Casino Royale (2006). EW depicted each actor as Bond on an EW cover had they been around long enough to cover all the Bonds. See more »


When George first enters the car dealership in London, a US flag flying on a pole is reflected in the door glass (and the door is noticeably American in design). Later, from inside the dealership, three US flags can be seen flying on poles outside. See more »


Himself - James Bond: It's very hard for people to understand, but living life on your own terms, in your own way, you feel like it's much fuller. The best thing you can do is know yourself, and feel yourself, and be yourself. Yeah, I may not be great, but I'm an original.
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References The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) See more »


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I thought this was fantastic, very funny.
23 May 2017 | by crussel-98619See all my reviews

I am 52 years old so I remember the old bond movies as a kid. I personally never liked Sean Connery's version and frankly my first clear memories is of Roger Moore as James Bond. George's version is one I barely remember but now after watching this hilarious documentary I want to watch Of Her Majesty's Secret Service with an open mind again.

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20 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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