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Becoming Bond (2017)

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 ... See full summary »

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Josh Greenbaum

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Josh Greenbaum
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Lazenby ... Self / James Bond
Josh Lawson ... George
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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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

A suitcase of £20 notes would not have been possible when this film is set. The £20 note had been discontinued between 1945 & July 1970. The £20 notes seen here were issued from 1991 until they ceased to be legal tender in 2010. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

There'll Be Changes Made
Performed by Steve Lawrence
Written by W. Benton Overstreet, Billy Higgins
Published by Edward B. Marks Music Co. C/O Carlin America
Courtesy Ford Music Services
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A raconteur in full swing
15 June 2018 | by waltech-1See all my reviews

Well worth a look, perhaps best described as a slapstick documentary of GL's life. I am around the same age as George and remember the Bond films and On Her Majesty's Secret Service was the only one I ever liked enough to watch again. I was always curious as to whether the stories of the making of that film were true as there was a lot of talk about it at the time. The "Australian" settings bear no resemblance at all to the Australia of the time, and it was a bit bizarre to see it dressed it as some sort of Antipodean California. I liked the intentionally corny acting as it fitted well with the overall tone of the film, and the cinematography was excellent. Jason Maybaum playing the young Lazenby was perfect.

Very enjoyable and a lot of fun to watch a charming man continuing the tradition of the Great Australian Yarn.


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