George “James Bond II” Lazenby
Born in New South Wales, Australia, George Robert Lazenby was the second actor, after Sean Connery, to play debonair, playboy-spy 007. He was offered the role by the series producer Albert T. Broccoli despite his lack of acting experience. He was offered a contract for seven Bond movies but was advised by his agent that the James Bond character would be outdated in the free-wheeling 70s and Lazenby appeared in only one Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Lazenby’s career faded after his one Bond movie. He once said, “I’m still waiting for that one right, perfect role, to set things right. I’d really love that chance.” It would seem he had that chance and just didn’t know it.