George Lazenby

George Lazenby

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies) (1975)
  • Lowest Rated: 67% Saint Jack (1979)
  • Birthday: Sep 5, 1939
  • Birthplace: Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
  • Poor George Lazenby achieved a negative fame for most of his career as The Man Who Would Be James Bond. The son of an Australian railway worker, Lazenby's first paying job was as an auto mechanic. He worked his way up to car salesman before exploiting his good looks as a male model in England. When Sean Connery briefly left the James Bond film series in 1967, producers Harry Saltzman and Albert Broccoli decided to invent a "new" Connery, and Lazenby was selected to portray 007 in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Although his performance was by no means as bad as some critics have claimed -- in fact, time has been kind to his no-nonsense interpretation of the character -- Lazenby invited reams of bad press when he spoke ill of his highly respected leading lady Diana Rigg. While Secret Service earned nine million dollars (less than its predecessors, but still a success), Lazenby's future career as James Bond was scuttled when Sean Connery agreed to return to the fold in Diamonds Are Forever in 1970. Lazenby has continued to appear in films ever since, albeit often in a campy manner alluding to his failure to capitalize on his brief Bond fame. From 1984 to 1985, Lazenby was a regular on the American syndicated TV soap opera Rituals.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet A Winter Rose Actor 2016
No Score Yet Love in Spain Actor 2016
95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Hunter General Bullmount 2006
No Score Yet Winter Break Campbell Grady 2003
No Score Yet Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee Actor 2003
No Score Yet Spider's Web Leland De Winter 2002
No Score Yet The Intercepting Fist Actor 2001
No Score Yet Four Dogs Playing Poker Carlo 2000
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: Path of the Dragon Actor 1998
No Score Yet Twin Sitters Stromm 1994
No Score Yet Death by Misadventure Actor 1993
80% Gettysburg Brigadier General J. Johnston Pettigrew 1993
No Score Yet Fatally Yours Grandinetti 1993
No Score Yet Eyes Of The Beholder Jack Wyman 1992
No Score Yet Happy Anniversary 007 - 25 Years of James Bond Actor 1987
No Score Yet Never Too Young to Die Drew Stargrove 1986
No Score Yet Hell Hunters Heinrich 1986
No Score Yet James Bond 007: Coming Attractions Actor 1984
No Score Yet Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. James Bond 1983
No Score Yet Stoner Actor 1980
No Score Yet Death Dimension Actor 1979
No Score Yet 3 The Hard Way......Again Actor 1979
67% Saint Jack Senator 1979
80% The Kentucky Fried Movie Architect 1977
100% The Man from Hong Kong (The Dragon Flies) Wilton 1975
No Score Yet Chi l'ha vista morire? (Who Saw Her Die?) (The Child) Actor 1972
81% On Her Majesty's Secret Service James Bond 1969

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Major Charles
  • 2000
  • 1999

QUOTES FROM George Lazenby CHARACTERS

Draco
<After Bond throws a knife near him and hits his calender on the 12th of the month> But today is the 13th...
Draco
But today is the 13th.
James Bond
I'm superstitious
James Bond
This never happened to the other fellow
James Bond
This never happened to the other fellow.
James Bond
Thank you, Q, but this time I've got the gadgets and I know how to use them.
Draco
She likes you, I can see it.
James Bond
You must give me the name of your oculist.
James Bond
He had a lot of guts.
Irma Bunt
(To 007, posing as Sir Hillary Bray) Is anything the matter, Sir Hillary?
Irma Bunt
[to 007, posing as Sir Hillary Bray] Is anything the matter, Sir Hillary?
James Bond
Just a stiffness coming on ..in the shoulder. Due to the altitude no doubt!
James Bond
Just a stiffness coming on... in the shoulder. Due to the altitude no doubt!
James Bond
There's always something formal about the point of a gun.
James Bond
This never happened to the other fella.