This is more relevant to younger members, but list the things in Bond that referenced pop culture at the time, or actors who were associated with other roles, but have faded into obscurity now. I was prompted to make this because I keep reading about people associating Telly Savalas with Kojak (and not Blofeld, negatively affecting their opinion of OHMSS), which means nothing to me aside from being Bond trivia.
DN - Stolen Duke of Wellington portrait
GF - "Beatles without earmuffs
TB - Reference to Great Train Robbery
LALD - Mention of the phone monopoly
TMWTGG - Do viewers that started with Craig films know who Evel Knievel
OP - "Sit-tuh!" (Barbara Woodhouse
dog training catch-phrase)
OP - Tennis jokes due to Bond's ally Vijay being professional tennis player Vijay Armitraj
TLD - Q refers to the boombox
as a "ghetto blaster"
TND - "Don't Ask" "Don't Tell"
- US military's policy on gays in the service, from 1993.
References to other movies:
FRWL - North by Northwest
association (particularly the Helicopter vs Bond sequence)
FRWL - "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing"
- I believe it references the 1942 film.
FRWL - Poster for "Call Me Bwana
", produced by Cubby Broccoli and EON productions
TB - Bond says "Another Time, Another Place"
, referring to Connery's 1958 movie
TSWLM - Playing the theme
from Lawrence Of Arabia when Bond and Anya walk through the desert.
MR - Using Close Encounter Of The Third Kind
as the keynote opener of the laboratory door.
MR - "Play it again, Sam", a misquote of "Play it, Sam" from Casablanca
DAF - Jimmy Dean (Willard Whyte) - singer, sausage magnate.
DAF - Leonard Barr (Shady Tree) - comic, dancer, uncle to Dean Martin.
(DAF - Sammy Davis Jr. - singer, dancer (deleted scene))
MR - Melinda Maxwell (Drax's girl) - Lois Maxwell's daughter
FYEO - Cassandra Harris (Countessa Lisl) - Pierce Brosnan's wife
LTK - Wayne Newton (Prof Joe Butcher) - singer, Vegas entertainer.
GE - Minnie Driver (Irina) - actress, singer
TND - Daphne Decker (Carver PR Lady) - model, TV host
TND - Ricky Jay (Henry Gupta - magician
TWINE - Ray Brown (Wheel clamper) - Wheel Clamper from BBC's 'Clampers'
TWINE - Goldie (Mr. Bullion) - British musician
TWINE - Martyn Lewis - Welsh News Presenter
DAD - Oliver Skeete (concierge at fencing club) - British Showjumper
DAD - Madonna (fencing club instructor) - singer
DAD - Deborah Moore (slight attendant) - Roger Moore's daughter
CR - Sébastien Foucan (Mollaka) - founder of Parkour
CR - Richard Branson (Man checked by security at airport) - Virgin founder
CR - Alessandra Ambrosio (Woman checking Bond out outside the Ocean Club) - Brazilian supermodel
SF - Wolf Blitzer, as himself, on CNN
SF - Huw Edwards, as himself, on BBC News.
TB - Charles Russhon (US air force general). Military advisor on several James Bond films
TB - Kevin McClory (man sitting in chair) - producer of Thunderball, Never Say Never Again
OHMSS - Peter Hunt (Man in reflection after title song) - director
MR - Albert R "Cubby" Broccoli (Man on bridge) - Producer
TLD - John Barry (Orchestra conductor) - Composer
GE - Martin Campbell (lead cyclist) - director
CR - Martin Campbell (oil tanker driver) - director
Gregg Wilson - Man in bar (scorpion scene) SF, Man opposite C (SP)
(are they really references? Any official comment on these (through interviews etc)?):
TND - Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench verbal sparring (reference to "As Time Goes By"?)
TWINE - Bond: "I thought you'd enjoy one of these."; Moneypenny: "How romantic. I know exactly where to put that." - Bond gives Moneypenny the phallic-shaped cigar tube with some innuendo. Recalling President Clinton's scandalous interactions with an intern involved in his impeachment proceedings in 1998.
Thanks to Gerard, RichardTheBruce, Benny, mtm, echo for their contributions