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That's not to say that Americans like John Gavin (for DAF) and James Brolin (for OP) weren't very close to becoming Bond but thankfully we were spared that in the end. The fact that Bond is British is one of his main USPs and if you lose that I think you lose a large part of what makes the character unique, distinctive and original in a sea of all American heroes.
I've not seen Kiss the Girls... so I can't comment on Mike Connors's performance as the lead there but I'd like to see it some time to see how similar it is plotwise to the later Moonraker.
Is there already a thread on spy-craze films ? I liked some of them - the Derek Flint movies, the Matt Helm movies, more recently the Austin Powers movies (not really part of the craze, but inspired) come to mind...
After a Google search using the "mi6 community" method I found the following thread from 2015 which could be revived to discuss such films:
Yes, that's the one. Come to think of it (and I believe someone mentioned it here before) Terry-Thomas would've made a cracking Bond villain, possibly as Sir Hugo Drax in a faithful film version of Moonraker. He had the snobbish cad down pat and could've easily played the affable side of the character of "Hugger" Drax that hid his dark interior. Brian Blessed would've been great in the role too, of course, especially for the bombastic and loudmouth aspects of the literary Drax.
Yes, I've not seen Terry-Thomas in that many things and he was more a comedic actor of course so maybe that typecasting would be against him playing a more serious character like Drax. Still, I'm sure he had the range to pull it off. I really must give Kiss the Girls... a watch ASAP. I think it's on YouTube.