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Even if the latter films would have flopped and killed the series then he'd have still made a lot more money and had more security than for starring in dodgy martial art films (apart from TMWTGG LOL) and Hawaii 5'O.
*and that Angela Mao is cute as a button-- I looked her up and she had the cameo as Bruce Lee's sister in Enter the Dragon. I knew she looked familiar!
I understand he starred in an episode called The Year of the Horse in Season 11 1979.
The thing that strikes me about these figures is what was Connery whingeing about all these years?
25% of the worldwide merchandising at the height of Bondmania? Yet the bloke reckons Cubby & Harry diddled him?
He was a huge hippy and poor George did indeed feel like the one 'clean cut' young guy in the middle of a million hairy 'fight the establishment' rebellious people. As George put it, he 'looked like a cop' which as you could imagine in that era, wasn't the most popular thing.
Hindsight is 20/20 as they say-- but trying to see it from George's point of view, I suppose it it was easy to fall for what his agent was saying. As an acting noob, it made sense that he would be inclined to trust whatever his agent said. If only he had a better agent....
The above movies are just silly choreography
I can see why he thought Bond was at an end; 1969 was an odd time. Didn't help that he didn't really get the irony of Bond; all those posh boy 'North of the Caspian' stuff would be sent up by Connery a bit, and you don't get that with Lazenby at all; he thinks it's for real. So had he carried on in that vein, yeah, the franchise would have been sunk. It took Moore's reinvention and cheeky demeanour to make it okay again. That said, if the likes of Lee Majors could be a massive success in the 1970s, I don't see why Lazenby couldn't, bland as he was. But Moore offered something different.
You're welome. Actually he was in a Australian commando unit and I think trained with martial arts expert Bruce Lee.