Posts Tagged “James Bond”

Almost Superman and James Bond

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Clint Eastwood

FACT OF THE DAY: Which celebrity A-List actor turned down the roles of BOTH Superman and James Bond? That would be “Mr. Dirty Harry” himself, Clint Eastwood. While other actors may regret passing on these the iconic roles, it’s safe to say that Eastwood’s career did not suffer from skipping out on playing these characters.

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Sean Connery Did What 55 Years Ago?

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Sean Connery

FACT OF THE DAY:  May 08, 1963. 55 years ago today, Sean Connery made his debut as the suave secret agent James Bond, codename: 007.

Sean appeared in a total of 7 James Bond movies but Dr. No was the first for himself and for the franchise. The film also starred Ursula Andress and Joseph Wiseman and was filmed on location in Jamaica and England.

 

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The Name Is West, Adam West

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actor Adam West

FACT OF THE DAY:  Adam West is the actor famously known for playing the caped crusader Batman on the television show that ran from 1966-1968. He was also the first to play the character on the big screen in the 1966 film, “Batman: The Movie”.

But did you know that he was also offered another iconic role? That being the role of James Bond. West was offered the role of 007 for the 1971 film, Diamonds Are Forever.

He turned the role as he felt the British secret agent should be played by a British actor.

 

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The Very First James Bond

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Barry Nelson, first to play James Bond character

FACT OF THE DAY:  Sean Connery was the first James Bond, right? Wrong. Well, partially wrong. Sean Connery was the first to play the Bond character on the big screen. But 8 year prior to Dr. No, the James Bond character first appeared on the television anthology series, Climax.

On the tv screen, secret agent 007 was played by American actor, Barry Nelson. In addition to being the VERY first James Bond, Nelson also played the hotel manager in ‘The Shining’. He’s the one who interviews the Jack Nicholson character for the job opening.

 

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