George Lazenby (lower right) got the gig, but only made one film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Of course, if you’re going to be Bond, you gotta be able to pitch woo to Bond Girls.
You had be able to handle guns (here, the most famous Bond gun, the Walther PPK).
You had to look convincing in a fistfight (right, Pierce Brosnan, worst Bond ever?).
And, look good in a bathing suit (cue Daniel Craig, best Bond ever).
But most importantly, you had to memorize lines.
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