James Bond Auditions, 1967

Sean Connery made his next to last Bond movie that year—“You Only Live Twice.” Here are set photos—with Bond Girls—from five gentlemen looking to take his place.

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George Lazenby (lower right) got the gig, but only made one film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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Of course, if you’re going to be Bond, you gotta be able to pitch woo to Bond Girls.

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You had be able to handle guns (here, the most famous Bond gun, the Walther PPK).

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You had to look convincing in a fistfight (right, Pierce Brosnan, worst Bond ever?).

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And, look good in a bathing suit (cue Daniel Craig, best Bond ever).

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But most importantly, you had to memorize lines.

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