Becoming Bond

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond despite having never acted a day in his life.


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  • ★★★½ review by Josh on Letterboxd

    Becoming Bond—the self-told (tall?) tale of Single O Seven—is compelling in all the right ways, and Greenbaum’s docudrama approach lends Lazenby’s narrative a blanket of naivety befitting his unlikely ascent to stardom.

    Read more about George Lazenby on Martinis, Girls and Guns.

  • ★★★½ review by Jack Paterson on Letterboxd

    I for one think George Lazenby looked great with that beard. And he was in fact NOT my least favorite Bond.

    The film itself is entertaining in its reenactments and humor but overall how much is fact versus fiction is left to debate. But hey, this guy got one of the biggest roles in film history just by making up a story, and that part is true. So who cares and who knows, maybe Lazenby could've been a hell of a screenwriter?

  • ★★★★ review by Aaron King on Letterboxd

    I watched Everything or Nothing about five years ago and it had George Lazenby in it talking about some crazy stuff. He was talking about about the studio hiring hookers to prove he wasn't gay since he was a model, taking lsd and not liking the role. I have always been intriguied about him and why he quit. This movie offers some of it but more it seems of him telling this off the wall insane stories that are humorous  and probably have some truths in it. He talks about trying to seduce a woman but having a bit of diarrhea that stopped him from seducing her. It turns out to be his long lost love that he still regrets. He talks about thinking his penis possibly blowing up after his first orgasim inside a woman but it turns out it was still there. This is some of the wonderfully weird stories he tells and they capture him pretty well for the odd fellow he is. I quite liked On Her Majesties Secret Service and I liked the weirdo George is.

  • ★★★★ review by mylovelycinema on Letterboxd

    Обаятельный монолог Джорджа Лазенби, где история автомеханика-недоучки, которому повезло получить самую желанную роль на планете, неожиданно меркнет на фоне горько-сладкой истории любви. К ее финалу слезы наворачиваются не только у погрузившегося в воспоминания героя – спасибо авторам, решившимся на смешной, но спорный прием эксцентричной иллюстрации.

    ★★★★ – really liked it

  • ★★★½ review by bulletproofQpid on Letterboxd

    Fascinating documentary about the second Bond, George Lazenby. He's a lot of fun to listen to.

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