Why didnt Connery come back after You Only Live Twice? Sean had mentally checked out by the mid-60s and he felt that he was being grossly underpaid, especially after the huge hits of Goldfinger and Thunderball. He resented the Bond producers, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Especially Saltzman!
Why did Sean Connery return for Diamonds Are Forever?
So, in the end, United Artists boss David Picker made it clear that Connery needed to be brought back, saying the money was no object. As a result, the Scottish star was enticed by a then-record $1.25 million salary to return for 1971s Diamonds Are Forever.
What did Sean Connery think of George Lazenby?
He was so arrogant. There was the stature and looks of a Bond but Lazenby couldnt get along with the other performers and technicians. Sean Connery came to Lazenbys defence saying I have known George for many years and arrogance is not in his character.
Why did George Lazenby do only one Bond movie?
A chance encounter with Bond series producer Albert R. Lazenby quit the role of Bond right before the premiere of his only film, On Her Majestys Secret Service (1969), citing he would get other acting roles, and that his Bond contract, which was fourteen pages thick, was too demanding on him.
What happened to James Bonds parents?
Bond is orphaned at the age of 11 when his parents are killed in a mountain climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges near Chamonix. After the death of his parents, Bond goes to live with his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, in the village of Pett Bottom, where he completes his early education.
What did Sean Connery think of Never Say Never Again?
Speaking to TV interviewer Harold Greene in 1983, Connery explained why he was tempted back into the role one last time. Connery explained: “Its really dense in terms of the story and subplot and texture - Its like a detective story - and I have to take quite a bit of responsibility for that.