James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-29-15
Can you name all the actors who played James Bond in movies? Try. Betcha forget David Niven who had the role in the 1967 version of Casino Royale, which strangely enough, was made as a comedy. It also featured Wo0dy Allen who played Jimmy Bond. No Jimmy does not count as James.
Actually, a plot point involves Niven naming all the spies James Bond to confuse the enemy so one could argue that those spies played by Terence Cooper, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress also played James Bond.
The Burt Bachrach song, The Look of Love, comes from the movie. It was a hit and got an Oscar nomination.
If you really want to get technical stuntman Bob Simmons played Bond in the opening credits of the first few movies.
And yes, Barry Nelson played him in a 1954 television CBS special based on Casino Royale. Peter Lorre played his adversary, Le Chiffre.
Bond, of course is named for famed Philadelphia ornithologist James Bond who must have had a heck of time ordering a pizza after the movies became popular.
For the record, the other actors who have played Bond in film are Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.
James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider