or the guns used on-screen by the other actors to play James Bond, go here. When Sean Connery departed the Bond series after five films, the studio decided to cast an utter unknown in the role, since the formula had worked in 1962 with Connery. George Lazenby wasn’t even really an actor in 1963, having one small role on the soap opera General Hospital under his belt and not much else. But he had the right look and athleticism to pull the role off. There’s an excellent documentary from this year called Becoming Bond that details the bizarre circumstances that allowed an Australian car mechanic to step into the biggest role in cinema at the time, albeit briefly.