Interview of George Lazenby and filmmakers by Paul Salfen
BECOMING BOND is a unique docu/narrative hybrid about 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 in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down. Lazenby is the only Bond actor to receive Golden Globe recognition for his performance, earning a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor. Here is our SXSW 2017 Interview with Lazenby and the filmmakers.