Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Roger Moore as James Bond Sporting his Rolex Submariner with Jane Seymour in Live & Let Die from 1973...

Live and Let Die

Sean Connery played James Bond in movies 1 through 5, then George Lazenby played Bond in the 6th movie named On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Sean Connery came back for number 7 to star in Diamonds Are Forever and later turned down playing Bond in number 8 so the hunt was on for a replacement for James Bond.

Ironically Robert Wagner was offered the role to replace Sean Connery and he turned it down because he thought James Bond should be British. 

So Roger Moore, who previously played Simon Templar on the TV show, The Saint became the third man to play James Bond. Live and Let Die was the first James Bond movie that Roger Moore starred in which was released in 1973. 

Moore went on to be re-cast as James Bond until his A View To A Kill in 1985, which was Moore's seventh reprisal of the role and the 14th James Bond movie.

The title soundtrack to Live and Let Die was performed by Paul McCartney and his band Wings. The now classic theme song Live and Let Die began with the words:

"When you were young and your heart was an open book
You used to say 'live and let live.'
(you know you did, you know you did, you know you did)
But if this ever changing world in which we live in makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die
Live and Let die."

Roger Moore & Sean Connery Both Played James Bond 7 Times

Roger Moore: 7 Movies Appointed Knight Commander of the British Empire.
Sean Connery: 7 Movies   Appointed Knight Commander of the British Empire.
Pierce Brosnan: 4 Movies 
Timothy Dalton: 2 Movies 
Daniel Craig: 1 Movie 
George Lazenby: 1 Movie 
Peter Sellers: 1 Movie 

List of All James Bond Films

01.  1962  Dr. No  [Sean Connery] 1st
02.  1963  From Russia with Love  [Sean Connery] 2nd
03.  1964  Goldfinger  [Sean Connery] 3rd
04.  1965  Thunderball  [Sean Connery] 4th
05.  1967  You Only Live Twice  [Sean Connery] 5th
06.  1967  Casino Royale [Peter Sellers] 1st
07.  1969  On Her Majesty's Secret Service  [George Lazenby] 1st
08.  1971  Diamonds Are Forever  [Sean Connery] 6th
09.  1973  Live and Let Die  [Roger Moore] 1st
10.  1974  The Man with the Golden Gun  [Roger Moore] 2nd
11.  1977  The Spy Who Loved Me  [Roger Moore] 3rd
12.  1979  Moonraker  [Roger Moore] 4th
13.  1981  For Your Eyes Only  [Roger Moore] 5th
14.  1983  Octopussy  [Roger Moore] 6th
15.  1984  Never Say Never Again  [Sean Connery] 7th
16.  1985  A View To A Kill  [Roger Moore] 7th
17.  1987  The Living Daylights  [Timothy Dalton] 1st
18.  1989  License to Kill  [Timothy Dalton] 2nd
19.  1995  GoldenEye  [Pierce Brosnan] 1st
20.  1997  Tomorrow Never Dies  [Pierce Brosnan] 2nd
21.  1999  The World Is Not Enough  [Pierce Brosnan] 3rd
22.  2002  Die Another Day  [Pierce Brosnan] 4th
23.  2006  Casino Royale  [Daniel Craig] 1st
24.  2008  Quantum of Solace  [Daniel Craig] 2nd

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