- Steve Reeves (Dr. No)
- Rod Taylor (Dr. No): Refused a screen test offered by the producer because he thought the role was beneath him.
- John Frankenheimer (Dr. No) Reportedly claimed he was offered the role.
- Richard Johnson (Dr. No) Didn't want a long term contract.
- Richard Burton (Dr. No, On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
- Cary Grant (Dr. No): Felt he was too old
- James Mason (Dr. No) Would only commmit to 2 movies.
- Patrick McGoohan (Dr. No): Didn't like the character.
- Timothy Dalton (On Her Majesty's Secret Service): At 21, felt he was too young, but he would play the role 20 years later.
- Adam West (On Her Majesty's Secret Service): Felt a British Actor should play the role.
- Burt Reynolds (Live and Let Die): Felt a British actor should play the role
- Robert Wagner (early 70's): Felt a British actor should play the role
- Hugh Jackman (Casino Royale):
- Ewan McGregor (Casino Royale) Didn't want to be typecast
Monday, March 8, 2010
Posted by Brad Templeman at 10:53 AM