Date of birth: September 5, 1939 (Age 79)
Full name: George Robert Lazenby
Birthplace: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 6’ 2” (188 cm)
Weight: 186 lbs (84 kg)
George Lazenby body measurements
Chest: 33” (84 cm)
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Hazel
George Lazenby’s very short stint playing everyone’s favorite secret agent, 007 James Bond has gone down as his most memorable moment on the big screen. He was before then, one of the most sought-after fashion models in Europe.
He joined the Australian Army as a teenager and became a mechanic and car salesman after that and in 1963, became a model after being scouted while selling cars. He became the highest paid of all the male models in Europe, earning £25 thousand annually (equivalent of approx. half a million pounds today). He was invited to play 007 after starring in a famed Big Fry TV advert.
He most famously starred as the main man in the 1969 installment of the James Bond film series, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service but also famously immediately declined from starring in any other 007 film. He also starred in films such as The Dragon Files (1975), Gettysburg (1993) and Star of Jaipur (1998).
After studying martial arts under Bruce Lee, he went on to master each art holding more than one black belt. He became a close quarter combat (CQC) instructor in the Australian Army. He won the role to be cast as James Bond without any relevant acting experience but based solely on his strength and combat skills.
George has been living with only half a kidney since an operation he had when he was young and was hospitalized for 1½ years. After his announcement of his discontinuity with playing James Bond, he grew his hair long and grew out his beard; a far cry from the usual clean and classy James Bond look to the shock of his fans and general public.