George Lazenby replacing Sean Connery as James Bond in "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service"
When Connery rejected a then-astronomical offer of one million dollars to play suave British secret agent James Bond for the sixth time, producers brought in the unknown Australian Lazenby for a single film, before Connery returned for "Diamonds Are Forever."
Lazenby vs. Connery: Who wins? Any true-blue Bond fanatic knows Connery possesses the combustible mix of seductive charm, dry wit, and real danger that's the very essence of Bond. The durable action-thriller series has lasted for nearly 50 years now, and cycled through six different actors, but only current Bond Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale”) has matched Connery's ability to convey that not only does 007 possess a license to kill, he also relishes using it.