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(TMZ)   Ex-James Bond actor is pissed the new 007 sold out and replaced the signature martini with beer. Well duh. You must be some kind of idiot to endorse Heineken without some serious kickbacks   (tmz.com ) divider line
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2012-05-23 05:32:00 AM  
Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.
 
2012-05-23 05:33:18 AM  

Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.


Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.
 
2012-05-23 05:48:05 AM  
I am outraged.

/not really.
 
2012-05-23 06:00:59 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I am outraged.

/not really.


Right up until someone remakes Young Frankenstein but instead of the brain belonging to "Abbey Someone", it's "Abbey National". With a nice helpful advert as well.

Actually that might work... brb, off to present idea to Hollywood.
 
2012-05-23 06:25:53 AM  
Ian Fleming was a pioneer of paid product placement, and Lazenby is still bitter
at his stupidity in squandering his shot as Bond due to his own asshattery.
 
2012-05-23 07:10:07 AM  
I agree that Bond should not be drinking beer in favor of his "shaken, not stirred" martini, but Bond movies are full of product placement. Remember when his Astin-Martin for, what was it, BMW?

I own a James Bond Omega wristwatch.
 
2012-05-23 07:40:35 AM  
Lazenby is right. Shaken not stirred is iconic Bond.
 
2012-05-23 07:49:00 AM  
I'm not really a huge bond fan, but I have to agree. I hate it when they change iconic characters for the sake of change, or in this case, to make a couple extra bucks. Who's next? The Trix rabbit having a bowl of Cheerios?
 
2012-05-23 07:54:56 AM  
he's right.

bond drinks smirnoff (stoli was unavailable commie vodak back in the day), wears a rolex, watches a sony, and drives an aston martin. and i seriously doubt he'd wear a brioni suit when there are so many bespoke tailors on savile row.

harumph!
 
2012-05-23 08:09:46 AM  

Slaxl: Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.

Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.


I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful, and the only bit I saw of the next one was a plane scene where they couldn't even manage to have the same engine trailing smoke from one shot to the next.

I'll watch Bond again once they fire his ass.
 
2012-05-23 08:10:24 AM  
So when the movie comes out, we should all go to bars and order a Heineken, shaken not stirred?

Can someone photoshop an ad for this?
 
2012-05-23 08:15:12 AM  

GAT_00: Slaxl: Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.

Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.

I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful, and the only bit I saw of the next one was a plane scene where they couldn't even manage to have the same engine trailing smoke from one shot to the next.

I'll watch Bond again once they fire his ass.


I don't think it's Daniel Craig's fault that the continuity dept couldn't get their act together. I do think QoS is one of the weaker Bond films though, so there is that.
 
2012-05-23 08:20:42 AM  

Slaxl: GAT_00: Slaxl: Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.

Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.

I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful, and the only bit I saw of the next one was a plane scene where they couldn't even manage to have the same engine trailing smoke from one shot to the next.

I'll watch Bond again once they fire his ass.

I don't think it's Daniel Craig's fault that the continuity dept couldn't get their act together. I do think QoS is one of the weaker Bond films though, so there is that.


If QoS was worse than Casino Royale, I don't even want to know what a pile of suck it was. How did it not win Razzes?
 
2012-05-23 08:21:37 AM  

GAT_00: Slaxl: GAT_00: Slaxl: Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.

Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.

I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful, and the only bit I saw of the next one was a plane scene where they couldn't even manage to have the same engine trailing smoke from one shot to the next.

I'll watch Bond again once they fire his ass.

I don't think it's Daniel Craig's fault that the continuity dept couldn't get their act together. I do think QoS is one of the weaker Bond films though, so there is that.

If QoS was worse than Casino Royale, I don't even want to know what a pile of suck it was. How did it not win Razzes?


It definitely was worse, just out of curiosity though, what is it you hated so much about Casino Royale?
 
2012-05-23 08:29:26 AM  

Slaxl: GAT_00: Slaxl: GAT_00: Slaxl: Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.

Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.

I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful, and the only bit I saw of the next one was a plane scene where they couldn't even manage to have the same engine trailing smoke from one shot to the next.

I'll watch Bond again once they fire his ass.

I don't think it's Daniel Craig's fault that the continuity dept couldn't get their act together. I do think QoS is one of the weaker Bond films though, so there is that.

If QoS was worse than Casino Royale, I don't even want to know what a pile of suck it was. How did it not win Razzes?

It definitely was worse, just out of curiosity though, what is it you hated so much about Casino Royale?


There was no one thing really, though that opening really started it off on the wrong foot. That was bad even for Bond.

It wasn't Bond, it was a crappy version of The Transporter.
 
2012-05-23 08:43:20 AM  
i149.photobucket.com
I say! This "beer" beverage consumed by the *BELCH* servant class is the cat's *PHARP* pajamas!
 
2012-05-23 08:51:28 AM  
Craig>Dalton>Lazenby>Brosnan>Moore

Connery #1, but he set the stage

That is all.

/piss off Craig haters
 
2012-05-23 09:07:58 AM  

gopher321: Craig>Dalton>Lazenby>Brosnan>Moore

Connery #1, but he set the stage

That is all.

/piss off Craig haters


Why the hate for Brosnan and Moore?
 
2012-05-23 09:13:36 AM  
Sean Connery was the sexiest Bond.
 
2012-05-23 09:17:18 AM  
Bond has always drunk beer.
 
2012-05-23 09:18:23 AM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-23 09:20:35 AM  

oldfarthenry: [i149.photobucket.com image 500x300]
I say! This "beer" beverage consumed by the *BELCH* servant class is the cat's *PHARP* pajamas!


Exactly! No one else ever came close to matching Niven's Bond.
 
2012-05-23 09:26:33 AM  
Bond movies have always been whorish with their product placement and it's only gotten worse.

Actual line from Casino Royale...

"Is that a Rolex?"
"Omega."

I thought he was going to turn to the camera and model it.


/and Brosnan was a kick ass Bond
//just didn't have the best movies towards the end
 
2012-05-23 09:38:43 AM  
Wasn't there also similar outrage when they switched to BMW cars for one or two of the Brosnan movies?
 
2012-05-23 09:39:07 AM  
It's about time he stopped drinking that wimpy woman's drink anyhow.
 
2012-05-23 09:43:41 AM  

Lost Thought 00: It's about time he stopped drinking that wimpy woman's drink anyhow.


Straight vodka with a few drops of vermouth is a wimpy woman's drink?
 
2012-05-23 09:43:59 AM  
No matter what you think of the guy, he's 100% right. The vodak martini should be the LAST thing changed about the character. Even if you have no idea what kind of car he drives or what brand of watch he wears, you know about shaken not stirred. This was a very stupid move.

Moore was my first bond.

Connery Bond is Best Bond
 
2012-05-23 09:44:04 AM  
Connery>Brosnan>Craig>Moore>>>Dalton>>>>>>>>>>Lazenby

I've liked Dalton in other things he's done, but he was a terrible Bond. Craig's Bond would be higher if it wasn't so clearly influenced by the Jason Bourne movies. Lazenby was an utter disaster and nearly killed the franchise.
 
2012-05-23 09:45:20 AM  

Slaxl: gopher321: Craig>Dalton>Lazenby>Brosnan>Moore

Connery #1, but he set the stage

That is all.

/piss off Craig haters

Why the hate for Brosnan and Moore?


I don't get the Brosnan hate,but I completely understand why Moore is reviled,whose reign as a smirking caricature will never be forgotten. See The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker for further proof.
 
2012-05-23 09:45:26 AM  

Slaxl: GAT_00: Slaxl: Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.

Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.

I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful, and the only bit I saw of the next one was a plane scene where they couldn't even manage to have the same engine trailing smoke from one shot to the next.

I'll watch Bond again once they fire his ass.

I don't think it's Daniel Craig's fault that the continuity dept couldn't get their act together. I do think QoS is one of the weaker Bond films though, so there is that.


QoS was filmed during the writer's strike. Daniel Craig said in an interview that he and the director were writing the dialog during the shooting and he came right out and said it was crap and they both knew it. They didn't have a lot of choice in the matter.
 
2012-05-23 09:45:55 AM  

Lost Thought 00: It's about time he stopped drinking that wimpy woman's drink anyhow.


Appletini?
 
2012-05-23 09:48:08 AM  
I just don't see an international spy/playboy drinking beer I can get at the gas station.
 
2012-05-23 09:48:43 AM  

Apos: I don't get the Brosnan hate,but I completely understand why Moore is reviled,whose reign as a smirking caricature will never be forgotten. See The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker for further proof.


Still, he should get a pass for the awesomeness that was "Live and Let Die": the awesome song of the same title, Yaphet Kotto as the villain, and a 19 year-old Jane Seymour as the main Bond girl.
 
2012-05-23 09:50:14 AM  

EyeballKid: Still, he should get a pass for the awesomeness that was "Live and Let Die": the awesome song of the same title, Yaphet Kotto as the villain, and a 19 year-old Jane Seymour as the main Bond girl.


Isn't that the one with the ridiculous redneck sheriff and Yaphet Kotto blowing up like a balloon?
 
2012-05-23 09:50:15 AM  
I liked Timothy Dalton as Bond. Particularly because he wasn't going after mad scientists who wanted to use diamonds to fire a laser that would disperse disease-carrying pods over the earth while simultaneously causing all the oceans to rise just to steal a nuke from Baron Samedi. That and he had grit.
 
2012-05-23 09:52:33 AM  
bbsimg.ngfiles.com

Cause they pay me every time I do. It's a really good way of making money. You're so smart, why don't you know that?
 
2012-05-23 09:53:41 AM  

imontheinternet: Connery>Brosnan>Craig>Moore>>>Dalton>>>>>>>>>>Lazenby

I've liked Dalton in other things he's done, but he was a terrible Bond. Craig's Bond would be higher if it wasn't so clearly influenced by the Jason Bourne movies. Lazenby was an utter disaster and nearly killed the franchise.


Dalton's Bond was the most accurate from a literary standpoint. Bond was a dick in the books and Dalton did that really well. It sucked on screen, but there you go. For those of you whining about CR, aside from a few of the early Bond movies, this CR was pretty darn close to the novel.

/and replacing the martini? Heresy!
 
2012-05-23 09:55:04 AM  

namegoeshere: No matter what you think of the guy, he's 100% right. The vodak martini should be the LAST thing changed about the character. Even if you have no idea what kind of car he drives or what brand of watch he wears, you know about shaken not stirred. This was a very stupid move.

Moore was my first bond.

Connery Bond is Best Bond


I don't think there is anyone out there who says Connery isn't the best Bond. It's only a debate for #2.

And I think Brosnan was great, not his fault he had terrible writing.
 
2012-05-23 09:56:43 AM  
The key is that you can appear to be drinking Heinekens all night long while not really drinking much. Then you can be the killer martial artist without going all drunken monkey.
 
2012-05-23 09:57:26 AM  
connery>dalton>brosnan>craig>moore>lazenby.


end of discussion.
 
2012-05-23 09:58:12 AM  

Mugato: EyeballKid: Still, he should get a pass for the awesomeness that was "Live and Let Die": the awesome song of the same title, Yaphet Kotto as the villain, and a 19 year-old Jane Seymour as the main Bond girl.

Isn't that the one with the ridiculous redneck sheriff and Yaphet Kotto blowing up like a balloon?


The first of two, I think, movies with the redneck sheriff. Still my fave Bond flick, though I'll admit some personal bias, as it was the first one I ever saw, and I still enjoy said song. And, young Jane Seymour.
 
2012-05-23 09:59:22 AM  
Bond will drink any liquor and f**k any woman.
 
2012-05-23 10:01:44 AM  

GAT_00: I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful, and the only bit I saw of the next one was a plane scene where they couldn't even manage to have the same engine trailing smoke from one shot to the next.


To be fair, that's not really Mr. Craig's fault, he does decently well with what he's given. He's not the one that decided a "gritty reboot" was in order, dumbed down the card game to texas farking holdem and made the second movie a boring conspiracy about water rights that wouldn't have actually worked even if successful. Nor is he responsible for the shaky-cam nonsense, really. All he's there for is to sell the fight scenes and chase scenes, and he does pretty well with what he's given.

And one thing he's gotten absolutely right is that the character has gotten wryer and wittier as the reboot has progressed. I mean, he's playing it as a sociopathic shell that the character is pulling around himself to armor against how ridiculously depressing spy life is because he are serious cat and this are serious film, but overall it's well played.
 
2012-05-23 10:03:14 AM  
Most people that know what theyre talking about will say Casino Royale is the best modern day Bond movie, becuase, as someone above stated, its closest to the books. I loved Brosnan but the 3 after Goldeneye sucked. Goldeneye was great, but the CR "reboot" was the best thing that could have happened.

I think its funny that the only Bond to ever get married (in the movie) is complaining about staying true to the Bond franchise. Id rather see Bond drink a beer than get married.

/the bond franchise lost me when Denise Richards played a nuclear physicist.
 
2012-05-23 10:06:56 AM  

GAT_00: I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful, and the only bit I saw of the next one was a plane scene where they couldn't even manage to have the same engine trailing smoke from one shot to the next.


The way I see it, Daniel Craig is actually the best James Bond, better than Connery even (but that's a close one).

No, I'm not trolling. I'm talking about James Bond, as created by Ian Fleming.

The original Bond from the novels was a cold-blooded killer who just happened to be able to function in high society due to an upbringing where he attended upper-class schools normally way out of his league. The Daniel Craig reboot films have been closer in spirit to Ian Fleming than any other Bond except maybe some of the early Connery films.

This idea of James Bond as some uber-suave playboy that just happens to be a secret agent is more a parody of James Bond than anything else.

Yeah, vodka martini is his iconic drink, but I don't think anybody will be forgetting it just because he picks up a Heineken. As they said, it's the same way he traded in his Aston Martin for a BMW, the same reason. If Glock shelled out the money, he'd trade in the Walther PPK for a Glock 19.

Heck, even the drinks he drinks aren't the same. You can't make a Vesper the way it originally was in the novel or the movie. . .they stopped making Kina Lillett decades ago and just mentioned the name in the movie out of accuracy to the novel (kinda surprised Lillet doesn't make the Kina at all, given it has a ready-made audience).
 
2012-05-23 10:08:08 AM  

GAT_00: Slaxl: Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.

Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.

I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful,


Um, no.
 
2012-05-23 10:10:20 AM  

chewielouie: GAT_00: Slaxl: Cyno01: Lazenby? Nobody cares what he thinks, hes not Connery, or even Dalton.

Who cares? He's still right. Being the worst Bond doesn't make everything he says automatically wrong.

I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig is by FAR the worst Bond. Casino Royale was God awful,

Um, no.


SHHHHHHHHHHH. Don't stop him. It's far more amusing to see him flounder about saying stupid shiat.
 
2012-05-23 10:11:45 AM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: Lazenby is right. Shaken not stirred is iconic Bond.


Well, how about this for an idea.

JB goes to the casino, finds the beautiflul bond girl in some white silky dress. Orders a Beer, shaken not stired (because of course that's his habbitual saying when ordering a drink )and pops it open while pointing it (slightly) toward said Bond girl. She does that faux surprise/outrage followed by a smoky glance at JB. He then offers to clean her up, says he has an outfit in his room ...

I think it could work
 
2012-05-23 10:12:33 AM  
Lazenby was an underrated Bond, but he got stuck in a movie that wasn't sure if it was supposed to be campy or not, and wavered wildly between goofy and sincere. He's better than Moore and Brosnan, certainly, and I would have loved to see him get another shot at it.

Plus, he was in Never Too Young to Die, playing off the image, which was great.
 
2012-05-23 10:13:04 AM  

gopher321: Craig>Dalton>Lazenby>Brosnan>Moore

Connery #1, but he set the stage



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