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Dr. No (1962)
 Who was considered for Dr. No?

Stephen Boyd
Boyd was the original choice to play James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery

Noel Coward
Noel Coward turned down the role of Dr. No.
Actor who got the part: Joseph Wiseman

Cary Grant
Cary Grant was considered for the role of James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery

Audrey Hepburn
Producers wanted Audrey Hepburn to play the Bond girl "Honey Rider", but the studio wanted an unknown actress for the role.
Actor who got the part: Ursula Andress

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson was considered for the role of Bond - some sources say he even auditioned but turned it down due to the requirement of signing a three picture deal.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery

James Mason
Was scheduled to play James Bond 007 in a 1958 TV adaptation of From Russia with Love, which was ultimately never produced. Later, despite being in his 50s, Mason was a contender to play Bond in Dr. No.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery

Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan turned down the role of James Bond in the first Bond film, principly because he didn't like the character, who he felt to be an unlikeable, immoral bully. Years later, he was offered the part again, but turned it down.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery

Roger Moore
Ian Fleming wanted him to play James Bond but he was contracted to making the Saint, so could not play the role. Cubby Broccolli (the Director) also felt he was not enough of a 'he-man' to play the role.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery

Steve Reeves
Steve Reeves the body builder was offered the role of James Bond for $100,000 but turned it down because he was making $250,000 for his Hercules films.
Actor who got the part: Sean Connery



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