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Live and Let Die (1973)
 Who was considered for Live and Let Die?

Sean Connery
Sean Connery turned down the role of James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Roger Moore

Timothy Dalton
Dalton was offered the role by Cubby Broccoli but declined it as he felt he was too young. He got the part some years later.
Actor who got the part: Roger Moore

Julian Glover
Glover, who later played a Bond villain in for Your Eyes Only, was one of many british actors tested. He later said, "but we all knew Roger would get it".
Actor who got the part: Roger Moore

Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn was considered for the role of Solitaire.
Actor who got the part: Jane Seymour

Patrick McGoohan
McGoohan was offered the part of Bond again in this movie (He had previously turned it down 11 years earlier for "Dr. No"), and suggested Roger Moore might be better for the part. Other than Connery, he may be the only actor to have turned down the Bond role twice.
Actor who got the part: Roger Moore

Paul Newman
Newman was considered for the role of James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Roger Moore

Robert Redford
Redford was considered for the role of James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Roger Moore

Burt Reynolds
Reynolds was considered for the role of James Bond.
Actor who got the part: Roger Moore

Diana Ross
Writer Tom Mankiweicz and director Guy Hamilton wanted Ross as Solitaire but studio execs insisted the character be a young, innocent white woman - as she was in Ian Fleming's original novel.
Actor who got the part: Jane Seymour



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