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Photos: Becoming James Bond

Updated 9:54 AM ET, Fri November 9, 2012
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The top five candidates for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," including the final choice of George Lazenby, are shown in a composite image published in the October 11, 1968, issue of Life. Click through the gallery to view images from behind the scenes as the candidates auditioned to replace Sean Connery. Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Lazenby chats with Bond director Peter R. Hunt in 1967. Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Hunt oversees an audition love scene between John Richardson and an actress. Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Anthony Rogers smokes a cigarette during his audition. Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Hunt helps actor Robert Campbell get into the signature Bond shoulder holster. Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Lazenby twirls a gun beside potential Bond Girl Marie-France Boyer. Check out the entire collection of images on Life.com. Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images