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#1 Perry

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

I'm thinking Thunderball, but I'm curious to know the truth...

#2 jaguar007

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

I have heard he wore a small hairpiece in Dr. No.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:25 PM

I think you're both right. I rode he had begun losing his hair in the fifties, and I also saw photos of him in a book without his wig or his transplantations, but I don't remember the year. I have not bought this book and I don't remember its author or its title...

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:27 PM

His hair started to progressively recede, this is him on Diamonds are Forever with just a part in the middle of his forehead on top:

All Bets on Bond

As for when he started I am inclined to say Dr. No as well and the hair piece just got bigger

#5 iBond

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:50 PM

He's had a wig since the beginning of his tenure as Bond. He started losing hair at age 21.

#6 Napoleon Solo

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:53 PM

In the documentary Inside From Russia With Love, there's a photograph of him toupee-less, with very thin hair on top. I think in Steven Jay Rubin's book on the films, there's a photo of him at a Goldfinger premier, again toupee-less. He has hair on top but very thin.

#7 Pierce - Daniel

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:25 PM

I heard that Connery had little help on the first two Bonds. It was only when he went to make 'Marnie' did Hitchcock insist he wear a piece, or had some help, from around Goldfinger/Thunderball he had the piece. In YOLT and DAF he 100% had a wig. Just look at the scene where Bond and Kissy are underwater, he isnt wearing the wig, not to mention in YOLT the fact he wig changes colour between scenes.

Having sadi this though Dalton got a lot of help in the hair department, and Craig gets an awful lot of help as well

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:11 PM

What's up with Dalton and Craig?

I think I recall seeing what I swear was Connery's scalp painted black in FRWL.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:14 PM

What's up with Dalton and Craig?

I think I recall seeing what I swear was Connery's scalp painted black in FRWL.


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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:27 PM

Dalton had an interesting comb over in LTK while Craig is said to wear plugs or have some help
His hair is recedeing badly here: http://noun.files.wo...shaved-head.jpg
While when he is James Bond the sides are filled in and his hairline is brought forward.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:28 PM

...DAF he 100% had a wig....


I don't think it could get any more obvious than in Diamonds.

#12 jaguar007

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:53 PM

I believe Moore even used a little help in the hair department for AVTAK. I guess that makes Laz the only Bond without any hair help (of course he was the youngest and a one shot Bond).

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:06 AM

surely your forgetting Brosnan. He was really famous in the 90s for his great hair. didnt he even do L'oreal campaigns.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:24 AM

I'm wondering how many of you maybe even rank your 007's in order of the amount of real hair...

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:32 AM

Or reverse order, perhaps!

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:36 AM

Here's Connery on the set of Diamonds, with syrup and without.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:18 AM

I suppose Brosnan wins in the hair department overall, though Moore isn't too far behind. In Moore's defense, any help he had in A View to a Kill was because of his age, whereas Connery needed help even in his early Bonds! Lazenby doesn't count - he only had one! ;)

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:22 AM

When he was born.

#19 Binyamin

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:26 AM

Here's Connery on the set of Diamonds, with syrup and without.


That was quite an interesting interview. Well, the questions were subpar, but Sean Connery is infinitely watchable.

Interesting, he has the same manner of dealing with interviews as Craig. No playing for the camera, just straight insightful answers, and a hint of polite boredom.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:51 PM

It also means he was wearing a white wig in Rock for instance...

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:12 PM

Makes you wonder whether a man in a 'piece' could get away with being Bond in the web decrying world of today ...

Any assumptions?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:16 PM

Makes you wonder whether a man in a 'piece' could get away with being Bond in the web decrying world of today ...

Any assumptions?

If the Bond actor was say late thirties early forties he could maybe get away with it (as Connery did), but being near Roger Moore's age when he was doing AVTAK i'd say the UK press would have a field day if 007 was sporting a syrup.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:26 PM

His hair started to progressively recede, this is him on Diamonds are Forever with just a part in the middle of his forehead on top:

All Bets on Bond

As for when he started I am inclined to say Dr. No as well and the hair piece just got bigger

I missed this link scanning the topic yesterday. Connery's hair could rival Conan O'Brien in the last picture. :D

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:05 AM

Is he wearing a wig in this picture?

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Yes. Alllllllll over B)

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:04 AM

You know this is the strangest topic I have come across on this forum. It reminds me of the time I saw Connery at the National Film Theatre promoting NSNA. Someone from the audience said to him, "I know this may be a trivial question, but why didn't you wear a toupee to promote the film. Connery replied, "yes my hair is pretty trivial" to roars of laughter from the audience. In a more serious note he did go on to explain that Bond is an acting role that requires a certain look, (like some characters have a beard) and that requires make-up to become that character. In life he is just Sean Connery who is bald like a lot of us.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:08 PM

Brosnan also admitted to wearing a partial hairpiece during his time as Bond:

http://www.dailymail...-going-top.html

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:19 AM

Brosnan also admitted to wearing a partial hairpiece during his time as Bond:

http://www.dailymail...-going-top.html


I figured he did for DAD, didn't know about TWINE though. GE and TND apparently were all him though, which is what I figured.

It's funny, Brosnan's hair got smaller from film to film during his tenure, but Moore's hair seemed to get bigger...and change color.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:55 PM

It's funny, Brosnan's hair got smaller from film to film during his tenure, but Moore's hair seemed to get bigger...and change color.


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:15 PM

Here's Connery on the set of Diamonds, with syrup and without.

I seem to recall he even told the units hairdresser to thin out his hairpiece in DAF.




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