Well, there's the similarities that occur because the producers hired a specific "type" deliberately (Richard Kiel was obviously cast as "Jaws" because he'd proven himself in similar roles like "Voltaire" on The Wild Wild West, Lynne-Holly Johnson was a jail-bait hottie skater in "Ice Castles" before FYEO, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan had done "extended screen tests" as Bond-like characters on TV) and then there's the similarities that occur because other producers, or the actors themselves, deliberately exploited the Bond association (it can't be coincidence that Clifton James' character in Superman II is so similar to JW Pepper).
The parallels between Frobe's Goldfinger and Baron Bombust are more of a stretch, but if we're going to open it up that far, David Yip's turn as Chuck Lee in AVTAK (85) is similar to his Wu Han in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (84); affable undercover ally quickly dispatched by the bad guys. Or Alison Doody in AVTAK and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade": hot blonde who looks great in riding pants but works for the wrong side.
Also, you could argue that all the Bond actors have used the 007 connection to "juice up" their later roles: Connery's master thief character in "Entrapment," ex-spy in "The Rock", reluctant spy in "Russia House" and more-or-less Bond villain in "The Avengers" all carry extra weight because of his history, and even his decidedly less swashbuckling role as Dr Henry Jones, Sr is a meta-textual in-joke because the audience knows James Bond is the "father" of Indiana Jones, conceptually and, here, literally. Also, Brosnan's projects between Remington Steele and GE often carry the not-so-subtle subtext of "Don't you think this guy should've gotten his chance to be Bond?": "Live Wire", "The Fourth Protocol", "Death Train" (aka "Detonator")
After his turn as "Mr Wint" Bruce Glover turned up all over TV as any number of creepy killers, then unleashed his most terrifying scheme ever by fathering the even creepier Crispin Glover.
Also, a special award in this category must go to the Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter, which besides its famous scenes with James Bond in FYEO also dangled off its landing skids countless TV policemen, private eyes and spies.
Edited by David_M, 08 January 2015 - 03:21 PM.