10 quotes from late James Bond actor Roger Moore
Posted May 31
British actor Roger Moore, who played the heroic James Bond in seven films and starred in multiple other TV and movie roles, passed away Tuesday at the age of 89, according to The New York Times.
The family confirmed Tuesday that Moore died from cancer.
Moore played Bond for the longest of anyone. He first played the hero in “Live and Let Die” in 1973 and finished his run in “A View to Kill” in 1985, according to The New York Times.
Moore also starred in “The Alaskans” (a short TV series about the Alaska gold rush) and “Maverick” from 1960-61, The Times reported.
Moore often spoke about his time as Bond and how he felt about acting in general.
"I used to work for a living. Then I became an actor.”
“My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of ‘raises left eyebrow’ and ‘raises right eyebrow.’”
“Of course I do my own stunts. And I also do my own lying.”
"You can either grow old gracefully or begrudgingly. I chose both."
"The wonderful thing about age is that your knees don't work as well, you can't run down steps quite as easily and obviously you can't lift heavy weights. But your mind doesn't feel any different."
"If you don't have humour, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now."
“Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.”
On Bond films:
"I mean, for the last three, I was getting a little restless. But I had an absolute splendid time doing the Bond films. I played a lot of backgammon, managed to steal a lot of wardrobe, and got well paid. Nothing could beat it!"
"To me, the Bond situations are so ridiculous, so outrageous. I mean, this man is supposed to be a spy and yet, everybody knows he's a spy.”
"I’d imagine his private life to be rather limited as he’s seemingly always on the job."