Burt Reynolds previously revealed that he was offered the role of James Bond after Sean Connery left the franchise. Reynolds turn it down, though, but thanks to deepfake technology we can now see what it would have been like had Reynolds taken the role!
During his 60-year career, he claimed to have turned down several huge roles, including James Bond and Han Solo. Reynolds was eyed up as the replacement for Sean Connery’s Bond, but told USA Today in 2015 that he turned down the part because he thought the public wouldn’t accept an American 007.
The video below includes footage from the Bond film Dr. No with Reynolds as 007, and it certainly would have been interesting! Enjoy the video below and let us know if you would have liked to see Reynolds as Bond.
Personally, I don’t think it would’ve worked. Reynolds was right to turn it down, Bond has to British!