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· Rodrigo's Complete Story - Both Volumes of 'The Mexcian Swimmer'.

· The Mexican Swimmer's Final Dive

· McKnight's Memory - Kindle / Audio

· The Mexican Swimmer - Book Noir

· My Casino Caper on CDs

· Wicked Players

· 3 Wild Thrillers

· Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE

· Attract Your Ideal Bond Girl - FREE Audio Download

· The King, McQueen and the Love Machine

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· The Mexican Swimmer - Book-Noir

· My Movie Career

· Directing Adam West in 'Omega Cop'

· Gambler Returns Million Dollar Win

· Lucy Can Empower Freelancers

· The Man who Killed 'The Thing'

· Always Win in the Casino Like 007

· John Carradine and Me

· The Ultimate Book for Freelancers

· Why Jimmy Fallon Lost Nicole Kidman

· Michael Caine Stops Bigot by Using Humor

· SPECTRE James Bond Info Revealed

· Twin-Pack of 'Mexican Swimmer' Released

· Rock Star Rising Trailer with 7 Movie Stars

· Rock Star Rising released on Kindle / Audio Today

· Directing Rod Taylor who passed today.

· James Bond Lifestyle Now Taught in India

· Trailer for Frank Sinatra Jr McKnight's Memory Arrives

· Trailer for The Mexican Swimmer released

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Hercules as 007?

After the success of his star making Hercules movie, Steve Reeves turned down the role that finally went to Clint Eastwood in Fistful of Dollars. 
The reason Reeves turned down the role is, in his own words: "I didn't believe that Italians can make good Westerns. But I was wrong." 
Steve also claimed to have turned down the role of James Bond in Dr. No. Reeves mentioned in an interview that he was offered only $100,000 to play 007, whereas he was earning $250,000 per film in Italy, and as such was tied with Sophia Loren as the highest paid actor in Europe at the time.  Thus he turned down the role of James Bond to continue making a larger salary in Italy.
Perhaps Reeves was wise to keep collecting his higher salary, as making action movies is always risky and Reeves' unique body made him hard to double. Indeed, his leading man career lasted a mere 10 years because when filming The Last Days of Pompeii, Reeves dislocated his shoulder when the chariot he was driving hit a tree.
In the same movie, he had to swim underwater beneath buring oil and his shoulder was re-injured. His ability to do stunts lessened on each movie, ultimately leading to his decision to retire.
However, in 1967, Reeves finally did make an Italian Western that he not only starred in, but produced:  A Long Ride from Hell.
He retired very well off and raised Morgon horses on his ranch in Southern California. So perhaps in this case, it was prudent for him to collect higher salaries in movies while he could.
If you want to live like 007, read 30 sample pages on Amazon of How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle - Kindle
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