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· 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

· My Casino Caper

· Rock Star Rising

Short Stories
· The Mexican Swimmer - Book-Noir

· My Movie Career

· Why Jimmy Fallon Lost Nicole Kidman

· Michael Caine Stops Bigot by Using Humor

· SPECTRE James Bond Info Revealed

· George Pal and Me

· Bill Medley Regrets Breaking James Bond Lifestyle Rule #5

· Schwarzenegger Used a James Bond Lifestyle Technique on Terminator 3

· Elvis Presley's First & Last Watched Movies

· Sinatra, Mitchum, Marvin, & Crawford's Brawl

· Analysis: The Mexican Swimmer

· A Bond Girl Threatens Suicide to Keep Her Part

· 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

· 007 Lifestyle on TV News

· Comic Book Trailer for The Mexican Swimmer

· Art of Charm for Men Interviews James Bond Lifestyle Creator

· Meet 007 George Lazenby, ELEVEN Bond Girls & James Bond Lifestyle Creator

· CANCELLED James Bond Lifestyle Agents will NOT Meet at NBAA in Las Vegas

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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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Books by
Paul Kyriazi

Rock Star Rising

The Mexican Swimmer - Book Noir

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The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar

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Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE

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McKnight's Memory - Kindle / Audio

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McKnight's Memory

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McKnight's Memory - Frank Sinatra Jr. narrates audio-book with top stars.

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