James Bond has been a cultural icon for decades for a good reason. His escapades in the world of espionage have entertained movie-goers around the world. One of the most iconic scenes from You Only Live Twice is when Bond dons his famous disguise, complete with a fake moustache and eyeglasses.
It turns out that this scene wasn’t as easy to pull off as you may think. It is based on a real-life event that happened to Sean Connery just a few months before You Only Live Twice began filming. Learn more about this secret scene in James Bond history and see how it gave away Connery’s secret in the video below.
James Bond’s Wig In You Only Live Twice Was Uncanny
Sean Connery is known for playing the iconic British spy James Bond. In the 1968 film, You Only Live Twice, one of Bond’s disguises is a wig. The prop was so uncanny that it gave away Connery’s secret role as the villainous Mr White.
Sean Connery Started Losing His Hair Before 21
Sean Connery began losing his hair before he was 21 in the early 1960s. He only revealed the truth about his bald patch to close friends and family after his death in 2001.
The cause of Sean Connery’s hair loss is unknown, but it is speculated that he may have been suffering from alopecia areata or hair loss due to an autoimmune condition. Alopecia areata usually affects men more than women and can be quite debilitating.
Despite his bald patch, Sean Connery remained one of history’s most iconic and popular actors. His portrayal of James Bond has made him one of the highest-grossing stars of all time, with over $1 billion worth of box office receipts.
Who is James Bond?
James Bond is the name of a fictional character in the British Secret Service agent series of books, films, and television programmes. The character was created by British author Ian Fleming and first appeared in the novel Casino Royale in 1953. He is also notable for being played by six actors: David Niven, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, and Christoph Waltz. Connery was the first to portray Bond onscreen, and he remains the most famous.