- After the failure of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), EON was desperate to get Sean Connery back to save the series. When he refused, the producers considered 'Moore, Roger' , then Timothy Dalton before unexpectedly signing an unknown American actor John Gavin (I). UA chief, David V. Picker, was not impressed with the choice of Gavin and the order went out to get Connery at any price. Connery was finally lured back with an unprecedented deal making him the highest paid actor to date. The final contract involved Connery getting $1.25 million up front, 12.5% of the gross and a commitment from UA to finance two non-Bond films of Connery's choice. Connery later donated his fee to the Scottish International Trust.
- When Bond climbed the Whyte House, he was actually climbing the Las Vegas International Hotel (now called the Las Vegas Hilton).
- Lana Wood's voice was dubbed.
- Actresses considered for the role of Tiffany Case included: Raquel Welch, Jane Fonda and Faye Dunaway. Jill St. John had originally been offered the part of Plenty O'Toole but landed the female lead after impressing the director Guy Hamilton during screen tests. St. John became the first American Bond girl.
- The original plot had Gert Frobe returning as Auric Goldfinger (1964)'s twin and seeking revenge for the death of his brother.
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