A. You shoot him with your Walther PPK.
George Lazenby didn't. Instead, he walked away from his 7 picture deal after filming On Her Majesty's Secret Service, at the advice of his agent who thought that "secret service" flicks would go nowhere in the 1970s. And so George went from working with Diana Rigg (Best. Bond. Girl. EVAH.) and Telly Savalas to doing Bruce Lee movies after Bruce Lee died and Emmanuelle.
If this isn't the most spectacular FAIL in acting history, I'm not sure what is.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service has developed a cult following. First of all, you have Diana Rigg (did I mention that she was the Best. Bond. Girl. EVAH?). Second, you had a Bond that was quite out of the normal Bond mainstream - less suave and sure of himself, and actually more like Ian Flemming's Bond in the books. Quite frankly, the only other Bond who did that was another short-lived Bond actor, Timothy Dalton. There was a darkness and vulnerability that was only seen before in Lazenby's.
Interestingly, Dalton had turned down the part when Connery and the Bond franchise parted ways. Dalton was only 21, and felt that he needed to mature to do the role justice. He was right. Two decades later, he got his second chance.
Lazenby never did, but he walked away from a signed contract. Interestingly, he and Roger Moore seem to be email buddies, but that's likely cold comfort. That spectacularly bad decision has haunted Lazenby his whole life. Follow-on decisions have been equally bad, like marrying a woman 25 years his junior (tennis star Pam Shriver) and having kids when he was in his sixties. Dude, in that situation, she has a license to kill ...
But this is an interesting film. Bond aficionados already know this. And did I mention that Diana Rigg was the Best. Bond. Girl. EVAH?