Roger Moore, who died Tuesday at age 89, is best remembered for playing superspy James Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985. But he had a storied career in Hollywood before and after his record turn as 007.
Roger Moore was born in the U.K. but got his start as an MGM contract player in the 1950s. His first big breaks came in television, including this Western starring James Garner as a frontier cardsharp.
The Saint (1962-69)
Moore became a household name as the star of this hit small-screen spy thriller, which was based on Leslie Charteris’ books about the character Simon Templar. He brought a quippy charm to the role that he later applied to the Bond series.
The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
In this twisty pre-Bond thriller, Moore plays a man who gets into a car accident and discovers that he either has a doppelganger who is behaving very differently than he would — or that he has gone insane.
Moore tried to shake off his James Bond persona with this thriller (which was originally titled “North Sea Hijack”), playing a misogyinistic freelance terrorism consultant who leads a team to combat terrorists seeking to blow up two oil rigs.
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Moore sent himself up in this caper comedy starring Burt Reynolds, playing a millionaire who has plastic surgery to better resemble … Roger Moore.
Spice World (1997)
Moore plays the eccentric “Chief” of a record label in the musical comedy starring the British pop quintet the Spice Girls.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
In this family comedy that spoofed Bond thrillers, Moore voiced the head of the feline spy agency MEOWS (Mousers Enforcing Our World’s Safety) whose name, naturally, is Tab Lazenby.