Clint Eastwood in Dirty HarryOh how the world of cinema could have been so different. It has emerged that Clint Eastwood was approached in the 70s to become James Bond after Sean Connery vacated the role. He also turned down the chance to become Superman.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the 80-year-old actor says that he is relieved that he wasn't tempted by the parts: "Thank God that I didn't have to do that," he tells them.

Speaking about the 007 role (which went to Roger Moore), the Dirty Harry star, best known to moviegoers for his gritty characters in cowboy and cop films, said that he was offered a sizeable pay cheque to take the part.

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