I created this one, and forgot to put my ID on it. Sorry! Mason was the one Ian Fleming mentioned to those wanting to produce "DR. NO," but the story goes that Mason wasn't available.
Elwood - November 24, 2008, 7:08 pm,
I read somewhere that James Mason was summarily rejected for the part, because producers noted that he was over age 50, and they felt James Bond should be no more than "30-something," as far as looks were concerned.