Contributed by: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Doomed nuclear physicist, portrayed by Cyril Shaps, who, with his partner Professor Markovitz (MILO SPERBER), is responsible for the design of a nuclear-submarine tracking system in The Spy Who Loved Me. Working for fanatical billionaire shipping magnate Karl Stromberg (CURT JURGENS), Bechmann and Markovitz will each receive $10 million for their work. However, once they leave Atlantis, their helicopter is blown out of the sky by Stromberg, who cancels the transfer of the $20 million.

Among the James Bond villains, scientific help usually has one reward—death.


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