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

Top American stuntman who in July 1976 performed the incredible ski/parachute jump off Baffin Island’s Asgard Peak for The Spy Who Loved Me teaser. The stunt was inspired by an advertisement for Canadian Club whisky in which Sylvester appeared to perform the same stunt—though he later admitted that the ad actually showed him jumping off El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. To perform the stunt for real in the film, Sylvester received $30,000. He later returned to perform a mountain-climbing stunt off Greece’s Meteora cliffs in For Your Eyes Only.


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