You Only Live Twice

Directed by

Lewis Gilbert


Sean Connery
Mie Hama
Donald Pleasence
Karin Dor

Music by

John Barry

Preceeded by


Followed by

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

You Only Live Twice is a 1967 spy film and the fifth official installment of the James Bond film series. This was the first entry to be directed by Lewis Glbert and fifth appearance of Sean Connery as James Bond, before he left the role (for the first time). Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell and Desmond Llewelyn all make return appearances. You Only Live Twice marks the first full appearance of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, portrayed by Donald Pleasence. Other cast members include Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi and Karin Dor who play the Bond girls.


Sean Connery as James Bond, British MI6 agent 007.

Mie Hama as Kissy Suzuki, Bond's fake wife and main love interest.

Donald Pleasence as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, SPECTRE Number 1 and the main antagonist. .

Karin Dor as Helga Brandt, SPECTRE Number 11.

Akiko Wakabayashi as Aki, Bond's local contact in Japan.

Tetsurō Tamba as Tiger Tanaka, the head of the Japanese Secret Service.

Charles Gray as Henderson, another one of Bond's contacts in Japan.

Teru Shimada as Mr. Osato, the head of Osato Chemicals who is aligned with SPECTRE.

Ronald Rich as Hans, Blofeld's bodyguard and main henchman.

Tsai Chin as Ling, Bond's lover in the pre-titles sequence.

Bernard Lee as M, the head of MI6 and Bond's superior.

Desmond Llewellyn as Q, the MI6 quartermaster.

Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny, M's secretary.

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