You Only Live Twice


Everyone knows the old showbiz adage, “Never work with children or animals.” Supposedly, adult actors will automatically be upstaged by their antics. In the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice, this was true for entirely different reasons.

It’s a cliché now, but the trope of the bad guy-with-a-cat actually originated with Bond villain Ernst Blofeld. In this movie, he strokes his feline while his volcano base (ugh) is blowing up.

The cat, noticeably freaking out and trying to escape, is digging its claws right into the arm of Donald Pleasence. That dude should’ve won an Oscar just for not flinching!