Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
40 years ago marked the final transition from actor Sean Connery as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 to the dashing upstart Roger Moore. Moore's first adventure as Bond launched in 1973's "Live and Let Die."
The film opened in the United States on June 27 and its overseas tour began with a London premiere on July 5. Replacing an icon would not be an easy task though -- just ask model turned actor George Lazenby who had his shot in 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."
"Live and Let Die" took in $38 million domestically to rank 19th on the all-time Bond movie list. Not only did Moore live up to the secret agent's legacy, and his predecessor's massive shadow, but each of his future films grossed over $20 million each.
Moore's best moneymaker surprisingly came with 1979's "Moonraker," perhaps the worst movie ever made, with over $70 million domestically and $210 million worldwide.
Moore portrayed Bond 7 times, which ties him with Connery for the most appearances on film as 007. Moore passed the torch to Timothy Dalton after 1985's "A View to a Kill." Happy Anniversary "Live and Let Die" and congratulations to Roger Moore for his memorable run as London's favorite British agent.