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The Dodge Driver was an unnamed henchman working for Japanese industrialist and SPECTRE member Osato. A minor character, he briefly appeared in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice, portrayed by Samoan-American wrestler Peter Fanene Maivia, who was also the grandfather of famous Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

Biography[]

The driver is an unnamed henchman working for Osato who was in charge to driving an assassin sent to kill James Bond's contact Dikko Henderson in Tokyo, Japan, in a black Dodge Polara. The killer manages to kill Henderson but is quickly murdered by 007, who then disguises himself as him to deceive the driver. He drives 007 of the enterprise to the Osato Chemicals and Engineering HQ and carries him up to a higher floor when he filed the false killer in an office. There the driver noticed that this is not the killer and a hand-to-hand begins. During the fight, the driver tries to use wrestling techniques to master Bond and attempt to kill the spy with a katana but he was knocked unconscious by James Bond with a statue and Bond hides his body in the liquor closet, and his fate is unknown.

Behind the Scenes[]

Peter Fanene Maiva, who played the role of the Dodge river, was a professional wrestler who acts as Stunt Fight choreographer in the same film. In EON Productions' James Bond franchise, Maiva was the second wrestler who fights James Bond with Harold Sakata as the first, Pat Roach as the third and David Bautista as the fourth.

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