The Australian actor, now 84, is lending his support for British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 33, to land the coveted role, saying that he has what it takes to handle all the stunts, and all the ladies throw themselves at the beloved man who routinely saves the world.

Lazenby proceeded to tell **TMZ **that Taylor-Johnson's got the toughness to handle the secret agent life.

His high praise comes amid the publication's report that he got an offer to step into the 007 role, winning out over other actors like Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Sam Heughan, Tom Hardy and Rege-Jean Page, among others.