"I have, on the whole, avoided Hollywood like the plague. One cameo for Scorsese (Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ) to me brings so much more satisfaction than, say, a James Bond. For instance, I turned down the part of the villain 'Zorin' in A View To Kill as it simply was a terrible script and I saw little reason for spending so long on something that bad, that workmanlike. And I told them so. I don't think anyone had turned down a 'major' role in a Bond before. It really didn't go down too well at all. They were very tetchy about it."
David Bowie, Film Threat, 27 July 2002