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Daniel Craig is 55: unknown facts about his James Bond

Although the British actor resigned, he is rightly considered one of the best agents 007.

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With the film "No Time to Die" (2021) Daniel Craig has forever said goodbye to James Bond, the fictional operative of MI6, which he had previously played in four films, starting in 2006 with "Casino Royale". His last role as Agent 007 marked the end of a chapter in the career of this popular and versatile British actor. Along the way, Craig reimagined Ian Fleming's character, bringing a more humane and vulnerable Bond to the screen.

In this review, let's recall the little-known facts of Daniel Craig's tenure as the world's most famous secret agent.

Bond for the fifth and final time

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As already mentioned, Daniel Craig played James Bond for the fifth and last time in No Time to Die (2021). The actor was 38 years old when he appeared on screen in Casino Royale (2006). He left the franchise, personifying the role for 15 years.

Love Lost

Bond Craig had the least amount of love affairs compared to other interpretations of the character. In fact, he is quite reserved and at times uncharacteristically loyal. In Casino Royale (2006) he is heartbroken and sad after getting involved with Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), who became his mistress and betrayed him with the most tragic consequences.

Aston Martin DB10

A total of 10 Aston Martin DB10 models were developed for the movie Spectre (2015). Eight of them were shown in the film, and two more were produced for promotional purposes. In 2016, one of these "show" cars sold at auction for $3.2 million.

The most successful Bond

The films with Daniel Craig about James Bond are the most profitable in the history of the franchise. Skyfall (2012) alone brought in $1.1 billion for the authors.

Personal preferences

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Craig himself most liked his movies "Skyfall" and "Spectre", and both have collected a huge amount of money in the box office.

Best "Bond Girls"

Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux shared the pedestal in "Spectre." The Italian actress was already 50 when she appeared in the film, becoming the oldest of the Bond girls. That said, according to Craig, both are the best friends of the spy in the entire franchise.

Everything a Bond girl needs

Frenchwoman Lea Seydoux was 30 when she appeared in "007: Spectre." Craig described her as "sweet, smart and athletic ... what a Bond girl should be." The actress played the role of Madeline Swan in the film "No Time to Die.

Far from being a ladies' man

Although Craig appreciates the fact that he is considered one of the best Bond characters, he once admitted that he was tired of the character. He also noted that Agent 007 is a misogynist who acts like a skirt-chaser and actually has an aversion to the weaker sex.

The best roles for female colleagues

That said, the actor fully admits that women have gotten better roles in recent Bond films than they have in the past. This includes Judi Dench as M and actresses appearing as Miss Moneypenny, who was allowed to go beyond just secretary M.

Another generation.

Daniel Craig was born on March 2, 1968. By that time the Bond films had already been released five times in cinemas (six, to be exact, if you consider the 1967 Casino Royale parody).

The first after Fleming

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Craig is also the only actor who played Agent 007 who was born after Ian Fleming's death. The author who created the famous character died in 1964.

Knocked out teeth

After being cast in 2005, it was reported that Craig underwent a major facelift, which included a new haircut and a beefed-up body. And the famous fight scene in Casino Royale resulted in the actor losing two front teeth.

Longest Agent 007 movies

Of the five movies Craig starred in, four were the longest in the entire franchise: "007: Skyfall Coordinates" 143 minutes, "Casino Royale" 144 minutes, "007: Spectre" 148 minutes and "No Time to Die" 163 minutes!

Craig's Favorite Bond.

No, it's not him. It's Sean Connery, who played the famous spy seven times.

Highest paid.

Craig was paid $65 million to star in "No Time to Die." To date, he has received more for his work than any actor involved in the franchise.

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