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Daniel Craig Is The New James Bond  
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6912 posts, RR: 34
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8128 times:

http://www.thisislondon.com/showbiz/.../20594611?source=Daily%20Mail&ct=5

My first reaction was "Who the hell is Daniel Craig?"

The 6th James Bond, first blond.

21st Bond film will be based on Ian Fleming's first book, Casino Royale, interestingly enough.

I must reserve judgment on his acting as I'm not familiar with him, but this is a dark horse pick all the way. Ugh.

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User currently offlineRj111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8122 times:

He's definately got the right character for it.



Not handsome enough though i don't think.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8117 times:

Well known actor over in the UK Slider - mainly from TV dramas and the like. his name has been rumoured for some time.

A good actor - but perhaps not my first pick. We shall just have to see how he goes i suppose.....



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8102 times:

Other than having a hot ass, I don't see the attraction.

He lacks the instantaneous star quality that Bond requires.


User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8100 times:

Well, could have been worse.

On a side note, I spotted this on IMDB.com....

http://www.zap2it.com/movies/cffs/story



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6912 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8098 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 3):
He lacks the instantaneous star quality that Bond requires.

That's what I was thinking.

Let's face it- the entire Bond series is campy (supposed to be to an extent), and needs a draw. Pierce Brosnan was that draw, and the cast of ladies in his films. This guy is virtually an unknown, at least on this side of the pond, and I just don't see much snap there.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8094 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 5):
Let's face it- the entire Bond series is campy (supposed to be to an extent), and needs a draw. Pierce Brosnan was that draw, and the cast of ladies in his films.

I agree.
Remember when they had whatsisname in the late 80s? He was so dour and his films got so serious, they got dull.
Bond has to walk a fine line between camp and tough. This fellow looks like he's been yanked out of an Indie flick.


User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8078 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 6):
Remember when they had whatsisname in the late 80s? He was so dour and his films got so serious, they got dull.

Tim Dalton. And "Living" wasn't too bad. It was "Bond" as was written by Fleming. "License" was an awful movie.

I think the Bond franchise is past it's "sell by" date.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8071 times:

I don't think that this is the right guy. Of the others available there were those that much more closely fit the mold (and this is not a movie where you break molds) such as Owen or Purefoy or even that dude from Nip/Tuck McMahon.

I think that Craig will end up like Dalton, a fine actor miscast and his talents will be underappreciated in the role.

I hope this is just another rumor.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8070 times:

It's a pretty fine line to tread though.

Unless you have someone like Brosnan, who let's face it was born to be Bond, the choice is inevitably going to be someone who isn't known globally. He can't be. Bond has always been played by relative unknowns at the time they were chosen, be it Connery, Moore, Dalton or Lazenby.

Furthermore, given that they are probably going to choose a British actor, chances are he isn't going to be that well known in the US, because the only British actors you lot tend to see are the ones who are the perfect choice to play the baddies. Why is that by the way? Are we inherently evil?  Wink



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8061 times:

Nah, if you'll notice all the other potentials have been British or Australian relative unknowns (can anyone here immediately identify more than one film by any of the above mentioned other prospects? Craig was in Layer Cake and Tomb Raider).

I think that the last potential American Bond was Burton Leon Reynolds of Waycross, Georgia, and he turned it down.....with good reason...he'd never have carried the role off (should have been a Leiter, as it stands Bernie Casey was the best Leiter).

Besides, as far as bad guys go everyone always looks for foreigners to speak your language with an accent to be the baddies. It fits better with people's natural xenophobia.  Wink



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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8056 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 9):
because the only British actors you lot tend to see are the ones who are the perfect choice to play the baddies. Why is that by the way? Are we inherently evil?

It's the accent.

I think Clive Owen or even Jason Stratham would make a better Bond, at least as far as the "prototypical" Bond goes. What this series of movies really needs is more female nudity. Brosnan was quoted as saying that and I'd have to agree. Have Halle Berry or Teri Hatcher flash some boobs and you'll see an increase at the box office.


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8049 times:

He's probably the only one of the candidates that said "yes". I believe they offered the role to Clive Owen and he refused, partly because the Bond producers wanted someone to commit to a three-picture deal.

I heard Craig was quite good in Layer Cake, which came out earlier this year.



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8046 times:

Quoting Homer71 (Reply 12):
I heard Craig was quite good in Layer Cake, which came out earlier this year.

Storming film, some excellent performances in it and a couple of my favourite actors as well.

If you get the chance, watch it. Daniel Craig is superb. I agree with previous posters that he is going to be miscast in this role, he's just too serious to get away with it.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8040 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
Besides, as far as bad guys go everyone always looks for foreigners to speak your language with an accent to be the baddies. It fits better with people's natural xenophobia.

Ah, I see. Well that explains George Bush anyway....  Wink



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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8020 times:

Quoting CactusA319 (Reply 11):
Jason Stratham would make a better Bond

100% agree.

Quoting CactusA319 (Reply 11):
Have Halle Berry or Teri Hatcher flash some boobs and you'll see an increase at the box office.

That's what seperates BOND from all else. If memory serves, it wasn't until "Living Daylights" that there was any serious frontal nudity, and THAT was for mere nano-seconds. I hope they keep it "classy" without the need of obvious sex.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13241 posts, RR: 77
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8018 times:

Craig is a good actor, though I thought Layer Cake was well overrated, this wasn't because of Craig.

He also did well in an otherwise lacklustre adaptation of the excellent Robert Harris novel, Archangel, a TV production.


User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8009 times:

this is not good news. He is not bulky enough - Brosnan was better in the role after he gained 10kgs for his second film. He also lacks real star quality. He seems to be a Dalton but without the slight menace of Dalton. I am nervous that they may not have picked a winner here.

However, it is not yet official, so there is still hope!



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8005 times:

Hmm well I don't know why everyone thinks Timothy was such a failure.. I though the Living Daylights was a pretty good flick... Hmm this new dude? I am not sure about.. Well James Bond characters are usually a little more strikingly handsome, but i guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. Let's see what he does...

I thought Jude Law might have been an interesting Bond, or that guy from King Arthur.



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7998 times:

Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 15):
If memory serves, it wasn't until "Living Daylights" that there was any serious frontal nudity, and THAT was for mere nano-seconds. I hope they keep it "classy" without the need of obvious sex.

You're forgetting Marie in the pre-title scene of Diamonds Are Forever (1971) -  Wink



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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7983 times:

Quoting Homer71 (Reply 19):
You're forgetting Marie in the pre-title scene of Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Isn't everybody naked in the title sequences, too????  Wink

And if one hit's the "slow advance" on that same movie, I'd wager Lana Wood's character "Plenty", will also be, when she hoisted out the window. Not one of my favorite Bond's "Diamonds"....



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7973 times:

I was talking about "pre-title" scene where Bond rips off Marie's bikini top and wraps it around her neck to get her to talk. Freeze frame between it coming off and Marie covering them with her arms and there you have it.

Plenty O'Toole is one of better Bond chicks name - right up there with Dr. Holly Goodhead and Xenia Onatopp



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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7959 times:

FYI: Yahoo Groups has a series of great "Bond Girl Clubs"...

There are about eight or nine of these groups, all linked from the first one. Some great collections of photo's, too...

http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/ultimatejamesbondgirls/



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7928 times:

Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 15):
I hope they keep it "classy" without the need of obvious sex.

Uhhh, Pussy Galore and Plenty O'Toole were classy names???


User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7920 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 23):
Uhhh, Pussy Galore and Plenty O'Toole were classy names???

Yes, they were classy in the sense that you could allude to sex without being visually graphic about it on screen. It was good for an innocent laugh. We seldom see comedy like that anymore, most of what we get is pure garbage covered in a nice plastic package.

On another note, I have to say the best Bond was Sean! My favorites were Goldfinger and Dr. No.



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25 Post contains images QANTASFOREVER : Don't forget Xenia Onatopp Seriously now - Daniel Craig sucks. First - he's blonde, second - I can't get the vision of him in "The Power of One" as t
26 DL021 : You guys have forgotten about Octopussy.....the name of the movie for petes sake.
27 Blackbird1331 : The spy game is one of suspense. The Bond movies seem to try to outdo each other, using wit and technical gadetry. Read the books by Fleming and you w
28 AA777 : I think Clive Owen would make an awesome James Bond.... he might be a tad unrefined... but I think he could pull it off very well. -AA777
29 N1120A : Anyone else think Hugh Jackman would be the best choice?
30 Post contains images RayChuang : I think one reason why Eon Productions chose Daniel Craig was that he has some passing resemblence to a younger Hoagy Charmichael, Ian Fleming's own i
31 Post contains images Newark777 : Nope. Harry
32 DaddiesSecret : not really any point to bond anymore, belongs to a different era.
33 Slider : Interesting notion....after all, Fleming's own inspiration was the old gentleman spy, but decades later, the image and overall package of what we thi
34 Tristarenvy : Please God, not Madonna, not Madonna, not Madonna.... Which is what makes the original "Casino Royale" movie a wee bit more compelling. Even though i
35 Post contains images DfwRevolution : Haha... how about Catherine Zeta Jones or Jennifer Gardner Irony of the day, he looks like Vladimir Putin. A Bond character with uncanny resemblance
36 HEGAN : Clive Owen rejecter the role. It is difficult to find a known actor to want to become 007, as it marks very much. The thing is you can't make just one
37 Post contains images Slider : I'd buy a ticket to see her.
38 YOWza : At least it is not that prick Russell Crowe YOWza
39 TACAA320 : Have you ever saw him acting before to make such statement?
40 Post contains images TedTAce : He looks more like a villian I want Roger Moore back!!!
41 TriStarEnvy : I saw the news of this, on The Sun's on-line news. What was amusing, was they had pictures of the previous Bond's, and David Niven was included. Someo
42 L-188 : I think you mean, "Please god....not Ester, Not Ester, Not Ester. He played Bond in the parody film "Casino Royale" which is also a fleming book.
43 Jaysit : Yes, I have. In 2 films. He doesn't quite have that rakish sex appeal bordering on both camp and cool that his predecessors have. Now, Clive Owen? Wo
44 TACAA320 : Just let him play the role first. After that, then judge him.
45 Post contains images Kay : I hope he washes his hands more than Putin, though I loved Roger too, and now people will jump and say: "uhhhhh connery WAS bond!!" Kay
46 AeroWesty : I would have loved to have seen Clive as Bond. I just hope the story lines get better. I know everyone pretty much panned Timothy Dalton as Bond, but
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