Before we get into this, a caveat: James Cameron can probably sleep soundly in his bed for a while yet. The only place in which Skyfall is bigger at the box office than Avatar is the UK.
50 Years of James Bond
James Bond may not have a middle name but Daniel Craig does. His is Wroughton, as in Daniel Wroughton Craig.
File this under Too Good To Make Up: the first Technicolor movie Pierce Brosnan remembers ever seeing was Goldfinger, the 1964 James Bond film starring Sean Connery as Agent 007.
When Timothy Dalton first identified himself as “Bond. James Bond” in The Living Daylights (1987), he tossed the signature line off casually while on the phone, as if he could just as easily have called himself “Blow.
Roger Moore played James Bond for laughs. Fans either laughed along or waited it out for seven films until the next 007 – it turned out to be Timothy Dalton – showed up.
George Lazenby is the movie star equivalent of a one-hit wonder singer or band. He played James Bond once and once only in an official 007 film: 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
He may not look it, but James Bond turns 50 today (October 5). Next thing you know, he’ll be using a jet-propelled walker.