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Maxwell Smart is the bumbling secret agent behind the classic spy spoof ‘Get Smart’. Along with his beautiful partner Agent 99, he managed to protect the world despite his tendency of being the one to screw things up in the first place. A film remake was released in 2008 starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway.
Coolest move: Using the most nonsensical spy gadget ever created, the shoe phone.
John and Jane Smith
Marriage can be rough. Especially if you’re a spy and your fellow spy wife is trying to kill you while you try to kill her right back. Good thing they were going to therapy.
Coolest Move: Dodging bullets and RPGs in the middle of a shopping mall when their employers try to off both of them.
With the ‘Bourne Identity’, American spy Jason Bourne injected much needed grit and brutality into the spy genre which was getting a little goofy during the 00’s. Bourne is a CIA agent who goes rogue after losing his memory.
Coolest Move: Using, of all things, a ballpoint pen to eliminate an enemy spy.
Jennifer Garner stars as Sydney Bristow, a double agent who tries to take down SD-6, a shadowy criminal organization, from within its own walls.
Coolest Move: Wearing the best wigs in spy history.
“Yeah baby Yeah!” Austin Powers, The spy behind the popular film series has shagged and snogged his way through three movies lampooning different aspects of classic British spy fiction, especially the James Bond films.
Coolest Move: Using his “Judo Chop” to dispatch Dr. Evil’s henchmen.
When the 'Mission Impossible' series was rebooted in the 90’s, Tom Cruise’s version of Ethan Hunt felt like a slick, hip, American cousin of James Bond with more modern sensibilities and cool face swapping technology.
Coolest Move: Rappelling into the CIA headquarters to steal files from a highly secured room.
The coolest spy in the universe, James Bond has been the subject of 23 films where he travels across the globe ordering shaken (not stirred) martinis, using cool gadgets, romancing beautiful women, and thwarting evil plots of flamboyant villains.
Coolest Move: Adjusting his shirt cuffs while jumping on a train car he just ripped half open in his latest flick, 'Skyfall.'
In the film 'True Lies,' Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a secret agent for the 'Omega Sector' who keeps his life as a spy secret from his family. They think he is just a boring computer salesman. Seriously? who would believe Arnold Schwarzenegger sells computers with those muscles?
Coolest Move: Chasing a terrorist through a luxury hotel on a horse.
From James Bond to Maxwell Smart, check out this list of the coolest spies in pop culture.