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Articles Tagged '50 Years of James Bond'

Daniel Craig in ‘Skyfall’

It’s Official: ‘Skyfall’ Is Bigger Than ‘Avatar’

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. But that’s no mean feat in itself, given that Avatar was, until this week, the highest-grossing movie of […]


50 Years of James Bond: Pierce Brosnan Took 007 into 21st Century

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. The Irish-born actor, now 59, saw it with his mother and stepfather shortly after the then 11-year-old boy arrived in London to be reunited with […]


50 Years of James Bond: Timothy Dalton Gets His ‘License to Kill’

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. Joe Blow.” After only one more outing as Agent 007, in License to Kill (1989), he threw off […]


50 Years of James Bond: Roger Moore, Seven Times 007

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. When he first portrayed Ian Fleming’s British super spy in 1973’s Live and Let Die, Moore became the third actor to take […]


50 Years of James Bond: George Lazenby, One-Hit Wonder?

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. In Anglophenia’s continuing sequential look at each of the six actors who have starred as Ian Fleming’s suave British secret agent during […]


50 Years of James Bond: Sean Connery in Clips

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. Well, at least the movie version of Agent 007 hits the half century mark. Dr. No, the first official movie based on Ian Fleming’s series of novels about the debonair British super […]