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On the Bond Role:
"I've been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it," he told the magazine. "But they won't let me go, and I've agreed to do a couple more, but let's see how this one does, because business is business and if the shit goes down, I've got a contract that somebody will happily wipe their ass with."
It's always nice to see a realistic and at least marginally honest actor.
I will be seeing skyfall, too.
Post as if your wife was sitting on my lap.
Best bond ever, IMHO.
In Americanese it sounds much more iconoclastically crude than how Daniel Craig would say it - "wipe theiah ahhss."
Saw skyfall last night. It was near flawless. One of the best Bond films ever
His role in The Layer Cake won him the Bond role. See it if you haven't
Definitely the best since Connery, IMHO, and it isn't even close between him and whoever you want to put 3rd.
"I love March!" - Tom Izzo
Pretty early in the day for you to be drunk already. It's Sean Connery or no one.
If you like Craig as Bond. Watch Layer Cake. Saw it soon after Daniel Craig was announced as the next Bond. I was sold then before Casino Royale came out
Definitely. Yes, better than Connery. If you've READ any of Flemming's books, Craig is who Flemming was writing. Bond was never suave. "Bond, this might be more than a blunt instrument can understand" - that line was very apropos.
As you can tell, I'm a huge Bond nerd.
That's not to say Connery's portrayal wasn't great, just not what Flemming originally wrote.
I love Michael Gambon. Great actor.
Just busting your chops but if you are such a Bond fan you'd spell the author's name right. Ian Fleming.
But I'm like you, I've read every Fleming Bond book and Fleming describes Bond as something like being rugged and hard edged with a scar on his cheek, cruel looking. That's certainly more Craig than any other Bond including Connery. Bond in the books is all about doing his job for the sake of his country.
Damn it - pre-coffee spelling fail.
I agree that Craig is certainly more like Bond as Fleming wrote him. I do believe...and I could be wrong about this...that when Sean Connery was selected to play James Bond in 1962 that Fleming was consulted and had approved of him.
I like the direction that the franchise has taken, and that the movies are much more serious now. I think Craig is great in the role as James Bond.
There are still some cringe worthy moments in the last two where they are trying to force some of that "ohh... James" or "shaken, not stirred" back into it, but overall I think the last two movies were fantastic and am looking forward to seeing Skyfall.
Did you ever meet up with him at a bar and watch MSU basketball?
I met up with Heath Ledger once and we talked sports and all that. And then he committed suicide, and I was crushed.
"Those fans are in for a world of hurt...they've never gone up against a premium message board fan base like ours."-Vim
All the other ones....
If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
- Kurt Vonnegut
Sweet googily-moogily, I'd wrap him in bacon and do bad things to him (although the rumor in H'wood is that he has a wee wee-wee - but who am I kidding, I'd still do him).
Sorry guys George Lazenby is where its at...
Honestly, he was pretty good and that's a very underrated Bond flick. It's just that it was the first time that someone other than Connery played the role so there was backlash. It's like taking over for a legendary coach. Extremely tough to do.
Connery was, and is, the man. I don't care how Fleming wrote it, it's the movies that brought it to life. Pierce Brosnan should have done it when Timothy Dalton got the role (I forget if he was rejected, or if he turned them down at the time, but he was expected to be Moore's replacement). Brosnan was made for the role, at least in the 60s/70s/80s mold of the movies. By the time he did it, I think the style of the movies was moving to a more modern style (which Craig excels in), and his movies also suffered from sub-standard writing and plots. Dalton's did too, but Dalton was always going to be a horrible Bond, IMO.
Yeah that was one of my favorite bond movies. And there was probably backlash since he is australian. Although connery is scottish, but people just love connery so they don't care.
I thought the actual character of Bond was Scottish?
Check out 'Defiance' if you have not already.
That Rachel Weisz is a lucky bitch.
The problem with the Lazenby Bond is they dressed him like a girl. Too many ruffles. On Her Majesties Secret Service is one of the best Bond story lines.
Brosnan was under contract for the "Remington Steele" tv show and they wouldn't let him out of it or work around the filming schedule of the Bond films.
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