Friday, October 26, 2012
Who is the best James Bond? It's a question almost as polarizing as "Shaken? or Stirred?" Personally, I am a Sean Connery fan, there is just something about the way he said "Miss Moneypenny" that was too wonderful. Also, Pierce Brosnan made a debonair Bond, though that's a more controversial choice.
After seeing Skyfall this week, Roger Moore described Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes' new James Bond film as "without a doubt... the best Bond there's ever been." What do you think? I have to say I agree. Daniel Craig is the best Bond to date. (Sorry, Mr. Connery, I still love you!)
When it was time for Pierce to turn in his Walther PPK, who besides the fabulously cast Mr. Craig, was considered to take over the role? It's quite an attractive list - Ralph Fiennes, who was unable to commit to the filming schedule of Casino Royale, and Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana and Heath Ledger were discounted. Producers chose to go ahead and run screen tests on the four 'finalists'. They had lost the chance of landing Clive Owen after refusing to include gross profit points in his contract.
The contenders were Layer Cake star Daniel Craig, ER actor Goran Visnjic, Australian actor Sam Worthington and 22-year-old Henry Cavill, reported Variety. All were relatively inexperienced, though producers were interested in someone considerably younger than 52-year-old Pierce Brosnan. They wanted him to be closer to 30 than 50 and to be a little less kitschy, not so reliant on Q and gadgets. I think they chose well!
Who is being thought of for after Daniel retires from the role? Your guess is a good as anyone's but I did see an article mentioning Idris Elba. What do you think? Do you enjoy Bond movies? Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section!
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