My Name Is Craig. Daniel Craig.

by Dave on October 14, 2005

in Movies

Way to busy to do a proper quizzlet today. Meetings, dentist, interns and the like. But as always I’ll get to it over the weekend. In the meantime, please discuss the hot topic of the day – and no, it has nothing to do with a bombing, Nicole Richie or a natural disaster. Although these are often synonymous. I’m here all week – try the martinis.

Since my #1 choice didn’t want the role, I am now quite happy with the selection of Daniel Craig as the next (“grittier and darker“) 007. If you’ve seen Layer Cake, you know this guy can pull of some serious action. His rugged fugliness is also a departure from the poofiness of Brosnan, Moore and Dalton – and a bit of a throwback to the tougher, more mean-spirited and thuggish Bond that Sean Connery brought to the screen.

This publicity photo, the first of Craig as Bond, really says it all. “The actor said he was not looking to redefine the role, but added: “It’s a question of taking it somewhere maybe where it’s never gone before.” Oh, James.

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Aubs October 14, 2005 at 11:55 am

I first noticed Craig in ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ and then again in ‘Road to Perdition’ as the Mob Boss’s (Paul Newman) spoiled son Connor Rooney. Great choice as the new Bond.

Jennie Smash October 14, 2005 at 11:45 pm

Sean Connery is the only Bond, as far as I’m concerned.

graeme October 15, 2005 at 2:25 pm

Amen, Smash, amen. And Jack Lord will always be Felix Leiter to me.

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