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Fictional character in Ian Fleming writings and movie franchise

  • James Bond is a fictional British Secret Service agent in Ian Fleming novels.
  • James Bond is an ageless British super-spy in his movies.
  • It is the longest continually running and the second-highest grossing film franchise.
  • Skyfall (2012) staring Daniel Craig is the latest Bond movie.
  • Ian was inspired to use the name 'Bond' after American ornithologist James Bond, a Caribbean bird expert.
  • Ian chose the name James Bond as he wanted the ‘simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name’ he could think of.
  • Roger Moore was the oldest actor to debut as Bond (he was 45 when Live and Let Die was filmed) and 58 when filming finished on A View To a Kill in 1985.
  • Sean Connery began losing his hair at the age of 21, so in all of his James Bond movies, he wore a toupee.
  • In 1962 Eon Productions, released the first cinema adaptation of an Ian Fleming novel, Dr No, featuring Sean Connery as 007.
  • From Dr No to Quantum of Solace, James Bond has killed 352 people and slept with 52 women.
  • Madonna sang the theme song for Die Another Day.
  • Bono and The Edge wrote the theme song for GoldenEye.
  • Pierce Brosnan's first Bond movie is the GoldenEye.
  • At 6’ 2” Timothy Dalton was the tallest of the Bond actors. At 5’ 10” Daniel Craig is the shortest.
  • Daniel Craig is the only Bond actor to be born after the Bond series began.
  • James Bond became such a symbol of UK that Daniel Craig came as Queen Elizabeth II's escort at the opening ceremony of 2012 Summer Olympics.
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