10 Cool Facts About James Bond

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We know that his name is Bond, James Bond, and that he prefers his martinis shaken, not stirred. In waiting for Spectre to come out, we have 10 facts about James Bond for you.


1
For his time as James Bond, Daniel Craig has the privilege of taking any Aston Martin from the factory for the rest of his life.

2
George Lazenby wasn’t an actor. He got himself a suit, a Rolex and a new haircut, met the producer and made up movies he had been in, and got the roll as James Bond.

3
While under contract to play James Bond, Pierce Brosnan wasn’t allowed to wear a tuxedo in any non-Bond film.

4
The producer of the James Bond movies is a woman. She casts Bond, his girls and decides on the stories. Barbara Broccoli has been in the business for 30 years, leading the most successful cinema franchise.

5
Liam Neeson was offered the role of James Bond in Goldeneye (1995), but turned down the role because he wasn’t interested in starring in action movies.

6
The existence of MI6, the agency with which James Bond works for in the movies, wasn’t officially acknowledged by the British government until 1994.

7
There are two James Bond movies with the same plot, Never Say Never Again and Thunderball. Sean Connery played James Bond in both films, 18 years apart.

8
James Bond has killed 352 people in 22 films and Pierce Brosnan was the deadliest Bond. He killed 47 people in GoldenEye.

9
James Bond has been shot at 4,662 times during his career.

10
Skyfall’s cast went through 200,000 rounds of ammunition while undergoing weapons training.