Bond’s initial genesis was as a post-war distraction for a rudderless writer looking to transplant his war-wise world into spiky pulp-fiction.
He might have looked pretty spruce in those tight trunks back in Casino Royale, but a study has decreed that Daniel Craig is, in fact, the least attractive James Bond.
As of today, stats compiled by the Press Association find that he’s overtaken Pierce Brosnan, having been in the job for over 11 years – 4,147 days to be exact, since he was announced as the new Bond in October, 2005. Brosnan also made four movies, ‘GoldenEye’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’, over 4,146 days in the tux.
Johnston has notably returned to comic book fare in more recent years, directing 2011’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ for Marvel – and there can be little question in anyone’s mind that ‘The Rocketeer’ was his main calling card for that particular job. The films are of course very far removed in tone and content – but both are hugely faithful to the spirit of their source material, so much so that it’s almost as if the character literally leapt off the page and onto the screen.
London wax work museum Madam Tussauds has revealed it is planning to bring together all six James Bond actors for the first time ever in wax form. Five new 007 figures will join Daniel Craig’s figure for a limited time in the capital before they head out on a Bond-esque world tour.