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Daniel Craig: the last 007 … for now

English actor Daniel Craig, who has played James Bond five times, recently received a star with his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Daniel Craig has stepped into the suit of the world’s most famous MI6 agent, Bond, James Bond, for the last time. His goodbye to 007 with “No Time to Die” has coincided with his premiere on the Hollywood walk of fame, where he has recently discovered a star with his name.

Craig took the witness from Pierce Brosnan 15 years ago and, as of now, it has not been revealed who will inherit his license to kill.

NEVER SAY NEVER.

In 2015, Craig said that he would not be James Bond again, at least for a while. “Now? Before I break this glass and cut my veins, “he told the London magazine Time Out. “No, not at this time. Not at all ”, he assured.

He said that he did not want to think about the possibility of repeating or not in at least two years and that if he did another it would be only for money. Later he contextualized and qualified his words, made reference to the fatigue that accumulated and the demands of filming and, a few years later, his name was again linked to that of the secret agent.

This fifth installment, however, does seem to be the definitive one for Craig. “We have done everything we possibly can with this movie. [Craig] He has tied up all the loose ends of history. There’s nowhere I can go from here, ”producer Barbara Broccoli told USA Today.

When it became public 15 years ago that Craig would be the new Bond, there was no shortage of comments and questions about the election.

“I knew we had an amazing script and I knew it had a great director and a wonderful cast. We were doing stunts that, at the time, I knew were insurmountable, “Craig said about it on The Tonight Show recently. “And you think, well, that’s all we can do. You do your best. And then, if you don’t like it, that’s fine, I’ll walk away and say ‘I tried’ ”, he added.

But Craig liked it and, after “Casino Royale” in 2006, came “Quantum of Solace”, in 2008; “Skyfall”, four years later; “Specter” in 2015; and finally, “No Time to Die”, whose original release date was delayed due to the covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s going to take me 15 years to unpack everything, I think,” Craig told CNN of his 007 journey, “I’ve had so many amazing experiences… I’m going to need to think about them. I am enormously grateful and I feel fortunate to have had such a wonderful experience. “

A VERY PREPARED ACTOR.

Craig was born on March 2, 1968 in Chester, England. His father works in the steel industry and later owned a pub; his mother was an art teacher.

When they divorced, the mother, Craig and his sisters moved to Liverpool. “My mother took my sister and me to the theater all the time. I fell in love with the idea of ​​acting because she knew actors. And I liked the idea of, you know, screaming a lot, dressing up and all that, “she told Interview Magazine in 2011.

A few years later, at 16, he decided to focus and work on building an acting career. He joined the National Youth Theater and was later accepted to the Guidhall School of Music and Drama in London. His first role on the big screen was in “The Power of One” in 1992.

After several appearances in different titles, in 2000 he was part of the cast of “I Dreamed of Africa”. Then came “Tomb Raider”, “Road to Perdition”, “Sylvia” and “Infamous”, among others, whose release year, 2006, coincided with his first appearance as Bond.

The super secret agent franchise gave him a higher degree of fame and since then he has combined this work with other films such as “Dream House”, “The Girld with the Dragon Tattoo” or “Kings”.

After Craig’s goodbye, the question is who will 007 be from now on. At the moment, Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who are in charge of recruiting, have not commented and the issue will not be addressed until next year.

“Oh God no! We are not thinking about that at all. We want Daniel to have his time of celebration. Next year we will start to think about the future, ”Broccoli told Variety. The rumors and bets, yes, they are always there: Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Rege Jean Page….

“I don’t think we have to take a male character and have a female play it. So yeah, I see him as a man, ”added Broccoli on the possibility that the next James Bond would be a woman.

“The answer to that is very simple,” Craig told Radio Times magazine, “there just should be better roles for black women and actors. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a role as good as Bond, but for a woman?

While tomorrow’s Bond is figured out, viewers can enjoy yesterday’s Bond. Aside from Craig, six other actors put themselves in His Majesty’s service.

JAMES BOND, IT’S BEEN MANY.

The first was Sean Connery. The premiere of this Sir, who died in October 2020, as Bond occurred when Craig was not even born. “Dr. No “hit theaters in 1962. A year later” Fron Russia With Love “was released, followed by” Goldfinger “; “Thunderball” was shown in theaters in 1967 and this tape was followed by “You only Live Twice” in 1967.

That year Connery said goodbye to the secret agent and in 1969, Australian actor George Lazenby took over. However, the Scottish actor returned in 1971 with “Diamonds Are Forever.”

Roger Moore, the English actor who died in 2017, was the next to give life to 007. He did it seven times: the first, in 1973, in “Live and Let Die”; the last, in 1985 in “A view to Kill”. Between them he starred: “The Man with the Golden Gun”, “The Spy Who Love Me”, “Moonraker”, “For Your Eyes Only” and “Octopussy”.

Timothy Dalton, born in Wales in 1946, was Bond twice: in 1987’s “The Living Daylights” and 1989’s “License to Kill.” And, after the latter, it took six years to see him again. 007 on the screen, already by the hand of Pierce Brosnan. The Irishman, the last to precede Craig, starred in four installments of the franchise: “GoldenEye,” in 1995; “Tomorrow Never Dies”, in 1997; “The World Is Not Enough”, in 1999, and “Die Another Day”, in 2002.

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