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Daniel Craig Rumored To Quit James Bond

5/21/2016 3:07am EDT
Daniel Craig Rejects Nearly $100M For Future James Bond Films?
Daniel Craig allegedly turned down nearly $100 million from MGM to return as James Bond for two more movies. It's a whopping sum of money for anyone to reject, but Craig isn't interested in playing the iconic role anymore, Daily Mail reports.

Daniel Craig reportedly turned down $99 mill role in the next #Bond film https://t.co/IUhuX8mKnJ pic.twitter.com/V8e5XvBRnk

— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) May 19, 2016

The $99 million offer to Craig included endorsements, profit shares, and a co-producer credits. Now that Daniel Craig is more than well set from the Bond franchise and his actin...
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Not So Fast, Is Daniel Craig Really Quitting Bond?

2/24/2016 3:12pm EST
Relax, Daniel Craig Has Not Quit James Bond
Yesterday, an interview with Mark Strong on Shortlist suggested his friend, Daniel Craig, had retired from playing James Bond. This story got picked up wide in mainstream outlets, because of course it’s possible Bond news. But if you look at Strong’s quotes, it’s clear this is not any official news. Shortlist was even careful to add “according to Mark Strong” to qualify the headline. Frankly, he’s being diplomatic and being careful not to get himself or his friend into any trouble.

Shortlist asked Strong if he’d like to appear in a Bond film in any capacity. Like any actor asked a speculat...
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Daniel Craig's 007 Days May Be Over...Or Not

2/15/2016 11:36am EST
Is Daniel Craig Quitting 007 For Good? Actor's Rep Responds To R
Daniel Craig is not abandoning the James Bond franchise, according to his rep. A report surfaced over the weekend that the actor was considering a TV role, sparking rumors that he was quitting his job as 007.

On Saturday, Variety linked Craig to a part in an American TV adaptation of the Jonathan Franzen novel "Purity." The article suggested that companies such as Showtime, Netflix and FX were considering bids on the new program. Variety also noted that talks are in the early stages.

According to WENN, Craig's rep told BBC that there is no truth to the rumor that the actor is giving up ...
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Daniel Craig Has Named His Selection For The Next James Bond?

11/9/2015 9:52am EST
Daniel Craig Taps One Direction's Niall Horan As Next Bond?
With "Spectre" raking in millions worldwide in its first weekend of release, the film's star, Daniel Craig, has already pegged the next young man to take his place as James Bond, and it isn't who you might think!

According to People, Craig seems pretty keen on having One Direction's Niall Horan succeed him as the suave spy.

Craig told U.K. radio station Capital FM that "good man" Horan would be "absolutely fabulous" in the role once Craig steps down from the film series.

Others considered for the role were Idris Elba, Hugh Jackman and Benedict Cumberbatch.

When asked by the radio statio...
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With 'Spectre' Bond Deserved Better

11/5/2015 12:00pm EST
Spectre
I’ve read a lot of comments recently begging folks in the cinematic opinions biz not to compare the new Daniel Craig 007 outing "Spectre" to the previously perfect "Skyfall." I guess there’s an overall feeling of unfair in comparing any follow-up film to an original one that feels flawless. So I take on the request above and I’ll try to keep the brilliance of "Skyfall" – which incidentally was on my Top Ten films for that year – out of the "Spectre" equation. "Spectre" as a stand alone film has all the troupes one has come to expect from the franchise as a whole - a handful of stunning s...
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Daniel Craig On The Fence About Doing Another Bond Film?

10/23/2015 9:20am EDT
'Spectre' Daniel Craig Still 'Undecided' If He Should Play Bond
Fans just may see Daniel Craig in the role of super spy James Bond again after all!

Just weeks after Craig revealed he would "rather slash his wrists" than do another stint as the beloved spy and if he did do the role, it would "only be for the money," he looks to have had a change of heart.

In a story published by People, Craig didn't say no when asked if he would return for the next installment of the ongoing Bond saga.

He told the BBC: "No, this is what's going on at the moment. I'm enjoying this."

The actor might still be on the fence about continuing the role, but one thing is for ...
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Does Bond Go Rogue In Spectre?

7/22/2015 9:47pm EDT
James Bond Is Back In Action In The New 'Spectre' Trailer
Daniel Craig returns as secret agent 007 in Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond series, and the trailer has just arrived.

Posted online on Wednesday, the new teaser begins with Bond chasing down an adversary in Mexico City during the country's Day of the Dead festivities. Shortly after eliminating his target, he's in the office of M (Ralph Fiennes) who asks what he was doing in Mexico City.

Bond appears to go it alone without the help of the British secret service agency and ultimately learns all of his past work has one thing in common: the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence...
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Is This Actor The Next James Bond?

6/16/2015 12:41pm EDT
Damian lewis
Start placing your bets on the next 007. According to the UK bookmaker William Hill (via The Guardian), English actor Damian Lewis might just be our next James Bond.

Hill has odds on all the leading debonair British actors up for the role once Daniel Craig's through. Idris Elba (5/2), Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1) and Michael Fassbender (7/1) are all in the running (not officially, but at least according to those placing Bond bets). But it's Lewis that just became the favorite, with 6/4 odds.

Obviously, MGM and Columbia Pictures would be a firmer source of actual James Bond casting,...
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Second Trailer For 'Spectre' Has Arrived

6/10/2015 3:47pm EDT
New 'Spectre' Trailer Shows Classic James Bond Action
We've already seen the first trailer for Spectre, the next James Bond film that comes out this fall. But those who tuned in to last night's NBA Finals got the first glimpse of the latest trailer for the film.

The 60 second spot shares some scenes from the original trailer, with the same opening getting delivered by Moneypenny and Christoph Waltz again making a very shady appearance as Franz Obeerhauser. But this time around, the studio focused on showing more of the heart-stopping action the James Bond franchise is known for. There are a lot of quick shots of car chases, explosions, gunpla...
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Will Daniel Craig's Surgery Delay Latest Bond Film?

4/6/2015 10:45am EDT
Daniel Craig Has Surgery After Injuring Knee On Set Of New Bond
Secret agent James Bond is known for being a tough guy, and it seems the same can be said about current Bond actor Daniel Craig.

Craig reportedly had surgery on his knee over Easter weekend after injuring it two months ago while shooting a scene for the upcoming Bond film Spectre. The 47-year-old actor was shooting at London's Pinewood Studios when he sprained his knee.

But Craig sucked it up and kept shooting, even with the injury. The arthroscopic surgery was done in New York during a scheduled Easter break.

The surgery is being described as minor, but it's unclear if Craig will be si...
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Top Ten Secret Celebrity Weddings

1/2/2015 6:27pm EST
Top 10 Secret Celebrity Weddings
Several stars entered 2015 as newlyweds, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt who secretly tied the knot with his girlfriend Tasha McCauley in December. The couple exchanged vows at their home on Dec. 20 after dating since 2013.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis may have also wed in secret. The "Two And A Half Men" star posted a message on Facebook suggesting he and his former "That 70s Show" co-star are not only new parents, but newlyweds as well. "Happy New Year (love) The Kutchers," said the message written in sand.

Several celebrities have decided to keep their nuptials private. The question is...
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007 To Face Old Nemesis In 'Spectre'?

12/4/2014 8:01pm EST
James Bond 24: Christoph Waltz Heads Up 'Spectre' As Mendes & Cr
Director Sam Mendes gathered the new cast of the upcoming 24th James Bond flick together on Wednesday evening at London's Pinewood Studios to announce the title of the new film, which is set to bring back 007's old nemesis in "Spectre."

Spectre, of course, is the sinister organization that featured in six of the franchise's early films and was headed by the supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Christoph Waltz, who joins the cast as the film's villain, is rumored to be playing Blofeld, a rumor punctuated by Mendes not naming his character while introducing him at the press conference.

"The ...
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Next James Bond Film 'Bond 24' Gets 'Spectre' Title And Cast Revealed

12/4/2014 9:25am EST
Spectre
So the upcoming Bond 24 film has a title, a cast and a new car – read below to get the live play-by-play as it happened and got announced at 3am PST this morning!

At approximately 2:46am PST the song "We Have All The Time In The World" by Louis Anderson from the film "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service" rings out signifying that Bond news is on the way.

A little Shirley Bassey hits next with some glistening "Diamonds Are Forever" at 2:49am PST – fitting and pleasing.

We are then whisked away to Pinewood Studios at the Albert R. Broccoli 007 Sound Stage. We get some history (it was bu...
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Best Unknown Book To Screen Adaptations

9/6/2014 4:05pm EDT
High Fidelity
With the release of Innocence yesterday and the home video debut of A Long Way Down this Tuesday, it seems like we're in another phase where books are making their way to the big and small screens. Adaptations have long been a Hollywood staple, but it's not always obvious when a movie or TV show started life as a book. Many of the programs you've loved probably have an equally entertaining book behind them; you just haven't discovered it yet.

To that end, we've compiled this list of six great books that you might not know were behind six great film and television projects - in the hopes th...
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20 Utterly Sexy British Actors

4/30/2014 3:00am EDT
20 Utterly Sexy British Actors
It's hard to deny it - there's something really attractive about a British accent. We don't know if it's the inflection or the vocabulary (Collywobbles? Bollocks? Gobsmacked?), but whatever it is, it's hot.

Alexander Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire, England, and has appeared in films including "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker," "Magic Mike," "I Am Number 4" and "Beastly." He started out as a model, working for brands such as Gap and Burberry.

It was once rumored that the star famously had the phrase "Thank You" tattooed above his crotch, but it's actually just his name. He has dated...
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Sienna Miller Cheated On Jude Law With Daniel Craig, According To Tabloid Editor's Testimony

1/29/2014 7:03pm EST
Jude Law
Testimony has revealed that Jude Law was not the only unfaithful one in his relationship with Sienna Miller.

Law's infamous affair with the nanny of his children generated many headlines back in 2005, and now the story is being brought back from the grave during the trial against News of the World and their phone-hacking scandal.

Dan Evans testified in court this week that he eavesdropped on Daniel Craig's voicemail while under pressure to write a front page-worthy story. It was then he happened upon a voicemail from Sienna Miller. "Hi, it’s me. Cannot speak. I’m at the Groucho [Club] wit...
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New Bond Movie To Give Modern Day Twist To Book 'Devil May Care'

7/14/2013 4:02pm EDT
Daniel Craig
The basis for next film installment of the James Bond franchise, with Daniel Craig returning in the role of super-spy James Bond, has been chosen.

According to a U.K. report, Craig and director Sam Mendes will be adapting Sebastian Faulks' book "Devil May Care" for the next film, the 24th in the series, set to open in late 2014.

Faulks wrote the 2008 novel, a sequel to The Man with The Golden Gun, to mark the 100th anniversary of Bond author Ian Fleming's birth, but attempts to bring the story to the big screen have previously been shelved due to its 1960s setting.

However, producers a...
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Daniel Craig & Wife Rachel Weisz To Pair Up In Broadway's 'Betrayal'

4/6/2013 9:44am EDT
Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig
James Bond star Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz are teaming up again - this time on Broadway. The couple will be working together on the upcoming production "Betrayal."

The pair met and fell in love while making "Dream House" in 2011. They wed the same year.

Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" centers on a publisher whose wife has an affair with his literary agent friend. According to E! News, the actress  admitted she and her husband hoped to land roles in the production.  Weisz has also admitted she'd love to play a Bond girl in one of her husband's films. Now that's something we'd like t...
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'Skyfall' Is First Bond Movie To Break $1 Billion Barrier

12/31/2012 1:09pm EST
Skyfall
Skyfall has become the first Bond film to sail past $1 billion at the global box office.

The Sam Mendes movie, starring Daniel Craig as the iconic superspy, is only the third film of 2012 to break through the $1 billion barrier.

Skyfall has grossed $289.6 million in America and $701.6 million internationally, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film has also become the first movie ever to cross the £100 million in the U.K.
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Daniel Craig Is The Most Stylish Man Of 2012

12/27/2012 12:07pm EST
Daniel Craig
Skyfall star Daniel Craig has beaten out David Beckham to be crowned the Most Stylish Man of 2012.

Bosses at GQ magazine annually compile The 25 Most Stylish Men list - and Craig has been named the guy with the best fashion sense in 2012.

Zac Efron comes in second with soccer ace and model Beckham in third and R&B singer Bruno Mars in fourth spot.

Ewan McGregor rounds out the top five, while Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson makes the list at six.

Jay-Z, Jennifer Aniston's fiance Justin Theroux, Ryan Gosling, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also make the 2012 sty...
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50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

12/8/2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...
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Daniel Craig Surprises British Troops In Afghanistan With 'Skyfall' Screening

11/19/2012 10:08am EST
Daniel Craig
On Sunday, Daniel Craig traveled to Afghanistan and introduced a screening of new James Bond movie "Skyfall" to British troops.

Soldiers were shocked when the actor made a secret trip to to Camp Bastion in Helmand Province.

Craig gave a brief speech to the real-life heroes ahead of the screening after he took a tour of the base and met with members of the military.

On the same day, "Skyfall" became the most successful Bond film at cinemas ever, grossing $669 million in global ticket sales.
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Daniel Craig: 'All I Wanted To Do Was Get In The Girl's Knickers'

11/15/2012 8:47am EST
Daniel Craig
When Daniel Craig was a teenager all he could think about was sex. The James Bond actor admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that he was not an innocent child and romance was the farthest thing from his mind.

He explained, "You want this nice, lovely image of me having my first kiss with hearts sparkling in the background? All I wanted to do was get in the girl's knickers. I've been kissing girls, like stolen kisses in playgrounds...for as long as I can remember. But when puberty hit, my head exploded."

Craig stars in the number-one box office film "Skyfall," which made nearly $90 million d...
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Daniel Craig: 'Skyfall Was Like Making Four Movies At The Same Time'

11/9/2012 2:05pm EST
Daniel Craig at the Paris premiere of
We know being James Bond is hard work. That’s why we appreciate it so much when he saves the world with a great sacrifice to his personal relationships (how many of those Bond girls stick around? Even the ones that survive leave.) Daniel Craig has a good sense of humor about it though, as he described making the latest film Skyfall.

“It’s seven months of filming so it’s like making four movies at the same time,” Craig said. “There’s a second unit going on, there’s the main unit. We’re shooting action sequences, we’re shooting dialogue sequences, underwater sequences. There’s nothing like i...
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5 Great Daniel Craig Performances

11/9/2012 9:00am EST
Skyfall
Today you can catch Skyfall, Daniel Craig's third film in the role of iconic superspy James Bond. (You can read my review of the film here.) Yet Craig has been a formidable actor since well before he stepped behind the wheel of Bond's Aston Martin.

In honor of Skyfall's opening day, here are Craig's five best performances, in chronological order.

1997: The Ice House

Craig has only a supporting role in this adaptation of the Minette Walters novel of the same name, but it's an early indicator of his future leading-man status. He runs away with the flick as Detective-Sergeant Andy...
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'Skyfall' Is James Bond At His Best

11/9/2012 7:45am EST
Skyfall
There's no better way to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of James Bond than ​Skyfall​, a near perfect film that rivals ​​Casino Royale​ for the title of best in franchise.

That's because the film works on every level: not only as a Bond film, but also on its own merits, and for those who enjoy the art of making movies. From the very first shot, director Sam Mendes (who previously worked with Daniel Craig on ​Road to Perdition​ a decade ago) creates something beautiful. Whether it's the vibrant colors of Shanghai at night or the more muted palette of the middle of nowhere in the ...
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Daniel Craig Named 'British Artist Of The Year' At BAFTA

11/8/2012 1:07pm EST
Daniel Craig BAFTA
He’s always scored big with his agency Mi6. James Bond, a.k.a. Daniel Craig, was chosen as the ‘British Artist of the Year’ at the BAFTA Britannia awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. After 23 films and 11 actors to establish its supremacy over action-packed spy thriller movies, James Bond has never failed to deliver.

Equally colossal in stature as its image and the box office collections, the 007 character all the way since 1954 still charms the audience and actors alike. The returns keep pouring in, and ever since the release of his latest enterprise ‘Skyfall’; Daniel Craig picked u...
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Five Fun Facts About 'Skyfall' Star Daniel Craig

11/8/2012 8:30am EST
Daniel Craig
The latest in the James Bond movie franchise, "Skyfall," is set to hit the big screen on November 9. The 23rd installment of the 50-year series promises to be the most intriguing story to date, and features Daniel Craig in his third performance of the lethal superspy.

In addition to 41-year-old Craig, moviegoers will see Javier Bardem as the film's primary villain, Raoul Silva, Ralph Fiennes as the new head of MI6, Gareth Mallory, and Naomi Harris as Miss Moneypenny after a two-film absence.

No disrespect to the supporting actors, but there's no denying that the real draw for audiences is...
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Review 'Skyfall': James Bond Is Back And Steps Into the 21st Century

11/7/2012 2:04pm EST
Skyfall
'Skyfall' directed by the super talented Sam Mendes gives us a very different James Bond.

Yes, he's still the charismatic super macho male that loves sex, hot women, hot cars, gambling and kicking butt. But this time around he's also vulnerable, slightly worn out and much more human.

Don't want to spoil the fun, so I'll just talk about the plot with broad strokes.

The film begins in Istanbul where Bond (Daniel Craig) finds a fellow MI6 agent critically wounded and the hard drive of a laptop missing.

Bond goes after the thief/hitman, Patrice (Ola Rapace), which culmin...
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James Bond Auction Raises $1.6 Million

10/6/2012 8:08pm EDT
Casino Royale
Daniel Craig's iconic Casino Royale swimming trunks and a car he drove in Quantum Of Solace helped raise more than $1.6 million at a James Bond memorabilia auction in London on Friday night.

The Global Bond Day Christie's sale was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the first superspy movie, Dr. No, and former James Bond icon Roger Moore was on hand to help sell off several collectibles and props.

The highlight of the sale was a 2008 Aston Martin, driven by Craig in Quantum of Solace, which sold for $386,000, while the swimwear he donned in one famous Bond scene earned $71,120.

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