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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

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George Lazenby Angry Over James Bond Drinking Beer In 'Skyfall'

May 23rd, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Skyfall
George Lazenby, who played James Bond in On Her Majesty's Sercret Service, is outraged that the spy will be drinking Heineken in the new film Skyfall instead of the usual vodka martini.

TMZ reports that the producers behind the Bond flick secured a $45 million deal with Heineken, and Daniel Craig will be drinking the beer at some point in the film. Since the series' inception, Agent 007 has always ordered a vodka martini "Shaken, not stirred." In Casino Royale, Daniel Craig's bond ordered the drink - and when asked how he wanted it prepared, he snapped "Do I look like I give a damn?"

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Cannes To Screen Classic James Bond Movies

May 14th, 2012 11:54am EDT
Dr. No
Cannes Film Festival bosses are to mark 50 years of the James Bond franchise by screening five classic 007 movies at the event.

The suave superspy first burst onto the big screen in 1962's Dr. No and went on to become one of the icons of modern cinema.

To celebrate the franchise's 50th birthday this year, officials at this month's French film festival will screen 007's debut cinema outing along with its follow-up From Russia with Love, George Lazenby's sole turn as the spy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery's swansong in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever, and current Bond star D...
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Sean Connery Snubs 50th Anniversary James Bond Party

January 30th, 2011 6:28pm EST
Sean Connery
Bond bosses have been left disappointed after Sean Connery reportedly declined an invitation to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the superspy series next year.

The Scottish veteran was the first ever actor to portray the suave British secret agent in 1962's Dr. No, and went on to play James Bond seven times.

The series is set to return to the big screen with Daniel Craig slipping on his tuxedo for his third outing as the spy next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Bosses at MGM - the studio behind the movies - are planning to mark the milestone ...
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Spy Movies: Which One Is Your Favorite?

March 23rd, 2009 10:52am EDT
Duplicity
The movie Duplicity starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts hit theaters this weekend. In the film, Owen, a former MI-6 agent, and Roberts, a former CIA agent, work together on a project, but neither feels they can completely trust each other. The word duplicity means to conceal one's true intentions by deceptive words or actions, and the title seems very fitting. The release is sure to be one of the more popular movies of the spring, and it got Starpulse thinking about the best spy movies.

One of the most entertaing spy movies is Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies, where he plays ...
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Top 10 James Bond Opening Sequences

November 14th, 2008 3:04pm EST
Casino Royale
Opinions may vary about which Bond movie has the best villain (From Russia With Love), the best Bond girl (Dr. No) or the worst theme song (The Man With The Golden Gun), but one thing people can agree on is that the opening sequences have only gotten better over the years.

Here's a list of the best opening sequences of Bond films in honor of the 22nd 007 movie opening today:

10) Licence To Kill

The film opens with Bond in a tuxedo ready to get married, or is he? And there's a ruthless bad guy, Sanchez, played by Robert Davi. We know he's ruthless because he orders Benicio De...
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A Look At All The Actors Who Have Played 007

November 13th, 2008 10:56am EST
Quantum of Solace
This Friday, Sir Ian Fleming's James Bond is back in theaters. Daniel Craig has brought a brute anger to the role that has not quite been seen before. In the very least, as we learned in the 2006 version of Casino Royale, he certainly does not care any longer how his martini is served. Craig is under contract for one more Bond film after Quantum of Solace, but what if he does not return after that twenty-third film? What will his post Bond career look like? Let's take a look at all the actors who have played 007 -- rouge film, or not -- and what their post Bond careers looked like.

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GetBack Bond Ratings: Who Is The Best 007 Ever?

November 3rd, 2008 10:48am EST
Quantum of Solace
With the release of Roger Moore's autobiography, My Word Is My Bond, and the upcoming Quantum Of Solace (the 22nd film in the Official James Bond franchise), we couldn't help but ponder: Who is the best 007 EVER? It goes without saying that he has to be an international man of mystery, a bad-ass crime solver, a babe magnet. Slick, suave, and seductive. But we have our own set of criteria for the best Bond. He must also:

1. Be a snazzy dresser.

2. Have a hot Bond girl.

3. Have a bitchin' ride.

4. Have a killer theme song.

5. Have a relaxing off-hours diversion.

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Best Movie Lines That Have Stuck In Pop Culture

June 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Sixth Sense
There are some movies that live forever in the minds of humanity generation after generation. They span decades, continents, and cross racial and gender divides. What creates that certain magic is intangible, but it inevitably involves the memorable quotes that make their way into pop culture and every day speech.

These quotes have a universal quality, whether humorous or tragic, and they take you back to that exact moment in the film when Marlon Brando screams into the air or Humphrey Bogart gently touches Ingrid Bergman's chin. These iconic moments are not only remembered but consta...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 5

September 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Rose McGowan
Happy Birthday to "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan (1973), musician Dweezil Zappa (1969), Racer X bassist Juan Alderete (1963), singer Loudon Wainwright III (1946), drummer Buddy Miles (1946), Queen singer Freddie Mercury (1946; d. 1991), Scottish singer Al Stewart (1945), German film director Werner Herzog (1942), screen bombshell Raquel Welch (1940), Australian "007" George Lazenby (1939), actor William Devane (1939), actress/singer Carol Lawrence (1934), comedian Bob Newhart (1929), deadball era baseball player Nap Lajoie (1874; d. 1959), American outlaw Jesse James (1847; d. 1882), German...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 5

September 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Rose McGowan
Happy Birthday to "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan (1973), musician Dweezil Zappa (1969), Racer X bassist Juan Alderete (1963), singer Loudon Wainwright III (1946), drummer Buddy Miles (1946), Queen singer Freddie Mercury (1946; d. 1991), Scottish singer Al Stewart (1945), German film director Werner Herzog (1942), screen bombshell Raquel Welch (1940), Australian "007" George Lazenby (1939), actor William Devane (1939), actress/singer Carol Lawrence (1934), comedian Bob Newhart (1929), deadball era baseball player Nap Lajoie (1874; d. 1959), American outlaw Jesse James (1847; d. 1882), German...
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Sean Connery Gives Thumbs Up to New James Bond Daniel Craig

December 5th, 2005 9:16am EST
Sean Connery
Legendary James Bond star Sean Connery has given the new 007 his seal of approval - calling Daniel Craig a "terrific choice". The veteran actor - who played the suave spy in six Bond films, including, first movie Dr. No, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever - insists the latest star picked to don the famous tuxedo will do the role proud. He said: "Craig's a great choice, really interesting - different. He's a good actor. It's a completely new departure."

It seems there is mutual respect between the Craig and Connery, 75. After accepting the role in new movie "Casino Royale," Craig insis...
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Pierce Brosnan Has A Dirty Mouth

November 10th, 2005 9:25am EST
Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan has been spitting fury over being dumped as James Bond. The Hollywood star, who has been replaced as 007 by younger actor Daniel Craig, has told Bond bosses, "f**" you", over their decision to end his contract.

When asked how it felt to have won a role in new movie 'The Matador' after being ditched as the world-famous spy, he told Playboy magazine:

"It's bloody frustrating that the [bleepers] pulled the rug when they did. When the [bleepers] try and hem you in with Bond, it's great to come back with 'The Matador'. It's great to say, '[Bleep] you, [bleephole]. [Bleep...
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