Daniel Craig IS James Bond
The film: Casino Royale (2006)
The actor: Lauded star of quality dramas like Enduring Love. Bruiser. Blond.
The character: Super-spy with a taste for the finer things in life. Brunette.
James Bond is a suave, sophisticated spy who moves easily through worlds high and low, preferably in a Savile Row suit and carrying a vodka martini in a deep champagne goblet. Daniel Craig, when cast in the role, was best known for playing a gangster in Layer Cake, a poet, an assassin. Now that should all add up to Bond, but for some, Craig was “average, rough if not downright ugly”, too blue-collar, too blond to play Bond. They even set up a website called CraigNotBond to try to spearhead a campaign to unseat him.
Protestors preferred: The return of Pierce Brosnan, or perhaps the casting of Clive Owen or Hugh Jackman.
The result: A critical and box-office smash with Casino Royale and the first billion-dollar Bond with Skyfall. CraigNotBond.com is no longer operational.
Vote: But what will you be calling your casting website?