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The Greatest Casting Controversies - And How They Turned Out
After Batfleck and HunGrey, what were the biggest casting furores?

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The Greatest Casting Controversies - And How They Turned Out | Daniel Craig IS James Bond
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?

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