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Daniel Craig [7]

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Born:March 2, 1968 (50)
Filmography Rating:7.24 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.22 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.95 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:77.33%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider [2001](33) => Alex West
Casino Royale [2006](38) => James Bond
Quantum of Solace [2008](40) => James Bond
Cowboys & Aliens [2011](43) => Jake Lonergan
Skyfall [2012](44) => James Bond
Spectre [2015](47) => James Bond
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015](47) => Stormtrooper (uncredited)

Trivia that mentions this person:
Casino Royale [2006]
  • Daniel Craig is the first actor to be under the age of forty and play James Bond since George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [2011]
  • When [?] David Heyman was asked if there were any actors that he wished had been in the series but never were, he answered Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen, [?] Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Craig, James McAvoy and [?] Anne-Marie Duff. He now wished to work with them in future projects. Daniel Radcliffe would have loved to see Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Stephen Fry (the narrator of the UK Harry Potter audio-books.)
    Quantum of Solace [2008]
  • Reportedly, Daniel Craig was paid (UK) £4.5 million for the movie, more than twice as much as the (UK) £2 million he received for Casino Royale.
  • While filming in Panama, Daniel Craig had to change hotels a number of times after the press discovered his whereabouts. Problems for the cast and crew were caused by the increased attention of the paparazzi.
    Watchmen [2009]
  • Casting rumors over the years included Sigourney Weaver (Sally Jupiter); John Hurt, Robin Williams, [?] Doug Hutchison, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, [?] Glen Hansard (Rorschach); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren (Dr. Manhattan); Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Ron Perlman, Thomas Jane (Comedian); Richard Gere, Kevin Costner, John Cusack, [?] Joaquin Phoenix (Nite Owl); Nathan Fillion (either Comedian or Nite Owl); Jamie Lee Curtis, [?] Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Hilary Duff (Silk Spectre); Tom Cruise, Jude Law (Ozymandias). In the finished film, Jackie Earle Haley is the only one of the seven primary cast members who was even in the film industry when the movie was first attempted.
    Cowboys & Aliens [2011]
  • Daniel Craig was chosen because of his distinct likeness to Steve McQueen, who starred in the cowboy epic The Magnificent Seven.
  • Robert Downey Jr. was set to play Zeke Jackson (a "former Union army gunslinger"), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Within the month, the character was then re-named Jake Lonergan, re-written to be an outlaw, and Downey, Jr. was replaced with Daniel Craig.
  • Daniel Craig recommended Eva Green for the role of Ella after working with her in Casino Royale. However, Eva turned the role down and Olivia Wilde, who'd auditioned for Eva's [Bond] role of Vesper Lynd, was cast.
    Skyfall [2012]
  • First Daniel Craig [James Bond] movie where Bond kills the lead villain. The main villains in both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were killed by their own people.
  • Daniel Craig performed the stunt of leaping and sliding down the escalator rail himself.
  • In the film, James Bond (Daniel Craig) is given a Walther PPK/S 9mm short firearm by Q. The Walther PPK is considered the most popular and widely known Bond gun, since it is the one he has used the most. Originally, Bond used a Beretta, but that was later replaced with the Walther PPK. The hand-gun he has in Skyfall is uses hand recognition coded to his palm prints. Timothy Dalton's Bond used a weapon with the same feature in Licence to Kill.
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service [1969]
  • As of 2009, George Lazenby is the youngest actor to portray 007 at age 29 during filming. The rest of the actors and their ages, in no particular order: Sean Connery - 31, Roger Moore - 45, Timothy Dalton - 40, Pierce Brosnan - 41 and Daniel Craig - 38.
    Spectre [2015]
  • Daniel Craig's first acting role in three years, apart from a cameo in Star Wars episode VII: The Force Awakens. Craig's last film was Skyfall.
  • This is the first Daniel Craig [James Bond] movie where the main villain is apprehended, pending being arrested, rather than killed off. This was the fate of General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé), the main villain in The Living Daylights, who was left to be arrested, the first [James Bond] film where this outcome occurred, though it was implied that Koskov would be executed shortly after.
  • First Daniel Craig [James Bond] film in which all of the leading Bond Girls (Stephanie Sigman, Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux and Naomie Harris) survive the events of the film. Spectre is the second [James Bond] movie where no leading Bond Girls die in the film's story or are known to have died. The other is The Living Daylights.
    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015]
  • Daniel Craig: The Stormtrooper on whom Rey performs a Jedi Mind-Trick. Fans have given him the unofficial Stormtrooper number JBH007, referring to the character James Bond 007, a role he has played four times.
    Suicide Squad: Extended Cut [2016]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Oscar Isaac, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Matt Damon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Michael Fassbender, Joel Kinnaman and Jon Hamm were considered for the role of Deadshot. Kinnaman would later be cast as Rick Flag.
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider [2001]
  • Lara Croft is English and Alex West is American. However, the actress Angelina Jolie who plays Croft is American and Daniel Craig, the actor who plays West, is English. Daniel Craig would eventually go on to play James Bond. The James Bond films was one of the influences behind the Tomb Raider video games, which the film is based on. The gun that Daniel Craig uses in the Tomb of the Dancing Light is a Walther P99 pistol, the signature weapon of James Bond. He later wielded this weapon again as 007 in Casino Royale.
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [2017]
  • Christoph Waltz was originally cast in the role of Captain Brand, but dropped out due to other work commitments. Javier Bardem was then given the role, but the name was changed from Brand to Salazar to sound more Mediterranean to accompany Bardem's Spanish descent. Bardem and Waltz both previously played villains in Daniel Craig [James Bond] films. Bardem in Skyfall, and Waltz in Spectre.