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October 12, 2005

The Next George Lazenby?

The rumor now is that Daniel Craig may be the next James Bond. i thought Pierce Brosnan had a few more movies left in him, but what do i know. Daniel Craig is not someone whose name i recognize and in this article he appears blonde. IMDb says he played Ted Hughes in Sylvia, that depressing Sylvia Plath biography with Gwynneth Paltrow. i thought he was good in that role, and Hughes being such a controversial figure he must have had to walk a fine line. Craig was also in the first Tomb Raider, but i can't remember his character.

i say again, what was wrong with Pierce Brosnan?

Posted by annika, Oct. 12, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Arts


The Bonds always change... The ones they pick are never 'choice' but they always turn out good

Posted by: tesco on Oct. 12, 2005

Apparently Cubby Broccoli's wife didn't like Brosnan, so she had him axed. He was willing to do at least two more movies.

Thanks for the poetry today, btw. Even if it's been raining like hell for the past week in New England, at least Frost can make me think it's a lovely fall.

Posted by: Trevor on Oct. 12, 2005

It will be interesting to see who is picked, though, IMHO, Sean Connery is the standard by whom everyone is judged, he still is the very definition of the the James Bond for movies.

Posted by: BobG on Oct. 12, 2005

From the pictures, I'm not a fan. It's the eyes. They look too... innocent? Youthful? James Bond needs slightly squinty, wisened, piercing eyes. I was holding out hope for Clive Owen, personally.

Posted by: The Law Fairy on Oct. 12, 2005

What about the SNL guy who imitates Sean Connery? Could he portray Bond as a slutty buffoon?

Posted by: Ontario Emperor on Oct. 12, 2005

I'm a Brosnan fan. Next to Connery, he is the best of the rest. But I saw Craig in Layer Cake and thought he was excellent. So, if it's true, at least they are picking a good actor.

Posted by: Blu on Oct. 12, 2005

I'm a big Brosnan fan too. Hopefully the new guy won't let anyone down. :)

Posted by: Amy Bo Bamy on Oct. 12, 2005

He was a little nancy boy.

Posted by: Sean Connery on Oct. 12, 2005

I thought Pierce had hung up his PPK. Speaking of PPKs, have you considered the Bersa .380 Thunder? Just bought one for my wife, perfect for her, and I expect to find it handy as well. Not a cannon, but more than adequate.

Posted by: will on Oct. 12, 2005

i'm looking for a place that will rent the Walther P99. Or maybe a P38. i'll have to look into that Bersa idea.

Posted by: annika on Oct. 12, 2005

Hey Lazenby wasn't that bad.

Posted by: the Pirate on Oct. 13, 2005

i'd rank Lazenby right after Connery, actually. i loved On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Posted by: annika on Oct. 14, 2005

That one also has a great theme song. But Lazenby's biggest problem was he came after Connery (ignoring Never Say Never Again, which technically ISN'T a Bond Film). Moore was probably my fourth favorite, Dalton as the fifth, but I found his films horrid.

Posted by: the Pirate on Oct. 14, 2005