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 Knives Out
the talented actor brought a new sensibility to the part, with 007 crying, falling in love, and showing vulnerability, albeit with the character's requisite aplomb, during Craig’s portrayal of Bond in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre, the last of which was released in 2015.
As the longest-standing Bond in history, with Sean Connery himself calling the casting of Craig a “terrific choice,” Craig’s first four Bond films alone have generated more than $3 billion worldwide.
But there’s more to come. In No Time to Die, Craig plays Bond for the fifth and final time. The much anticipated, COVID-delayed film is set for release in October, with the retired 007 hunting a kidnapped scientist. It’s a film he wasn’t sure he could physically endure, with the strenuous shots over the years taking a brutal toll on his 53-year-old body, including a torn meniscus during the filming of Spectre.
There was a narrative Craig felt needed to be finished, a continuation that began in Casino Royale, and a completion of a storytelling circle begun 15 years earlier that the actor now calls “emotionally satisfying.”
These are heady heights indeed for the notoriously private actor, who first began performing for patrons as a toddler at his parents’ pub in England.
“If I wanted to make spy movies for the rest of my life, that would be one thing, but I don't want to just make spy movies.”
 Photos Courtesy Of: BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Chad Batka
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