50 Years of Bond, James Bond
After approximately 227 kills, 17 shaken martinis, and 52 women memorized, MI6 agent 007 has men around the world wanting to be just like him. 50 years in the making, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, James Bond lives on in cinema and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.
James Bond originated in a book series by British author Ian Flemming in his 1953 novel titled, “Casino Royale.” In 1962, “Dr. No,” was the first Bond film to be released, starring the legendary Sean Connery. 50 years and 23 films later brings us to the movie released this past weekend, “Skyfall,” which receiving an 8.1 out of 10 on IMDB.
There have been six actors depicting this British secret agent starting with Connery, a brief appearance from George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and finally Daniel Craig.
“It’s fun to see what each actor brings to table for the character of James Bond,” says junior Tim Weber, who is a big-time Bond fan. Each actor certainly does bring something new to the table. The serious spy in Connery, the humorous ladies’ man in Roger Moore, the wit of Pierce Brosnan, and the looks of sharply-dressed Daniel Craig are just a few of the pieces of the puzzle of Bond to 007 fans across the globe.
Due to hints in the newest of the series, James Bond will live past 50 for his fans. The legacy reels in millions of dollars a movie and continues to be a popular face in Cinema not only in America, but in Europe and Australia as well.
This sharply-dressed man, the cool cars, the wit, the girls, and the soundtrack with the likes of Madonna and Adele will continue to grow and live on as teenagers want to be him,and men envy him.