15 Things you didn’t know about James Bond
You don’t have to watch a James Bond movie to know the fact that he is one of the most bad-ass spies that featured in a movie. But, like any other spies he has some secrets, so today we will present to you 15 things you didn’t know about James Bond!
His presence on our global pop culture is so overwhelming that his name is now associated with high-end gadgets, beautiful women and fast cars.
This popular franchise brought the studious millions of dollars, and of course millions of smiles on every woman’s face that watched the movies.
Lets get started with some epic facts about a character that made us all fall in love with his charisma and with his incredible ability to drive an Aston Martin. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about James Bond!
1. George Lazenby was not an actor
He was so passionate about the character that he bought a nice suit and a Rolex, and fouled anyone on the audition set that he acted in movies all around the World. Later when the producers found out that he was lying, they kept him anyway because they were impressed with his ability to fool everyone.
2. There are some actors who refused to play the role
Clint Eastwood, Adam West and Burt Reynolds, all refused to play the role, because they said that James Bond should always be played only by British actors.
3. The producers made some pretty odd demands
Pierce Brosnan was not allowed to wear a tuxedo in any other non James Bond films while he is under contract.
4.Warren Zevon was a big fan of the James Bond franchise
He said “I just want to live long enough to see the next James Bond movie”. He managed to do that, and ironically the film was called “Die Another Day”.
5. Sean Connery took martial arts lessons for the film
While practicing martial arts for his role, Sean Connery managed to piss off his instructor so bad, that he broke his wrist. By the way the martial arts instructor was Steven Seagal.
6. Ursula Andress’s white bikini were sold for £35,000
Years later, after she found the bikini in her attic, she put them for an auction and it was predicted to be sold with £50,000, and before taxes she got £35,000.
7. James Bond was inspired by a real life spy
His name was Wilfrid “Biffy” Dunderdale, he was friend with Ian Fleming, and several of his stories ended up in the books.
8. The popular Walther PPK gun was also used by Hitler
The Walther PPK was made popular by James Bond, and it was also the gun used by Hitler when he killed himself.
9. There are only two James Bond movies with the same plot
The movies are “Never Say Never Again” and “Thunderball” and they were both played by Sean Connery, 18 years apart.
10. James Bond should be “dead” by now
In all his movies he was shot 4,662 times. I don’t understand who’s got the time to count that, but most certainly James Bond is one hell of a tough guy.
11. Most of the women that slept with James Bond tried to kill him
3/4 of women that slept with him tried to end his life, and at this point I wonder why he won’t stop trying to sleep with them and become a monk, or something.
12. Liam Neeson would have been a great James Bond
He turned down the role many times because he wasn’t interested in starring in an action movie. He changed his mind when he chose a role for Star Wars, Episode I. From what we’ve seen in Taken, he surely would have been a great James Bond!
13. John F. Kennedy was a big fan of the franchise
He collected all Ian Fleming’s collection of books, and when the first James Bond film appeared, he watch it in private screening, due to his influence.
14. Google made an “Easter egg” for the James Bond franchise
When you type “James Bond” into Google translate, and you set it to Standard Chinese, you will get “007”.
15. Aston Martin gave Daniel Craig an epic gift
For the role that he played as James Bond, Daniel Craig now has the privilege of choosing any Aston Martin for the rest of his life.
This ends our today’s article, 15 things you didn’t know about James Bond, and we hope you enjoyed it!
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