The DANIEL CRAIG Appreciation thread - Discuss His Life, His Career, His Bond Films

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  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited November 2022 Posts: 2,925
    It's only a matter of time before someone puts together a Bond vs Le Chiffre Dance Off Montage video.
    They will now you've given them the idea, Nick! :))
    I know that the ad was meant to be over the top but, I dunno, I felt like it was trying just a little bit too hard for me. I think Dan's funnier when he understates it and plays it as if he's unaware of the comedy, as in that Catherine Tate sketch, tbh. It was funnier when Christopher Walken got up out of his chair and set off dancing around the house in that Weapon of Choice video 20 years back too!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yep, agreed.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    You can tell Craig is leaning hard into this sort of schtick and the southern accent to distance himself as much as possible from Bond now that he's out.
    If it looks like he's trying just a little bit too hard, it's probably because he is. :))
  • SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
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    It seems Moore and Brosnan were the only ones who really, really loved playing Bond. Some of the other guys didn't want to continue or some of them were persuaded really hard to accept and even at that, they didn't want to continue.
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
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    I think if you're all going in this hard then you missed the point of a lighthearted advert about bloody vodka. Calm down, dear, it's only a commercial!
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    It seems Moore and Brosnan were the only ones who really, really loved playing Bond. Some of the other guys didn't want to continue or some of them were persuaded really hard to accept and even at that, they didn't want to continue.

    That seems to be true mate. You could say that's what made Connery, Dalton and Craig such good Bond's in a way, because Bond of the books is reluctant 00 agent. Isn't in Moonraker he talks about retiring as a 00? Maybe you need a bit of that disdain in your performance
  • SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    It seems Moore and Brosnan were the only ones who really, really loved playing Bond. Some of the other guys didn't want to continue or some of them were persuaded really hard to accept and even at that, they didn't want to continue.

    That seems to be true mate. You could say that's what made Connery, Dalton and Craig such good Bond's in a way, because Bond of the books is reluctant 00 agent. Isn't in Moonraker he talks about retiring as a 00? Maybe you need a bit of that disdain in your performance

    Yes. True....and funnily enough, the ones who don't want to do it, are the ones critics love or find more interesting.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I’m not sure you could say Craig didn’t love it and feel very attached to it, he just didn’t shy away from saying how much hard work it was for him (and they all had different experiences playing it: it wasn’t the same for Roger as it was for Craig).
  • SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
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    mtm wrote: »
    I’m not sure you could say Craig didn’t love it and feel very attached to it, he just didn’t shy away from saying how much hard work it was for him (and they all had different experiences playing it: it wasn’t the same for Roger as it was for Craig).

    Yeah, you could say that as well. But I feel he's someone who would have happily left, if he wasn't offered up to three films. Like it's difficult imagining Craig coming back like Brosnan did in GE, after the TLD situation...many years earlier.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    Yes, you do get the impression that Sir Rog and (esp.) Pierce revelled in being Bond and would've happily played him for as long as they could. While you don't get that same sense with Craig, he gave everything to the role. Look what he willingly put himself through for it - that's not a reluctant bloke being pressganged into it.
  • edited November 2022 Posts: 2,880
    It seems Moore and Brosnan were the only ones who really, really loved playing Bond. Some of the other guys didn't want to continue or some of them were persuaded really hard to accept and even at that, they didn't want to continue.

    Maybe it's fairer to say they had the least frustrations with playing the role over a long period of time. Honestly, I do feel for Connery and Craig. I don't get the sense either were massive 'Bond fans' before getting the part, but they were able to make it their own and one could argue at the very least had a 'love/hate' relationship with the role. Both had a lot of difficulties to deal with during their productions (both certainly had to deal with the pressures of fame, and Craig especially went through a lot of physical endurance in all of his films). With Roger Moore it seems the producers ironed out a lot of the issues they had with their working relationship with Connery, so perhaps it'll be a similar situation with Bond 7 and not falling into the same problems Craig faced.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Thanks for these!
  • edited November 2022 Posts: 784
    It was great to see Daniel enjoy the thanksgiving stuffing exchange as much as he did.

    On a complete side note, Kevin Nealon is the GOAT talkshow guest (post-Carson era)



  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited November 2022 Posts: 3,390
    Daniel Craig Addresses Marvel Cinematic Universe Casting Rumors (Exclusive)

    Comicbook respondent Brandon Davis interviews Daniel Craig and Rian Johnson for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery



    https://comicbook.com/movies/news/daniel-craig-marvel-cinematic-universe-casting-rumors-exclusive/
  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
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    MI6HQ wrote: »
    Daniel Craig Addresses Marvel Cinematic Universe Casting Rumors (Exclusive)

    Comicbook respondent Brandon Davis interviews Daniel Craig and Rian Johnson for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery



    https://comicbook.com/movies/news/daniel-craig-marvel-cinematic-universe-casting-rumors-exclusive/

    "I should be so lucky." Saved you a click.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    edited November 2022 Posts: 23,284
    Knives Out in Space? Glass Onion's Daniel Craig and Ryan Johnson Spitball a Star Wars Crossover
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Knives Out in Space? Glass Onion's Daniel Craig and Ryan Johnson Spitball a Star Wars Crossover

    Well DC has been a part of Star Wars before lol.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    Knives Out in Space? Glass Onion's Daniel Craig and Ryan Johnson Spitball a Star Wars Crossover

    Well DC has been a part of Star Wars before lol.

    Yes and DC's contribution was far better then Rian Johnson's lol
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    Going to see the Knives Out sequel tonight. Hopefully good!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Ooh let us know.
  • CharmianBondCharmianBond Pett Bottom, Kent
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    As someone who just got back from watching it, it was so good. Easily as good as the original and Craig is on fine form. Benoit is fleshed out, including that delightful cameo, Johnson, and co. did talk about this in the pre-release so it's not a spoiler to say that Blanc is a queer icon (although isn't that just Daniel Craig these days?). But he's still used sparingly enough to allow the true star of the piece to shine. If not for Everything, Everywhere, All at Once it would undoubtedly be my film of the year.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited November 2022 Posts: 14,936
    Craig back in 007 mode tonight in London, launching the new Bond watch. You can never escape, Mr Bond...







  • SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
    edited November 2022 Posts: 1,363
    So he did escape Safin's island after all....I knew it! :)>-
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    LucknFate wrote: »
    MI6HQ wrote: »
    Daniel Craig Addresses Marvel Cinematic Universe Casting Rumors (Exclusive)

    Comicbook respondent Brandon Davis interviews Daniel Craig and Rian Johnson for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery



    https://comicbook.com/movies/news/daniel-craig-marvel-cinematic-universe-casting-rumors-exclusive/

    "I should be so lucky." Saved you a click.

    Apparently he almost played Balder/Baldur, Thor's (half) brother, in Multiverse of Madness, which would have been cool. Never did see that movie though.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    Going to see the Knives Out sequel tonight. Hopefully good!

    Saw it this evening. Excellent. This cast seemed to be having more fun the first. Monae is brilliant. And there are some great cameos in it.

  • edited November 2022 Posts: 12,263
    Thought it was fantastic, even better than the first. More entertaining consistently. Though I will say Ana de Armas’s character from the first remains my favorite of either movie.

    Unfortunately, what also stands out is how awesome its standalone status is, and is a reminder of how his Bond films could have been even fresher and better IMO instead of shoehorning continuity.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    I'm looking forward to seeing it tonight (hoping I don't get struck down by my latest round of vaccinations).

    Without having seen it yet, it is kind of wild to reflect how the MCU (and probably other films that aren't an easy buzzword) has skewed our perception of continuity. From what I understand, Glass Onion is absolutely in continuity with Knives Out. I don't know if the events of the first film are mentioned, but they obviously happened to Blanc. Just like it has always been for these long-running book, TV or film series'. But they don't have to directly tie into each other. They don't have to have the same characters except for the lead (and maybe one or two assistants). We've argued this point to death, but someone like Bond or Blanc can develop as a character throughout three or four films without the villain of the first film having to reappear in the last one (or their daughter, brother, father, whatever).
    It's actually kind of maddening, when you think about it. Every actor and their grandma has appeared in the MCU or Star Wars or both and still they have to constantly cross-over and re-appear and tie-in.

    To bring this back to Craig, does anyone know of any projects he has in the pipeline? You obviously can't rush these things, but I'm kind of fascinated by the various post-Bond careers and obviously have high hopes for him.
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    To bring this back to Craig, does anyone know of any projects he has in the pipeline? You obviously can't rush these things, but I'm kind of fascinated by the various post-Bond careers and obviously have high hopes for him.

    Not 100% but I remember reading ages back he was due to appear in a Todd Field film called Creed of Violence. Something about the Mexican Revolution and Craig playing an assassin. Not sure what's come of it.
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