Daniel Craig says - No more Bond

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    Oct 11, 2015 5:48 AM GMT
    Daniels Craig, was reported as saying, that he would rather slash his wrists than take on the role of Bond again.
  • bro4bro

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    Oct 11, 2015 2:37 PM GMT
    Yeah he's acting like a real prima donna isn't he?

    He was a nobody when he took on that role, known only for a couple indie films that few people saw. James Bond made his career.

    Upon becoming 007 he was an instant superstar - but his non-Bond projects have been extremely unremarkable (Cowboys and Aliens - really?).

    There are a shitload of gorgeous, talented wanna-be actors in Hollywood who would absolutely die to have just one film that anyone actually paid to see, let alone a wildly popular international franchise. And yet, the minute someone becomes a star, he turns his nose up at the very role that got him there, for fear of being "typecast".

    Reminds me a bit of Peter O'Toole's classic line in My Favorite Year: "I'm not an actor! I'm a movie star!"
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    Oct 11, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
    Actually between 1992 and 2006, the period between Daniel Craig's first IMBD listed acting gig and Casino Royal he was in 44 movies or TV episodes. And at the time he picked up Bond he was one of the highest paid British actors.
    Bond did put him on the map internationally for sure. However he was not a struggling actor by any means.
    His decision to leave the franchise after 5 Bond films, he is contracted for Bond 25, is understandable. The characters arch is not an expansive one. And yes as mentioned above, an actors gotta act.
    My hope is the next Bond keeps with the similar rough and tumble style vs the I never get dirty Bond of the past.
  • Destinharbor

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    Oct 11, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    SamSellers saidActually between 1992 and 2006, the period between Daniel Craig's first IMBD listed acting gig and Casino Royal he was in 44 movies or TV episodes. And at the time he picked up Bond he was one of the highest paid British actors.
    Bond did put him on the map internationally for sure. However he was not a struggling actor by any means.
    His decision to leave the franchise after 5 Bond films, he is contracted for Bond 25, is understandable. The characters arch is not an expansive one. And yes as mentioned above, an actors gotta act.
    My hope is the next Bond keeps with the similar rough and tumble style vs the I never get dirty Bond of the past.

    Ya, some of the middle Bonds were pretty effete. As were the scripts. I still think Sean Connery was the best. And Craig was fun to look at but the story lines were pretty bad. Dame Judy should go back to real acting. She's too good for this drivel.
  • everhorn

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    Oct 11, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidYeah he's acting like a real prima donna isn't he?

    [quote][cite]QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERE[/cite]He was a nobody when he took on that role, known only for a couple indie films that few people saw. James Bond made his career.

    Upon becoming 007 he was an instant superstar - but his non-Bond projects have been extremely unremarkable (Cowboys and Aliens - really?).

    There are a shitload of gorgeous, talented wanna-be actors in Hollywood who would absolutely die to have just one film that anyone actually paid to see, let alone a wildly popular international franchise. And yet, the minute someone becomes a star, he turns his nose up at the very role that got him there, for fear of being "typecast".


    I don't think there's any reason to think that Craig is "acting like a real prima donna." He's an actor, not an automaton; and an actor wants to act in a variety of parts, portraying a variety of characters. Craig's background in TV and films is extensive and led him to achieving a part that gave him world renown. Must he continue to play the same character in film after film after film? Some films in which he appeared were not especially good, but he is not even the prime responsibility for failed films. Others of his films are quite good: "Infamous," "Munich," "Defiance," etc.

    I'm reminded of James O'Neill (the father of Eugene O'Neill) who played "Monte Cristo" over 6000 times because people liked his portrayal and he needed money. His son said that the role "had ruined his career as an artist."

    I'd hate to see Daniel Craig's career end up the same way. I think he is wise to be unwilling to continue repeating the same role as 007. . . . although I like him in that role.

  • bro4bro

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    Oct 11, 2015 7:16 PM GMT
    There's a difference between "I'd like to move on and play other roles" and "I'd rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again".

    It's the difference between being a professional and acting like a prima donna.

    Can't wait to see his first post-Bond artistic endeavor... hmm, maybe Cowboys and Aliens 2?
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 11, 2015 7:45 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidThere's a difference between "I'd like to move on and play other roles" and "I'd rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again".

    It's the difference between being a professional and acting like a prima donna.

    Can't wait to see his first post-Bond artistic endeavor... hmm, maybe Cowboys and Aliens 2?

    I agree, I really hate actors that after they have been in a film project or role, that has essentially cemented them superstardom and made them very highly visible and successful, then come back and bad mouth it. It's a total turnoff and very unprofessional. There are thousands of actors out there pounding the pavement and never getting a break. they would kill for a role like that, and would always be appreciative.
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    Oct 12, 2015 1:48 AM GMT
    SamSellers saidActually between 1992 and 2006, the period between Daniel Craig's first IMBD listed acting gig and Casino Royal he was in 44 movies or TV episodes. And at the time he picked up Bond he was one of the highest paid British actors.
    Bond did put him on the map internationally for sure. However he was not a struggling actor by any means.
    His decision to leave the franchise after 5 Bond films, he is contracted for Bond 25, is understandable. The characters arch is not an expansive one. And yes as mentioned above, an actors gotta act.
    My hope is the next Bond keeps with the similar rough and tumble style vs the I never get dirty Bond of the past.


    This is good information. I had no idea.
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    Oct 12, 2015 3:29 PM GMT
    Seem like he's having a diva moment or trying to piss off all other producers in Hollywood. Lol arg whatever i still don't think he's all that hot comparing to Pierce Brosban when he was Bond.
  • everhorn

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    Oct 12, 2015 6:16 PM GMT
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    bro4bro saidThere's a difference between "I'd like to move on and play other roles" and "I'd rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again".

    It's the difference between being a professional and acting like a prima donna.

    Can't wait to see his first post-Bond artistic endeavor... hmm, maybe Cowboys and Aliens 2?
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    According to one columnist, Craig had said that he'd be willing to play Bond for "as long as he could;" a week later, he'd rather "slit his wrists." Was Craig caught off guard? Was he tired of all the Bond questions, as though he did nothing else? Was he just having a bad day? Was his statement enough to let him be justly judged as a "prima donna?" Maybe he's just a guy given to hyperbole or maybe he likes to make statements that will get more attention and publicity. Or maybe in frustration he thinks that continuing to play the role makes him feel like Sisyphus with a career made meaningless by the continuing 007 repetition.

    I've not seen "Cowboys and Aliens," nor am I likely to see it, although Roger Ebert gave it 3 stars (out of 4) and wrote that the acting is "of a high standard" and that "Craig and Ford were more or less born into their roles."

    Craig seems to be a good actor and well-respected in the field. I hope there's more to his talent than 007. . . .
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Oct 12, 2015 6:20 PM GMT
    Fine_Young_Cannibal saidDaniels Craig, was reported as saying, that he would rather slash his wrists than take on the role of Bond again.


    Even Sean Connery said he hated the Bond character.

    Roger Moore was my favorite of the bunch to play Bond...had the Brit elegance as well as the sense that he could handle himself.
  • ai82

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    Oct 13, 2015 3:43 AM GMT
    Daniel Craig is the only Bond I've ever really liked. Last I heard they were looking for a new bond anyway.
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    Oct 13, 2015 7:07 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidYeah he's acting like a real prima donna isn't he?

    He was a nobody when he took on that role, known only for a couple indie films that few people saw. James Bond made his career.

    Upon becoming 007 he was an instant superstar - but his non-Bond projects have been extremely unremarkable (Cowboys and Aliens - really?).

    There are a shitload of gorgeous, talented wanna-be actors in Hollywood who would absolutely die to have just one film that anyone actually paid to see, let alone a wildly popular international franchise. And yet, the minute someone becomes a star, he turns his nose up at the very role that got him there, for fear of being "typecast".

    Reminds me a bit of Peter O'Toole's classic line in My Favorite Year: "I'm not an actor! I'm a movie star!"


    I can see where this is going and I agree. He can simply decline the offer, he doesn't need to sound like that. As you said, it's the James Bond made his career not the other way round. So he should be grateful.

    Otherwise he wouldn't even have a role to land in.icon_lol.gif
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 13, 2015 11:17 AM GMT
    FitBlackCuddler said
    Fine_Young_Cannibal saidDaniels Craig, was reported as saying, that he would rather slash his wrists than take on the role of Bond again.


    Even Sean Connery said he hated the Bond character.

    Roger Moore was my favorite of the bunch to play Bond...had the Brit elegance as well as the sense that he could handle himself.


    Agree, Roger Moore was always my favorite as well.