Bond is back! And whether you’re planning to see Spectre, the new 007 movie or not, you may be interested in seeing some other book adaptations starring English actor, Daniel Craig.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) based on the comic series and starring Angelina Jolie. Daniel Craig plays Croft’s rival and fellow tomb raider, Alex West. Croft and West have quite a bit of sexual chemistry, and in true DC style, Daniel has a shower scene and shows some skin.
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The Golden Compass based on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series of books and starring Dakota Blue Richards as Lyra Belacqua. The movie is about a young girl who lives in an alternate world ruled by an oppressive group and where human souls take on the form of animal companions. Daniel Craig plays Lord Asriel, Lyra’s mysterious uncle who doesn’t shower during the entire movie.
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) based on Millennium series of books by Stieg Larsson and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Daniel is a magazine owner known for exposing corruption who works with Lisbeth Salander, an emotionally distant computer hacker, to solve a 40-year old missing person case for a wealthy business man.
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Casino Royale (2006) based on the book by Ian Fleming and starring Daniel as MI6 agent, James Bond. Go back to where it all began where many (including myself) didn’t think Daniel Craig had the right stuff to reboot the franchise. Little did we know, he would bring an intensity and physicality to the role we didn’t know we were missing. Daniel won the Empire Award and Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor, as well as the Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor for his performance.
For Daniel Craig’s full filmography, please visit Wikipedia.
For a literary history of James Bond, please visit Electric Literature.
Have you read any of these books or seen any of these Daniel Craig movies? Are you going to see Spectre?