The casting of Daniel Craig as James Bond initially caused a bit of an uproar amongst Bond fans, who were inexplicably enraged at the idea of a blond Bond. Despite this, ‘Casino Royale,’ along with both of the following Bond films featuring Craig, was a critical and commercial triumph. In fact, most would now likely admit that Craig is partially responsible for making James Bond awesome again after the calamity that was ‘Die Another Day,’ the last Pierce Brosnan Bond film. Craig’s stunning baby blues were first witnessed by American audiences in ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.’ He then took on small but memorable roles in ‘Road to Perdition’ and ‘Munich,’ but he became official leading-man material after being chosen as the new Bond in 2006 and has starred in films like ‘Defiance’ and ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ The lucky Brit is married to the gorgeous Rachel Weisz, with whom he currently stars on the Broadway stage in the play ‘Betrayal.’
Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond since 2006. Craig is an alumnus of the National Youth Theatre and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and began his career on stage. His early on screen appearances were in the films Elizabeth, The Power of One and A Kid in King Arthur's Court, and on Sharpe's Eagle and Zorro in television. His appearances in the British films Love Is the Devil, The Trench and Some Voices attracted the industry's attention, leading to roles in bigger productions such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Road to Perdition, Layer Cake and Munich. Craig achieved international fame when chosen as the sixth actor to play the role of James Bond, replacing Pierce Brosnan. Though initially greeted with scepticism, his debut in Casino Royale was highly acclaimed and earned him a BAFTA award nomination, with the film becoming the highest grossing in the series to date.
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