The History of 007 – James Bond Movies
To celebrate 50 years of James Bond movies, CableTV.com has created a nice infographic showcasing the characters who have played the legendary 007 throughout the years. Also featuring the supporting cast, guns, and cars of the hit movies, this is a really cool James Bond infographic. Enjoy!
The “original” 007, Sean Connery starred as James Bond in seven Bond films dating from 1962 up until 1983: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever, and Never Say Never Again. Connery, as James Bond, took on three different bad guys in the seven films: Dr. Julius No, Auric Goldfinger, and Ernst Stavro Blofeld (five times!).
British actor Roger Moore was Bond, James Bond for 12 years, playing the part of 007 in seven movies from 1973 to 1985. Moore starred in Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Four Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View to A Kill. Bond’s foes in these movies were Dr. Kanaga / Mr. Big, Francisco Scaramaga, Karl Stromberg, Hugo Drax, Ernst Stavro Bofeld, General Orlov, and Max Zorin.
George Lazenby / Pierce Brosnan
Actor George Lazenby had a short stint playing Bond in one film, 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – facing the most popular villain of early 007 films, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Pierce Brosnan took over the 007 reigns for a period from 1995 to 2002, playing Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. Pierce’s Bond character faced bad guys GoldenEye, Elliot Carver / General Chang, Electra King / Renard, and Gustav Graves.
Timoty Dalton / Daniel Craig
Timothy Dalton played Bond in two films from 1987 to 1989, The Living Daylights and License to Kill. Dalton’s James Bond faced foes General Georgi Koskov and Fanz Sanchez.
Current Bond actor (and heartthrob), Daniel Craig has played 007 in three Bond movies from 2006 to 2012: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and 2012’s Skyfall. Facing formidable villains in Le Chiffre, Dominic Greene, and Silva, Daniel Craig is possibly the best and most action-packed James Bond yet!
Miss Moneypenny is secretary to M and although she typically only has a small role, there is always sexual tension between her and James Bond. Miss Moneypenny has been played throughout the years by four women: Lois Maxwell, Pamela Salem, Caroline Bliss, and Samantha Bond (quite fitting last name!).
“Q” (which stand for Quartermaster), much like M, is a job title rather than an actual name. Q is the head of the “Q Branch” (or Division) where the character is responsible for all of James Bonds’ infamous gadgets and weaponry. Q has been played by five actors over the years: Peter Burton, Desmond Llewelyn, Alec McCowen, John Cleese, and most recently – Ben Wishaw.
You can check-out the full infographic in one piece at CableTV.com