|James Bond character|
|Relatives||Father: Andrew Bond|
Mother: Monique Delacroix Bond
Aunt: Charmian Bond
Uncle: Max Bond
Wife: Teresa Bond Kissy Suzuki
Son: James Suzuki
|Portrayed by||Sean Connery (1962–1967; 1971)|
George Lazenby (1969)
Roger Moore (1973–1985)
Timothy Dalton (1987–1989)
Pierce Brosnan (1995–2002)
Daniel Craig (2006–present)
Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952. James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story The Secret Intelligence Service ( SIS) colloquially known as MI6 is the United Kingdom 's external Intelligence agency. Teresa "Tracy" Bond (born Teresa "Tracy" Draco, and also known as the Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo) is a Fictional character in the Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish George Robert Lazenby (born September 5 1939) is an Australian Actor best known for portraying James Bond in the 1969 Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English Actor. Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946) is an English Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE Honour and so holds an honorary OBE Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 is an English Actor. The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George Prince Regent (later George Ian Lancaster Fleming ( May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, Journalist and Second World War He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games. The Protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story He is portrayed as an SIS agent residing in London. The Secret Intelligence Service ( SIS) colloquially known as MI6 is the United Kingdom 's external Intelligence agency. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. From 1995 onwards, SIS would be officially acknowledged as MI6. The Secret Intelligence Service ( SIS) colloquially known as MI6 is the United Kingdom 's external Intelligence agency.
Bond holds code number "007," except for in You Only Live Twice, where he temporarily becomes "7777". You Only Live Twice is the twelfth novel in Ian Fleming 's James Bond series The "double-0" prefix indicates his discretionary license to kill in the performance of his duties. Licence to kill has at least two known meanings It can be defined as an official sanction by a government or government agency to a particular operative or employee to initiate the  In the films, he is famous for introducing himself as "Bond, James Bond" whenever the opportunity arises and for ordering his vodka martinis "shaken, not stirred"; his usual and characteristic formal clothing is a tuxedo, usually also wearing a Rolex watch or, in later films, an Omega. The martini is a Cocktail made with Gin and dry white Vermouth or sweet red Vermouth. " Shaken not stirred " is a famous Catch phrase of Ian Fleming 's fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond, and his preference for how Rolex SA is a Swiss manufacturer of Wristwatches and accessories Omega SA is a high-end Watch company based in Biel / Bienne Switzerland.
He has been portrayed on film by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, the last interpretation being the only one with an official fictional biography of the character. Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish George Robert Lazenby (born September 5 1939) is an Australian Actor best known for portraying James Bond in the 1969 Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English Actor. Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946) is an English Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE Honour and so holds an honorary OBE Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 is an English Actor. However, Bond was first portrayed by Barry Nelson in a 1954 American television movie based on the novel Casino Royale, and next by Bob Holness in a 1956 South African radio series based on the novel Moonraker. Barry Nelson ( April 16, 1917 – April 7, 2007) was an American Actor, noted as the first actor to portray Ian Casino Royale by Ian Fleming is the first James Bond novel It would eventually pave the way for eleven other novels by Fleming himself in addition Bob Holness (born 12 November 1928 in Vryheid, Natal South Africa) is an English Actor and presenter The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Moonraker is the third Novel by British author Ian Fleming, based on the fictional British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond, first published David Niven was Bond in Casino Royale a 1967 satire, which was lightly based on the Bond novel of the same name. James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983 was an English Academy Award -winning Actor probably best known for his role as the punctuality-obsessed Casino Royale is a 1967 epic surrealistic Satire originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an Ensemble cast Several other actors, including Peter Sellers and Woody Allen, were also designated as James Bond in the satire. Richard Henry Sellers, CBE, commonly known as Peter Sellers ( 8 September 1925 &ndash 24 July 1980) was a British Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and
When the Young Bond novel series, by Charlie Higson, was launched in 2005, James Bond is an ageless character in his late thirties. Young Bond is a series of Young Adult spy novels featuring Ian Fleming 's superspy James Bond as a young teenage boy attending school at Eton College Young Bond is a series of Young Adult spy novels featuring Ian Fleming 's superspy James Bond as a young teenage boy attending school at Eton College Charles Murray Higson (born 3 July 1958) more commonly known as Charlie Higson, is an English Actor and Comedian. Ageless is an adjective describing a person or thing whose age cannot be defined is nonexistent or does not change In Moonraker, he admits to being eight years shy of mandatory retirement at age forty-five, therefore, James Bond is thirty-seven years old. Moonraker is the third Novel by British author Ian Fleming, based on the fictional British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond, first published  The actors who have portrayed Bond have varied greatly in age. George Lazenby was 30 when On Her Majesty's Secret Service was released, while Roger Moore was 58 when A View to a Kill was released. George Robert Lazenby (born September 5 1939) is an Australian Actor best known for portraying James Bond in the 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service, released in 1969, is the sixth Spy film in the James Bond series, and the only one to star George Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English Actor. A View To A Kill (1985 is the fourteenth Spy film of the James Bond series, and the seventh and last to star Roger Moore as the fictional
James Bond's birth year is unknown because Fleming changed the dates and times of events. Most researchers and biographers concluded that he was born either in 1920, 1921, or 1924. (see more) Where James Bond was born also is debated, John Pearson, in James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007, reports Bond born in Wattenscheid, near Essen, Germany, while Charlie Higson reports in SilverFin that Bond was born in Switzerland; Ian Fleming, himself, never said where James Bond was born. John Pearson (born May 10, 1930) is a writer best associated with James Bond creator Ian Fleming. James Bond The Authorised Biography of 007 (also James Bond The Authorised Biography) (1973 by John Pearson, is a fictional biography Wattenscheid was once a separate town in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Essen (ˈɛsən is a City in the center of the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. SilverFin is the first novel in the Young Bond series that depicts Ian Fleming 's superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation
You Only Live Twice reveals Bond is the son of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond, of Glencoe, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, of the Canton de Vaud. The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland. This article refers to the village for the glen itself see Glen Coe. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The Canton of Vaud ( French pronunciation) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the southwestern part of the The boy James Bond spends much of his early life abroad, becoming multilingual in German and French because of his father's being a Vickers armaments company representative. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 2004 When his parents are killed in a mountain climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges near Chamonix, eleven-year-old James is orphaned. “Alpinist” redirects here See also Alpinist (magazine Mountaineering is the Sport, Hobby or Profession of The Aiguilles Rouges (Red Needles is a crystalline mountainous Massif of the northern Alps, opposite the Mont Blanc massif Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or more commonly Chamonix (ʃamɔni in French is a Town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie 
In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the Bond family motto might be Orbis non sufficit (Latin for "The world is not enough"). Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The coat of arms and motto belonged to Sir Thomas Bond; his relation to James Bond is unclear and neglected by the latter. In fact, he is indifferent to his potential genealogical relationship to Sir Thomas Bond, demonstrated by his abrupt response to Griffin Or on being told of the motto:
“ Griffon Or broke in excitedly, 'And this charming motto of the line, "The World is not Enough". Genealogy (from Greek: el γενεά el-Latn genea, "descent" and el λόγος el-Latn logos, "knowledge" is the study of You do not wish to have the right to it?' 'It is an excellent motto which I shall certainly adopt,' said Bond curtly. He looked pointedly at his watch. 'Now I'm afraid we really must get down to business. I have to report back to my Ministry. ' ”
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Chapter 6: Bond of Bond Street?
After the death of his parents, he goes to live with his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, in Pett Bottom village, where he completes his early education. Pett Bottom is a small settlement about five miles (8km south of Canterbury, Kent, England. Later, he briefly attends Eton College at "12 or thereabouts" (13 in Young Bond), but leaves after two halves because of girl trouble with a maid. Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. He recounts losing his virginity at sixteen, on a first visit to Paris, in the short story "From a View to a Kill". Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city For Your Eyes Only can refer to James Bond references ''For Your Eyes Only (short story collection'', the Short Bond is removed from Eton and sent to Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland, his father's school. Fettes College is an independent boarding and Day school in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh ( ˈɛdɪnb(ərə Dùn Èideann) is the Capital of Scotland and is its second largest city after Glasgow. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Per Pearson's James Bond: The Authorised Biography and an allusion in From Russia with Love, Bond briefly attended the University of Geneva. The University of Geneva (Université de Genève is a university in Geneva, Switzerland.  Excepting Fettes, Bond's schooling parallels Fleming's. In the film You Only Live Twice Bond asserts having a First in Oriental Languages from Cambridge University (Pembroke College); in the film, The Spy Who Loved Me, an acquaintance identifies him as a Cambridge graduate; in the film Tomorrow Never Dies, Bond attends Oxford to study Danish. The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, is the eighteenth Spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the Danish ( d̥ænsɡ̊ is one of the North Germanic languages (also called Scandinavian languages a sub-group of the Germanic branch of the The polyglot Bond speaks German, French, Russian, and Japanese — yet, Ian Fleming's novel series, the films, and the post–Fleming continuation novels contradict each other about which languages. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities
In 1941, Bond lies about his age in order to enter the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War II, from which he emerges a Commander. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Commander is a Military rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service He retains that rank whilst in the British Secret Service of Fleming's novels, and the continuation novels, and the films. Continuation novelist John Gardner promoted Bond to Captain in Win, Lose or Die. Win Lose or Die, first published in 1989, was the eighth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming 's Secret agent, James Bond Since Raymond Benson's novels are a reboot, Bond is a Commander, and a member of the RNVSR (Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve), an association of war veteran officers. Reboot, in serial Fiction, means a discarding of much or even all previous continuity in the series to start anew The Royal Naval Reserve are a part of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. 
It is never stated when James Bond became a 00-agent, though references in Goldfinger suggest 1952. Goldfinger is the seventh novel in Ian Fleming 's James Bond series After joining the RNVR, Bond is mentioned travelling in the U. S. , Hong Kong, and Jamaica, and that he joined another organisation, such as the SOE or the 00-Section of the SIS or as leader of a Royal Marine unit on secret mission behind enemy lines in the war or in (Fleming's) "Red Indians" 30 Commando Assault Unit (30 AU). Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. The Special Operations Executive ( SOE) (sometimes referred to as "the Baker Street Irregulars " after Sherlock Holmes ' fictional group of helpers 30 Assault Unit (aka 30 Commando, 30AU and " Ian Fleming 's Red Indians" was a British multiservice combat unit in World War II that One supporting fact is Bond in the Ardennes firing a bazooka in 1944. For the political subdivision of France see Ardennes (department. The bazooka is a man-portable Anti-armor rocket launcher made famous during World War II. The 30 AU were the only British small unit attached to the US Army in Europe. In Bond's obituary, his commanding officer, M, alludes to the rank as cover:
Bond earns his 00 status with two tasks, outlined in Casino Royale. You Only Live Twice is the twelfth novel in Ian Fleming 's James Bond series The first, assassinating a Japanese spy on the 36th floor of the RCA Building at Rockefeller Centre in New York City. The are the dominant Ethnic group of Japan. Worldwide approximately 130 million people are of Japanese descent of these approximately 127 million are residents of Japan The second, assassinating a Norwegian double agent who betrayed two British agents. Bond travels to Stockholm to stab and kill the man in his sleep. In James Bond: The Authorised Biography of 007, Pearson suggests Bond first kills as a teenager. Throughout the films, Bond's attitude towards his job is similar; he dislikes taking life, resorting to black humour relief.
It was part of his profession to kill people. He had never liked doing it and when he had to kill he did it as well as he knew how and forgot about it. As a secret agent who held the rare Double-O prefix – the licence to kill in the Secret Service – it was his duty to be as cool about death as a surgeon. If it happened, it happened. Regret was unprofessional — worse, it was a death-watch beetle in the soul. " — Goldfinger, chapter 1: "Reflections in a Double Bourbon"
In the novel Goldfinger, James Bond is haunted by memories of a Mexican gunman he killed with bare hands days earlier. Goldfinger is the seventh novel in Ian Fleming 's James Bond series The cinematic Bond is at ease with killing until Brosnan's tenure; GoldenEye suggests the brutality of his job troubles him while, in The World Is Not Enough, he admits cold-blooded killing is a filthy business. GoldenEye (1995 is the seventeenth Spy film of the British James Bond series directed by Martin Campbell and the The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 film&mdashthe nineteenth entry in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as Nonetheless, he kills when needed, and on film commits murder in shooting the unarmed Elektra King, and assassination in killing Mr. Big, a national leader, in Live and Let Die). Murder is the unlawful killing of another human person with Malice aforethought, as defined in Common Law countries Elektra King is a Fictional character, and a main antagonist in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. Mr Big is a fictional character and the main Antagonist in the James Bond novel and film Live and Let Die. The literary James Bond is reserved in his licensed killing, sometimes disobeying kill orders if the mission might be accomplished otherwise, as in "The Living Daylights" where he makes a last-second decision to disobey orders and not kill an assassin. Octopussy and The Living Daylights (sometimes published as Octopussy) is the fourteenth and final James Bond book written by Ian Fleming Instead, he shoots the assassin's gun and accomplishes the mission. Later, he feels so strongly about that decision that he hopes M will fire him for it. M is a fictional character in Ian Fleming 's James Bond series as well as the films in the Bond franchise There are Fleming works in which Bond does not kill anyone. Bond hates those who kill non-combatants, especially a woman. He forsakes Queen and Country in avenging the deaths of innocent victims Felix Leiter and bride, Della, in the film Licence to Kill. Felix Leiter is a Fictional character created by Ian Fleming in the James Bond series of novels and films Licence to Kill (1989 directed by John Glen is the 16th James Bond Spy film, and the second and last featuring Timothy Dalton.
In both literature and cinema, James Bond has a cavalier attitude toward his death, accepting that he most likely will be killed if captured, and expects MI6's disavowal of him. He withstands torture in Casino Royale, The World is Not Enough, and Die Another Day without talking. Torture, according to the United Nations Convention Against Torture, is "any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental is intentionally
The cinematic James Bond (introduced in 1962) already was a veteran Secret Service agent. In Dr. No, when ordered re-equipped with a 7. 65 mm Walther PPK pistol replacing his Beretta automatic pistol, agent 007 protests that he has used the weapon for 10 years. The Walther PP series pistols include the Walther PP PPK PPK/S and PPK/E This article is about a firearm manufacturer for the car see Chevrolet Beretta. In the novels preceding Dr. No, Bond uses a 0. 25mm Beretta automatic pistol carried in a light-weight chamois leather holster, however, in From Russia with Love, in the draw, the gun snags in Bond's jacket, and, because of this incident, M and Major Boothroyd order Bond re-equipped with a Walther PPK and a Berns-martin triple-draw holster made of stiff saddle leather. This article is about a firearm manufacturer for the car see Chevrolet Beretta. Great Britain The British Standard BS 6715 1991 is widely considered to offer the correct definition of chamois leather Q is a Fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. The Berns-Martin is the name given to a type of break-front Holster for a Revolver. He continues using this pistol until John Gardner's Licence Renewed, where he uses different weapons, choosing the ASP 9 mm in later books. Licence Renewed (published in American editions as License Renewed) first published in 1981, is the first novel by John Gardner The ASP is a custom made Handgun intended for covert operations According to Gardner in the novelisation for Licence to Kill, the Walther PPK is not Bond's favourite weapon. Licence to Kill (1989 directed by John Glen is the 16th James Bond Spy film, and the second and last featuring Timothy Dalton. With Raymond Benson, Bond begins using the PPK again until being updated in both the film and novelisation Tomorrow Never Dies with the Walther P99. Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, is the eighteenth Spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan The P99 is a Semi-automatic pistol developed by the German company Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen of Ulm for law enforcement security forces James Bond: The Secret World of 007 reports that Bond is a judoka and knows other martial arts. meaning "gentle way" is a modern Japanese martial art ( Gendai budō) and Combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for Combat.
In the novels (notably From Russia with Love), Bond's physical description has generally been consistent: slim build; a three-inch, vertical scar on his right cheek (absent from the film version); blue-grey eyes; a "cruel" mouth; short, black hair, a comma of which falls on his forehead (greying at the temples in Gardner's novels); and (after Casino Royale) the faint scar of the Russian cyrillic letter "Ш" (SH) (for Shpion: "Spy") on the back of one of his hands (carved by a SMERSH agent). Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages The Cyrillic alphabet (səˈrɪlɪk also called azbuka, from the old name of the first two letters is actually a family of Alphabets, subsets of which are used by SMERSH (in capitalised letters is a Soviet Counterintelligence agency featured in Ian Fleming 's early James Bond novels and films as agent 007's In From Russia with Love he is also described as 183 centimeters (6 feet) in height and 76 kilograms (167 lb) in weight. A centimetre ( American spelling: centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one hundredth
In film, Bond is portrayed as highly intelligent. In Goldfinger, he calculates how many trucks it takes to transport all the gold in Fort Knox. Goldfinger (1964 is the third James Bond film, as well as the third to star Sean Connery as MI6 agent James Bond. Fort Knox is a United States Army post in Kentucky south of Louisville and north of Elizabethtown. Also, in Casino Royale, he is shown to have skill at calculating probabilities of draws from a deck in a Texas hold'em tournament in Montenegro. Casino Royale ( 2006) is the twenty-first film in the James Bond series; it is directed by Martin Campbell and the first to star Texas hold 'em (also hold'em, holdem) is the most popular Poker game in the casinos and poker card rooms across North America and Europe Montenegro ( British English) Montenegrin / Serbian: PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE LANGUAGES WITHOUT CONSENSUS ON THE TALK PAGE!
When not on assignment or at headquarters, Bond spends his time at his flat off the Kings Road in Chelsea. The Kings Road is a major well-known street in west London, England. Chelsea is an area of south-west London, England, bounded to the south by the River Thames, where its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along His flat is looked after by an elderly Scottish housekeeper named May, who is very loyal and often motherly to him. The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland. The following is a list of recurring and notable allies found throughout the James Bond films and novels According to Higson's Young Bond series, May previously worked for Bond's aunt, Charmian. Bond hardly ever brings women back to his home, happening only once between the novels Diamonds Are Forever and From Russia with Love when he briefly lived with Tiffany Case; and once in the film series: in Live and Let Die, M and Moneypenny visit Bond at his flat, forcing him to hide his female company in the wardrobe. Diamonds Are Forever is the fourth novel in Ian Fleming 's James Bond series Tiffany Case is a fictional character in the James Bond novel and film Diamonds Are Forever. Live and Let Die is the eighth Spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional According to Pearson's book and hinted at in From Russia with Love, Tiffany often got into arguments with May and eventually left. At his home, Bond has two telephones. One for personal use and a second red phone that is a direct line between his home and headquarters; the latter is said to always be ringing at inopportune moments.
In both the literary and cinematic versions of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, James Bond marries, but his bride, Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo, is killed on their wedding day by his archenemy, Ernst Stavro Blofeld; the loss resonates in both versions of the character for many years thereafter. Teresa "Tracy" Bond (born Teresa "Tracy" Draco, and also known as the Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo) is a Fictional character in the In the novels, Bond gets revenge in the following novel, You Only Live Twice when, by chance, he comes across Blofeld in Japan, while the cinematic Bond takes on Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever with an ambiguous result. Later, in the pre-title sequence of For Your Eyes Only, Bond dispatches a bald, wheelchair-bound Blofeld. For Your Eyes Only ( 1981) is the 12th Spy film in the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Roger Moore as MI6
Bond and Kissy Suzuki bear a child, although Fleming's novels do not state his existence. Kissy Suzuki is a fictional character in Ian Fleming 's 1964 James Bond novel You Only Live Twice. Bond is obviously aware of his son's existence by the time of Raymond Benson's short story "Blast From the Past" in which his son asks him to come to New York City as a matter of urgency before being killed by Irma Bunt. Raymond Benson (born September 6, 1955) is an American author best known for being the last official author of the adult James Bond novels In the 1950s and 1960s Ian Fleming, creator of the fictional Secret agent, James Bond, wrote a number of short stories featuring his creation that appeared "Angels of Death" redirects here You may be looking for Space Marines (Warhammer 40000 This is a list of henchmen in the novel and film
Bond is famous for ordering his vodka martinis "shaken, not stirred. The martini is a Cocktail made with Gin and dry white Vermouth or sweet red Vermouth. " Shaken not stirred " is a famous Catch phrase of Ian Fleming 's fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond, and his preference for how " In the novel Moonraker, he drinks a shot of vodka straight, served with a pinch of black pepper, a habit he picked up working in the Baltic region. Moonraker is the third Novel by British author Ian Fleming, based on the fictional British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond, first published Vodka is one of the world's most popular Distilled beverages It is a clear liquid which consists of mostly Water and Ethanol purified by Distillation Baltic Seven Islandsgif|right|thumb|330px|A contemporary transnational Euroregion encompasses the islands of the Baltic countries He also drinks and enjoys gin martinis, champagne, and bourbon. Gin is a spirit flavoured with Juniper berries. Distilled gin is made by redistilling white grain spirit which has been flavoured with juniper Champagne is a Sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle Secondary fermentation of Wine to effect Carbonation. Bourbon is an American Whiskey, a type of distilled spirit, made primarily from Corn and named for Bourbon County Kentucky. In total, Bond consumes 317 drinks of which 101 are whisky, 35 sakes, 30 glasses of champagne and a mere 19 vodka martinis. This is an average of one drink every seven pages. 
In Fleming's novels, Bond is a heavy smoker, at one point reaching 70 cigarettes a day.  On average, Bond smokes 60 a day, although in certain novels he attempts to cut back so that he can accomplish certain feats, such as swimming. He is also forced to cut back after being sent to a health farm per M's orders in Thunderball. Bond specifically smokes a blend of Balkan and Turkish tobacco with a higher than average tar content from Morlands of Grosvenor Street called "Morland Specials. " The cigarette itself has three gold bands on the filter signifying Bond's (and Fleming's) commander rank in the secret service. Additionally Bond carries his cigarettes in a trademarked monogrammed gunmetal cigarette case. Gunmetal is a type of Bronze &ndash an Alloy of Copper, Tin, and Zinc. In continuation novels by John Gardner, Bond cuts back by smoking low-tar cigarettes from Morlands and later H. John Edmund Gardner ( November 20, 1926 – August 3, 2007 Simmons of Burlington Arcade. Later works by Raymond Benson has Bond continuing to use this brand. Raymond Benson (born September 6, 1955) is an American author best known for being the last official author of the adult James Bond novels Cinematically, Bond has been off and on usually going with changes in society. During the films starring Connery, Lazenby and Dalton, Bond was a smoker, while during Moore's and Brosnan's tenure he does not smoke cigarettes, although he does occasionally smoke cigars. In Brosnan's second portrayal of Bond, in Tomorrow Never Dies, he remarks upon a Russian who is smoking by saying "Filthy habit". Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, is the eighteenth Spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan The last time Bond smoked on film was in 2002 in Die Another Day, and he was smoking a cigar, not a cigarette. Die Another Day is a 2002 film the 20th in the James Bond series, and the fourth and final film to star Pierce Brosnan as fictional MI6 In Daniel Craig's tenure, he is never seen smoking at all.
In both novel and film, Bond has meaningless affairs or one night stands with virtually every woman he encounters, and discards them the minute they become an inconvenience. A one-night stand is originally a single night theatre performance (usually a guest group on tour and today more commonly also a single sexual encounter between individuals His suave, chauvinistic charm even seduces women who initially find him repellent, such as Holly Goodhead in Moonraker or Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies. Chauvinism (ˈʃoʊvɨnɪzəm is extreme and unreasoning Partisanship on behalf of a group to which one belongs especially when the partisanship includes malice and hatred Dr Holly Goodhead is a fictional character from the James Bond franchise portrayed by Lois Chiles in Moonraker. Wai Lin is a fictional character in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, portrayed by Michelle Yeoh. While the women he sleeps with do willingly give in to him, he does not take the initial 'no' for an answer. In the film version of Goldfinger, Bond forces himself upon Pussy Galore in a barnyard, to which she fights back at first, though she eventually relents. Pussy Galore is a Fictional character from the James Bond film and novel Goldfinger. Bond also is not above blackmailing an employee of the spa he is sent to in order for her to have sex with him in the film version of Thunderball. Blackmail is the crime of threatening to reveal substantially true information about a person to the public a family member or associates unless a demand made upon the Thunderball (1965 is the fourth Spy film of the British James Bond series, and the fourth to star Sean Connery as the In more recent incarnations, his attitudes toward women have softened somewhat; he respects the new, female M, while a few female characters, such as Elektra King and Paris Carver, have gotten under his skin. Elektra King is a Fictional character, and a main antagonist in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. Paris Carver is a Fictional character who appeared in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies ( 1997)
According to Pearson, Bond was born on November 11, 1920. Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar However, the novel You Only Live Twice implies the birth year as 1924. In the novel, M writes an obituary for James Bond after believing him to be dead. M writes that Bond left school when he was 17 years old and joined the Ministry of Defence in 1941 "claiming an age of 19. The Ministry of Defence ( MoD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters " If Bond was 17 in 1941, then he was born in 1924. Also Tiger Tanaka, a Japanese secret agent, states that Bond was born in the year of the rat, which hints at 1924. This is a list of James Bond allies in the film You Only Live Twice. However, the novel Moonraker (which is set in 1954) states that Bond's age is 37. This would place Bond's date of birth in about 1917.
A more complex date of birth, according to John Griswold and his book Ian Fleming's James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies is November 11, 1921. John Ashley Griswold ( November 18, 1822 - February 22, 1902) was a U Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar Griswold notes that Bond's joining of the Ministry of Defence was originally written in Fleming's manuscript as 1939 and later changed to 1941. Briefly, Griswold contends that Bond joined the Admiralty in 1939 (the same year Fleming joined) and 1941 is a year marker that places his recruitment into an organisation that was later attached to the Ministry of Defence by Fleming. Griswold believes that a lot of details in Bond's timeline make better sense with the original 1939 date. For instance, if one computes Bond's age for when he was admitted into the Admiralty to when his parents died, then Bond would have been 11 in 1933 from January 1 through to November 10 if he was born in 1921. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Events 1444 - Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Wladyslaw 1933 is the year mentioned in Casino Royale for when Bond "bought" his first Bentley. Since all of the years claimed for when Bond was born would have made him too young to purchase this Bentley, a more likely scenario is that he "inherited" it from his late father. Griswold presented this idea to Ian Fleming Publications in February 2003. Ian Fleming Publications is the production company formerly known as both Glidrose Productions Limited and Glidrose Publications Limited named after its founders The company recognised this issue for its Young Bond series of novels featuring Bond as a teenager in the 1930s and along with its author, Charlie Higson, defined Bond being born in the year 1920. In Higson's series, the Bentley in question was purchased and used in December 1933 in Double or Die by Bond with money he had received for helping someone win a lot of money at a roulette table. Double Or Die is the third novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Fleming 's superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s Previously Bond had inherited a Bamford & Martin Sidevalve Short Chassis Tourer around Easter 1933 from his Uncle Max.
The 2006 film Casino Royale is a reboot of the film series that depicts Bond's first mission as Agent 007. Casino Royale ( 2006) is the twenty-first film in the James Bond series; it is directed by Martin Campbell and the first to star Reboot, in serial Fiction, means a discarding of much or even all previous continuity in the series to start anew The film's official website gives a biography of the Bond that parallels the backstory of Fleming's literary character, but it is updated to reflect Bond's new birth date of April 13, 1968; April 13 being the day in which Casino Royale was published in 1953 and 1968 being the year in which Daniel Craig was born. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages This version of the character was born in West Berlin, Germany. His parents, Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix Bond, died in a climbing accident, so he was raised in Kent, England, by his aunt Charmain. KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format
Like the original character, Bond is kicked out of Eton College and attends his father's alma mater, Fettes College. Fettes College is an independent boarding and Day school in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bond attends the University of Geneva while at Fettes through an exchange program. After Fettes, Bond joins the Royal Navy and attends Britannia Royal Naval College at the age of 17. Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC is the initial officer training establishment of the Royal Navy, located on a hill overlooking Dartmouth, Devon (However, in The World Is Not Enough, James jests that he learnt English at Oxford University). The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 film&mdashthe nineteenth entry in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as
The modern biography clarifies Bond's military service by stating he joins the Special Boat Service while in the Regular Royal Navy, where he obtains the rank of Commander, and then is placed in the 030 Special Forces Unit (a reference to Fleming's 30th Assault Unit during World War II, a unit he nicknamed his 'Red Indians'; see Casino Royale). The Special Boat Service ( SBS) is the Special forces unit of the British Royal Navy. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) 30 Assault Unit (aka 30 Commando, 30AU and " Ian Fleming 's Red Indians" was a British multiservice combat unit in World War II that Casino Royale by Ian Fleming is the first James Bond novel It would eventually pave the way for eleven other novels by Fleming himself in addition Bond serves covertly in Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Libya and actively in Bosnia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Somalia ( Soomaaliya; الصومال) officially the Somali Republic ( Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya, جمهورية الصومال) and formerly known For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Libya ( ليبيا ar-Latn Lībiyā; Libyan vernacular: Lībya; Amazigh:) officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan He is then recruited by the RNR Defence Intelligence Group. Bond attends specialized courses at Cambridge and Oxford universities during this period, earning a degree in Oriental Languages from Cambridge. Bond is noted to be fluent in English, French, German, Russian, and Italian, and writing passable Greek, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese at the time he joins MI6. The Secret Intelligence Service ( SIS) colloquially known as MI6 is the United Kingdom 's external Intelligence agency. In training, he receives exceptionally high marks for physical endurance, logic, and Psychological Ops exercises. He serves in the Royal Navy from age 17 to 31, joining MI6 at age 30, and is promoted to 00 Agent at age 38 in 2006. The Secret Intelligence Service ( SIS) colloquially known as MI6 is the United Kingdom 's external Intelligence agency.
A wholly non-canonical conjecture about the Bond lineage can be found in Alan Moore's comic book series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, set in Victorian England. Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a Comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill. Culture The Victorian fascination with novelty resulted in a deep interest in the relationship between modernity and cultural continuities In it, the portly, sinister, and secretive MI5 agent placed in charge of the League is named Campion Bond. Campion Bond is a character from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics series by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, appearing in both His superior, the overall director of the top-secret team, is code-named M, an obvious reference to the James Bond series. M is a fictional character in Ian Fleming 's James Bond series as well as the films in the Bond franchise Although Moore makes no overt connection between Bond and Campion (due to copyright issues), the code Double-O Seven being engraved in morse code on Campion's walking stick and keys, has led fans to propose that Campion is meant to be an ancestor of the modern secret agent. Morse code is a Character encoding for transmitting telegraphic information using standardized sequences of short and long elements to represent the letters numerals Another character in the comic notes that the Bond "Family's got a reputation. A bad 'un. " In the recent The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier, a young MI5 spy named "Jimmy" appears, possessing Campion's 007 cigarette case and clearly meant to be Bond, with another character comparing him to his grandfather (Campion). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Black Dossier is an original Graphic novel in the Comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Jimmy is presented as an incompetent psychotic rapist whose daring exploits against Dr. No are no more than a cover story for him to commit double agent work against the United Kingdom on behalf of the United States. The Black Dossier also hints that Campion and Jimmy are both descendants of Sir Basildon Bond, an underling of Sir Jack Wilton, the original M, who in 1558 established Prospero's Men (the original League) for Queen Gloriana I. The Unfortunate Traveller or the Life of Jack Wilton by Thomas Nashe ( 1594) is a Picaresque novel set during the reign of Henry VIII of Prospero's Men is the name assigned to the first-documented incarnation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the graphic novels of that name by Alan Moore. Gloriana is an Opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten to an English Libretto by William Plomer, based on Elizabeth and Prospero, the head of the organization, was the original 007. Prospero is the Protagonist in The Tempest, a play by William Shakespeare. Further evidence is the presence of Auric Goldfinger, who is mentioned in The New Traveller's Almanac. Auric Goldfinger is a Fictional character and the main Antagonist in the James Bond film and novel Goldfinger. The New Traveller's Almanac was a series of writings included in the back of all six issues of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II, covering
In his fictional biographies, author Philip José Farmer suggests that Bond belongs in the Wold Newton family tree along with Tarzan, Doc Savage, and many other fictional heroes. Philip José Farmer (born January 26 1918) is an American Author, principally known for his Science fiction and fantasy Tarzan is a Fictional character, an archetypal Feral child raised in the African jungle by Apes who later returns to civilization only to Doc Savage is a Fictional character, one of the Pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s  Followers of Farmer's speculations have greatly elaborated on Bond's family.
One proposal long debated by fans of the movie series is the notion that "James Bond" is merely a codename used by a long line of British secret agents. Whilst it does explain Bond's longevity and frequent changes of appearance, this idea has always been highly controversial.
Die Another Day director Lee Tamahori believed that the name "James Bond" is a codename (like 007) which is given to the best and most accomplished secret agents. Die Another Day is a 2002 film the 20th in the James Bond series, and the fourth and final film to star Pierce Brosnan as fictional MI6 Lee Tamahori, born 17 June 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand, is best known as a Film director, although he got his start as a commercial The theory is meant to explain the changes in actors (e. g. , Roger Moore vs. Timothy Dalton) and Bond's apparent agelessness. The idea was created so that Tamahori could get Connery to make a cameo appearance in the film, and thus explain how it was possible that Connery and Brosnan as Bond could both be on film at the same time. 
Tamahori explained the theory: "My idea was basically that there have been several Bonds. It's just a prefix and a code name. A prefix is a type of Affix attached to a stem which modifies the meaning of that stem A code name or cryptonym is a word or name used clandestinely to refer to another name or word Even James Bond is not the guy's name. That's the way I've always been able to view these things from when Connery left and Lazenby and Moore took over, right up to Brosnan. How could this guy be so young still? Of course to me, it is just a prefix and a code name. That means that Connery either died or retired, Moore died or retired and so on. Following that, that allows you to have possibly two James Bonds in a movie. What happened to the others? Were they retired from active service or were they killed? That's where I came from. "
The theory, as well as the intent to have Connery cameo in Die Another Day, was rejected by producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson (although a televised news report during production reported erroneously that Connery had filmed a cameo as Bond's father). Barbara Dana Broccoli OBE (born June 18, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is the daughter of the famous James Bond producer Michael Gregg Wilson OBE (born 1942) is producer and screenwriter of James Bond movies. One and probably the only evidence to support this theory is Lazenby's final line in the pre-title sequence of On Her Majesty's Secret Service where the Bond girl runs away after Bond is ambushed on a beach: "This never happened to the other fella. On Her Majesty's Secret Service, released in 1969, is the sixth Spy film in the James Bond series, and the only one to star George only be added to pages which discuss the film or character depicted in the image " The theory is denounced by most fans due to continuity in subsequent films when Bond's wife, Tracy (from On Her Majesty's Secret Service) is mentioned — most notably in The Spy Who Loved Me, where Moore's Bond reacts emotionally when the death of his wife is mentioned. In the later For Your Eyes Only Bond is seen attending Tracy's grave, and Felix Leiter refers to Bond's marriage in Licence To Kill. For Your Eyes Only can refer to James Bond references ''For Your Eyes Only (short story collection'', the Short Felix Leiter is a Fictional character created by Ian Fleming in the James Bond series of novels and films Also in The World is not Enough, when Electra inquires Bond whether he ever lost a loved one, Bond does not give an answer and changes the subject immediately. The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 film&mdashthe nineteenth entry in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as In addition to this, once in a while, Bond is seen with gadgets and weapons, such as Honey Rider's knife, from previous films that he obviously kept as souvenirs. A scene was apparently originally planned in On Her Majesty's Secret Service that would feature Bond having plastic surgery as a means of explaining his new appearance, but the scene never made it into production. Plastic surgery is a medical specialty interested in the correction of form and function The idea that the James Bond name — in addition to the 007 number — has been given to subsequent agents was also featured in the Casino Royale satire, where the original James Bond is a retired, legendary British spy who won a VC at the Siege of Mafeking and who berates M for having given his number and name to a brash young agent whose description appears to match Sean Connery's Bond. Casino Royale is a 1967 epic surrealistic Satire originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an Ensemble cast See below the section "Separate Commonwealth awards" Note that since The Siege of Mafeking was the most famous British action in the Second Boer War. Later in the film, six further MI6 agents are assigned the name "James Bond 007", including Vesper Lynd and baccarat master Evelyn Tremble. Vesper Lynd is a fictional character of Ian Fleming 's James Bond novel Casino Royale. See also Casino Royale (1967 film Casino Royale is a 1967 epic surrealistic Satire and is also known for its very large
However, the theory is by the status of some actors in their final appearance as a particular. In Timothy Dalton's last film (License to Kill) he resigns in order to pursue a personal agenda, and in Pearce Brosnan's final film (Die Another Day) he is abandoned by SIS only to be secretly approached by M to help in a final case. One could also argue that these films refute the theory because in those films, Bond lost 007 status but was still James Bond.
The first actor to portray James Bond in the EON series was Sean Connery in Dr. No, released in 1962. Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish Dr No (1962 is the first Film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Sean Connery as British Secret Service agent Connery played the role in four further films before Australian actor George Lazenby was cast in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. George Robert Lazenby (born September 5 1939) is an Australian Actor best known for portraying James Bond in the 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service, released in 1969, is the sixth Spy film in the James Bond series, and the only one to star George However, Connery returned for the next movie, Diamonds Are Forever, in 1971. Diamonds Are Forever (1971 is the seventh Spy film of the British James Bond series and the sixth to star Sean Connery 1973's Live and Let Die featured Roger Moore's debut as Bond. Live and Let Die is the eighth Spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English Actor. Moore had the longest run, appearing in seven films.
The role subsequently went to Timothy Dalton, who was contracted in 1986 for three films as James Bond. Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946) is an English Dalton starred in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), with the third film planned for 1991. The Living Daylights, released in 1987 is the fifteenth Spy film of the James Bond series, and the first to star Timothy Dalton Licence to Kill (1989 directed by John Glen is the 16th James Bond Spy film, and the second and last featuring Timothy Dalton. However, legal ownership problems of the James Bond franchise delayed release until 1995, by which time the decision had been taken to cast a new actor. Persistent rumours state that Dalton's third film was going to be The Property of a Lady, but the story, treatment, and draft screenplays were called GoldenEye. 
In 1994, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan was hired as James Bond. Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE Honour and so holds an honorary OBE Brosnan's debut, GoldenEye (1995), was the franchise's highest grossing film at that date, and he starred in three more films. GoldenEye (1995 is the seventeenth Spy film of the British James Bond series directed by Martin Campbell and the Brosnan is the only actor who did not star in a James Bond film titled after an Ian Fleming novel and is the second actor not to have been from the United Kingdom.
The latest actor to play the role is Daniel Craig, hired in 2005. Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 is an English Actor. Craig's debut in Casino Royale was successful both critically and commercially. Casino Royale ( 2006) is the twenty-first film in the James Bond series; it is directed by Martin Campbell and the first to star Craig's performance was also the first in the series to earn a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation  The 22nd Bond film, Quantum of Solace, is scheduled for a 2008 release, and the 23rd, for 2010. Quantum of Solace ( 2008) is the 22nd James Bond film by EON Productions, due for release in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2008 and in The James Bond film series are Spy films inspired by Ian Fleming 's novels about the fictional MI6 agent Commander James Bond (codename 
Before Sean Connery was cast as James Bond, Harry Saltzman favoured Roger Moore for the role, while Cubby Broccoli preferred Cary Grant (but the producer ultimately decided against Grant because he knew that if he succeeded in signing him, it would be a one-year deal and the next film would necessitate a search for another Bond). Harry Saltzman ( October 27 1915 - September 28 1994) was a theatre and Film producer best known for his mega-gamble which resulted Albert Romolo Broccoli, CBE (Hon ( April 5 1909 &ndash June 27 1996) nicknamed "Cubby" was an American  Before Roger Moore was cast in Live and Let Die, Timothy Dalton was offered the part, but turned it down as he then felt himself to be too young for it. Pierce Brosnan was initially approached after Roger Moore relinquished the role, but his contract with the TV show Remington Steele made him unavailable. Remington Steele is an American television series produced by MTM Enterprises and first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 
In the course of the official series, American actors have been engaged to play James Bond on two occasions — and have been approached at other times as well. John Gavin was contracted in 1970 to replace George Lazenby, but Connery was well-paid to re-appear in Diamonds Are Forever. John Gavin (born John Anthony Golenor Pablos on April 8, 1931 in Los Angeles California) is an American Film  James Brolin was contracted in 1983, to replace Roger Moore, and prepared to shoot Octopussy when the producers paid Moore to return. James Brolin (born July 18 1940) is an American Television, Film, Character actor, producer, and director To date, the only American to play James Bond is Barry Nelson, in the 1954 American television adaptation of Casino Royale, though Brolin's three screen tests were publicly released for the first time as a special feature named James Brolin: The Man Who Would Be Bond in the Octopussy: Ultimate Edition DVD. Barry Nelson ( April 16, 1917 – April 7, 2007) was an American Actor, noted as the first actor to portray Ian