34 Surprising Facts About James Bond That Even ‘M’ Doesn’t Know.
The newest James Bond film, Spectre, has just been released to critical acclaim, and Bond fans can't wait to get into the theater to see Daniel Craig at his most dashing, tuxedoed finest. And while he makes a fine super spy, it's not just about him: The James Bond legacy is long, compelling, and chockfull of interesting trivia.
Below are 34 amazing tidbits of information about the long-running spy series, from facts about the villains to anecdotes about the actors who played Bond over the years. Bond fans will definitely be surprised by some of these -- Can you guess how many people James Bond has killed over the course of the Bond movies? Find the answer, a lot more, below.
#1. The name "James Bond" is actually the name of an American bird expert. According to creator Ian Fleming, he wanted his leading man to be “an extremely dull, uninteresting man to whom things happened…I thought by God, James Bond is the dullest name I ever heard.”
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#2. In the various Bond movies, many of the 00s agents have been killed. Agent 006 is a rogue agent that's believed to be dead, but returns as GoldenEye. There is also talk of a talented 008 who is meant to replace Bond, but we haven't seen him yet.
#3. James Bond has been shot at 4,662 times in 22 films.
#4. Author Ian Fleming was one of the most important special agents in WW II.
#5. George Lazenby had never acted before he got the role in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." He actually lied about having acting experience to get the part.
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