15 Interesting Facts About James Bond

Royal Navy Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR, a character who is a British Secret Service, who is the hero of uncountable novels, movies, comics and video games. Here we bring out some of the interesting facts about James Bond that are both astonishing and funny at the same time.

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1. Roles given and discarded

Clint Eastwood 1960s
Clint Eastwood 1960s

Clint Eastwood, Adam West, Burt Reynolds, all these actors were offered the role of portraying James Bond in the movies, but they all declined this role because they thought the character would be justified only by a British actor.
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2. A smart plan

George Lazenby
George Lazenby

George Lazenby, who portrayed the role of James Bond in the 1969 movie, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was not an actor before this movie. To impress the producer, he got himself a suit, put on a Rolex, had a new haircut and convinced him that he had worked in a few so called “made-up” movies, thus bagging the famous role.
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3. A Boring name?

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Ian Fleming

The creator of James Bond, British Journalist and novelist, Ian Fleming, named James Bond after an American bird expert. He stated that he wanted the character’s name to be as dull as possible and his personality as boring as one could imagine.
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4. VIP fans

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy

The late American President Mr. John. F Kennedy was a huge fan of James Bond Series. On Nov. 23, 1963, one day before he was brutally assassinated, he viewed an early print of James Bond Movie, “From Russia, with love” at the white house.
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5. Woman behind James Bond!

Barbara Brocolli
Barbara Brocolli

Truly said, behind every successful man, is a woman! And the same goes with this fictional character. Barbara Broccoli is the producer of James Bond movies and she herself casts the main character, the girls in the movie and even decided on the stories.
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6. Coincidences

Walther PPK-E
Walther PPK-E

The gun used in the James Bond movies and made popular, Walther PPK, is the same gun model that was used by Adolf Hitler to shoot and kill himself.
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7. Guys as girls

Pussy Galore's Pilots
Pussy Galore’s Pilots

In the 1964 movie, “Goldfinger” the girls portrayed as the pilots in Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus were actually men dressed up as blondes and wearing a wig.
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8. Expensive event

Tomorrow Never DiesDuring the shoot of the movie (in 1997), “Tomorrow Never Dies”, more than 15 BMW’s were a part of crash and destroyed.
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9. Training and preparations

During the weapon training for the movie “skyfall” (2012), 200,000 rounds of ammunition were used! Looks like the producers had a lot of budget to spend!
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10. Controversies

Caroline Cossey
Caroline Cossey

One of the bond girls, Caroline Cossey, who was cast as an extra in the movie “For your eyes only”, was a boy at birth. She had a full sex reassignment surgery at the age of 17.
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11. Killing beauties

Olga Kurylenko
Olga Kurylenko

Funnily yet strangely, 3/4 of the women who have slept with James Bond in his movies have tried to kill him.
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12. Google it!

Try typing \”James Bond\” on Google translate and then have it translated to standard Chinese. You will see it appear it as \”007\”. Interesting, isn’t it?
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13. Harder than it seems

Richard KielIn the movie “The spy who loved me”, Richard Kiel had to do a role with metal teeth in his mouth. It was so difficult and painful that he could not put the metal for more than half a minute in his mouth.
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14. Dangerous deal

For jumping to a shark infested pool in the movie “Thunderball”, the stuntman Bill Cumming was paid a whooping amount of $450.
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15. Gold plated typewriter

fleming typewriter
Fleming’s typewriter

The Bond novels written by writer Ian Fleming were typed on a gold plated Royal Typewriter.
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