Daniel Craig
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In James Bond’s trickiest mission yet, Craig’s fifth and final outing as the suave superspy in “No Time to Die” accomplished the impossible: getting older audiences to theaters during the pandemic. Even with COVID-era restrictions, the latest Bond installment racked up a solid $770 million globally. The next actor to embody 007, whoever that may be, certainly has some big shoes to fill. But for Craig, with the close of one franchise comes the continuation of another — and Netflix is certain the star has what it takes to catapult Rian Johnson’s hit whodunit “Knives Out” into a mega-franchise for the streamer, which shelled out $450 million for two sequels that center on Craig’s iridescent character. The first follow-­­up, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” landed on Netflix in December after a stellar premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.




  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (England)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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Daniel Craig Says He Has No Regrets About Leaving James Bond: ‘He’s Not Really Dead'

Daniel Craig Says He Has No Regrets About Leaving James Bond: ‘He’s Not Really Dead'

Daniel Craig says he has no regrets about leaving James Bond behind and has revealed that he discussed killing the character with franchise producer Barbara Broccoli."No, none at all," Craig said when asked by Martha Kearney on BBC Radio 4's "Best of Today" podcast. "I had an incredibly fortunate 17 years of my life making this. I literally want to spend the next 20 years of my life trying to unhook it all and try and put it into a...


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