Daniel Craig's 'realistic' Bond

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 October 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Christoph Waltz says there is no such things as a James Bond franchise and Daniel Craig's spy is "more realistic" than previous incarnations

Christoph Waltz says Daniel Craig's James Bond is "more realistic" than previous incarnations.

The 59-year-old actor stars as the villain Franz Oberhauser in the latest movie 'SPECTRE' and he believes there is no such thing as a Bond franchise, but that each movie is defined by the era and the actor who plays the suave super spy.

Speaking to Collider about Daniel's gritty take on Bond, he said: "Daniel as Bond differs from all the other actors, his Bond is a little darker, a little more realistic, more psychological, a little more troubled than the carefree Roger Moore era.

"Every Bond movie differs from another because the story is different. Every actor defines the overall tone and impression, that's very much tied to the actor."

When asked about the franchise, he said: "There is no Bond franchise in general. That's an abbreviation for marketing people."

Instead Christoph believes the series is simply tied together by some "generalities".

He added: "That's important to see, that there are only specifics there - no generalities - on top of the world that we accept as the Bond world."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…