The James Bond franchise is bigger than one actor. It is all about the character of James Bond. However, the most recent iteration of that character, actor Daniel Craig, is extremely popular. So much so that producer Michael G. Wilson has come out publicly with his wish to keep Daniel Craig on board for a record number of films.
MI6 reported the producers comments:
“Daniel’s been a terrific Bond, a superb actor and a terrific man. The fans love him and I don’t think there’s a better actor to play the part… Filming has gone very well so far and I’d love Daniel to surpass Roger’s record and do eight pictures. Daniel’s been an absolute pleasure to be around because he takes the role so seriously. There’s really no one more passionate about making these films work than him – he’s a film maker’s dream.
A lot of people have said Daniel’s been their favourite Bond since Sean Connery and I can’t argue with them. He’s doing a great job.”
No deals are in place and all of this is likely conditional on the success of the next two Bond films, but it is great to hear the filmmakers have so much confidence in their current Bond.
Skyfall is due in theaters in November of 2012.
Remember when we brought you video of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in the never before seen footage from his short lived stint in Back to the Future? Well. we’ve got more interesting tidbits from that film to share with you now.
This time it’s not Marty McFly, but rather his father George, we’re concerned with. In the film George is played by the talented Crispin Glover and seeing the movie once it was released and subsiquently, there seems no other actor better suited for the part.
Of course, that wasn’t always the case and, like many other actors, Glover had to audition for the role and screen test to prove he could handle the complex nature of George McFly both young and old. In these two videos, we can see Glover working on his characterization of George McFly along with co-stars Lea Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson and an unknown actor playing Marty.
The footage is not of the best quality but it does give us a peek into how actors do what they do and also demonstrates that Glover is an extremely talented guy who should get more work.
Check out the videos after the jump.
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The SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) awards aired on Saturday evening. As far as the actual awards given, it was largely a repeat of last week’s Golden Globes. However, since Avatar was not nominated in any categories, another film got to bask in the glow of the evening.
Inglourious Basterds won for best ensemble cast, and Christoph Waltz repeated last week’s Golden Globe win. Other repeat winners included Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Mo’Nique, Michael C. Hall, Julianna Margulies, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, and Drew Barrymore.
Despite the lack of suspense, the show seemed quite a bit more lively and more entertaining than last week’s rather restrained Golden Globes. Here are a few highlights.
Sandra Bullock beat out perennial favorite Meryl Streep, and this was a vote by her peers. She clearly has won the respect of a lot of naysayers this year. She gave an adorable acceptance speech, and was truly funny when she introduced Betty White for her lifetime achievement award. This is shaping up to be the year of the Sandra.
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