007 Days Of Bond: 5 reasons why Daniel Craig is almost as cool as James Bond himself
Craig. Daniel Craig.
Welcome to 007 Days of Bond, a very special JOE celebration of all that is great about Ian Fleming's iconic super spy.
Each day this week, in the build-up to the release of Spectre in Irish cinemas on Monday 26 October, we'll bring you a series of super suave articles covering everything from the Top 10 James Bond films according to IMDB, to the very best weapons available in the classic James Bond N64 game, GoldenEye.
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Now is as good a time as any to reacquaint ourselves with the badass behind the Bond.
There are a lot of cool facts about Daniel Craig that every fan of the franchise should know. We've compiled some of our favourites below.
He scares the other Bonds
Speaking on Loose Women, Bond legend Roger Moore said that Daniel Craig "looks like a killer."
Moore, who played the uber-iconic spy on seven occasions, also admitted that Craig "frightens [him]". Nevertheless, he says that the current Bond is a great one.
And yes, we do watch Loose Women.
He loves video games
Reportedly, Craig was the only cast member of Tomb Raider to actually have played the video games. His favourite in the series was Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft.
Nothing better than a badass with the heart of a video game geek.
He's open-minded about the next Bond
Anthony Horowitz, the man behind brand new Bond novel Trigger Mortis, said that Idris Elba might not be a good fit for the 007 role on account of being too street, something that many took to be code for 'too black.'
Craig's attitude is apparently far more welcoming. The only criterion he has for his successor: 'Don't be shit.'
He's a Liverpool fan
Oh, you don't think that's cool?
I guess that's just tough luck for you, because James Bond and Austin Powers are both Liverpool fans, so hop on the heli-Kloppter or watch your back.
He uses his powers for good
It always makes us feel good about humanity when people with money, influence and resources commit those things to making the world a better place.
Daniel Craig is the UN's first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards, and is also heavily involved with SAFE, a Kenyan charity that uses street theatre to address social issues.