James Bond 007

We’ve plunged into the movie world to find some more amazing facts and where better to start than with the most famous spy agent in the world: James Bond.

In Goldfinger (1964), the five pilots in Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus were actually men wearing blonde wigs.
The name James Bond was chosen because its author Ian Fleming wanted to choose as mundane a name as possible. He happened to have a birdwatching book by ornithologist Dr James Bond
Sean Connery wore a toupee in all his movies as James Bond as he began to bald at the age of 21
Adam West, Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds were all offered the role of James Bond but they all declined as they believed that it should be played by a British actor.
Inspiration for the title of Ian Fleming’s novel ‘You only live twice’ was inspired by Japanese poet Mayuso Basho, who wrote, “You only live twice: once when you’re born and once when you look death in the face.”
More than 15 BMW 750s were destroyed during the filming of Tomorrow never dies (1997).
Sophie Marceau became the first female villain in the Bond series in ‘The world is not enough’ as Elektra King
With product placement and tie-ins, Die another Day (2002) made a record for merchandising.
200,000 rounds of ammunition were used during the weapons training while filming Skyfall (2012)
Mads Mikkelsen’s Le Chiffre is the first villain to have been killed by his own men in Casino Royale (2006)
The only James Bond movie in which Bond does not drive a car is You only live Twice (1967)
In 1969, George Lazenby became the youngest actor to play James Bond at the age of 30.
Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale was based on Britain’s first female special agent Christine Granville whom Ian Fleming met in real life
A view to Kill (1985) was the first Bond movie to be adapted into a video game
The author Ian Fleming wrote the novels on a gold plated type writer as pictured below