From Skyfall to Knives Out, 5 best of our beloved James Bond’s best performances

Birthday special: five times Daniel Craig has killed the role “ in costume ”

You certainly wouldn’t believe us if you thought Daniel Craig turns 53 today. The British actor ages like fine wine, doesn’t he? Since entering to charm his way into our hearts at Casino Royale in 2006, the man’s popularity continues to reach new heights. Making his acting debut in the 1992 film The Power of One, Craig delivered masterpieces to impress audiences and critics alike. While he’s adding another candle to his cake today, surely we can celebrate the actor by watching one of those five movies where he looked the most dashing and dapper.

Casino Royale (2006)

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The film was Daniel Craig’s first outing as UK Special Agent 007 and is considered by many to be his best Bond film. Released in November 2006, the film received critical acclaim and Craig received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Watching him cut his way through the jaws of death to beat Le Chiffre on the poker table was a sight to sore eyes. And with that mesmerizing climax breaking her heart, it was a performance that was just a sign of what was to come to us in future 007 films.

Skyfall (2012)

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Sam Mendes’ director Skyfall was a welcome relief between Quantum of Solace and Specter, giving audiences a well-deserved Bond film after four long years. Beautifully shot, with great performances from Craig, Dame Judi Dench as Agent M and Javier Bardem as Antagonist Silva, Skyfall surely ranks among the best Bond films. While some argue that the film is beyond the Casino Royale fandom, we leave it up to readers to choose their favorite of the two.

Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson’s thriller was a breath of fresh air with an ensemble cast with Ane De Armes, Chris Evans, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Katherine Langfort, and more, but it was Craig’s perfect detective genius at the screen, which stole the show!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

A psychological crime thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is based on a 2005 novel written by Stieg Larsson. Daniel Craig, stars as journalist Mikael Blomkvist alongside Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. The film tells the story of Blomkvist (Craig) investigating what happened to a girl from a wealthy family who went missing 40 years ago. A crime thriller, the film received high praise for its brilliant direction and acting.

No time to die (2021)

We admit the movie hasn’t hit theaters yet, but as Craig’s last possible stint as Detective 007, the movie has already made all the right noise with its announcement and a very sleek trailer. Considered by moviegoers to be the most anticipated film of the year, No Time To Die will surely break all records!

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