007: 20 Shaken-Not-Stirred Facts About James Bond

11Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Kotto

James Bond villain American actor Yaphet Kotto has expressed that the spy should not be played by a black man, saying “Political correctness be damned, we have to stay with what is literally correct. These roles are not written for black men" and "We have pens to create roles that no one else has established.”

12Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson turned down playing James Bond in 1995 because "he has never been interested in starring in action movies."

13Fighting scene on train

Fighting scene on train

The fight scene on top of a train in Skyfall was actually filmed on top of a real moving train, and Daniel Craig did not use a stunt double.

14Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon

When questioned about his terminal cancer and impending death, musician, Warren Zevon stated, "I just want to live long enough to see the next James Bond movie." He achieved this goal and lived long enough to see the ironically named "Die Another Day".

15Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl, author of "James and the Giant Peach" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", wrote the screenplay for the James Bond movie, "You Only Live Twice".



The literary character James Bond (whom the movies are based off) has an average intake of 60 custom-made cigarettes a day.

17Infamous crocodile jump

Infamous crocodile jump

The infamous crocodile jump by James Bond in 'Live and Let Die' was performed with real crocodiles. The only person willing to attempt the stunt was the owner (Ross Kananga) of the croc farm. Writers named the film's villain after the owner, Kanaga.

18Vesper Martini

Vesper Martini

You can't make a true James Bond Vesper martini anymore. Kina Lillet was discontinued and reformulated in 1986, making the scene in the Casino Royale movie anachronistic (unless the bar had an old bottle lying around).

19Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Sean Connery was considered to portray Kincade, the gamekeeper of Skyfall Lodge, in Skyfall.

20Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill, star of the Man of Steel, was next in line to be cast as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter, Edward Cullen in Twilight, and James Bond in Casino Royale, but lost the roles all three times.