1. Daniel Craig Was Barbara Broccoli's First Choice For Casino Royale

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-11-08

    Producer Barbara Broccoli has said that Daniel Craig was her very first choice to play James Bond in Casino Royale, reports the World Entertainment News Network.

    Even though there was daily speculation throughout the year leading up to the announcement of the sixth 007 actor, ‘the reality was that Michael [G. Wilson] and I wanted Daniel from the very beginning. Our only challenge was to get him to agree to do it. All the speculation was going on about all these other people for like a year or more.’

    ‘But the time we gave him the script to the time we announced him was three weeks,’ she says. ‘He was the only person we offered it to… All I could see every day was this extraordinary actor who was giving 150 per cent, who would train for three months and just give his all.’

    Broccoli previously said of the previous reaction to Craig as Bond: ‘I’m really incredibly gratified in the reaction to Daniel, because I think he’s a spectacular actor,’ Broccoli said. ‘And I think he’s so happy that people are accepting him.’

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