The hero of To die can wait will see his name inscribed next to Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan’s on the Walk of Fame on Wednesday.
The star will be called Craig, Daniel Craig. And it will be immortalized next to that of Roger Moore, at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. This sensational news for bondophiles fell the day before the release in France of To die can wait , the 25th official mission of Daniel Craig, who has long announced that he will be taking a well-deserved retirement from MI6 after his fifth and final adventure.
Daniel Craig is not the first Bondian actor to be so honored by Hollywood. Besides Roger Moore, record holder with seven films in the tuxedo of 007, the orphan spy of Sky Fall will rub shoulders on the Walk of Fame with four other actors who played the character created by Ian Fleming: David Niven who caricatured with all his talent the MI6 agent in the Casino Royale crazy from Val Guest in 1967; Barry Nelson who first personified him for television in 1954; and finally Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig’s predecessor.
In a press release, the high priestess of the Walk of Fame, Ana Martinez, welcomes the dubbing in Hollywood of this English actor, who has been able to modernize the image of the hero on the big screen: “Daniel Craig is a British cultural icon, as is James Bond, the man he played in five 007 films.“
Rami Malek, the disturbing Lyutsifer Safin of To die can wait, will have the privilege of discovering Daniel Craig’s star on Wednesday. And because he respects his favorite opponent, he has promised to give a speech … while waiting to see maybe his own star shine on the famous Californian boulevard one day.
To die can wait by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek …