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Daniel Craig is one of those actors able to take any movie role and make it his own. Craig, 41, is a talented actor who takes his craft seriously and always delivers a stellar performance. Now most famous for his James Bond role in 007 movies, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” Daniel Craig earned his reputation a brilliant talent long before that opportunity ever came along for him.
Daniel Craig, a British Talent With Unlimited Abilities as an Actor
I discovered Daniel Craig later on in his career. Not one to watch a lot of movies or television, I paid little attention to anything he was in because I wasn’t acutely aware of him. Also, I wasn’t a James Bond fan at all until Daniel inherited the role. When I saw him in “Casino Royale and “Quantum of Solace,” I recalled as Angelina Jolie’s boyfriend in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” way back in 2001. He was able to have an American accent effortlessly in that movie role and though he wasn’t the main character, he shined as the character Alex West.
Daniel Craig has an ability to grab you as you sit back and watch him on the big screen. His devastatingly good looks are matched by his talented skills as an actor. His steely eyed expressions and cool composure make him the ideal tough guy with a sensitive side. Craig plays a man who’s usually a heroic type of character with a splash of chivalry in his roles. Though James Bond is a womanizer, Craig brings a level of protectiveness to his women, especially in “Quantum of Solace” with actress Olga Kurylenko as Camille Montes. The way actress, Eva Green, who played Vesper Lynd in “Casino Royale,” softened his heart made James Bond more relatable by Craig.
Craig Worked Through the Intense Pressure of Fulfilling the James Bond Role
When word came of Daniel Craig being the new James Bond character in 2005, the actor took a lot of hits from critical fans. He was constantly compared to the tall, dark actors who had the role decades before him. Sean Connery was notably the most favorite actor to portray the James Bond role among fans, as well as Pierce Brosnan. As a result, Daniel Craig admitted Bond fans were a tough bunch and he had a lot to prove. He also made the decision to avoid the internet when he received such cruel feedback over being signed on as Bond.
Daniel Craig ignored the hard criticism and went to work, taking on a brutal physical training program, doing his own stunts, and nailing the demanding James Bond character. It all paid off and the movie was top at the box office. Daniel Craig came through and put those harsh words by fans to rest once and for all. The man knew what he was doing, looked good in a tux, could shoot a gun, and practically be invincible in any fight scene. The pressure was at a boiling point for the actor to carry on the cinematic tradition of James Bond and he delivered beyond anyone’s expectations.
Other Daniel Craig Movie Roles
The British actor has quite a list of movies he’s appeared or starred in throughout his impressive career. He was in the “Road to Perdition” in 2002 as Connor Rooney, “Layer Cake” as XXXX in 2004, “Golden Compass” as Lord Asriel in 2006, and “Defiance” in 2008 as Tuvia Bielski. In all of these roles Daniel took on a commanding type of character, which he plays so well.
Daniel also starred in the play, “A Steady Rain” on Broadway in 2009 with actor, Hugh Jackman.
Daniel Craig’s Career Has Skyrocketed as His Current Projects Are Guaranteed Blockbusters
There will be so much more of Daniel Craig to come, and I can’t wait. He just wrapped filming the movie, “Cowboys and Aliens,” where he’ll play the part of Jake Johnson. He recently signed on to play Mikael Blmokvist in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which has begun filming. One offer after another is presented to Daniel Craig, and it comes as no surprise to me since he takes on a role that challenges him and is willing to go out of his comfort zone to be the perfect character in any movie he’s in.
Daniel Craig isn’t my favorite actor just because he’s handsome, charming, talented, British, and knows how to make a good movie great. Those are all good enough reasons, don’t get me wrong! I also like this actor because he’s not your typical celebrity. He’s humble, private, and thoroughly enjoys his craft. Daniel Craig is the perfect actor in more ways than one.