The originals are always the best.
While everyone's busy wondering who might takeover Daniel Craig as James Bond (Gillian Anderson is now a serious frontrunner, at least according to her fans), we're taking the chance to contemplate our favourite 007 of all time. Because no-one says 'Shaken, not stirred' quite like Sean Connery.
Sean Connery will always be James Bond to us
The lead actor... Sean Connery is a Scottish actor who became the first ever James Bond with 1962's 'Dr. No'. As well as 'Goldfinger', he also did 'From Russia with Love', 'Thunderball', 'You Only Live Twice', 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'Never Say Never Again'. Plus, he's an Academy Award winner having landed best actor for 1987's gangster flick 'The Untouchables'.
The movie... Released in 1964, this was the third Bond movie and sees 007 on a mission to thwart the evil plans of millionare Auric Goldfinger who likes to paint his murder victims in gold. The film, directed by Guy Hamilton, was adored by critics around the world, became the fastest grossing film in history at that time and became the first Bond movie to land an Oscar.
Why you need to watch it... It's got everything that's classic about Bond; the original star, the Aston Martin and all the kooky gadgets to go with it, probably one of the best villains in movie history, and not to mention the epic theme tune sung by Shirley Bassey.
The best line(s)... James Bond: 'Do you expect me to talk?' Goldfinger: 'No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.' The best thing about the Bond movies is the witty exchanges between hero and villain. Producers have always put almost the same amount of thought into who's playing the bad guy as to who plays Bond, and in this case, Gert Frobe doesn't disappoint.
What's happening now? Since 'Goldfinger''s release, there's been 21 further Bond movies - the latest of which was 'Spectre' starring Daniel Craig. However, he's just allegedly turned down £68 million to return for two more movies, including the next release: 'Bond 25' which will mark the landmark 25th movie.
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