Hot Guys with Guns – Daniel Craig
(September 10, 2010)
I joked with a friend of mine this morning that he might be my next Hot Guys with Guns feature. It is safe to say that thanks to fiber optic technology I delivered a panic attack in the UK at close to the speed of light. After calming a grown man who survived combat zones and faces real life boogeymen on a regular basis, I kindly informed him that James Bond he wasn’t.
Yes, I am a cruel bitch. I’m OK with it though. After all, I have a reputation to keep.
I don’t know about you but I think Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Sir Sean. I’m a die hard Ian Fleming fan and I believe Craig has done a fantastic job of portraying James Bond as written by Fleming. The written James Bond was a chauvenist, hard drinking, hard living, gambling, politically incorrect war machine. Somehow, Fleming molded those traits into a dead sexy combination that you can’t help but forgive for being such a pig.
Some men can pull of the rogue and still pull the birds.
Sean Connery and Daniel Craig are ideally suited for such a role. Roger Moore did nicely but when a man doesn’t feel comfortable with a gun in his hand, is it really a good idea to have him play James Bond? (Don’t get me started on the sissified Dalton/Brosnan years or the foppish George Lazenby! What was Albert Broccoli thinking when he cast an Australian to play Bond?)
I could discuss Bonds both literary and cinematic for days over vodka martinis, margaritas or whatever you’ve got on tap, but for now we’ll just look at the pretty pictures.