Daniel Craig is a famous face in the British theater circuit. But perhaps the biggest break in his career came when he was cast to play James Bond. Playing agent 007 definitely has its perks, placing Daniel Craig in Hollywood A-list. He was the fifth actor to play James Bond, after Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan, who all approved of Craig being cast in the legendary role. Unlike the four other actors, he's the first blonde actor, a blue eyes at that, to be cast for a defining role in Hollywood following the movie series' box office success.
But before Craig got to play the secret agent role, he had to wait tables when he was just a struggling actor. Born in England on 2nd of March 1968, he realized his interest in acting through frequent visits to Liverpool Everyman Theatre. And as early as the age of 6, the fascinated child had been playing roles in different school plays. It was his mother who encouraged him. The first Bond movie that he saw with his father is Live and Let Die in 1973 with Roger Moore, not knowing that some day, he'll get to play the much coveted role.
After a successful audition with National Youth Theatre's (NYT) troupe at 16, he moved to London as part of the cast for stage plays. He also toured with the NYT to Spain and Russia. It was in 1992 that the British actor finally got his movie break in the movie The Power of One. He also made notable TV appearances. He quickly rose to Hollywood fame after being cast in the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001. Craig had breakthrough performances in Layer Cake, Road to Perdition, Munich, and The Golden Compass. He also starred in the James Bond series Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).
Also a film producer, Craig is known for his rather reserved demeanor. He's also one of the goodlooking men in Hollywood who seems to be aging gracefully, with his lean body and intelligent face, making him more appealing to 007 lady fans.
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