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->''"I've always loved to dress up a bit and show off."''

Daniel Wroughton Craig (born in Chester on 2 March 1968) is a British actor. His movie career took off with appearances in the classic MiniSeries ''Series/OurFriendsInTheNorth'' and ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'', and movies such as ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}'' and ''Film/LayerCake'', but he's now going to be known for one role:

[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Bond]]. Film/JamesBond.

Cast in the role for the 2006 reboot of the franchise in ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'', he reprised the role in 2008's ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', 2012's ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', 2015's ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' and a (supposedly) final Bond film in 2019 (13 years since his debut, dethroning Creator/RogerMoore as the longest-serving Bond actor, whose tenure lasted 12 years). He was also used as the design base and voice of Bond in ''VideoGame/BloodStone'', the ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' tie-in video game, and the remake of the ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye 007]]'' game for the Wii. He also escorted none other than UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen in a short film for the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Despite being known primarily for Bond, Craig has had major roles in a number of other films, including: Angelina Jolie's love interest / rival in ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'' (2001), Irish mobster Conner Rooney in ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' (2002), Afrikaner Mossad team member Steve in the [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Spielberg]] directed ''Film/{{Munich}}'' (2005), Lord Asriel in the [[Film/TheGoldenCompass film adaptation]] of ''[[Literature/HisDarkMaterials The Golden Compass]]'' (2007), Dr. Ben Driscoll in ''Film/TheInvasion'' (2007), Jewish resistance leader Tuvia Bielski in ''Film/{{Defiance}}'' (2008), protagonist Jake Lonergan of ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'' (2011), journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Creator/DavidFincher adaption of ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'', Mr. Sakharine / Red Rackham in the [[DreamTeam Dream Production Team]] motion capture film adaption of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'' and DeepSouth DemolitionsExpert Joe Bang in ''Film/LoganLucky''.

He also has had a long and healthy career as a stage actor, including playing Joe in the Royal National Theatre's production of ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' in addition to starring in Broadway productions of ''A Steady Rain'' (opposite Creator/HughJackman) and Harold Pinterís ''Betrayal''. He returned to the stage for an off Broadway production of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' in December 2016/January 2017, playing Iago opposite David Oyelowo as the title character.

Daniel Craig is one of us, being a self-described "old hand {{Trekkie}}", as well as being a fan of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and, of course, ''Series/DoctorWho''. He tried for the role of Montgomery Scott in the Creator/JJAbrams ''Trek'' film, but lost it to Creator/SimonPegg. It was also his idea to have "[[Music/{{Enya}} Orinoco Flow]]" playing over a certain key scene in ''Dragon Tattoo''.

He married Creator/RachelWeisz in June 2011.

On an unrelated sidenote, he has been said to resemble UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}n President UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, and more bizarrely, Deborah Meaden from ''Series/DragonsDen''. On a further unrelated sidenote, it's been shown as canon that he is [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy and Faith's]] fantasy guy.
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!! Tropes found im his works:

* BadassBaritone: He has a deep and very smooth voice. Pretty suitable for the role of 007.
* CreatorCouple: Starred with his wife Creator/RachelWeisz in ''Dream House''.
* DoingItForTheArt: Not to the level of Tom Cruise, but Craig doesn't mind doing some particularly dangerous stunts, case in point being the train brawl in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Got into great shape for ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', though wouldn't dye his hair for the role.
** Gained thirty pounds for the American remake of ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' so he would look less like James Bond.
* FakeAmerican: A few roles - ''Film/TheJacket'', ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', ''Film/CowboysAndAliens'', ''Logan Lucky''.
* FakeNationality: South African in ''Munich'' and Russian in ''{{Film/Defiance}}''.
* IcyBlueEyes: Like lasers.
* OneOfUs: [[invoked]] Self-described "{{Trekkie}}", "Browncoat," and "Whovian." He'd love to film a scene of [[WMG/TimeLord Bond regenerating]]. He even had a cameo in ''The Force Awakens''! He also loves video games such as ''Halo'' and ''Guitar Hero'', to name a couple of examples.
* PromotedFanboy:
** A fan of ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', he got to star as Lord Azriel in ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''.
** Also a fan of the ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' games, he starred in the film adaptations.
* StarMakingRole: While he had some recognition beforehand, he was catapulted to household name status with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
* ThoseTwoActors:
** He's starred with Ben Whishaw in two Bond films (''Skyfall'' and ''Spectre''), and ''Film/LayerCake'', ''The Trench'' and ''Enduring Love''.
** Starred with Eva Green in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''.
* ThrowItIn: The famous scene in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' of him rising out of the water just happened when he walked into a sand dune and had to stand up.
* UncreditedRole:
** He was an extra in ''Series/CovingtonCross'', playing a guard.
** He has a brief uncredited cameo in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He replaced Creator/RobertDowneyJr in ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''. Additionally he suggested Eva Green for the female lead. Eva turned the role down and Creator/OliviaWilde was cast instead.
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