* ''Trivia/DrNo''
* ''Trivia/FromRussiaWithLove''
* ''Trivia/OnHerMajestysSecretService''
* ''Trivia/GoldenEye''
* ''Trivia/TomorrowNeverDies''
* ''Trivia/DieAnotherDay''
* ''Trivia/CasinoRoyale2006''
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* In the film of ''The Man With The Golden Gun'', Scaramanga is Bond's EvilCounterpart and, since he's played by Creator/ChristopherLee, an immensely dignified badass. In Creator/IanFleming's novel, he's a sexually ambiguous carny with an elephant fetish. The book also features a sex scene between a stripper and a giant hand.
* There have been 9 variations on the iconic gunbarrel opening[[note]]however, every gunbarrel scene has a different soundtrack, as the compilation videos on YouTube prove[[/note]]:
** The first one, with StuntDouble Bob Simmons as the Bond. This one was used from ''Film/DrNo'' to ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. The "Bond" is actually a silhouette.
** When the aspect ratio changed, the sequence had to be re-done. This version used Connery, and was the first version to "expand" onto the screen. This edition was seen in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. It was filmed in black-and-white, and a sepia tint was added for two of those movies.
** Lazenby featured in the gunbarrel sequence only once. His Bond drops to one knee when firing and is wiped out by the blood.
** Roger Moore was the first Bond to shoot the sequence twice--again, necessitated by an aspect ratio change. He's the first Bond to lose the hat, too. He's also the first Bond to don a tuxedo in the gunbarrel.
*** Moore is also the only Bond that uses the Weaver stance when shooting--so he ''can'' be said to be the only Bond that employs proper firearm etiquette in the gunbarrel sequence.
** Timothy Dalton filmed it once.
** Pierce Brosnan filmed it twice, but the one from ''The Living Daylights'' was never used. This is the first digitally-generated gunbarrel. ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' had a bullet added in, in celebration of the double anniversary.
** To signify the reboot status in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Daniel Craig's gunbarrel was actually incorporated into the opening sequence, with the blood now being opaque. It's the second gunbarrel to segue directly into the opening.
** Finally, ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' featured a return of sorts to the "classic" form. It was now at the end of the movie, featured a different barrel and Craig became the first Bond to be shown walking away at the end

!!Literature Trivia
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The Climax! TV special adaptation of ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' lead to Ian Fleming being offered a hand in developing a Bond TV series (Working title: ''James Bond, Secret Agent''). Fleming wrote a series of outlines for the show but negotiations fell through and it didn't get made. However, Fleming salvaged the outlines and used them to create the eighth Bond novel, ''Literature/ForYourEyesOnly''.
** ''Per Fine Ounce'' by Geoffrey Jenkins was supposed to be the first ''Bond'' continuation novel after Fleming's death. It was rejected for publication, and, aside from few excerpts, remains unpublished to this day.
** After writing ''Literature/ColonelSun'', Kingsley Amis planned to write a ''Bond'' novel of him in a train to Mexico with assassins in it.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Since Fleming often vacationed in Jamaica (whenever he wrote a ''Bond'' book) he had Bond go there on three occasions.

!!Film Trivia
* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Thrills: #71, "Goldfinger"
** AFIS100Years100HeroesAndVillains:
*** #3 Hero, James Bond
*** #49 Villain, Auric Goldfinger of "Goldfinger"
** AFIS100Years100Songs:
*** #53, "Goldfinger", from "Goldfinger
*** #67, "Nobody Does It Better", from "The Spy Who Loved Me"
** AFIS100Years100MovieQuotes:
*** #22, "Bond. James Bond", from "Dr. No", etc.
*** #90, "A martini. Shaken, not stirred", from "Goldfinger"
* AwesomeDearBoy: Moore loved playing Bond enough to star in a record of 7 movies over 12 years. There were other reasons for maintaining him in the role though.
* BeamMeUpScotty: The infamous "Oh, ''James''!" line that numerous people have used to imitate the equally numerous Bond Girls has actually been used very infrequently, probably about in only 1/3 of the films.
* FakeNationality:
** For Bond himself, Creator/GeorgeLazenby is Australian and Creator/PierceBrosnan is Irish.
** FakeRussian: Creator/WalterGotell, who played General Gogol, was a German actor.
* [[FountainOfExpies Iconic Characters]]: For movie audiences who first saw Bond in the 1990s, when Bond is mentioned, Creator/PierceBrosnan's incarnation has about as much recognition as the classic Connery original. Also because the generation that grew up with Brosnan as Bond also coincided with the branching of the franchise into [[TheMerch popular spin-off video games]], thereby increasing his exposure.
** Both Bond and Blofeld have often been used as templates for homages and parodies of secret agents and supervillains respectively by every form of media going.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: For a cold-blooded killer and womaniser, Bond has been played by [[Creator/RogerMoore humanitarian activists]], [[Creator/PierceBrosnan devoted family men]], and [[Creator/TimothyDalton easygoing charmers]] (with the exception of Creator/GeorgeLazenby, who then had a case of SmallNameBigEgo).
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Bond, obviously. But also other recurring characters such as M, Moneypenny, Blofeld, Felix (especially) and even Q between ''Dr No'' and ''From Russia With Love''.
* ThePeteBest: Contrary to popular belief, Creator/SeanConnery wasn't the first actor to portray James Bond. Barry Nelson, an American, played him first by a good eight years before Connery. He played James Bond as an American named "Jimmy Bond" in the Climax! adaptation of ''Casino Royale'' mentioned above. Both his portrayal, and the ''Climax'' episode at that, are barely even mentioned in most Bond related merch or books. The episode, a live broadcast, was considered [[MissingEpisode lost]] until a kinescope emerged in the 1980s almost 30 years after the fact. What makes him ThePeteBest though is that even when he had played him before, he wasn't even considered for the role for ''Film/DrNo'', although the fact he was American ''and'' older than Connery by almost thirteen years probably didn't help his case.
** Sort of, Peter Burton played a character named Major Boothroyd in ''Film/DrNo'', before Desmond Llewelyn made the role as Q.
* PromotedFanboy:
** Dalton was strongly influenced by the first three Bond films and drew heavily from the books for his portrayal.
** Pierce Brosnan decided to become an actor after his parents took him to see ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' as a child, and has also mentioned being influenced by Roger Moore's performance in ''Series/TheSaint''.
* RealLifeRelative: Pierce Brosnan's wife Cassandra Harris played Countess Lisl von Schlaff in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. She even hoped that someday he'd get to be Bond. Unfortunately, she passed away before it came true.
* RealitySubtext: Desmond Llewelyn's Q explains in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' that he intends to retire and turn that John Cleese will replace him as quartermaster (much to Bond's disappointment). A few weeks after the film's release Desmond Llewelyn died in a car accident, tragically making this a definite farewell to the actor.
-->'''Q:''' I've always tried to teach you two things: First, never let them see you bleed.
-->'''Bond:''' And the second?
-->'''Q:''' Always have an escape plan.
-->''A trap door opens beneath Q, slowly lowering him out of sight as Bond sadly watches.''
* StarMakingRole: For Connery, Dalton and Craig. Bond also pulled Brosnan out of mediocrity following Remington Steele.
** ''Thunderball'' began its life as a screenplay written by Kevin [=McClory=], Jack Whittingham and Ian Fleming (copyright dictates in that order). When the movie wasn't getting made, Fleming turned it into a book which led [=McClory=] to sue. As a result of the lawsuit, EON couldn't make ''Thunderball'' as the first Bond movie, so instead they went with ''Dr No''.
** Both Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton were offered Bond at least ten years before they were able to take it. Creator/CaryGrant was also offered Dr No and Howard Hawks reportedly wanted to make a ''Casino Royale'' movie starring him, in the former case EON decided he was too old (Grant was in his late fifties at this point) and went with Sean Connery instead, and in the latter Hawks lost interest.
** The biggest what could have been of them all: George Lazenby was originally going to be signed to do seven films, not just one, but his agent convinced him that Bond was a dated character that wouldn't last, and thus Lazenby decided to leave after ''OHMSS''. Lazenby fired his agent soon after, and till this day, freely admits he made a mistake.
*** In a similar vein, the reason that Sean Connery got so pissed off with the Bond people ultimately had to do with working on ''You Only Live Twice''. Ironically he later said that he would've much preferred to do a Bond film like ''OHMSS''.
*** Lazenby gives a different story in the documentary "Everything or Nothing". In that, he says that EON Productions fired him after he showed up to the OHMSS premiere with shaggy hair and a beard when he was told not to, for not properly representing the brand.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Given that it's a gadget-heavy series that spans over 50 years, it's bound to happen every now and again. However, the more high-tech, and therefore obviously fictional, a gadget was then the less likely it was to look silly in a few years.
** ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' came close to invoking this by [[ProductPlacement featuring]] Blu-ray discs in several scenes before it was determined what the next-generation HD disc would be. Beyond that, however, the Creator/DanielCraig films appear to be intentionally averting this trope by rarely giving Bond anything more high-tech than a mobile phone to play with.
*** However, ironically the real-life cell phone Bond uses in the 2006 film is already dated and outmoded, whereas some of his gadgets from the 1960s such as the rebreather from ''Thunderball'' or even Q's radioactive tracking lint in OHMSS, still come across as cutting-edge.
** ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' parodies it, with Bond's only gear besides his firearm being a simple radio transmitter, which for its size would have been cutting edge back in 1962, but could be built with parts from a Radio Shack nowadays.
*** Director Sam Mendes explanation was that the most innovative gadgets they could think of were basically available in your local Apple store, so it was less ridiculous to avoid them entirely.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/StevenSpielberg always wanted to direct a James Bond movie, but Albert R. Broccoli rejected him twice. The first time, early in Spielberg's career, Broccoli turned him down because he was young, inexperienced, and unknown. He approached Broccoli again after directing ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', but Broccoli wouldn't hire him because he was afraid he'd demand too much money.
** The silver lining of this: Spielberg's despondency at being unable to shoot a Bond film inspired his good friend GeorgeLucas to create IndianaJones for him.
** They've also tried repeatedly to spin-off a series based on one of the various Bond Girls, describing it as something of a "Winter Olympics" alternative to the main films. They tried with Wai Lin from ''Tomorrow Never Dies'' and Jinx from ''Die Another Day'' .

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