Can you believe it’s now over a decade since Daniel Craig made his debut as James Bond?
Since the release of Casino Royale in 2006, the landscape of gambling has changed quite a bit with the opportunity to play at Mobile Casinos now just a tap of a smart phone away.
With Craig’s future with the 007 franchise currently up in the air (his last comment on the matter was that he’d “rather slash [his] wrists” than reprise the role), we decided to take a trip back to where the actor’s Bond era began with a look at 10 things you might not know about Casino Royale…
– Daniel Craig is the first actor to play James Bond who was born after the release of the first movie in the franchise (1962’s Dr. No). He was born in 1968 and is is the first official Bond actor not to have been cast by original producer Albert R. Broccoli.
– The parkour chase at the start of the movie took six weeks to film.
– The car barrel-roll stunt with the Aston Martin DBS was officially entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2006, having broken the world record for the most barrel rolls assisted by a cannon with a spectacular seven complete rolls.
– Three Aston Martin DBS cars – each valued at $300,000 – were destroyed while filming the crash sequence.
– The man seen in M’s bed when she answers the phone at night was in fact the movie’s transport co-ordinator.
– Casino Royale was the first ever James Bond movie to be approved by censors in China.
– The early scenes set in Uganda where we are first introduces to Le Chiffre and Mr White were actually shot near London.
– Daniel Craig lost two of his front teeth during filming of a fight scene in Prague.
– None of the Miami airport chase sequence was actually filmed in Miami. Instead the filmmakers used Nassau International Airport in The Bahamas, Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in England and Ruzyne International Airport in the Czech Republic.
– Quentin Tarantino revealed in 2004 that he had been keen to make a version of Casino Royale with Pierce Brosnan, all filmed in black and white. He wanted Samuel L. Jackson to play Felix Leiter, with Uma Thurman playing Vesper Lynd.
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