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Daniel Craig Might Play James Bond Eight Times

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Dec 19, 2011 | 5:51am EST

Daniel CraigHere's the James Bond count as it stands: Roger Moore holds the record with seven potrayals of Agent 007 (Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes OnlyOctopussy and A View to Kill).

Sean Connery, although the most iconic representation of Bond, was one shy of Moore at six (Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, ThunderballYou Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever).

Then you have Pierce Brosnan with four (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never DiesThe World is Not Enough and Die Another Day).

The current Bond, Daniel Craig, on his way to three (Casino RoyaleQuantum of Solace and the upcoming Skyfall). But the franchise producer Michael G. Wilson is not content with these standings. He wants Craig to take the record with eight Bond films.

This is far from a solid deal, but the fact that Wilson is so adamantly behind the idea as to come out and state, "Filming has gone very well [on Skyfall] and I'd love Daniel to surpass Roger's [Moore] record and do eight pictures," to The People indicates that there's at least a reasonable chance we'll be seeing Craig as Bond for many years to come. 

Many people have a strong stake in their favorite Bond portrayer. Could Craig's usurping of the 007 crown anger the devout Moorists? And how would this commitment affect his decision to take on other films, such as any inevitable sequels of the upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

To finish off the Bond count: Timothy Dalton was Bond twice (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), and George Lazenby played the action hero in just one movie: Our Majesty's Secret Service.

Source: Cinemablend

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