James Bond At 50
The Gold Standard: In NPR's survey, most readers chose Sean Connery (above, in Goldfinger), as the best James Bond. Daniel Craig placed second in our survey.
It's official: Sean Connery IS James Bond, according to NPR readers who weighed the question this week. Connery set the gold standard as 007, the spy known for his playfulness, his ruthlessness — and his ability to look good in a suit. The Bond film franchise turns 50 today.
October 2, 2012 A lavish new book explores the essence of one of cinema's most enduring brands as defined by Bond posters from around the globe and across the decades.
October 2, 2012 Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, children of original James Bond producer Albert Broccoli, have kept the business of Bond in the family. With the latest film in the 50-year-old franchise due in November, they spoke with NPR's David Greene about the Bond legacy.