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Daniel Craig Covers 'Esquire' August 2011

Daniel Craig Covers 'Esquire' August 2011

Daniel Craig covers Esquire magazine’s August 2011 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (July 12).

Here’s what the 43-year-old Cowboys & Aliens – and newly married – actor had to share:

On constantly being associated with James Bond: “This has become my way, it’s as simple as that. I mean, since I’ve just become James Bond. And I think, you know, that means being something that people feel they own. And all of the sudden I’m getting magazine covers, when I got nothing for ten years before that. I say it’s just pure luck. And doing covers, people interviewing me, and they want to know everything and I’m going, I’m not gonna f—ing tell you!”

On The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: “It’s as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we f—ing all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And [director David Fincher], he’s not holding back. They’ve given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you f—ing serious?”

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287 Responses to “Daniel Craig Covers 'Esquire' August 2011”

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  1. 51
    Doreen Says:

    I am keen on Daniel, but my BF is even more so. He is Daniel Craig wannabe!!

  2. 52
    Fio Says:

    Jason Isaacs: Daniel Craig is sexy
    Jason Isaacs thinks Daniel Craig is one of the sexiest men in the world.

    The actors are close friends, having starred alongside each other in a theatre production in 1993. Daniel is known for playing suave British spy James Bond, with Jason insisting he is the perfect person to have won the part because he is so good looking.

    “I’d like to be a Bond villain, I’d like to be a delicious Bond villain. I could stroke a cat, although I’m allergic,” Jason mused.

    “No, not Bond. Dan’s Bond – he’s one of the sexiest men! The thing about Dan is women obviously all want to sleep with him and men all think he’s having more relationships with women than they are… and they’re right! Not anymore, because he’s married and very happy, but he just exudes sex and he’s a great Bond.”

    Jason is currently promoting the final Harry Potter instalment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, in which he plays Lucius Malfoy. He can’t believe the movie series is finally coming to an end and can’t wait to see how the picture goes down with fans. Jason is pretty sure it will be a success and he was thoroughly impressed with the script when he read it.

    “I get goosebumps watching it. It’s an extraordinary thing. Every story needs an ending but when you’ve been telling stories for ten years they need a hell of an ending and they’ve delivered one. I think it really delivers,” he told UK television show Daybreak.

    The premiere of the release is taking place in London today and the weather is expected to be wet. That won’t stop Jason from attending though, and he’s looking forward to walking the red carpet.

    “I should go in scuba gear I’m told, it’s going to pour with rain – which is thoroughly appropriate because we made the films here because we have the best filmmakers in the world, not because it’s sunny and we have palm trees obviously,” he laughed.

  3. 53
    Fio Says:

    Damn!!!!!! Rachel is incredibly gorgeous!!
    First Look: Rachel Weisz poses with a lion for Bulgari’s Jasmin Noir ad campaign

    Bond’s girl Rachel Weisz lives dangerously, posing alongside lion as new face of Bulgari

  4. 54
    Fio Says:

    (VIDEO) The Cowboys & Aliens Interviews: Spielberg, Grazer, Howard

    As a follow up to the Harrison Ford interview, I sat down with Steven Spielberg, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, three of the producers of Cowboys & Aliens, at the offices of Imagine Entertainment. I can’t tell you how cool and enlightening it was to have access to this wealth of talent and experience. Every meeting or editing room visit predictably evolved into a first hand history lesson in Hollywood. I tried to capture a sense of what these conversations were like. In these interviews we touch upon subjects like Jaws, the Oklahoma Land Rush, sneaking onto the studio lot and John Ford’s advice to a young Spielberg.

    It is interesting to note that this is the first time that Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard have collaborated on a project in this capacity. They have been friends for many years but I got the sense that they really enjoyed the opportunity to actually collaborate on a film and I was grateful to be part of that experience.

    With this in mind, I present to you the second installment of the Cowboys & Aliens interviews.

  5. 55
    Fio Says:

    Daniel is working out in the gym!

    NYCjam: I think Daniel Craig is working out right next to me and has those bright blue eyes
    20 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhonefrom Manhattan, NY

  6. 56
    Fio Says:

    Fashion Foie Gras

    Thought you guys could use a little pick-me-up today and what better way to do that than with this gorgeous cover of Esquire Magazine for August 2011 which features James Bond himself… Daniel Craig! Not only is Craig as handsome as ever, the styling and direction for the cover shoot is superb. The design around the subject with doodle type is equally fabulous. An amazing cover worthy of recognition. So there you have it.
    Image courtesy of Esquire Magazine

  7. 57
    British Latin American Says:

    Daniel is the ultimate DILF, and proof that blondes have more fun.

  8. 58
    sam Says:


  9. 59
    To 59 Says:

    Like I said, it was no time before you came back. Why cannot you hold on a little longer? LOL
    It is human nature to be bugged by such things though……

  10. 60
    Mike Says:

    Rachel Weisz gets sexy with a lion in new Bulgari ads: hot or too ‘Shopped?
    Since Rachel Weisz up and married her crazy-hot jumpoff Daniel Craig, she’s been keeping a low profile. There have only been a couple of candid shots of her – you can see some here, at Pop Sugar, where it looks like Rachel is flashing her wedding ring. It’s a grainy pic, and I don’t really see the “bling” being discussed – it just looks like a wedding band to me. Anyway, since we don’t have those pics, let’s look at these new images from Rachel’s new ad campaign for Bulgari that were just released. Well… I mean, I love her. I’ve loved her for a long time. I have a soft spot for brunette *******, and Rachel is always one of my top choices for Hot Girl Friday. She’s like the brunette, biscuit-y version of Michael Fassbender: I know I should find her sketchy, but I just get turned on. Rachel is gorgeous, so I have to wonder: was it necessary to Photoshop her this much? She has laugh lines, and that’s okay. She doesn’t need to look like a plastic doll reclining on a lion.

    The ad campaign is for Bulgari’s Jasmin Noir perfume. You know who else is a “face” of a Bulgari scent? Clive Owen. I’m just saying… whoever picks the models at Bulgari knows what they’re doing. The campaign was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus, and yes, she’s wearing Bulgari jewelry.

  11. 61
    Brian Says:

    I was glad to hear Daniel grew up, as he did, watching ‘The Godfather’ and that, movies that were made for adults. So did I!!

  12. 62
    Guinness Says:

    yey for Dan pictures! wow–so much info to catch up on….later.
    Hi Mendel….phone hacking! scary stuff that they deleted info for the sake of a story? money money money is such a double edged sword.
    And wow did we fight admirably for our independence, thank you:)…I have recently delved into history war novels…insane, stupid, power-hungry men again…. and I love that one picture of Dan in his uniform at the other site…an epitomy. AND I watched Sharpe at waterloo: that was a disappointment, but it was done 15 years ago? yeah, and I cant wait to figure out who Daniel plays and seeing him in it!!!
    ~holy crap carp!!! did you go thru the other pics at the gun shootin practice? there is a vid of him by his body guard….and a great funny pic of him snarling….i will try to post it again…

    MY Favorite. And OH_YEAH he had a nice tall one of Guinness….he knows what is good for him!!!!!! (he drinks it warm, not off draught, correct?)

    There are some awesome pics of him… and the articles….it was nice to read his words again. And it makes him more realistic when he swears like a swarthy seaman. ohmyfreakinholycrap i said *****. he is wonderfully worldly active and he cares. Unique. He seems more alive again, happy, active, and i can’t wait to see him at work again. yey!!!

    oh, you are on weekend already my friend? Enjoy, think of me, guinness, when you are drinking whatever you drink. What do you drink? Hairspray drinks like that Canadian Daniel Lover? nice. btw dih, you guys probably have a grand collection of him recently. Lucky.

    Take care, wash your hands longer, tip your waitresses, and cancel the circus!!! ~G

  13. 63
    Amy Says:

    TheRingaDingKid: Just saw Daniel Craig on 10th. Couldn’t help but think his wife should have been hotter. Upon closer inspection his wife was Rachel Weisz.
    about 1 hour ago via web

  14. 64
    Aims Bond Says:
    Aims Bond
    007 star Daniel Craig’s day at rifle range
    JAMES BOND star Daniel Craig proved he is a real-life hotshot by showing off his gun skills at a range.

    Daniel, 43, skilfully handled weapons, including a 007-style Walther PPK pistol and a powerful Barrett .50 Calibre Sniper Rifle.

    Radio DJ Anthony Cumia owns the guns and took his actor pal to the shooting range in New Jersey.

    He said: “Daniel is an excellent shot. He got about 95 per cent accuracy.

    “We spent the entire day there. He wanted to brush up on his shooting. I packed almost my entire arsenal – and made sure I had my PPK.”

    The Walther PPK has featured as Bond’s weapon of choice in numerous movies.

    Owner of the Shore Shot Pistol Range Bill Sherman said of modest Daniel: “The instructor didn’t even realise who he was.”

    After their day’s shooting Daniel, who wed Mummy star Rachel Weisz, 41, in New York last month after a whirlwind romance, went back to Anthony’s place for a drink.

    Anthony, who hosts the Opie and Anthony show on SiriusXm, said: “We went to my compound for Guinness on tap.

    “He seriously dug my Ford Shelby and revved it up. It was an awesome day. He’s funny as hell and a really great guy.”

  15. 65
    stop it Says:

    what’s with this idol worshipping of daniel craig?

  16. 66
    Daniel is Hot Says:

    Love these new pictures of Daniel, playing with guns. Getting ready for Bond I guess. Yes, Guinness, having my fill of Hairspray drinks, for my birthday, for Canada Day, for the beginning of Stampede and the Royals are visiting tomorrow. Daniel’s wedding. Now new pics of Daniel. Why not have a martini or Gin and Tonic to celebrate them all.

  17. 67
    susan Says:

    sam @ 07/07/2011 at 12:48 pm

    yes, Daniel was in a long term relationship with Satsuki. however, Daniel was not married to her. Rachel was in a long term relationship with Darren A but she did not marry him. so please, tell me how Daniel is an Adulterer.

  18. 68
    Elle Says:

    to 66
    WTF!! stop it?! You have no right to say that to us/me! Your criticism is quite gratuitous.

  19. 69
    to stop it Says:

    I kiss the ground this SEX GOD walks on. I bet no one cares about you.

  20. 70
    Fio Says:

    Hi, Mendel
    You know NOTW will discontinue, so Sienna will laugh boisterously!!
    BTW, poor Hugh Grant!! No wonder he turn his back on the world…
    Jemima Khan: ‘I’m a member of the hacked club’

    Agh, being sensitive!! lol
    Daniel F***ing Craig Uses 19 F-Words In One Interview

  21. 71
    Fio Says:

    Newlyweds Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig ‘completely besotted’

    Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig went undercover to wed

    Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz got hitched in front of just 4 people

    Rubbish presents and snowstorms aside, last Christmas was made all the more memorable by the shock news that Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz were an item – despite the fact they were supposed to be engaged to other people.

    Fast-forward six months and the notoriously private couple have surprised everyone again.

    Daniel, 43, and Rachel, 41, the knot last week in a New York ceremony so quiet that it would’ve impressed secret agent James Bond himself.

    ‘They kept it from everyone,’ a friend tells Now.

    ‘It came as a real shock to a lot of us because neither of them was ever in any hurry to wed with their previous relationships.’

    Daniel was engaged to film producer Satsuki Mitchell for five years before calling it off around the same time that Rachel and Darren, who were together for nine years, formally announced their split last November.

    Just weeks later, Rachel and Daniel ‘came out’ with their romance.

    ‘We knew it was serious when they allowed themselves to be photographed spending Christmas together at a cottage in Somerset,’ says the friend.

    ‘Dan and Rachel are fiercely private and for them to do that was unprecedented, so we all knew it was the real deal.

    ‘They’ve known each other for years but when they reconnected on the set of their latest film Dream House in February last year it was like a bonfire had ignited – they’re completely besotted.’

    Read the full story about Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in Now magazine dated 11 July 2011 – out now!

  22. 72
    Fio Says:

    Naomie Harris Will Play Moneypenny In ‘Bond 23,’ Javier Bardem & Ralph Fiennes Locked In

    For the most part, the Daniel Craig-era of Bond has left behind many of the franchise’s most familiar tropes: aside from Judi Dench as MI6 head honcho M, and the CIA agent Felix Leiter played by Jeffrey Wright, it’s a been a fresh start: no Q, no Blofeld, no SPECTRE, no gadgets. It worked out nicely in “Casino Royale,” not so well in “Quantum of Solace,” and now it appears that at least one classic Ian Fleming-created character is going to appear in the latest, Sam Mendes-directed entry in the series, currently known only as “Bond 23.”

    It’s been rumored for some weeks now that actress Naomie Harris, who came to fame in Danny Boyle‘s “28 Days Later” before going on to “Miami Vice” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and its sequel, was circling a role in Mendes’ film, and the actress confirmed that discussions had taken place. Now, Baz Bamigboye reports that Harris is in the very final stages of talks, and that she’ll be playing a familiar figure: Moneypenny, M’s assistant at MI6, who’s flirted with Bond across twenty separate films.

    Lois Maxwell, Caroline Bliss and Samantha Bond have all officially played Moneypenny over the years (with Barbara Bouchet and Pamela Salem taking the mantle on in unofficial Bond flicks, 1967’s “Casino Royale” and 1983’s “Never Say Never Again”), but Harris is certainly a strong choice—indeed, we hope that casting such a terrific actress means that the character will have more to do than sit behind a desk and drop innuendo. Considering that the character tends to span multiple films, it’s likely that Harris will be tied to a multi-film contract: perhaps the reason negotiations have been so protracted.

    Bamigboye also suggests that the film has locked two other top actors in: both Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes were said to be circling parts earlier in the year, Bardem confirming that his was the villain, and Fiennes’ said to be “darkly complex,” and Bamigboye suggests that the pair are both officially set. It presumably helps matters that Bardem’s other big-budget suitor, “The Dark Tower,” collapsed, as there likely would have been a scheduling conflict. All in all, things are shaping up nicely here: it’s certainly the starriest, most credible Bond flick in years. We’ll find out if Mendes can handle the thrills as well as the actors when the film, which will shoot later in the year, hits theaters on November 9th, 2012.

  23. 73
    Fio Says:

    Naomie’s licence to thrill
    Miss Moneypenny, 007’s tart-tongued, flirtatious foil, is returning to the James Bond movies in the shape of Naomie Harris.

    The actress met with Sam Mendes, director of Bond 23, earlier this year and is now in the final stages of negotiations to play the long-running Bond girl — although, strictly speaking, Moneypenny isn’t a Bond girl at all; she’s the assistant to Bond’s boss, M.

    Naomie made her name in Danny Boyle’s film 28 Days Later. Many will also know her from the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, but I think she did her best work in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, The First Grader (an enjoyable low-budget recent release) and Danny Boyle’s National Theatre production of Frankenstein, in which she played the leading lady opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

    The actress is poised to appear alongside Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Judi Dench when filming begins later this year.

    The Moneypenny character, who holds the rank of Lieutenant RN, hasn’t been seen in a Bond picture since Samantha Bond played her in Die Another Day back in 2002, when she appeared with Pierce Brosnan.

    Samantha appeared in four 007 thrillers, starting with GoldenEye. It’s widely thought she threw the best retort ever at James Bond. Having bedded his Scandinavian tutor, he tells Moneypenny: ‘I always enjoyed learning a new tongue.’ Moneypenny responds dryly: ‘You always were a cunning linguist, James.’

    It’s too early to know whether Mendes will want Naomie to play Moneypenny in the same drier-than-a-shaken-martini vein, but she’s an astute actress who will be able to deliver her character any way he desires.

    Lois Maxwell was the original (and still the most famous) Moneypenny, appearing in the first Bond picture Dr No in 1962. She retired following A View To A Kill in 1985.

    Caroline Bliss played the part in The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill before making way for Ms Bond.

    Barbara Bouchet played her in the 1967 Casino Royale, and Pamela Salem had a go in 1983’s Never Say Never Again.

    Both of those movies were made outside of the Eon organisation, which controls the screen rights to Bond creator Ian Fleming’s works.

    A spokeswoman for Eon said that Naomie had met with producers but stressed it had not been confirmed she would be in the film.

  24. 74
    miss moneypenny Says:

    good call if it’s true!!

  25. 75
    NYC Says:

    Rachel Weisz: Bulgari Jasmin Noir Ad!

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