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Daniel Craig Covers 'Esquire UK' October 2012

Daniel Craig Covers 'Esquire UK' October 2012

Daniel Craig suits up for the cover of Esquire UK‘s October 2012 issue, on newsstands now.

Here is what the 44-year-old Skyfall actor had to share with the mag:

On the 007 series: “I think what’s always fantastic about the Bond stories is that there’s always a darkness involved, but it’s a darkness with a sense of humor. A black humor. It’s about danger, but a good danger, because you’re in the hands of somebody who’s saying ‘F–k you’ to risk, ‘F–k you’ to dying.”

On the pressure of playing James Bond: “Bond movies live or die on their popularity. They force you to care about what people think. And I’m involved [in the films] on a very deep level. I have it in my mind all the time… So there’s that kind of pressure, and that’s an enemy in any art form, acting especially.”

On Skyfall director Sam Mendes: “It’s a very showbizzy story. I was at Hugh Jackman’s house in New York. It was a soiree – we were in a play together – and Sam was there. I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ And he kind of looked at me, and he went, ‘Yeah!’ And it snowballed from there.”

For more from Daniel, visit Esquire.co.uk and pick up your copy of the issue now!

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# 1

What an unfortunate, boring cover. He looks like an old man. But the pics from the editorial look a bit better.

# 2

That is what a real should look like !

Manly, charming, sexy, talented, private and who speaks his mind….really appreciate him

# 3

Tom Ford? Looks like it. He is hot you idiot, no matter what age.
Thx Fio—you know it girl-jj doesn’t delete much from you, you cheeky monkey!!! The eye brows are a bit distracting…..yummmm
Wrote you some love letters in the last thread Mendel.
Imma watching the “new sherlock”–bought the 1st three episodes for My Dan’s birthday. LOVE IT!

# 4

not his best look but he’s a good Bond and an underrated actor

# 5

He’s not good looking at all, it’s more the way he carries himself.
It’s like adrien Brody.

# 6

Oh wow! He is hot!!! The Esquire cover is a bit too photoshopped, but those other two pics…your place or mine? ;)

“I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ ”

Priceless!

Hi Guinness

“Wrote you some love letters in the last thread Mendel.”

Going there now :)

Still haven’t watched Sherlock…

# 7

Daniel looks a little odd those photos cos, IMO, his hair is too short.
Look he looks good!
http://cdn02.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2011/07/daniel-craig-esquire-august-2011.jpg

# 9

Daniel is always great on all Esquire cover, but this is possibly the worst cover editing I’ve ever seen. He looks dull because of behind his shadows. Shame, Esquire….shame….

Hmm, I suspect Esquire doesn’t want to sell the current issue much.

Why doesn’t he grow hair? (or doesn’t his hair grow very fast?)
He’s wrong if he’s pleased with his military haircut. He was ridiculously f***ing sexy and sweet with his a bit long hair in The Girl With The Drgon Tatto!!!!!

@Laurel: I agree. Esquire chose the worst photo as the latest cover. He’s so hot in a black leather jacket.

I don’t think it’s for the promoting of his new movie that his hairstyle is the same as his in Skyfall. Maybe he prefers to keep his length because his military crew cut is very easy to maintain over a long period of time by getting it shaped up and trimmed every few weeks.

It looks like very interesting interview, but the cover doesn’t look like his usual face. I always buy magazines of his cover by air, but I wonder if I should buy it.

Go for the special edition of this issue, the cover of this on is gorgeous: http://twitpic.com/apa6b7

@to Rie:
Whoa! Thank you! The special edition cover is amazingly gorgeous! This is 1000000000000 times better than the normal edition. I can’t figure out why Esquire didn’t publish this. I really want to get the special edition!

Well, I think the cover isn’t really that bad, but, yeah, he doesn’t look like ‘Daniel Craig’. lol
IMO, if he keeps his hairstyle pretty short, he may want to draw his eyebrow naturally.
Hi, Guinness
“The eye brows are a bit distracting”
I want to be his personal make-up artist!! lol 
I mean, Rooney as Lisbeth Salander was completely eyebrow-less, which makes her very strange, almost looks like an alien.
Hi, Mendel
““I’d had a few too many drinks and I went, ‘How do you fancy directing a Bond?’ ”
Priceless!”
If Daniel was not getting drunk, didn’t he propose it to Mendes? Fate threw them together again.
to Monica
“He was ridiculously f***ing sexy and sweet with his a bit long hair in The Girl With The Drgon Tatto!!!!!”
The Dragon With The Girl Tatto :)
https://p.twimg.com/A1nHvV3CEAAi9l4.jpg

crap Fio, that is awesome. i had to read it twice just to make sure!!
and i wish someone asks me–I had too many drinks, would you like to do Bond, aka, DANIEL CRAIG? Yes, captain, may I have another!!! Pip Pip and all that!!
Weekend holiday here…monday and friday off.
Questions for the weekend–
Can someone ask Dan:
1. Red or Black?
2. 50 shades of Gray or Fawlty Towers?
C. School or Jail?
$. Cat or Dog?
F. Dragon or Dolphin?
4. Sherlock or Bond?
0. Men’s Health or P1aygirl?
2. Guinness or a $100 glass of port?
1. SNL or Steven Colbert?
12.Leather or Denim (i wore my denim skirt today for a ride, and accidentally grabbed by denim jacket–wholly stupid denim girl today with flip flops…I started looking for paps!!!)

OH–so for the Esquire mag he wore his leather AND jean jacket to the interveiw?

http://www.contactmusic.com/news/daniel-craig-austin-powers-blew-james-bond-apart_1407165

uh-oh, mike myers mention. but it was a little inference, nothing to drop an entire article on-but writers have to make money, huh? cant be a writer mendel–i just cant. dont have enough time!!!!!!!!

and i can think of 100 mike myer spooofs every day of my life!! love him…. love when he did “hello my name is simon and I love to do drawrings…” in a proper english accent!!!!!!

to Fio

“If Daniel was not getting drunk, didn’t he propose it to Mendes? Fate threw them together again.”

I so misread this :)
If Daniel was not getting drunk, didn’t he propose to Mendel? Fate threw them together again.

“The Dragon With The Girl Tatto :)”

LOL

Hi Guinness

“i wish someone asks me–I had too many drinks, would you like to do Bond, aka, DANIEL CRAIG? Yes, captain, may I have another!!! Pip Pip and all that!!”

HAHAHAHA!

“2. Guinness or a $100 glass of port?”

He better say Guinness ;)

“cant be a writer mendel–i just cant. dont have enough time!!!!!!!!”

You will, you will, you will!!!

http://www.mtv.co.uk/news/daniel-craig/362800-daniel-craig-shaken-by-fame

THAT seat’s taken…
Dan is so outspoken in the media, wonder what he says to icons in private? Some journalist should ask him that too….

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/clint-eastwood-mocked-for-endorsing-romney/287395-2.html

What say you Mendel, from across the pond too? oooo-another day off for Labor day tomorrow. Is Dan still over here–been quiet, wondering where he may be with Invisibility Cloak??

http://www.contactmusic.com/news/daniel-craig-learns-the-power-of-audience-opinion_1408736

The last 2 quotes seem taken out of context. I didn’t think he thought that way–of caring what people think of him…I thought he does Bond (omygash, would i love to save his knees and do that for him…) anyway, I thought he does bond for reasons of having fun and making money and doing another job that is pretty risky and bringing Bond to a different era of technology and cinametography and to new audiences that left when Bronson drove an invisible car?????
Unless–Dan put some money somewhere into the making of Bond because of the capitalistic garbage of money shifting in Moneywood…or taking a pay cut? But those facts can be buried easily. Imma just sayin–some days he just seems too good to be true–or maybe Imma just in a bad mood.

Hi Guinness

“What say you Mendel, from across the pond too?”

Eastwood’s speech was considered ‘incoherent mutterings’ or ‘mumblings’ by many people here. If the whole thing hadn’t been so sad, I thought the guy was nearly comical…

“Is Dan still over here–been quiet, wondering where he may be with Invisibility Cloak??”

Went back to Hogwarts on 1st September? ;)

“The last 2 quotes seem taken out of context.”

Yes, I think they cobbled the article together from different quotes. I still think he does Bond for the fun of it, and to work with great directors and great scripts, but there are huge pressures on any Bond actor, because of money and audience reaction. I probably would have said ‘f-this’ a long time ago…

“Imma just sayin–some days he just seems too good to be true–or maybe Imma just in a bad mood.”

You know what they are saying, if it is too good to be true, it probably is *grin* But I think Dan’s alright, really ;p

Enjoy your day off. All we have to look forward to is a cabinet reshuffle…

Daniel on 60 minutes Australia :)
Licence to Thrill
http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8525501
His name is Bond. James Bond. And he has to be the coolest chap on the planet.

He’s triumphed over scores of unforgettable villains, bedded hundreds of beautiful women and saved the world over and over again.

Fifty years have passed since Sean Connery first shrugged on a dinner jacket and ordered his martini shaken, not stirred.

And now we’re gearing up for movie number 23.

Skyfall stars the famously muscle-bound Daniel Craig.

And no doubt it will be another blockbuster for a franchise that’s become one of the most successful in movie history.

Bond 50 – the complete collection of Bond films is released on Blu-ray September 26.

Full transcript:

CHARLES WOOLEY: I’m on a mission to the ancient city of Istanbul. Well over a thousand years ago, intrigue and espionage were all but invented here. It’s a perfect location for the next Bond movie, “Skyfall”. Daniel, what are the ingredients that make a great Bond movie?

DANIEL: Location – this is one of them.

CHARLES WOOLEY: It’s a great location.

DANIEL: It’s not bad to be sat on the Bosporus. Istanbul is a beautiful backdrop to any movie, especially a Bond movie.

CHARLES WOOLEY: Daniel Craig is the latest incarnation in the 00-role. When I sat down with him, he’d just spent a busy few days creating bother on the Bosporus, and carnage in the Casbah.

DANIEL: They’re like no other, they’re like shooting no other. And I’ve done lots of long, big movies before, but there’s something very individual about shooting a Bond movie. A good story, humour, action obviously, and a good soundtrack. I mean, all the sort of things that make a good movie. But with a Bond movie, they are all kind of amped up just a little bit more, and I think we’ve – everybody’s sort of strived to do that, it’s been the 50th year, we’re trying to kind of make the best Bond we can.

DANIEL: The name’s Bond, James Bond.

CHARLES WOOLEY: Half a century of secret-service fantasy, and at the centre of it all, the one and only 007.

PIERCE: Bond.

ROGER: James Bond.

TIMOTHY: My name is Bond.

GEORGE: James Bond.

SEAN: Bond.

CHARLES WOOLEY: – of whom there have been only six.

BARTENDER: Three measures of Gordon’s gin, one of vodka. Shaken well until it is ice-cold, and served with a large, thin slice of lemon.

CHARLES WOOLEY: How do you take your Martini?

DANIEL: Straight up with a twist.

CHARLES WOOLEY: That’s a good answer – is that true?

DANIEL: Yeah, it is true, yeah. Vodka mainly, but gin’s not bad.

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