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'Casino Royale' Director Was Worried Daniel Craig Wasn't 'Handsome' Enough to Play James Bond

Daniel Craig is considered to be one of the sexiest men alive, but somehow, the director of his first James Bond movie was worried he wasn’t handsome enough to play the iconic role.

Casino Royale director Martin Campbell recently made some comments about Daniel that are sure to raise eyebrows.

Campbell confirmed that eight actors were contenders to play James Bond at the time, including Henry Cavill.

“It’s very democratic,” he told Express UK. “You sit around a table…It was myself and the producers, casting director, etc. And you go through the eight people and you put your hand up as you talk through each person and ultimately everybody has to be unanimous in their decision, if you see what I mean.”

So, why was he worried about Daniel‘s looks?

“My only reticence with Daniel…he was really a superb actor, there’s no doubt about that,” he said. “It was the fact that with people like Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan was that they were all traditional-looking Bonds. All handsome guys, all sexy, all very attractive to women and so forth.”

Campbell added, “Daniel was obviously tougher and rugged, but he wasn’t a traditional handsome guy. So I just thought about that for a minute and apart from that, absolutely it was always him.”

Check out the casting rumors for the next James Bond actor.

Who Should Play James Bond Next? Vote for Your Fave!

The results are in and Sam Heughan is the winner!!! Thank you for voting!


There are a lot of rumors circulating about who is going to play James Bond next, and a recent poll was conducted that shows the favorites to win the job right now.

We’ve learned of a few actors who have even screen tested or auditioned for the role.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

James Bond Casting Rumors: UK Poll Reveals Top Choice to Play 007 After Daniel Craig (& He's a Huge Fan Favorite Star!)

Who will be the next James Bond? After Daniel Craig relinquished his title as 007, the search is on for the next superspy.

There have been lots of rumors that have popped up over the last few months regarding possible auditions, screen testings, and more.

But we haven’t gotten a clear answer about who has landed the role just yet.

A new poll was conducted in the UK and there are several fan favorites to win the role.

Keep reading to find out who is the top choice among UK residents to play James Bond next…

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Addresses Whether He'll Be the Next James Bond & Speculation About His Relationship With Wife Sam

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is opening up about his personal and professional life.

The 33-year-old Kraven the Hunter star got candid in an interview with Esquire, out now.

During the conversation, Aaron addressed the Kraven franchise and what feeds his soul, his relationship with wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, speculation around his casting for the next James Bond, and much more.

Find out what Aaron Taylor-Johnson had to say…

Idris Elba Reveals When the Idea of Playing James Bond Became Less Appealing

Idris Elba is addressing those James Bond casting rumors and the public’s reaction to them.

The 50-year-old Beast actor’s name has been floating around as a possible replacement for Daniel Craig in the iconic 007 series for a while now.

He addressed the rumors earlier this year, revealing if he had been approached to audition for the part and more. However, during a recent podcast appearance Idris explained when the idea started to lose some of its shine.

Read more about Idris Elba’s experience with the 007 casting rumors…More Here! »

James Bond Director Reveals Who Almost Landed Daniel Craig's 007 Role, Why He Didn't & If He Could Land the Role This Time Around!

Daniel Craig famously portrayed the role of James Bond, aka 007, in the last few James Bond movies.

The 55-year-old actor’s last film in the franchise, No Time to Die, was released in 2021 and since then, fans have eagerly been waiting for any sort of casting news.

Now, the director of one of Daniel‘s 007 movies, Casino Royale, is speaking out about the audition process and casting Daniel in the role. Specifically, there was one other actor that really caught his eye and could even be in the running again for the new crop of Bond films!

Keep reading for all the info…

Priyanka Chopra Comments on Richard Madden's 'James Bond' Rumors, Recalls 'Dehumanizing' Interaction With a Director, Working With Actors Who are Divas & More in 'The Zoe Report' Interview

Priyanka Chopra opened up about a variety of topics during an interview with The Zoe Report.

The 40-year-old Citadel star weighed in on her experiences working with men in both Bollywood and Hollywood.

In the process, she revealed an on-set experience that was so “dehumanizing” she decided to leave the project.

She also spilled some tea about some of her previous male co-stars that might surprise you! On that note, Priyanka also responded to rumors that her Citadel co-star Richard Madden is set to embody James Bond now that Daniel Craig has left the role.

She even opened up about the home she shares with husband Nick Jonas that boasts some incredible features.

Head inside to check out the biggest takeaways from Priyanka Chopra’s interview…