Monday, August 14, 2006
New 007 has an identity problem: Bond fans think he's Wussy Galore
Daniel Craig, the new James Bond, wants fans to give him a chance. "If I went onto
the Internet and started looking at what some people were saying about me --
which, sadly, I have done -- it would drive me insane," the British actor tells
"They hate me. They don't think I'm right for the role. It's as simple as that. They're
passionate about it, which I understand, but I do wish they'd reserve judgment."
A group of James Bond fans have launched a Web site, www.craignotbond.com, to
protest Craig replacing Pierce Brosnan in the 007 film franchise, and to boycott
"Casino Royale," slated for release Nov. 17.
He may be a dud, but hey, nice duds!
Meanwhile, Craig is dressed, best dressed, according to Esquire. In fact, he's the
world's best-dressed man, according to the mag's third annual sartorial ranking.
Musician John Legend came in second. Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and
Jake Gyllenhaal ranked third and fourth, respectively, and brooding musician Nick
Cave placed fifth.