Craig Says His Bond Mission is 'Not to Screw Up'
December 23, 2005

Daniel Craig is the first fair-haired 007 and the latest in a long illustrious line of big-screen Bonds that include Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and most recently, Pierce Brosnan. But Craig is becoming famous even before he slips into the shoes of the suave, smooth secret agent, thanks to a new Steven Spielberg flick.

“Munich” takes place in the aftermath of the murder of Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists in 1972, and the film has already earned critical acclaim.

"What I hope this movie does is raise the debate,” Craig said. “I mean because this is a subject that needs to be talked about, not fought about.”

Now, the 37-year-old British actor is ready to start work on a remake of the Bond classic “Casino Royale.” “My job is to not screw it up,” Craig insisted. “That’s it. I want it to be an entertaining and exciting movie, because that’s what Bond should be.”

But the question remains: who will be the next Bond girl? Will it Angelina Jolie? Scarlett Johansson? Could it be Sienna Miller, who Craig was once romantically linked to?

“I want a seriously good actress to play that part,” Craig insisted. “It’s a great role, that’s the first and foremost.”

Until Bond, you can catch Daniel Craig in “Munich,” when it opens in limited release on Friday.

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