Top Earning Actors of ‘007’ – Celebrity Land
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“No Time to Die,” the fifth and final installment of the James Bond films starring Daniel Craig, opens on October 8 in the United States. It premiered in London in September after an 18-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, and in attendance were Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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Moviegoers in London were clamoring to see the two-hour, 43-minute film amid “an almost unprecedented level of demand” for tickets, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In honor of Craig’s final turn in the title role, here’s a look at the wealth and careers of the seven men who have donned the tuxedos, drank the martinis, and drove the luxurious James Bond vehicles.
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Barry Nelson Net Worth: Unknown
Barry Nelson was the first actor to play Ian Flemings’ secret agent James Bond in the television version of “Casino Royale.” The 1954 series debuted on small screens nine years before the first Bond film hit the big screen.
Nelson, an American actor, also had roles in several other shows, such as “The Twilight Zone” and “Murder, She Wrote,” and films such as “The Shining.” Nelson died on April 7, 2007, at the age of 89. His net worth is unknown.
Sean Connery Net Worth: $ 350 million (at death)
Sir Sean Connery was considered by many fans and critics to be the best James Bond. Connery donned the black tux in a whopping seven Bond movies: “Dr. No, “(1962)” From Russia with love “, (1963)” Goldfinger “, (1964)” Thunderball “, (1965)” You only live twice “, (1967)” Diamonds are forever “(1971 ) and “Never say never again” (1983).
Also known for his roles in “The Hunt for Red October,” “The Untouchables” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Connery’s acting career spanned five decades. Connery retired from acting in the early 2000s. He died in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas on October 31, 2020, at the age of 90.
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George Lazenby Net Worth: $ 20 million
In 1969, George Lazenby joined the coveted roster of Bond actors when he played 007 in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” in 1969. Although that was his only film in Bond canon, his success certainly did not stop, nor did it begin there. .
Before he picked up a gun, Lazenby was the highest paid model in the world for most of the 1960s. After Bond, he turned away from acting and into a variety of commercial and real estate investments, to which most of his $ 20 million net worth can probably be attributed.
Roger Moore Net Worth: $ 110 million (at death)
Best known for playing James Bond, Sir Roger Moore was the third actor to play the iconic secret agent in the film franchise. His seven Bond films were “Live and Let Die” (1973), “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974), “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977), “Moonraker” (1979), “Only for Your eyes”. ”(1981),“ Octopussy ”(1983) and“ A View to a Kill ”(1985).
Moore’s career spanned beyond his signature role as Bond. He was also a model, film and television producer, and voice actor. His entertainment career, which began in 1945 as an extra in the movie “Caesar and Cleopatra,” lasted 72 years until his death on May 23, 2017 in Switzerland at the age of 89. The British actor had been battling cancer, his family said. in a statement on Twitter. Moore’s net worth was $ 110 million at the time of his death, according to CelebrityNetWorth.
Timothy Dalton Net Worth: $ 20 million
Classically trained Shakespearean actor Timothy Dalton played Bond in two films: “The Living Daylights” (1987) and “License to Kill” (1989). He has a net worth of $ 20 million. Before accepting the role of James Bond, he was approached to fill in for Sean Connery in 1968, but believed he was too young to play the character.
Most recently, Dalton appeared as Sir Malcolm Murray in Showtime’s supernatural drama “Penny Dreadful.”
Pierce Brosnan Net Worth: $ 200 million
Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan helped bring Bond movies into a more modern era of action. Brosnan debuted as the smooth Bond in “Goldeneye” (1995). He also played the character in “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997), “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) and “Die Another Day” (2002). He has a net worth of $ 200 million.
Although he is arguably best known for his Bond films, other Brosnan films have been successful, including “The Thomas Crown Affair.” The 1999 film grossed $ 124.3 million worldwide. In 2008, Brosnan appeared in the film adaptation of the musical “Mamma Mia!” It had three releases in 2021: a remake of “Cinderella,” “False Positive” and “The Misfits.”
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Daniel Craig Net Worth: $ 160 million
Daniel Craig’s acting career began in 1992, but it wasn’t until he donned the classic James Bond tuxedo for “Casino Royale” in 2006 that he was launched into the Hollywood spotlight. Since then, he has starred in three other Bond films: “Quantum of Solace” (2008), “Skyfall” (2012) and “Specter” (2015). His starring role in “No Time to Die” comes in the 25th official film of the Bond series.
His net worth of $ 160 million is due in large part to his role as Bond and very successful derivative video games. Craig also attracted attention for his roles in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and “Road to Perdition.”
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Jami Farkas contributed to reporting for this article.
All net values are attributed to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise stated.
Last Updated: October 7, 2021
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