The world's most beloved super-spy, James Bond, returns to cinemas next week, November 6, when his latest outing, Spectre, comes out. (See the trailer here.)
We've already cleared out our schedules for it. It has been three years since we saw Daniel Craig don the character, driving the sweet cars (remember the throwback Aston Martin DB5 in Skyfall?) fast, the sweet ladies wild, and putting his sweet spy armament through its paces.
In Spectre, Bond will be doing a similar set of activities as he faces his archenemy, Ernst Stavro Blofeld—esssentially the Joker to Bond's Batman. Blofeld is the head of the titular criminal organization, "SPECTRE." This movie marks the first time that Bond will be facing him again (this time being played by Inglorious Basterds' Cristoph Waltz) since 1983's Never Say Never Again—that is if you don't count the appearances in the Austin Powers movies.
Enrst Stavro Blofeld was the inspiration for Austin Powers' Dr. Evil, specifically the portrayal by actor Donald Pleasance in 1967's You Only Live Twice:
Here's the original:
Here's the Austin Powers version:
We're excited to see Bond face off with his chief nemesis again after all these years, and possibly add him up on his kill count as illustrated in the infographic below.
In line with the upcoming Spectre, global news site Economist.com published a chart on October 26, which neatly shows you the amount of martinis, lovers, and kills that Bond has had in his long line of movies. The numbers are also categorized according to the multiple actors that have portrayed Bond. In it, you can immediately see that Pierce Brosnan (the Bond from 1995 to 2002) is the most trigger happy, having killed the most number of baddies.
Daniel Craig follows right after, but has the highest amount of alcohol consumed among any of the Bonds. As for lovers, 1969's George Lazenby and Roger Moore (1973-1985) seems to have bedded the most ladies. Lazenby's "conquest count" is especially impressive, considering he only played the role once in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Who knew that being on her majesty's secret service involved getting laid a lot? Where do we sign up?
You go, George Lazenby. You're now our favorite Bond ever. Here he is with the Bond girl from On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Tracy Draco, played by English actress Diana Rigg.
And don't you worry about Daniel Craig. He's got his own Bond girl to worry about in Spectre: