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Infographics: 50 Years of Bond Movies, Actors, Villains & Earnings

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October 5, 2012

Bond Infographic

Happy 50th Anniversary, James Bond! Since it's Global Bond Day leading up to the release of Skyfall, we wanted to feature a few more Bond-centric items to peruse. In addition to a number of outstanding tribute videos, two infographics on all things 007 recently hit the web. The first comes from sponsor H&R Block's blog, which outlines "50 Years of James Bond". It breaks down box office earnings per Bond actor, as well as villains and weapons and iconic Bond accessories (and their cost). Earlier this year we featured a huge Girls of James Bond infographic. Below there's also a beautiful "Best Bond" infographic made by Cristina Vanko.

Here's the first infographic on 50 Years of Bond, with lots of interesting numerical details (click for full):

James Bond: 50 Years of Movies

Up next, I found this awesome Best Bond infographic on Cristina Vanko's website, ranking the Bonds in various categories like who says "Bond, James Bond" the most, number of martinis and number of deaths.

Best Bond

Personally, I love Roger Moore (and all of his movies), but I know he is typically the least favorite, and most prefer Sean Connery. But no matter what, I love the Bond franchise, all 22 (soon 23) movies, all of the characters and actors and stories (even Moonraker!). I grew up with Bond and love getting into all the details like this. I'm surprised to see that Thunderball and Live and Let Die at the top for box office earnings (adjust for inflation), but I totally get Goldfinger, that is one of the true classics, with Pussy Galore and the perfect title and villain. Now it's time to pop in my Bond 50 Blu-Ray set and start re-watching all of them.

For even more on 007, I suggest checking out the interactive website Notorious Bond, or Visual.ly's Bond, James Bond chart. In the past on FS, we've featured the Girls of James Bond infographic, as well as two different Ultimate Vehicles Guide and an extensive Bond's Cars graphic. Happy Bond Day!

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  • Big Boss
    Daniel Craig is the best Bond in my opinion: GQ meets "No nonsense".
  • Cody W
    Man that is not a very good real life salary for a top secret agent lol, I guess they get to save up though...Bond doesnt seem to have very much vacation time.
  • http://twitter.com/EdwardMCurtis Edward Curtis
    I find it interesting that Moore's final film and the two Dalton pics were the bottom 3 box-office wise. I mean, I expected it for License to Kill but I didn't realize The Living Daylights (the first Bond film I ever saw and still one of my favorites) did that poorly.
  • DAVIDPD
    I love these. Sean Connery is #1 to me. He is the only actor who could blend humour and swagger seamlessly. Daniel Craig is all brooding and swagger. He can't do humour well.
  • http://shiftlocal.wordpress.com/ Marc Callado
    That second Infograph is hard to make sense of
    • http://firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
      Here's a better explanation behind the decoding: Each Bond actor is laid out on a (literal) target to visually compare across categories ranging from martinis drunk to the number of times "Bond, James Bond" was said. The winner of the category is indicated by a bullet hole. The overall goal is to see whether the Bond had to win the most categories in order to be the most popular Bond actor.
  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.mielle1 Eric Mielle
    Dany will remain for me the best Bond Skyfall is successful if the actor Sean Connery dethrone the first Bond focused on the big screen.
  • castingcouch
    Roger Moore's Bond was the most suave and entertaining, in my opinion. Daniel Craig loses points for drinking a beer for dollars.

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