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A Weak Bond

Actor Daniel Craig, the man who has replaced Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, has some very big shoes to fill. And it would seem that he has filled big shoes – those of the clown variety.

The latest hitch on the set of “Casino Royale,” the new 007 flick, reportedly occurred when the star revealed he couldn’t drive the super-suave superspy’s trademark Aston Martin. Craig, 37, found himself shaken, not stirred, when he was confronted with a manual gearshift instead of an automatic, British newspapers said today.

Just great – a Bond who can’t drive. Did I mention he can’t fight?

Pierce Brosnan has every sympathy for new Bond Daniel Craig after his first 007 stunt went wrong.

Craig had his teeth knocked out during a fight scene for the movie Casino Royale.

Brosnan said he knew just how dangerous playing the superspy can be. “I got stitched up and sewn up a few times, it just didn’t get in the papers,” he said at the UK premiere of his new film The Matador.

“I had my face sliced open by a stuntman. I had a knee injury. You get twisted some way or another if you throw yourself into it. There’s going to be mishaps.”

I guess it wouldn’t matter if he could at least use a gun.

Daniel Craig will have a problem playing the new James Bond – because he hates guns.

The actor will wield 007’s famous Walther PPK in the movie Casino Royale.

But he revealed in OK! magazine: “I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.

“That’s a simple fact. I’ve seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that’s what’s scary about them.”

So let me get this right. We now have a Bond actor who can’t drive, fight, and is scared of guns. It is enough to drive Bond to drink his trademark beverage.

Nor does the 37-year-old share Bond’s love of Martinis shaken and stirred.

“I love a Martini straight up. I don’t think anybody makes a Martini stirred any more,” he said.

Small wonder this site was launched.

Update: At least he’s good for a Separated at Birth – or four.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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