For over five decades, audiences have thrilled to the exploits of Agent 007, the British Secret Service agent created by Ian Fleming who first appeared in the 1953 novel Casino Royale. Sean Connery played the big screen's first James Bond in Dr. No (1962), a role he played an additional five times in the official series, while other actors inheriting the role have included George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and, most recently, Daniel Craig. With its combination of high-voltage action, beautiful women, inventive gadgets and iconic theme songs, the Bond series remains the gold standard for worldwide cinematic adventure.
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