At 53, British actor Daniel Craig will receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! A prestigious distinction which comes at the right time for the one who bids farewell to the character of James Bond in “Dying can wait”, his fifth and last appearance in 007.
A prestigious distinction for the interpreter of James Bond
Who hasn’t heard of the Hollywood Walk of Fame? On Hollywood Boulevard, in Los Angeles, there is indeed a shower of stars on the sidewalk, as many small monuments erected to celebrate important personalities of the entertainment industry across the Atlantic, including cinema, radio, television, theater and the music industry. To be included, you must be proposed by a sponsor, which can be a studio, a broadcaster or distributor, a fan club too, in reality any type of organization. A committee dedicated to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce then selects each June from 20 to 24 nominees to be introduced. To date, there are 2703 stars, and Daniel Craig will therefore be the 2704th personality to appear there.
Next to Roger Moore
It may seem surprising, but it will only be the third “official” performer of James Bond to appear on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (if we put aside the star of David Niven, interpreter of the James Bond of Casino Royale in 1967). Indeed, only Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan have had this honor for the moment, the great absentee being especially Sean Connery, whose overall contribution to cinema greatly exceeds that of Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby, or even that of the two previously mentioned. We can note on this only comparison the random aspect of this distinction – its appointment process being quite complex and dependent on several factors.
Regarding Daniel Craig, his star is however not subject to any debate, given his great popularity and the state of his services. After fifteen years and five films in the service of the character of James Bond, he is indeed one of the biggest stars of cinema. Apart from this role, he delighted the audience in the big hit At loggerheads and stood out in other productions such as Millennium: The Men Who Disliked Women by David Fincher.
But this distinction will reward and illustrate especially his work for the 007 saga, since it will be located at number 7007 of Hollywood Boulevard, and will be right next to that of Roger Moore. Nice wink! And his star will be affixed October 6, date of release in France of the last opus of the saga, To die can wait.