The Bond ... James Bond Quiz

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How many actors have played James Bond on screen?

Counting a lone television appearance, there have been eight actors that suited up for the role of Bond.

Who was the last director to work with Sean Connery as James Bond?

Probably best known for directing what is widely regarded as the best Star Wars movie, "The Empire Strikes Back," Irvin Kershner also directed Connery in his return to the Bond role in 1983's "Never Say Never Again."

True or False: "From Russia With Love" was the first Bond movie to be released in theaters.

Close, but "Russia" was second to "Dr. No."

In "Live and Let Die," the stuntman for Roger Moore broke a world record jumping what?

The classic boat chase in "Live and Let Die" is highlighted by a world-record-breaking jump.

What Bond movie was the basis for the very popular Nintendo 64 first-person player game?

Nintendo hit the jackpot with the video game "Goldeneye," regarded as one of the great first-person shooters.

For which Bond movie did Duran Duran perform the theme song?

Duran Duran performed the theme to 1985's "A View to a Kill." Dance into the fire!

True or False: Bond creator, author Ian Fleming, was a jet-setting womanizer just like the character he created.

Some people believe Fleming was his own inspiration for the Bond character.

In "Octopussy," what does Roger Moore's Bond do when he comes face to face with a jungle tiger?

In one of the more unfortunate Roger Moore comedy bits, he tells a tiger to sit, and the tiger complies.

Which actor was the oldest when he made his Bond debut?

Moore was the oldest Bond when he debuted in "Live and Let Die" at 45.

What did Roger Moore refuse to do in all of his Bond movies, leaving that work to his stuntmen?

Roger Moore always felt and looked awkward when he ran, so that's a stuntman you're looking at in the Moore movies.

Who, or what, is "M" in the Bond franchise?

Many people think that M is the name of Bond's immediate superior. It's actually the title associated with that job.

What unfortunate sound effect was added to the scene in "Octopussy" in which Bond swings from a vine in the jungle?

"Octopussy" was known for some of its overt slapstick comedy. The Tarzan jungle yell is chief among the offenses.

Who was the first "Bond girl" to appear on the big screen?

Ursula Andress famously made her debut as the first Bond girl as Honey Ryder in "Dr. No."

Who turned down the Bond role in the very beginning of the film franchise?

Grant was a friend of Bond producer Cubby Broccoli, but he still turned down the initial Bond role.

What unique physical feature did Bond villain Dr. No have?

Dr. No had mechanical hands. It was Francisco Scaramanga of "Man with the Golden Gun" who had the third nipple.

Which Bond villain was known for throwing his deadly bowler hat at his enemies?

There have been plenty of great Bond villains, but only Oddjob threw his deadly bowler hat.

In what movie did the villain Jaws speak his only words?

In "Moonraker," actor Richard Kiel uttered his only line, "well, here's to us" while toasting his girlfriend.

What does Sean Connery wear in each of his Bond movies?

Sean Connery has always been a little challenged in the hair department, so he sports a toupee in the Bond movies.

What movie does Sean Connery list as his favorite in the Bond series?

Connery picked one of his own as his favorite, "From Russia With Love."

True or False: Maud Adams played the Bond girl role in Sean Connery's 1983 comeback "Never Say Never Again."

Maud Adams played Octopussy in that same year, but it was Kim Basinger who played Bond girl Domino Petachi.

What actor, who would later play Bond, first turned down a chance to audition in 1964 because he felt he was too young?

Dalton was the actor who, at 24, felt he was to young to play Bond.

The financial woes of what movie studio have delayed the production of the 23rd Bond film?

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has put the brakes on the 23rd Bond film until the studio solves some of its financial issues.

Appearing in six official Bond films, the villain Blofeld is the head of what criminal organization?

KAOS and CONTROL are both from the Bond spoof TV series "Get Smart." Blofeld headed up SPECTRE.

What was the last James Bond movie to win an Academy Award?

Bond had a couple of Oscar wins for 2012's "Skyfall": The film received an Academy Award for Sound Editing and another for Original Song.

How many times has a Bond film been nominated for an Academy Award?

There have been fourteen Oscar nominations for Bond films over the years.

What was the only Bond theme song to reach No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard charts?

Once again, you can dance into the fire with Duran Duran on this one.

Who performed the Bond song from 2008's "Quantum of Solace"?

Lady Gaga can offer you a quantum of solace, but that doesn't mean she sang the theme song. This one belongs to Jack White and Alicia Keys.

What singer performed more Bond theme songs than any other artist?

Shirley Bassey performed a total of three Bond theme songs.

What was the first Bond novel to be published?

Even though "Dr. No" was the first film released, it was "Casino Royale" that got the book franchise going.

What TV spy series did Bond creator Ian Fleming have a hand in creating?

Fleming wrote the children's novel "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and helped create the TV show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

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