The British actor first appeared in Casino Royale to critical acclaim, then Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die, which proved to be his last outing.
Craig has now retired from the role and producers are looking for his replacement.
As for Quantum of Solace, it received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom felt it did not live up to Casino Royale. The movie had a more serious tone than most Bond movies - even Casino Royale - while the character of Dominic Greene is viewed as one of the weakest Bond villains of all time.
With regards to the production at least, Craig has described it as a "sh*t show" as he allowed the pressure of playing 007 to get to him.
“I would sort of yearn the person I was when I did ‘Casino'," the A-lister previously told The Playlist.
"Too much knowledge sometimes is not a good thing. I was sort of in the dark about a lot of things, about how things worked, the mechanics of it, how the world really viewed Bond — all of those things. I just didn’t understand them.
“Then I started to understand them, the weight of it sort of bore down. The trouble with Quantum of Solace, it was a bit of a sh*t-show, to say the least, the full weight of it was there I kind of think that made me probably lock up. Thankfully, for me, it’s been about loosening it and loosening it and trying to get back to that feeling of ‘Casino,’ which was ‘It’s James Bond, come on, enjoy yourself. Let’s have a good time.'”
Daniel Craig was forced to write some of Quantum of Solace
The 2007/08 writer's strike in Hollywood kicked off just two hours before Quantum of Solace went into production.
That left the production with no writers on hand to fine-tune the script or make changes.
That left Craig and director Marc Foster as the only people allowed to write or amend scenes.
“On ‘Quantum,’ we were f***ed,” he said in 2011.
“We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers’ strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it. I say to myself, ‘Never again,’ but who knows? There was me trying to rewrite scenes – and a writer I am not.’”
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