You know him as the suave and sophisticated British Secret Agent, James Bond. Daniel Craig, who turned 48 today is much more than that though. He began his career as a theater actor and even waited tables on the side. In 1992, he made his debut with the movie The Power of One, which was not particularly lauded by the critics, but it gave his career a start and he hasn’t looked back since then. Now that he is ready to step off the mantle of being Bond, let’s take a look at his other works, which truly show us the wide scope of his work.
Released in 1999, this movie depicted the pains of the soldiers living in the trenches. The British Independent Film Awards nominated him for the Best Actor category. This was Daniel’s first nomination in his then seven-year old career.
This movie about the life of a person suffering from schizophrenia released in the year 2000. Daniel Craig won the Best Actor Award at The British Independent Film Awards.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Based on the book of the same name, Daniel Craig received a lot of praise for his work in this movie. Being a worldwide success, it gave him the recognition he needed to avoid being typecast as ‘James Bond’. Empire Awards nominated him for the Best Actor for his role in the movie.
The Golden Compass
Again adapted from a novel of the same name, this movie helped him gain popularity among kids and adults alike and showed the world his ability to be versatile.
These are just some of the many movies Daniel Craig has appeared in. On his 48th birthday, we wish that he keeps entertaining us with many more enthralling performances.
P.S. Did you know he made an uncredited cameo in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a stormtrooper named JB-007. Yup! You’re welcome.