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Daniel Craig wants to be James Bond forever

ANI  London, April 04, 2012
First Published: 16:06 IST(4/4/2012) | Last Updated: 16:10 IST(4/4/2012)

Daniel Craig has said that he will continue to play James Bond as long as he possibly can.

The 44-year-old actor, who is reprising his role as the iconic British spy for the third time in the latest film Skyfall, admitted there were big expectations for the film to be a success as the Bond franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

And, he is confident that the team was "going to put on a good show".

SkyfallCraig said that although he wanted to leave his mark on the films, he was under no illusion he would have to eventually give up the 007 role.

"I know there'll be someone after me, and hopefully someone after them - I'm just trying to keep [the series] going,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

There has been a four-year gap between the previous film Quantum of Solace and the latest edition.

Production was temporarily suspended in April 2010 due to uncertainty over film company MGM's future amid financial troubles.

But the actor insists that work had still been going on behind the scenes.

"We haven't been resting on our laurels, we've been plotting what to do with this film," he said.

"The first one was a whirr - it was a new experience and flew by - the second one was the tricky second album, but this one we''ve really planned and got a great script.

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"It's going to be different from the last one, but it will still be a great Bond movie," he added.

Skyfall, which is directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes, also stars Javier Bardem, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and sees Dame Judi Dench return as M. (ANI)
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Tom Cruise to receive Entertainment Icon Award

New York, April 4 (ANI): Tom Cruise is se to become the fourth person in history to receive the Friars Club’s highest honour, the Entertainment Icon Award.

The 49-year-old heartthrob will join the ranks of Hollywood legends Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra when he picks up the gong at the Friars Foundation Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria on June 12, the New York Post reported.

Club Abbot Jerry Lewis announced: “Tom Cruise will join an elite group of only three other entertainment legends who have received our Icon Award, and whose work has made a global impact on our industry and changed the very face of cinema.”

The Foundation’s Chairman, Ambassador Joseph Zappala added: “This will be an incredible night that will live forever in our club’s history. We are so proud to be presenting this unique honour to Tom Cruise whose humanitarian endeavours mirror his accomplishments in cinema and the arts.”

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