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Pierce Brosnan 'deadliest James Bond ever'

ANI  London, October 06, 2012
First Published: 16:21 IST(6/10/2012) | Last Updated: 16:24 IST(6/10/2012)

Soft-spoken Pierce Brosnan has totted up the highest number of kills as James Bond out of the six actors who have taken up the role of the iconic spy till yet, it was revealed on the 50th anniversary of the famous film franchise.

Roger Moore and Sean Connery closely follow with 51 kills each, with Craig trailing in fourth place with 25, despite his movies generally being described as grittier and more violent.

As well as proving the most lethal, Brosnan helped bring the Bond series its then highest-ever box office takings in 1995 when he starred in Goldeneye.

His next two Bond films, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997 and The World Is Not Enough in 1999, unfortunately didn’t match the success of the first, but his fourth and final film Die Another Day again broke a box office record in 2002 taking 431,971,116 dollars.

This record was then smashed to smithereens when Daniel Craig took up the mantle in 2006 for ‘Casino Royale’, which made 594,239,066 dollars at the Box Office.

Incredibly, Craig has uttered the famous phrase “Bond. James Bond” only once in all of his three films, which include ‘Quantum of Solace’ and ‘Skyfall’.

Unsurprisingly, Roger Moore has said it far more than any other Bond - ten times over the course of his seven movies.

Moore also holds the record for the highest number of kisses with 20 onscreen clinches, closely followed by Connery (18), and Brosnan (12).

The statistics correlated for the 50th anniversary of the Bond films come just a few weeks before the latest instalment ‘Skyfall’ is set to hit big screens.

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