You have to admit, there are a lot of James Bond movies. From the Sean Connery era which began in the ‘60s, to Roger Moore’s run in the ‘70s and ‘80s, to Pierce Brosnan’s turn in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, and most recently, Daniel Craig, actors and filmmakers alike have kept the franchise alive for half a century. But how do you categorize it? Do you call it a series? Or do you separate them by actors?
For Christoph Waltz, who stars in the latest Bond flick this November as the villainous Franz Oberhauser, it’s best to differentiate by the actor. During an interview with Collider, he spoke about how the
series franchise movies differed from one another and how each actor defined their era. Making a distinction when the films were referred to as a franchise, he said, “There is no Bond franchise in general. That’s an abbreviation for marketing people.”
He added: “That’s important to see, that there are only specifics there—no generalities—on top of the world that we accept as the ‘Bond’ world.”
See Waltz tread on the dark side when Spectre heads to theaters on November 6. In this adventure, a cryptic message from Bond's past leads him to investigate a sinister organization called SPECTRE just as M fights to keep the secret service alive. Daniel Craig returns as Agent 007 and he is joined by some familiar faces including Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and BBC Sherlock’s Andrew Scott.