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Vices Make a Man: 3 Bad James Bond Habits

By Stephen Benton
October 18, 2017

James Bond is the best-known secret agent ever to make it on the big screen. He has been the main character in 27 feature-length movies so far (24 that are "canon" and three others, plus a short film directed by Danny Boyle, produced for the BBC) and has served as a role model for generations of boys dreaming to be as suave and stylish as he is when they grow up.

007 has, indeed, become a role model but he is far from being perfect - and nobody ever tried to depict him as such. He has his share of bad habits, like all of us, flaws that are quite often used as plot points in his big-screen appearances. Let us take a look at these below.

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There's nothing wrong with having a drink from time to time - James Bond would be the first to agree. He has even made a cocktail famous - the iconic vodka martini (shaken, not stirred) which has likely been a drink many of us has tried to order at least once during our lifetime.

Vodka martini has been consumed by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig on-screen - even if the latter seems to prefer beer, as a result of the producers' deal with Heineken.

Daniel Craig


The iconic secret agent has also become associated with gambling - especially table games you can try yourself at Royal Vegas casino online. Most quote baccarat as being his favorite game - it is the game at which he beats Le Chiffre in Casino Royale - the novel, not the movie.

During his on-screen career, James Bond has gambled massive amounts. An infographic compiled by City.AM shows which of the Bonds gambled the most - Daniel Craig is the winner with around £66 million in Casino Royale, followed by Sean Connery (Goldfinger) and Timothy Dalton (License to Kill) with £360,000 each. But Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and George Lazenby were also attending gaming tables more than once.

Aston Martin


Smoking is a truly bad habit - we all know that it is unhealthy not only for the smoker but the ones around him, too. Still, James Bond has smoked quite a lot on the big screen. Until 2002, that is.

A Live Science article has taken a look at Bond's smoking habits over the years. According to it, the suave agent lit them up quite often in his earlier films (in 83% of all his movies in the 1960s) and quit smoking by 2002's "Die Another Day". An interesting fact: 2006's "Casino Royale" is the only Bond movie (so far) where nobody - not even Bond's sexual partners - smokes.

Poker Scene

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