Daniel Craig Overcame a Lifelong Fear While Playing James Bond in ‘Casino Royale’

Daniel Craig’s five James Bond movies turned him into a household name. Casino Royale turned Craig’s previously solid, if relatively obscure, acting career into something completely different. In hindsight, it’s hard to fathom that he never wanted to play James Bond in the first place. The role not only brought international superstardom, it also helped Craig overcome a lifelong fear.

Daniel Craig during a 2006 showing of James Bond movie 'Casino Royale,' the movie that helped him overcome a lifelong fear of heights.

James Bond actor Daniel Craig Pierre-Phillipe Marcou / AFP via Getty Images

Craig is the longest-tenured ‘James Bond’ actor

No Time to Die, Craig’s fifth turn donning impeccably tailored suits whilst fulfilling his MI6 duties, finally hit theaters in 2021, marking the actor’s last Bond movie. Rumors of Craig leaving the role circulated for years, but he left the franchise on good terms. At least the casting backlash that followed him before 2006’s Casino Royale had abated.

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