After Daniel Craig starred as James Bond in his first 007 movies, Casino Royale, in 2006 he became a worldwide star.
Ian Fleming chose the name for the character after coming across an ornithological book entitled Birds Of The West Indies. He chose the name of the author of the said book… James Bond.
“I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could think of. James Bond seemed perfect,” Flemming explained.
Daniel Craig has been one of the best actors to play the role after it started in 2006 and has accumulated a mass of wealth through the movie. He already decided he won’t be leaving any money for his children.
Speaking about Craig’s early life, the legend was born in Chester England on March 2, 1968. His father Timothy was a pub landlord while his mother Carol was a teacher.
Craig’s childhood was joyful and didn’t let his parent’s divorce stop him from having a smooth life. His passion for acting started when he was a young boy and he went after it.
“There’s an essay that my mother kept that I wrote at school when I was six, saying I wanted to be an actor,” he told Candis Magazine.
“I don’t remember writing it, but I do remember that I had a toy Winchester rifle and that my friends and I used to go out to the sand dunes, and we’d pretend to shoot each other and roll down the hills. I think that early pretending to be dead was the first acting I ever did!”
“I lived in a small town on the Wirral, and there was a small cinema; a real flea pit. The films had been around the world five times before reaching us. I used to sneak in there and watch the movies. A lot was garbage, but I didn’t care,” he recalled.
In 1992, Craig got married for the first time. He was married to Scottish actress Fiona Loudon and they welcomed their baby girl Ella Craig the same year. The duo divorced two years later.
He dated many other women until he met his current wife Rachel Weisz.
“I never thought I would get married,” she told Evening Standard.
“It was not an ambition of mine. It was the opposite. I couldn’t relate to romantic comedies – marriage seems to be the whole point of them. Then it just happened, happily, at a more mature moment.”
Craig has amassed a lot of money over the years and he has a lot to say about who inherits all he has and he’s reluctant on leaving any money for his daughter.
“Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed?” Craig said, as quoted by The Times.
“I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation. I think inheritance is quite distasteful. My philosophy is get rid of it or give it away before you go.”