Look for Skyfall in theaters on November 9 (Photo : MGM)
James Bond celebrates his 50th birthday today, just a month before the Nov. 9 release date of the franchises' latest installment, Skyfall. In commemoration of the filmic and literary legend, retrospectives of Bond's past have proliferated across the internet.
The BBC took a deeper look into Bond's sexual history and took a look at a 2009 study for the journal Sex Roles. According to researchers, Bond "enjoyed 'strong' sexual contact with 46 women and 'mild' encounters, such as kissing, with a further 52 during the first 20 installments in the Bond series, up until 2002's Die Another Day."
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The Guardian compiled statistics of the total number of deaths in each bond movie, finding that the infamous spy extinguished the lives of 1,300 people in the official series. Daniel Craig, who currently holds the Bond mantle, killed 11 people in his debut film, Casino Royale, and killed 16 in Quantum of Solace. In comparison, Sean Connery killed 4 in his first Bond film, Dr. No, and 11 in the sequel, From Russia with Love.
On Twitter, Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan writes, "I'm a big James Bond fan. Always wanted to play a character like him...but am told...I am not smooth with guns or women...bah!"
The Museum of Modern Art tweets, "The seductive allure of James Bond, and "Goldfinger" in particular, pervades MoMA's galleries and theaters.
Adele's freshly released Skyfall theme song has already reached the top of iTunes' music charts. Adele and 77-piece orchestra recorded the track at Abbey Road Studios in London.