Daniel Craig received new heights of stardom after he started portraying the MI6 agent James Bond in films. Starting out with ‘Casino Royale’ in 2006, Craig retired from the character after doing ‘No Time To Die‘ which was released last year. The search for a new Bond has been going on.
Over the years, several actors have portrayed the British Secret Service agent, but Craig was the one who made it popular in recent years. All this begs the question of how much money did he charge for playing James Bond one last time? Let’s find out the answer.
How Much Did Daniel Craig Make From ‘No Time To Die’?
Daniel Craig portrayed the character of MI6 agent James Bond for the last time in ‘No Time To Die‘, which was released last year. The film and his performance were well received.
The 54-year-old British actor took home a whooping sum of $25 million as an upfront salary for the film. According to Screen Rant, he also earned a percentage of the profits.
‘No Time To Die‘ earned around $774 million worldwide. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the film also stars Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, and Lashana Lynch among others.
Craig started out with ‘Casino Royale‘, which departed from the laughable gadget showcasing of its predecessor. Its makers chose a more real and rooted approach which proved to be successful. He also played Bond in ‘Quantum of Solace’, S’kyfall’ and ‘Spectre.’
Which James Bond Actor Earned The Most?
Over the years, several actors have portrayed the character of the British Secret Service agent James Bond. This includes Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Craig.
Among them, Craig earned the most for playing 007 on screen. Reports state that he was paid $3.2 million for ‘Casino Royale’, his first Bond film. He also earned the most from the franchise.
The English actor made $85.4 million in total for portraying the MI6 agent. Brosnan, who did four Bond films, made around $41.1 million. Moore and Dalton got $24.3 million and $8 million respectively.
Connery earned the least from the franchise compared to other actors despite doing seven films. He reportedly earned $6.6 million over his long tenure as Bond.