Daniel Craig Actor becomes highest paid 'James Bond' ever as he earns $60m for movie, 'Spectre'

According to The Sun, the actor's deal for his salary and profit share is worth more than the combined earnings of all the men to take on the role.

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Hollywood actor, Daniel Craig, has become the highest-paid 'James Bond' star ever as the Spectre action hero is said to be in line to earn around £39million for his role in 007's latest adventure.

Read: SPECTRE star says he's not about the sexist and misogynistic Bond life

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Daniel Craig as James Bond

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According to The Sun, the actor's deal for his salary and profit share is worth more than the combined earnings of all the men to take on the role.

 

A source close to MGM said:

"Daniel's deal means he'll bank $24million (£15.66m) for acting, around $6million (£3.82m) for endorsements and $30million (£19.58m) if the financial projections are on course.

"Even taking inflation into account he is by far the highest paid Bond actor."

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Spectre

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Craig's predecessor Pierce Brosnan is said to be in second place with £24.4million across his four films, whilst George Lazenby pulled in just £34,000 for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

However, he says his deal with Bond series is done.

When asked if he would film another, the actor has this to say:

"Now? I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists.

"No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I want to do is move on."

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Idris Elba

 

Hollywood actor, Idris Elba, is set to succeed Craig and when asked in a recent interview what he thought about a black man playing the role, he said he didn't care the colour of their kin as far as they got the job done.

Read: Check out Daniel Craig as James Bond in the official teaser poster

Speaking with the Sun, he said, "The person should do the job and I don’t give a fuck what colour their skin is. It shouldn’t be an issue. A female is another story. But why not? Jasmine Bond?"

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