Originally Posted by Jdurg
I believe it actually had to do with the fact that around the time that Goldeneye came out, the head of the British Intelligence Agency was a woman. So they were doing it to tie the series, which had been on hiatus since Licence to Kill, back into the modern era.
Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks, makes sense
With regards to Daniel Craig's age, I couldn't care less about his actual age. What I give a crap about is how the actor himself has aged. As long as he doesn't "look" old, then it's fine. When Sean Connery came back for Diamonds Are Forever, he hadn't aged well at all and really looked horrible in the role. Roger Moore was INCREDIBLY ancient in his later movies and it was quite noticeable. However, Pierce Brosnan wasn't exactly a young chap when he finished up his role as James Bond, but he hadn't physically aged as badly as Moore and Connery did. I use my eyes to determine if an actor is too "old" for a role, not a birth date.
+1. So far, I think Daniel Craig is perfect for that part. If he can do it even at 50, then so be it.
I don't know if I'm the only one, but Sean Connery always looked older than his age as James Bond. He was 32 in Dr. No.
...Since I bought Skyfall tuesday I haven't had the time to watch it, I literally can't wait!! (I saw it in theaters of course...)