Daniel Craig’s Skyfall Poster

Posted on August 10, 2012

Darlings, we think you’re all in need of a delicious man in a tux right about now, so let’s all gaze lovingly at Daniel Craig in the poster for the new Bond movie, Skyfall.

Of course we have opinions.

  • Opinon One: The whole appeal to Daniel Craig, as far as we’re concerned, is that beautifully craggy face of his with the ice-blue eyes set in the middle. This preternaturally smooth babyface makes him unrecognizable and takes away half the appeal of his looks. It’s freakish. He’s got the eyelids of a man in his mid-forties, but the rest of his face is as smooth as a college student’s.
  • Opinion Two: What kind of world is this, where James Fucking Bond’s tux jacket is a skosh too tight on him?
  • Opinion Three: Of course we’d hit it.





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  • theblondette

    FFS, WHY have they photoshopped his face? Aaarghh.

    • theblondette

       I meant to write a more cogent remark, but… too annoyed. And it’s humid.

    • I KNOW! It’s JAMES FUCKING BOND! He’s amazing! He has scars and bruises and scrapes all over, so his face can look however the fuck it wants! Aaaaaand, it’s Daniel Fucking Craig. He’s delightful. But again, compare his hands to his face. Your photoshopping ain’t fooling anyone, MGM.

      •  Sorry – I still think the quintessential Daniel Craig is him in a leather jacket as Tuvia Belski in “Defiance”. THAT is sex and ‘bad ass’ all the way to 11. This is fiddling around at the edges.

        • Kathy Schrenk


  • I must admit to being in the (probably vanishingly small) group for whom Mr Craig has no appeal. And you Guys are right. For a major piece of promotion of a huge film, his tux should be no less than perfection in every detail. Shame on them.

    • ChiliP

      I’m there with ya, although I understand his appeal. He was great in Casino Royale.

      Now Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye? Yes, please. I’m fanning myself just thinking about it.

      • MilaXX

         I like them both

      • Sobaika

        Brosnan was DELISH.

      • HM3

        I dunno. Brosnan will always read sweet and sensitive to me, and James Bond really just needs to be a badass.

        • ChiliP

          To be clear, I’m talking purely aesthetics. In my mind, Pierce Brosnan in Golden Eye looks devastatingly handsome, which is not something I normally say.  I actually prefer the grittier James Bond that Daniel Craig portrays, for much the same reason that I Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies are my favorite of the franchise. 

        • Give me classic old school Bond. Sean Connery, for me, epitomized the classy worldliness, and kick ass chops of the character perfectly.

          • Wendi126

            Absofuckinglutely. Connery for the win

          • Snailstsichr

             I guess I never met a Bond I didn’t like. My father loved the genre and we got to stay up late and watch them with him when they were on TV – everything from James Bond to In like Flint.

          • MidArmJewel

            I developed a major little girl crush on James Coburn from the In Like Flint movies.

          • travelingcat

            Same here! I saw one of the Flint movies as a girl before any of the Bond films and was hooked. *sigh*

          • I feel like Connery would’ve been a little rough in the bedroom.

            Which is a plus.

          • Naughty Lad, you.

          • Sobaika

            You know what’s funny? I  always associated Bond with a sort of imperialist douchbaggery, not  
            classy worldliness. Just me I guess.

          • Oh that part is there, too. But there is a veneer of cultivation over it.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Dear Lord, yes!  Just thinking about Connery saying “Bond, James Bond” makes me weak.

        •  I think the first thing I saw him in was The Fourth Protocol – so he always reads to me like someone who’d break your neck in the men’s loos.

      • I’ve had a thing for Pierce Brosnan since Remington Steele. Oh, maybe I can see episodes of that on Netflix! Going to check now.

        • I just saw a DVD of Remington Steele at Best Buy the other day – truly! Almost bought it, too (I had the WORST crush on Mr. Brosnan back in the day), but it was in the “really old TV shows” section, and I was just too offended/in denial…

      • YoungSally

        GoldenEye was the best — especially when he drove the motorcycle off the cliff and then “flew” to catch the copter.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I’m right there with you on the Daniel Craig thing. I get why people would go for him, but he’s not my cup of tea.

      • Just remember the swim suit scene from Casino Royale. Swoon.

        • Still swooning… that is an image imprinted on my mind! 

      • I’ve loved him since “Layer Cake”.  He had this amazing Steve McQueen vibe in that movie.

        • Pants_are_a_must

          Sorry, I was too distracted by Tom Hardy in “Layer Cake” to care about anyone else.

    • Sobaika

      I’m not into him either, but then again I’ve never seen Casino Royale. Maybe I’m missing out on some real hotness?

      • schadenfreudelicious

        i was never into him either until i saw Casino Royale, trust me, you will see the appeal 🙂

      • lovelyivy

         I was converted after seeing him in Layer Cake- he was so damn good in that movie that he sold himself as sexy despite having a decidedly not-pretty ‘look’. Casino Royale was just icing.

      • mshesterp

        Ooh, see it.  It’s a really great movie.  Action AND some heart.  He’s really truly delicious.

      • Sorry, I thought CR was stupid and lame.  Especially after the love interest put on a ton of make-up and a slinky dress and actually looked worse than she did before.  As I said to my husband, the James Bond fan who actually went to bed rather than watch the rest of the movie, “More like Yonkers Raceway than Casino Royale.”  Horrible styling = Cheap & Tacky. Craig was Mr. Potato Face to me ever after.  

      • guest2visits

        Or ‘ Layer Cake’ with Sienna Miller, better than Bond.
        Or ‘Flashbacks of a Fool’, good but terribly sad.

      • formerlyAnon

        Casino Royale is worth watching for light entertainment whether you think he’s hot or not. IMO, of course.

    • MilaXX

       personally I think his Olympic open with the Queen makes better promo for the movie.

      • CassandraMortmain

        I agree completely.  That was all kinds of awesome and was the best thing about the opening ceremony.  Betty was such a good sport and Mr. Craig was hotter than hot – in an ice-cold, British way.

        •  Exactly. And lord knows ice-cold British is ridiculously hot.

    • jmw1122

      He does nothing for me either. He’s a fine actor, but he’s a total buthisface. I did however enjoy the gratuitous shots of his perfectly formed rear-end in Cowboys & Aliens.

    • l3icest3r

      By Hollywood standards, Craig’s looks are average, his acting ability is average, his attitude is pretty arrogant toward the press and the public. Without the Bond franchise, would we ever have heard of him? (Although I did see him in Defiance and Love Is the Devil, but I’ll watch anything on Netflix.) However, the scene of him rising from the ocean in Casino Royale is pretty iconic. 

      Give me Casino Royale’s Mads Mikkelsen, the tears-of-blood-crying villian, any day. Damn, he is fine. 

      • Corsetmaker

        Layer Cake was a good movie. I think he’d have done ok even without Bond.

    • And it’s not just that it’s a major movie, it’s a BOND movie.  When one thinks of James Bond, one thinks of a tuxedo.  When a character is tied to a specific piece of clothing, that item better be spectacular in all aspects.

    • Right? They Photoshop the heck out of his face but they can’t fix a tux?

    • Opinion Three: Of course [I]’d hit it. 

      That’s all I’m sayin’.

  • Alyson Epstein

    Yummy!  just in time for my birthday!  happy birthday to me.

    • Sobaika

      Happy birthday! Leos are the best 🙂

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    Would so hit it. 

  • Rebecca Johnson

    That’s a very “Larry Craig wide stance” pose he’s got going on. A poor effort, movie poster designers.
    Of course I would hit that, too.

  • You boys can have him, and I’ll dream of Pierce Brosnan in his 007 days.

  • I’d hit that in a New York minute. But yes, why Photoshop his face? It has so much distinct character and is so defining and sexy. It boggles the mind.

  • Warrior89

    The sum is greater than the parts, I’ll agree…but I’d bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.

    •  “but I’d bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.”

      Oh, this is so full of win, this statement! Although, not applicable to me WRT Daniel Craig.

      • jilly_d

        Warrior wins the internet today.

  • Okay, I can never take this dude seriously because he is always, ALWAYS making a blue steel face. I giggled so much through Casino Royale that my husband got mad at me, and turned it off. 

  • I only stopped giggling when he was naked. 

    • RebeccaKW

       Best part of that first Lara Croft movie was him in the shower.

  • MilaXX

    Opinion 3 is all that matters.  Da-yum! that’s a beautiful man.

  • C. C. Winslow

    They’re prob. trying to emphasize the straining of his HUGE MUSCLES against the tux. His face looks waxy. But he still does it for me.

  • Tawreos

    This is just my opinion, but I think the airbrushing of the face might have been done to evoke the feel of some of the older Bond movie posters that were drawings instead of photographs.  To me it looks like it is supposed to be almost a stylized version of Daniel Craig instead of the real thing.  

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Craig needs to be craggy.

    Blue tuxedo on Bond.  NO.  Looks lounge-lizardy, which is not 007.

    And for ME, 007 always and forever will be Sean Connery, truly sexy, amused and appealing for practically half a century.

    • CassandraMortmain

      I do like Craig, but I couldn’t agree more that Sean Connery will always be the definitive James Bond.

    • HM3

      At least Craig’s closer to that ideal Bond-appeal than (ugh) Pierce Brosnan ever was. An English accent alone does not a Bondman make.

    • MilaXX

      Sean lost me with that Barbra Walters interview.

  • alyce1213

    Tight blue tuxedo.  Unforgivable.  I’m stickin with Sean Connery, the gold standard.

    • I totally agree-Sean Connery was the only Bond

  • I agree with all points but especially point number three. In regard to point 3, amen.

  • Neverbuynewclothes

    I can’t imagine Bond with either a navy-blue tux or diamond studs, although maybe some Bond film devotees can tell me differently.

  • mamafitz

    oh YUM!  that man is #1 on my list.  what was the phrase someone had the other day?  i’d hit it like the wrath of god.  

    • tinyredlocks

      The phrase was “I’d hit that like the fist of an angry god”, or something along those lines. And, I concur. 🙂

  • Le_Sigh

    Why did they have to photo-botox the shit out of our lovely, perfectly-aged man-meat prime rib?

    And I’d still totally hit that.

  • GorgeousThings

    His hands are weirdly photoshopped too. Take a look at his right hand. Whazzup with that? 

  • Allyson Wells

    Love opinion three, and I feel the same way. The face smoothing thing is a shame, but at least we aren’t seeing a double standard here… they always photoshop the women, might as well do the men too.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Idris Elba for the next Bond!

    • formerlyAnon

      Now THAT’S an idea that needs selling to the right movie-making & financing folk!

      (edited: typos)

  • l3icest3r

    His suit jackets get tighter by the day. Can he even raise his arms in this one?

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    can i make option four: i really love the color of the suit? even though it’s probably either option one: created by lighting or, option two: created by photoshop? thats where i am on this. i understand it’s not normal.

    edited to add:
    something like option 1.5: color is ymmv, where the first m stands for monitor. it’s a great color on mine [almost exactly black but w/ a deep royal overtone].

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    can i make option four: i really love the color of the suit? even though it’s probably either option one: created by lighting or, option two: created by photoshop? thats where i am on this. i understand it’s not normal.

    edited to add:
    something like option 1.5: color is ymmv, where the first m stands for monitor. it’s a great color on mine [almost exactly black but w/ a deep royal overtone].

  • rab01

    They’ve photoshopped the image until it looks like a video game screen grab. Even his hands look unreal to me.

  • rab01

    They’ve photoshopped the image until it looks like a video game screen grab. Even his hands look unreal to me.

  • AlexisPayne

    Ditto to all 3 points, especially the last point.

  • Interesting pose with the crotch pushed forward ala magic mike. Danny boy in IMAX?!! I’m there. Who is coming with me?

    • B

       With Daniel Craig in it? I think we ALL are. Heh.

  • lindsmh

     Are you sure this isn’t a wax figure from Madame Tussauds?

  • SapphoPoet

    Sean Connery never would have stood for that sloppy tuxedo. Still, I’m always happy to see a picture of Daniel Craig.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    – There’s something about the way he always has his lips pursed that bugs me.
    – His eyes are amazing.
    – Agreed that they’re ruining his appeal by digitally ironing out his face.
    – He doesn’t do much for me, but I’d still hit it in a pinch. You know, if Clooney called to cancel.
    – Connery was probably the best Bond, but Moore was the most gorgeous.

  • Jangle57

    While I certainly understand and appreciate Mr Craig’s appeal, I would take Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan over him any day.  Which when you think about it is interesting; Connery is Scottish, Brosnan Irish.  Of the truly English Bonds, the only one close to them in appeal (for me) is Craig. 

    • Corsetmaker

      And Craig’s parents are both half Welsh, so he’s not truly English either 😀

  • janetjb

    The tux is beautiful, but I don’t think it’s Bond’s tux.

    I’ll take Sean Connery as Bond.

  • Daniel Craig in “Love is the Devil” did me in way before that tribute to Ursula Andress in “Casino Royale.” He plays Francis Bacon’s lover. Great movie and Derek Jacobi is just the most amazing monster. And when he planted that kiss on Toby Jones in “Infamous,” well I just stuck a fork in me.

  • merciblahblah

    Wait – was there a James Bond BEFORE Daniel Craig??? I had no idea…

  • butter nut

    WAY too tight!  he looks like he’s wearing a corset under that thing.  and the way they layered the black text under his dark jacket, throws off the proportions of his body, giving him a weird little pea head.  so not bond.

  • And this will be mine. To hang next to my Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and teaser Skyfall posters (tastefully framed, of course).

  • guest2visits

    It’s been way too long between Bonds. Daniel Craig-Bonds; thats is.

  • Srw27

    Who cares if his jacket is a skosh too tight cause he won’t be wearing it when we are gettin busy! Lol

  • Judy_S

    At least his cuffs aren’t showing.
    Agreed about the face though at first I didn’t notice it–I just read the cragginess right back into his face.

  • Kimmu

    I was completely uninterested in this movie until I learned Ben Whishaw is in it. And he looks so amazingly delicious in the teasers we’ve been given.

    Daniel Craig just looks OFF in that poster. Like all the photoshopping has somehow made his facial features horribly disproportionate. 

  • margaret meyers

    Another middle-aged man with a great figure who is wearing his clothes too aggressively tailored.  Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr and Daniel Craig. 
    I do not get the attraction of DC — he looks like Herge’s Tin Tin, tweny years on.

  • meowing

    I’d sky dive with him in a NY minute, but only if we were bound together.  Tightly bound together.  Even if I died, what a way to go.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Daniel Craig is the only one who’d make me forget Sean Connery, at least temporarily.

    Damn that’s a beautifully designed poster.

  • onetinkerbell

    Not to mention that it’s a NAVY tux. Sorry, but I can’t imagine Bond going for anything other than a classic black tux or a white dinner jacket. Maybe I’m too nostalgic for the Connery-era Bond, but that’s how  I see it.

  • I would smite that with a force mightier than the power of a thousand suns.  Sooo jealous of Rachel Weisz.  They DO need to lay off the photoshopping-his face says more (and MORE, please) without it.

  • redgauntlet


  • redgauntlet

    TLO, you have gaydar like the Hubble Telescope? Is he gay or not?

  • Judy_J

    Daniel Craig has that Steve McQueen appeal, and part of Steve’s appeal was his craggy good looks. Lines and wrinkles add character and interest. That said, this poster still makes me drool.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I was not at all a Daniel Craig fan when he was first announced, but I have to say he has absolutely won me over. His craggy face just makes my fingers itch for charcoal. He seems to have a great, dry wit.

  • Melanie McVey

    When I first saw this I thought it was the cover of the video game and that was the digital representation of him.  

  • Cat_In_A_Hat

    Opinion 1: Agree!
    Opinion 2: Agree!
    Opinion 3: Agree!

  • quiltrx

    The inherent appeal of Daniel Craig is his Steve-McQueen-ness…and they’ve smoothed it all away here.  And that hair belongs to a Ken doll somewhere.

  • formerlyAnon

    I put Mr. Craig in the  “borderline: personality or character-dependent” category as an object of desire.  But I agree about what his strengths are. 

    The tux (or any well-fitted jacket) is deployed to to flatter any mid-life thickening of the mid-section (if there is any: doubtful during filming & subsequent publicity) NOT to create the appearance of thickening by being too tight.

  • lrhoff

    I’m sorry, but I just don’t see the appeal here.  He is not attractive to me — the Mickey Mouse ears just ruin it.

  • aristida_girl

    Mr. Craig is perfect as he is. Someday photoshop will finally be passe and people can be enjoyed for their imperfections as well as their general fabulousness.

  • Pennymac

    Yes, yes, and yes.

  • DesertDweller79

    His face looks awful!  How terrible!  I want Daniel Craig back immediately.  Why would anyone airbrush away the main appeal of his face?  Crazy!

  • I’d smang it till I couldn’t smang it any more. 

  • James Bond’s tux jacket is probably a skosh too tight for him because Craig’s Bond is the dark, gritty “blunt instrument” version of the character, and they want people to think his pecs are about to bust through the jacket.