Casino Royale

Trivia: In the film, Bond says to M, "So you want me to be half-monk, half-hitman." This is a reference to the character John Ballard (played by Daniel Craig) in the 1998 film "Elizabeth".

Trivia: The internal shots of the hotel in Venice Bond is staying in were filmed in the National Museum in Prague. The patterned floor is very recognisable to anyone who's been there.

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Trivia: Director Martin Campbell makes a cameo as the gasoline truck driver, killed by the attempted plane bomber. (00:48:20)

Trivia: The chief of police, who is arrested as Bond sits at a café, is in fact Michael G. Wilson, one of the film's producers.

Trivia: "Casino Royale" is actually the second Bond film that director Martin Campbell has helmed. He previously directed 1995's "GoldenEye," meaning that he is responsible for introducing the two most recent on-screen Bonds to the world. "GoldenEye" was the debut of Pierce Brosnan in the role, and "Casino Royale" was the debut of Daniel Craig.

Trivia: Richard Branson made a very quick cameo as a passenger getting checked at a security gate, when Bond was running through Miami Dade airport.

Trivia: Ford was obviously the car company displayed in the movie. Right after you first see his Ford, he drives into the club and takes a Range Rover, a company owned by Ford. While Bond valets the car (poorly), every car in the parking lot is owned by Ford: Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo. There's one exception with one parked Caddy he passes.


Trivia: Although it lasts for only seven minutes on screen, the opening Parkour chase took six weeks to film.

Trivia: Pierce Brosnan had expressed an interest in playing James Bond in this film, but the producers refused, believing that he was too old for the role at 53. If Brosnan were to return, he would have been paid $30 million.

Trivia: In the last conversation Bond has with M, he said, "The bitch is dead." This is nearly identical to the last line in the original book, where Bond says, "The bitch is dead now."


Trivia: Solange's name is never mentioned once during the film. It is only mentioned in the closing credits.

Trivia: The famous shot when Daniel Craig rises from the sea in his swimming trunks was created purely by accident. The reason why Craig suddenly rises is because he walked on a sand bank.

Trivia: Casino Royale was initially developed to be Pierce Brosnan's fifth Bond movie. However, as development progressed the producers and writers decided the story would work better for a younger 007.


Trivia: The sinking building scene in Venice took three weeks to shoot.

Trivia: When Bond is sending his resignation there is a quick shot of his emails. If you look at the email addresses, they are all (or most of them) people who worked on the production of Casino Royale - A few I have noticed and looked up are Chris McBride (computer & video supervisor), David Hicks (lead motion graphics designer) and Neil Pinkawa (lead screen graphics artist).

Professor Lazarus

Trivia: Casino Royale was originally supposed to have been the inaugural film of a rival James Bond series produced by Sony. MGM/UA would later acquire Sony's Bond properties in exchange for the Spider-Man franchise.

Factual error: In the scenes at Miami Airport, you see numerous CSA planes (Czech Airlines). Czech Airlines offer no direct flights to Miami. However, Prague Airport, where this scene was shot, is full of CSA planes. (00:44:50)

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Question: What was the *exact* recipe for Bond's cocktail in the casino?

Answer: From the novel: "Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel."

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