Monday, November 19, 2012

Daniel Craig Visits Military In Afghanistan

Over the weekend, Daniel Craig sent to Afghanistan. That is not usually one of the stops actors make when promoting their movies, but Daniel went and visited about 800 troops there and spent time talking to each one. All 800 of them. He fired machine guns and visited wounded in the hospital and of course did bring Skyfall to show to all of them. He could have easily skipped doing something like this, so I think it is great that he went out of his way to not only to visit, but to talk to everyone too.

28 comments:

Alexstrasza said...

Amazing.

annabella said...

that is just awesome.

SusanB said...

What a great thing to do!

Frufra said...

We watched Casino Royale again this weekend - our kids are old enough to see it now, so, twist my arm, I spent 2 hours ogling the delicious Mr. Craig. My kids both thought he needed to buy a new pair of swim trunks, though - they thought his looked too small and tight - hee hee.

I love to see news stories like this one :-).

LottaColada said...

007 with the troops! :)

timebob said...

Artie Lange told his story years ago going into Afghanistan and how they went to areas other stars were too scared to go. He said it was a humbling experience knowing that they were less important than the toilet paper that needed to go to troops and would have to wait for a flight until the cargo went first. And how appreciative the troops were knowing they were in harms way just to entertain them. They had to go into bomb shelters a few times.

Good for Daniel, Skyfall is making a ton of money already, so it's not just some PR stunt.

FrenchGirl said...

great!
Mark wahlberg did it also 2 years ago and McG & Bale showed their Terminator movie at the military camp close to their New Mexico set in 2009

Nervous Nelly said...

Another reason I want to spoon him to submission*.
*Disclaimer: I'm happily married but my husband has given me full approval to spoon Daniel Craig should the opportunity ever arise (arise haha).

rejectedcarebear said...

That's awesome!

greenmountaingal said...

And this is why I want to be Mrs. Craig. What a fantastic man.

Ms Cool said...

I didn't think it was possible that he could get any hotter. He has passed from smoking hot to flaming hot.

We finally saw Skyfall. I loved it. My favorite is still Casino Royale (and the aforementioned swim trunks that, in my opinion, fit just right).

Layna Day said...

It's great to hear stories like this.

Alicia said...

Awww that's rad!
Bond for the troops :) considering he isn't even American makes it even cooler.

ReesesPeace said...

Phinally! A pheel-good story! Yay to Mr. Craig!

Nancy said...

Good on you, Daniel. More stars should have his attitude.

Miz said...

@alicia you do realise there are British troops there too, right?

I would do all sorts of nasty to Mr Craig - he's definitely on the lammie! Talking of Casino Royale, the swimsuit scene was yum, but more than that was the shower scene when he held Vesper... My womb swooned, I tell ya :)

Del Riser said...

I just knew I didn't love Daniel for his looks alone!

Another grand moment in Casino Royale is his "all that I am" speech to Vesper.

auntliddy said...

He's a dude!!!!!!!

CarmeliteLady said...

The smile on the soldier's face next to him says it all. What a class act! I love it.

mesewprettyoneday said...

I'm so proud of my pretend husband.

Sylvia said...

Love the swim trunk scene lol. Even my husband says the only reason I watch Casino Royale is because of the beach scene LOLOL.

mngddess said...

I love, love, love him.

Ms Cool said...

@Sylvia - I audibly gasped in the theater at the swimsuit scene.

iknowpeople said...

Did he check in on Harry for his acting partner, HRH the Queen?

Popnursing said...

Love this. The epitome of class and cool, how very 007.

Vicki E said...

Inspired, what rating is it? My daughter has watched pirates and Harry potter x

Gabi said...

My sister has just retruned from 'the Ghan'...bad timing for her!!

She said it was the worst year of her life...stressful, bad country, dangerous..so hats off to Daniel for heading there to give the guys a morale booster.

The saddest thing my sister told me is that none of the troops really get much mental and emotional support over there, and the majority will walk away with trauma effecting them to various extents.

Good on you Mr Craig.

ms snarky said...

from Cracked.com -

Daniel Craig's Iconic Beach Shot Was an Accident

In one scene, Bond was supposed to be swimming at the beach when he sees the wife riding on a horse and the two make eye contact.

Craig says that while shooting the scene, he accidentally hit an awkwardly situated sandbank that forced him to stand up and walk out of the water, instead of just floating off as the script said, thus showcasing his sculpted torso and causing Bond-gasms in roughly half the audience.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20096_6-iconic-movie-scenes-that-happened-by-accident.html?wa_user1=3&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=companion