James Bond

James Bond

    Casino Royale
Photo Credit: Everett Collection

Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Grew up... with his parents until he was eleven. After they were killed in a mountain climbing accident in France, he moved in with his aunt.

Living... in London in a Chelsea flat, but he spends his life traveling around the world for work. There are few places he hasn't been.

Profession... spy. He works for Her Majesty's Secret Service, code name 007. After years of getting the most dangerous assignments, he is still alive thanks to his attention to detail; his karate, judo, and boxing skills; his trusted Walther PPK pistol; and his many high-tech gadgets.

Friends… few. His job doesn’t afford him much time for friendships. He is probably closest to his boss, M, and his assistant, Miss Moneypenny.

Interests... playing 18 holes of golf at his favorite country club, driving expensive cars too fast, cleaning up at Baccarat and the craps tables, and racing down black diamond ski trails. And to relax, he likes to drink martinis – shaken, not stirred. 

Relationship Status... very single. With his looks, he has his choice of women. His beautiful exes include shell diver Honey Rider, NSA operative Jinx, and jewel thief Octopussy. Some people complain he is a womanizer, but Bond doesn’t think he deserves the criticism. Women always know where they stand with him; he never pretends to be someone he is not – unless it’s his cover, of course.

Challenge... not being able to trust anyone in his line of work. As he says, “History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.” Also challenging: Not getting killed.

Personality... cocky, and he has reason to be. He’s one of the coolest, wittiest, and bravest men you’ll ever meet. In recent years, he has become more cynical and reserved. His stressful job must be getting to him.


Fans of him also like:

Find out how you match to him and 5500+ other characters