Daniel Craig as James Bond for $60 million makes him Britain’s highest-paid actor

The newest James Bond, Daniel Craig, has bagged a $60 million deal to star in a total of five James Bond films! The blond 39-year-old is currently filming Bond 22–his second outing as secret agent 007 following the success of 2006’s Casino Royale. MGM’s chief executive Harry Sloan said: “We have signed Daniel Craig to do four more James Bond films because these franchises are the bases of any studio.” Craig’s contract, expected to net him over US $60 million, will incorporate a sliding salary range, depending on how much each film makes at the box office and in merchandising. MGM also plans on making follow-ups to Fame, Death Wish, and 1999’s The Thomas Crown Affair, which starred ex-007, Pierce Brosnan.

Craig’s predecessor, Pierce Brosnan, starred in four Bond movies–but the longest-serving 007 star remains Roger Moore, who played the iconic role in seven films between 1973 and 1985.