Decades of Bond -- James Bond

Updated 8:44 AM ET, Tue July 25, 2017
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"Spectre," the 24th James Bond movie, hit theaters in 2015, more than 50 years after the first film in the popular series, "Dr. No." "Spectre" stars Daniel Craig as 007, with turns from Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux and Ralph Fiennes. Look back at highlights of the character's career, including the Bond girls and villains: MGM studios
Sean Connery plays James Bond with Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in 1962's "Dr. No," the film that launched the franchise. Apic/Getty Images
Connery rehearses a scene from the James Bond Film "From Russia With Love" with the Italian actress Daniela Bianchi playing Tatiana Romanova, while director Terence Young helps the actors. Getty Images
British composer John Barry, creator of the James Bond theme music, at his piano in December 1967. Getty Images
Sean Connery's Bond is up to his tricks with actress Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore during the filming of "Goldfinger" in 1964. Getty Images
English actress Shirley Eaton covered in gold in the James Bond film "Goldfinger," directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Sean Connery. Getty Images
A scene from the James Bond film "Thunderball" with Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, as Domino Derval, and Adolfo Celi playing Emilio Largo. Getty Images
Sean Connery and Luciana Paoluzzi as Fiona Volpe being photographed in bed on the set of the James Bond film, "Thunderball" in 1965. Getty Images
Actress Claudine Auger poses smoking a cigarette for her role as Domino Derval in the James Bond film, "Thunderball," directed by Terence Young, 1965. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images) Getty Images
Connery surrouned by bathing beuties in "You Only Live Twice" in 1966. Getty Images
Donald Pleasence in character as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, holding a white cat on the set of "You Only Live Twice," in November 1966. Getty Images
Co-producers Harry Saltzman and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli, right, on the set of "You Only Live Twice" in October 1966. Getty Images
George Lazenby with actress Diana Rigg, who played Teresa di Vicenzo, during a press conference for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in London, in October 1968. Getty Images
George Lazenby offers co-star Helena Ronee a light during the filming of "'On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in the Swiss Alps in October 1968. Getty Images
The cast of "Live and Let Die," in 1973, from front center, clockwise, Roger Moore as Bond, Jane Seymour as Solitaire, Julius Harris as Tee Hee, Geoffrey Holder as Baron Samedi, Earl Jolly Brown as Whisper and Yaphet Kotto as Kananga. Getty Images
Pierce Brosnan poses for a publicity shot for "GoldenEye" in 1995. Getty Images
Roger Moore hams it up during the filming of "Live and Let Die," in 1973. Getty Images
Roger Moore relaxes on location for the filming of "Live and Let Die," in 1973. Getty Images
Roger Moore drinks a martini, James Bond's signature drink. Getty Images
British pop singer Lulu poses with the gun from "The Man With The Golden Gun" after being signed to sing the film's title song. Getty Images
A replica gun from the 1974 James Bond movie, "The Man with the Golden Gun," autographed by Roger Moore. Getty Images
A Walther PPK handgun is held in front of a poster of the film "For Your Eyes Only." Getty Images
Roger Moore poses with the Bond Girls from the film "View to a Kill" in 1984. Getty Images
Roger Moore on set during the filming of "A View to a Kill" in Paris, France in August 1984. Getty Images
Timothy Dalton and Maryam d'Abo as Kara Milovy pose for a publicity still for the 1987 film "The Living Daylights." Getty Images
Director Timothy Dalton arrives at the Deauville airport in France to promote "The Living Daylights" in September 1987. Getty Images
Pierce Brosnan and Desmond Llewelyn, as Q, on the set of "The World Is Not Enough." MGM/Getty Images
Pierce Brosnan with Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, playng Wai Lin, pose on a motorcylce for "Tomorrow Never Dies" in 1997. Getty Images
Pierce Brosnan poses on an Aston Martin before starting filming on "Die Another Day" in January 2002. Getty Images
Daniel Craig poses in 2005 after being unveiled as the next actor to play the legendary British secret agent James Bond for "Casino Royale" in October 2005. Greg Williams/Eon Productions via Getty Images
Daniel Craig greets a naval officer as he is unveiled as the new James Bond in October 2005. Getty Images
Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko attend the Japanese premier of "Quantum of Solace" in November 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Getty Images
"Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond movie, opened in theaters in 2012. Craig continued to lead the film as Bond, joined by Naomie Harris, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem. united artists
British actor David Oyelowo reportedly told The Guardian that he's been picked to portray Bond and other characters in the audiobook version of the novel "Trigger Mortis." Frazer Harrison/Getty Images