The Real-Life Inspiration Behind James Bond Led A Fascinating Life Full Of Crime

Have you heard of the real-life inspiration behind the character James Bond?

Bond creator Ian Flemming gave the spy new life in 1953 after reading about a man named Sidney Reilly’s exploits. Reilly was a British spy in the early 1900s who was loyal to no one but himself. Sound familiar? Throughout his career, the “Ace of Spies” committed very real crimes, some of which are echoed the James Bond books and movies we all know and love.

1. Murdering a man on a train.

In 1895, train operators in Paris found a man dying inside a train car. He had been stabbed many times but regained consciousness long enough to say he had been robbed by two men. It later came out that he was a member of an illegal anarchist group. Reilly and an accomplice stole money from the anarchist and Reilly fled to the United Kingdom.

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RIP: ‘Gentle giant’ actor Richard Kiel dies at 74 [pics, video]!/AnthonyBialy/status/509898814917214209

It’s being reported that the actor Richard Kiel has passed away at the age of 74. He was over seven feet tall so his acting roles were colorful. Kiel is probably best known for his portrayal of James Bond’s metal-toothed adversary “Jaws.” who tangled with James Bond, but he acted in a wide variety of movies and television shows, including Happy Gilmore, The Twilight Zone, The Longest Yard (the original with Burt Reynolds), even I Dream of Jeannie.!/iowahawkblog/status/509916650481532929!/FilmLadd/status/509891537199583232!/derekahunter/status/509865785612042240!/TommySledge/status/509854250805899265!/coltondaniel/status/509853818658754560!/CuffyMeh/status/509916625718747136!/TheNightGallery/status/509897649198088192!/tomphillipsin/status/509903847347585025!/Daniel_Logan/status/509897422311809025!/MichaelSkolnik/status/509859063845642240



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A reboot for ‘Vacation’ and more James Bond, Jason Bourne and Zoolander!/MarnieLevy/status/511856511417851904

Because Hollywood can’t seem to come up with any new ideas, here are a few of the films America will be burdened with in the near future.

First up, a reboot of the Chevy Chase–Christie Brinkley masterpiece from 1983, ‘Vacation’:

Leslie Mann joins New Line’s ‘Vacation’ reboot as Audrey Griswold

— Variety (@Variety) September 15, 2014

Next, who’s ready for more James Bond? With Sam Mendes (“Skyfall”) directing:

Bond 24: New James Bond movie 'to begin filming on December 6'

— DS Breaking News (@digitalspybrk) September 16, 2014

And how about Matt Damon back as Jason Bourne?

Happy but surprising news. Bourne is back.

— Sarah Crompton (@Sarahc_k) September 16, 2014

That’s depressing as we were looking forward to another Bourne movie where would could compare Andy Levy of Fox to Jeremy Renner:

Andy Levy Totally Looks Like Jeremy Renner @andylevy and @JerRenner

— Jordan Olling (@jordanolling) March 17, 2013

But this confuses us. More “Zoolander”? People really want more of this?

Will Ferrell says Magatu will return for 'Zoolander 2' #WillFerrell

— Reality TV World (@realitytvworld2) September 16, 2014

Exit question: when will we get the remake of “Casablanca” or “The Godfather”? You just know that eventually Hollywood will do it and we might as well get it over with now.


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