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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: in addition to Daniel Craig, this detail connects her to James Bond

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: in addition to Daniel Craig, this detail connects her to James Bond

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: in addition to Daniel Craig, this detail connects her to James Bond


Angelina Jolie, the first Lara Croft on film

After having enjoyed great success with playersLara Croft was exported to the big screen with a first film adaptation in 2001. Directed by Simon West, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider phases Angelina Jolie in the iconic role of the archaeologist. A somewhat special archaeologist who generally walks around with mini-shorts and two guns. In the film, one day he inherits a mysterious clock that contains an artifact capable of controlling time and space. The kind of power that interests the Illuminati, a secret organization that does not hesitate to storm Lara’s villa to take it over. Then the heroine will travel the world, from Cambodia to Venice, to stop these criminals.

Angelina Jolie - Lara Croft Tomb Raider ©Paramount Pictures
Angelina Jolie – Lara Croft Tomb Raider ©Paramount Pictures

If at first Angelina Jolie was not the favorite choice of video game fans, she proved to be quite convincing in this role. In the film she is a faithful embodiment, just like the character of the time. As mentioned EW in an article”despite Angelina Jolie’s reputation for being a little complicated“, the actress gave her all to play Lara Croft, even fighting tarantulas in Cambodia without ever complaining. She also attempted to perform several stunts on her own, without worrying too much about her safety, as Simon West explained.

She was not afraid and we spent part of our time trying to convince her to wear the safety harness. I had to tell him, “No, you can’t jump 100 feet across the room, because you’re not Lara Croft and when you hit the ground you won’t be able to get up.”

Which didn’t stop Angelina Jolie from getting it a torn ankle ligament During shooting…

Daniel Craig is already comfortable with James Bond’s weapon

In addition to Angelina Jolie, we find in the casting of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider A Daniel Craig which was not yet the star we know. The Briton was still far from imagining that he would leave playing James Bond a few years later. 007 then worn by Pierce Brosnan. However, it’s in there Lara Croft: Tomb Raider a detail that has already been done a link between Daniel Craig and the famous secret agent. That is to say, his weapon.

In the film, Daniel Craig plays Alex West, another adventurer met by Lara Croft. If the heroine defends herself with her Heckler & Koch USP Match, Alex for her part has the opportunity to use, in the end tomb Raider, a Walther P99. Of course, most of James Bond carried a variant, with the Walther PPK. But 007 had to use the P99 in several feature films. First Tomorrow never dies (1997), then in the next two films with Pierce Brosnan. After that, Daniel Craig once fired this gun Casino Royale (2006), which introduced him to the iconic role. It’s just from How comforting (2008) that James Bond returned to the famous Walther PPK.

Source: Cine Serie

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