April 21, 2016


Guy Hamilton, James Bond Director, Dies at Age 93

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Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Guy Hamilton, the director behind four classic James Bond films, has passed away at the age of 93, BBC News reports. His debut film in the franchise was 1964's Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery and was the first to win an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing. It also gave us this iconic on-screen one-liner: "A martini. Shaken, not stirred."

The Paris-born director went on to direct 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, 1973’s Live and Let Die and 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun. Sir Roger Moore, who played Bond in seven films including Live and Let Die and Moonraker, tweeted this upon hearing the news:

Along with directing Bond films, Hamilton also worked on 1959's The Devil's Disciple, 1963's Man in the Middle and 1982's Evil Under the Sun. The most recent movie in the franchise was 2015's Spectre, and its sequel—Bond 25—is currently in production.

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