Die Another Day



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Die Another Day, the movie


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Cast

Pierce Brosnan: James Bond
Halle Berry: Jinx
Toby Stephens: Gustav Graves
Rosamund Pike: Miranda Frost
Rick Yune: Zao
John Cleese: Q
Judi Dench: M
Michael Madsen: Damian Falco
Will Yun Lee: Colonel Moon
Samantha Bond: Miss Moneypenny
Colin Salmon: Charles Robinson
Lawrence Makoare: Mr. Kil
Emilio Echevarría: Raoul
Rachel Grant: Peaceful
Anna Edwards: Scorpion Girl
Kenneth Tsang: General Moon
Mikhail Gorevoy: Vladamir Popov
Simón Andreu: Dr. Alvarez
Ho Yi: Mr. Chang
Madonna: Verity


Movie info

As Madonna was singing the theme song of this Bond movie, she was offered a small cameo in the film. She plays the role of Verity, a role often described as a "filthy lesbian dominatrix fencing instructor". Rumour has it that Madonna asked that, since the character wouldn't be a Bond girl, if she could be lesbian instead (though there are only a few very subtle hints to her sexuality).


Movie synopsis

One of North Koreans most feared generals is developing a powerful weapon to invade the South. Bond (Pierce Brosnan)'s mission leads him from the North Korean dungeons, over Hong Kong and Cuba, to Iceland. Millionaire Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) invites him there for a spectacular presentation in the Ice Palace. Surrounded by two beautiful Bond girls (Halle Berry and Rosamund Pike), Bond tries to unravel the mystery and destroy the weapon that threatens South Korea.


Production info

US working title: Bond 20 / Beneath The Ice
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Screenplay written by: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade
Produced by: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Callum McDougall & Anthony Waye
Production company: MGM
Locations: Finland, Iceland, Maui, Scotland, South Korea, Spain and UK
Date of filming: 14 Jan. 2002 - July 2002
Budget: $ 142 million


Release info

Released as: Die Another Day
Released in theatres: Nov. 22, 2002
Released on DVD: May 5, 2003 (Eur.) / June 3, 2003 (US)
Runtime: 132 minutes
Genre: Action
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for action violence and sexuality.
Box office: $ 156.2 million (US) / £ 34.8 million (UK)


Trivia

Never afraid to show her appreciation to her gay fanbase, Madonna reported to be proud to be the first lesbian Bond girl.


Awards

2003 Golden Globe Awards:
Nomination for Best Original Song (Die Another Day)

2003 Satellite Awards:
Nomination for Best Original Song (Die Another Day)

2003 MTV Video Music Awards:
Nomination for Best Video From A Film (Die Another Day)

2003 Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies):
Award for 'Worst Supporting Actress' (Madonna)
Nomination for 'Worst Original Song' (Die Another Day)


Soundtrack

Die Another Day (OST)

Original Music by: David Arnold
Madonna sings the title track Die Another Day.

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