Daniel Craig Admits To Doing A Bizarre Thing Inside Blockbuster Stores
Daniel Craig used to go to Blockbuster and hide the terrible movies he first acted in.
Before the days when you could just stay home and Netflix and chill, if there was a certain flick you wanted to see, you had to go to Blockbuster. Usually, the old movie-rental shop of the past would have the movie you were looking for, but sometimes your picture of choice would be nowhere to be found. According to James Bond actor Daniel Craig, “I used to have this thing, there was a couple of movies that I did back in the day when Blockbusters was still a thing, I used to go to Blockbusters and if I saw it on the shelf, I would grab it and throw it under a counter.”
According to Yahoo! Movies, Daniel Craig recently admitted to doing the bizarre thing inside Blockbuster stores, and if you had been looking for a specific movie but never found it, then he was likely the culprit who hid it. Craig added, “I thought if at least one person didn’t see the movie, it would be a good thing.” We would imagine that not many of the movies that followed were tossed by the actor, but his starting movies are what embarrassed him the most.
It’s unlikely that Daniel Craig’s Blockbuster approach to personal PR made much of a difference in his career. The star, who has had a steady incline in his career since first appearing on the silver screen in the late 90s, has appeared in movies that were both critically acclaimed and considered critical failures. Like any actor, he’s both won some, and he’s lost some.
Either way, however, Craig has managed to build an impressive career with instant classic movies that have made him a household name. After sticking a leg into the action genre with Laura Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, Craig secured the life-changing role as the seventh James Bond in Casino Royale, released in 2006. He continued to play Bond for five films, ending the saga with No Time to Die in 2021.
Recently, Daniel Craig has been heading a new blockbuster franchise after starring in Knives Out (2019) and Knives Out 2, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). The sequel to Knives Out was released in theaters earlier this week, and a third film, still untitled, is expected to release in 2024 and will also be starring Craig as Detective Blanc.
According to Craig’s co-star in Glass Onion, Dave Bautista, who also previously starred with Craig in the 007 feature Spectre (2015), Craig has become a much happier person as his career has matured. In part, this could be because Craig no longer needs to exert his body the way he needed to for the Bond movies. The 54-year-old actor was 38 when first cast as Bond, and he played the character in action movies for over a decade, which absolutely took a toll on his body.
During Daniel Craig’s blockbuster performances as 007, he’s injured the labrum in his right shoulder more than once and has also ruptured his calf muscles. Bautista also caused some of Craig’s injuries during Bond filming, the former wrestler and Guardians of the Galaxy actor accidentally tore Craig’s ACL when throwing him across a train car in Spectre.
So, whether Daniel Craig’s newfound happiness comes from not needing to perform dangerous stunts anymore as he did for Bond or simply because he likes his movies better now, it’s a moot point. Since Blockbuster went out of business in 2014, and pretty much any movie ever made is available to stream somewhere, Craig no longer has any control over who gets to see his movies.