Released: October 26, 2012
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Bérénice Marlohe as Severine
Javier Bardem as Silva
Naomie Harris as Eve
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Running Time: 143 minutes
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- M’s house in the film is the former home of the legendary composer John Barry who composed the famous Bond theme music. Filmmakers thought it would be a lovely tribute to the late composer, who passed away in 2011.
- Hashima Island, the site of Silva's lair, is a tiny deserted industrialized island situated off the south west coast of Japan, 15 km from Nagasaki, and running just 480 meters long and 160 meters wide.
- Daniel Craig performed the stunt of leaping and sliding down the escalator rail himself.
- Judi Dench has more screen time in this film alone than Desmond Llewelyn had in his 17 films as Q, making her portrayal of M the most common character in the series after Bond himself.
- The first Bond film to get Oscar nominated in three decades. The last time was in 1982, when For Your Eyes Only (1981) was nominated for Best Song.
- Daniel Craig wanted Skyfall to be his last Bond movie.
- The movie does not feature any American actors or characters
- The role of Kincade played by Albert Finney was originally written with Sean Connery in mind. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson wanted Connery to come out of retirement and make a surprise cameo.
- The bottle of alcohol Silva offers Bond on his island says "1962" on its label; referencing the franchise's 50th anniversary.
- The mug Q drinks from in his lab has the letter "Q" from the game Scrabble printed on it, complete with the number "10", the point value of the letter Q in the board game.
- The names of the leaked MI6 agents in the YouTube video are names of members of the production crew, though the corresponding faces shown are of professional actors.
- The screen-writing team of Purvis & Wade thought up the film's "Skyfall" title at two in the morning. They said, "We needed a haunting place name. I just plucked it out of the air, and it turned out to be something that struck a chord with the filmmakers"
- Sévérine translates into English as "stern."