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20 Weird Things That James Bond Is Inexplicably Good At

Criticwire By Matt Singer | Criticwire October 30, 2012 at 1:48PM

He has a particular set of skills -- and it's really long.
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"Casino Royale."
"Casino Royale."

There are certain things you expect a secret agent to be good at: marksmanship, disguise, hand-to-hand combat. James Bond is good at all of them. Then there are things you don't expect secret agents to be good at: parkour, horseback riding, and tobogganing on a cello case. James Bond is good at those things too. That's what makes him James Bond.

Over the course of twenty-three films, Bond has done some pretty incredible things, ranging from impressive to improbable to impossible. As part of Criticwire's endless Bond coverage in anticipation of "Skyfall" (seriously, we're just getting started) here are 0020 things 007 is inexplicably good at -- along with links to (or embeds of) the video evidence.

20 Things James Bond is Inexplicably Good At

1. Parkour ("Casino Royale")

2. Scuba Diving ("Thunderball")

3. Horseback Riding ("Octopussy")

4. Fencing ("Die Another Day")

5. Bungee Jumping ("GoldenEye")

6. Texas Hold 'Em Poker ("Casino Royale")

7. Backgammon ("Octopussy")

8. Driving a Tank ("GoldenEye")

9. Two-Wheeling a Mac Truck ("Licence to Kill")

10. Skiing ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service")

11. Cello Case Tobogganing ("The Living Daylights")

12. Skiing On a Bobsled Track ("For Your Eyes Only")

13. Skydiving ("Licence to Kill")

14. Skydiving, Without a Parachute ("Quantum of Solace")

15. Skydiving, Without a Parachute, While Fistfighting ("Moonraker")

16. BASE Jumping Before BASE Jumping Was Even Invented ("The Spy Who Loved Me")

17. Water Skiing Without Water Skis ("Licence to Kill")

18. Piloting a Space Shuttle ("Moonraker")

19. Acting Like a Circus Clown ("Octopussy")

20. Breaking the Fourth Wall ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service")


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