The Day of the Dead was not celebrated with a parade in Mexico city till Mexican tourism officials were inspired by the opening scene of the James Bond film, Spectre.
Michael Caine once held Sean Connery’s coat while the James Bond star single-handedly beat up 4 men in a nightclub.
Jack White of the White Stripes was saving Seven Nation Army's guitar riff in case he got asked to do a James Bond theme (Quantum of Solace).
Sean Connery was once stopped for speeding by an officer named Sergeant James Bond.
At the special screening of the James Bond movie 'Spectre' at the MI6 building in Vauxhall Cross, the real MI6 staff cheered when the building was blown up in the movie.
The real James Bond was actually an Ornithologist. When asked by Ian Fleming if it was okay to use his name he replied simply: "Fine With It."
7License to kill
The British Secret Service (James Bond's employer) really can issue a "license to kill". It's called a Class Seven authorization and must be approved by the MI6 agent's superiors all the way up to the Foreign Minister.
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George Lazenby wasn't an actual actor. He got himself a suit, a Rolex, and a new haircut then met with the producer and made up movies he had been in. He later landed the role of James Bond.
9John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy was a huge James Bond fan. He viewed an early print of 'From Russia with Love' at the White House on November 21st, 1963. It was the last film he ever saw. He was killed the next day in Dallas.
For his time as James Bond, Daniel Craig has the privilege of taking any Aston Martin from the factory for the rest of his life.