5. CASINO ROYALE (2006)
Nowadays, it's virtually impossible to conceive of all the griping that came from 007 aficionados way back when, calling Daniel Craig a nobody and ''James Bland'' and so on not after this edgy, sleek, sexy reimagining, which, thanks largely to the new man in the tuxedo, put a fresh face on what had become a tired franchise. To paraphrase the film's theme song, there's no doubt: Now we know his name.
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We track the peaks and valleys of 007's onscreen life through 21 previous official films, from ''Dr. No'' to ''Casino Royale''