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16 Aliases James Bond Has Used In The Movies (Some Are Quite Ridiculous) – TheFantasyTimes

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By Jitin Gambhir

16 Aliases James Bond Has Used In The Movies (Some Are Quite Ridiculous)



James Bond, the iconic character of the spy genre, is known for his supreme confidence and daring personality. However, he is not always so brazen, and often adopts aliases to carry out his missions. While Bond is infamous for announcing himself as “Bond, James Bond,” he has used many other names throughout the franchise.

The James Bond movie franchise has never been about portraying a gritty look into the world of espionage. Instead, it sells itself as a power fantasy for the audience. However, several entries have tried to stay relatively earthbound with their spectacle and story, such as From Russia With Love, For Your Eyes Only, and Daniel Craig’s Bond movie debut Casino Royale.

Bond relies heavily on his gadgets and guns to get through his adventures. But occasionally, he dons an alias and tries some old-fashioned spycraft. That’s not to say that he hasn’t had some ridiculous fake names, such as Fransisco Scaramanga, the titular assassin of The Man With The Golden Gun, who is noted for having a third nipple.

In From Russia with Love, 007 heads to Istanbul to retrieve a Russian decoding device. To keep a low profile, he and Soviet corporal Tatiana Romanova pose as married couple David and Caroline Somerset. However, their plan goes awry when SMERSH agent Red Grant derails their mission.

In You Only Live Twice, Bond fakes his death to trick his enemies into believing he’s dead. He then goes to Japan to investigate some missing American and Soviet spacecraft and poses as Jim Fisher of Empire Chemicals to gain access to the head of Osato Chemicals.

In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Bond impersonates a genealogist named Sir Hilary Bray to work with Blofeld in his efforts to claim a Count title. Bond travels to Blofeld’s clinic in Switzerland posing as the bookish Bray, with Baker dubbing Lazenby’s voice during this section too.

In Diamonds Are Forever, Bond heads to Amsterdam disguised as diamond smuggler Peter Franks, only to end up in a brutal fight with the real Franks. Later, he assumes the identity of Klaus Hergescheimer, a scientist infiltrating a lab that’s building a laser for Blofeld.

In The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond poses as marine biologist Robert Sterling to gain access to villain Stromberg’s Atlantis lair. In Octopussy, he takes on the alias of Colonel Toro to destroy a spy plane and Charles Morton to visit some furniture factories in East Germany.

In A View to a Kill, Bond goes undercover twice, first as James St. John Smythe, a rich man looking to buy some horses, and then as James Stock, a reporter with the London Financial Times. In The Living Daylights, he uses the alias Jerzy Bondov, when he is unconscious, and in The World Is Not Enough, he poses as Russian Nuclear scientist Dr. Mikhail Arkov.

Casino Royale, the debut of Daniel Craig’s Bond, sees him assuming the name of Arlington Beech. The film largely ditches familiar tropes, and Bond only assumes one alias.

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While Bond may be known for his real name, his various aliases show that he is not afraid to take on any identity necessary to complete his mission.

While so-called secret agent James Bond is bizarrely comfortable using his real name during missions, he’s actually used many aliases throughout the franchise. It’s becoming a regular jab at Bond’s spy skills that he just brazenly tends to announce himself as “Bond, James Bond” wherever he goes. The James Bond movie franchise has never sold itself as a gritty look into the world of espionage, however, and the supreme confidence of 007 was part of the power fantasy the movies sold to audiences when it debuted.

Several entries have tried to stay relatively earthbound though in terms of spectacle and story, including From Russia With Love, For Your Eyes Only or Daniel Craig’s Bond movie debut Casino Royale. Bond might rely on his gadgets and guns to get through many of his adventures, but once in a while, he’ll don an alias and try some old-fashioned spycraft; that’s not to say he hasn’t had some ridiculous fake names though.

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16 David Somerset (From Russia with Love)

James Bond pointing a gun in From Russia With Love

Connery’s favorite Bond movie From Russia with Love sees 007 head to Istanbul to retrieve a Russian decoding device, with a little help from Soviet corporal Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi). After they acquire the device, Bond and Tatiana hop onboard the Orient Express under the alias of married couple David and his Caroline Somerset. While this is so they can keep a low profile, the arrival of SMERSH agent Red Grant (Robert Shaw) derails that plan.

15 Jim Fisher (You Only Live Twice)

Aki helps Bond flee from attackers in You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice opens with Bond faking his death to trick his enemies into believing he’s dead, and the story then takes 007 to Japan to investigate some missing American and Soviet spacecraft. This leads him to meet with the head of Osato Chemicals, where he poses as Jim Fisher of Empire Chemicals. Since 007 enjoys a good tongue-in-cheek gag, maybe the name is a nod to him “fishing” for information.

14 Sir Hilary Bray (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

george lazeny as sir hilary bray in on her majestys secret service

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service features one of 007’s (played by one-time Bond George Lazenby) first in-depth undercover missions using an assumed identity. Bond has to impersonate a genealogist named Sir Hilary Bray (George Baker), who is working with Blofeld (Telly Salavas) in his efforts to claim a Count title. Thus, 007 travels to Blofeld’s clinic in Switzerland posing as the bookish Bray, with Baker actually dubbing Lazenby’s voice during this section too. Apparently, the real Bray’s lack of interest in women is what clues Blofeld into Bond’s deception, as 007’s fake Sir Hilary sets about romancing every female patient at the clinic.

13 Peter Franks (Diamonds Are Forever)

James Bond pointin a gun at someone in Diamonds are Forever

Another assumed identity for Bond came with 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever. Connery’s Bond heads to Amsterdam disguised as Peter Franks, a diamond smuggler. He heads to meet with one of Franks’ contacts – only for the real Franks (Jon Robinson) to turn up at the exact same time. This leads to a brutal fight in an elevator, where 007 succeeds in killing Franks to make his cover complete. He later uses Franks’ body to smuggle diamonds back to L.A.

12 Mr. Jones (Diamonds Are Forever)

Sean Connery as 007 in Diamonds Are Forever

Another James Bond alias from Diamonds Are Foreverwhere the spy books himself and Tiffany Case (Jill St John) into a Vegas hotel with some fake names. He apparently wasn’t feeling very creative, as they stay under the names Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

11 Klaus Hergescheimer (Diamonds Are Forever)

sean connery as bond playing klaus hergescheimer in diamonds are forever

The last alias used by Bond in Diamonds Are Foreverwhere he poses as a scientist called Klaus Hergescheimer (Ed Bishop) while infiltrating a lab that’s building a laser for – who else? – Blofeld. Bond assumed Hergescheimer’s identity as a “G” section scientist to gain as much information as he can before making a dramatic escape.

10 Fransisco Scaramanga (The Man With The Golden Gun)

roger moore as bond playing scaramanga in the man with the golden gun

The Man with the Golden Gun was the second of Roger Moore’s James Bond movie run and one of his weakest. In the plus corner, it had a fantastic villain in Christopher Lee’s titular assassin Scaramanga, who is noted for having a third nipple. 007 uses Scaramanga’s anonymity to his advantage, arranging a meeting with a businessman while pretending to be the assassin; the use of a fake rubber nipple helps complete the deception.

9 Robert Sterling (The Spy Who Loved Me)

Roger Moore as James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me

In The Spy Who Loved MeMoore’s Bond poses as a marine biologist named Robert Sterling as a way to gain access to villain Stromberg’s (Curt Jurgens) Atlantis lair. This allows the two to have a face-to-face meeting before the big climax, where Bond can deduce Stromberg’s evil scheme. Quantum of Solace contained a little easter egg nod to the Sterling alias, which is the name on the Universal Exports card that Craig’s Bond hands over during one scene.

8 Colonel Toro (Octopussy)

roger moore as toro in octopussy

The opening scene of Octopussy sees Bond assume the alias of Colonel Toro to destroy a spy plane. He infiltrates a hanger complete with a fake mustache, only for the real Toro (Ken Norris) and his men to immediately arrest him. Of course, Bond still comes out on top and manages to blow up the hanger while Toro is still inside. As Toro is Spanish for “bull,” Moore’s 007 doesn’t miss the chance to dub his alias “A load of bull.” Toro’s performer Norris had previously doubled for Moore on the ’60s series The Saint.

7 Charles Morton (Octopussy)

Roger Moore as James Bond with a fake Faberge egg in Octopussy

Moore’s Bond needs another alias when sneaking into East Germany later on in Octopussywhich Robert Brown’s M provides on the drive down. 007’s alias is Charles Morton, a “manufacturer’s representative” heading to East Germany to visit some furniture factories.

6 James St. John Smythe (A View to a Kill)

Close up of Roger Moore using the ring camera in A View to a Kill

A View to a Kill was Roger Moore’s final and least favorite Bond movie of his own. This 1985 adventure finds him going undercover a couple of times. The first is as James St. John Smythe, a rich man looking to buy some horses from Christopher Walken’s villain Zorin. Bond seems to enjoy playing the somewhat naive and snobbish Smythe, and it provides him the perfect cover to investigate Zorin’s estate.

5 James Stock (A View to a Kill)

Bond and Stacey at a party in A View to a Kill

Bond’s last A View to a Kill alias is James Stock, a reporter with the London Financial Times. The name Stock explains itself so far as bad puns go, and he poses as the journalist to gain information about Zorin from Stacey (Tanya Roberts).

4 Jerzy Bondov (The Living Daylights)

the living daylights jerzy bondov id

Timothy Dalton’s too-brief run as Bond meant he didn’t get to go undercover all that often. In fact, in The Living Daylightshe’s not even conscious when he uses his first and only alias in his 007 duology. In order to sneak Bond out of Tangiers, the movie’s villain Koscov (Jeroen Krabbé) claims the unconscious Bond is a coma patient named Jerzy Bondov; this at least proves Koscov wasn’t without a sense of humor.

3 Dr. Mikhail Arkov (The World Is Not Enough)

pierce brosnan with bond as dr arkov in the world is not enough

Pierce Brosnan’s first James Bond alias didn’t arrive until his third appearance, The World Is Not Enough. He takes on the identity of a Russian Nuclear scientist naked Mikhail Arkov so he can stop Robert Carlyle’s Renard from stealing a nuclear weapon. Brosnan’s Bond dons his “best” Russian accent and manages to locate Renard, though his plan is ruined when security at the facility realizes he’s too young to be the real Arkov.

2 Van Bierk (Die Another Day)

James Bond abaord a vehicle firing a gun in Die Another Day

Die Another Day finds Bond posing as his second diamond smuggler in the series, Van Bierk. He takes the real Van Bierk’s place as a way to meet with and assassinate a rogue North Korean colonel. While the plan seems to go without a hitch, Bond’s true identity is soon revealed and he’s captured by North Korean forces.

1 Arlington Beech (Casino Royale)

Casino Royale Daniel Craig

In keeping with the Craig era of the James Bond franchise largely ditching familiar tropes, his 007 only assumes one alias and that’s in his debut Casino Royale. He’s supposed to portray a professional gambler called Arlington Beech while playing against Mads Mikkelsen’s Le Chiffre at the titular hotel; of course, he almost immediately ditches this alias and uses his real name instead.

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