A character in a movie is of extreme importance because every word in the movie is said by the right person for the right moment to the right people. James Bond is one series that has gone on for way too long and continues to be a major hit even after so many runs.
The actors have changed and so have the stories, but two things are common: One, the actor playing James Bond will be a male and second, he always overpowers the villian. Daniel Craig was the last person to play the title role.
Pierce Brosnan played the role until 2002 and was released before his contract ran out. It was due to run out in 2004. Craig took the role from Brosnan and made it his own. While Jackman was interested in the character, he never wanted to be stuck with it for a long time.
He wanted to be versatile. Versatility is an integral part of growth, and that would have been achieved with doing different roles in the same time frame as he would be play a Bond. Also, when you play a role for a considerable time, the experts only perceive you fit for one type of role.
Hugh Jackman wanted to play roles that were real. A small fraction of things being fictional is ok, but The Australian actor talked about his feelings on the Bond factor during an interview.
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