Would You Believe That James Bond (Agent 007) Was Modeled From a Canadian?

James Bond - Secret Agent
@Muelitz (1592)
Canada
July 29, 2008 8:16pm CST
I read from an article in National Post dated July 28, 2008 that James Bond, who's famous movie lines were "My name is Bond, James Bond", "A martini, Shaken but not stirred" could be patterned from a Winnipegger. Following is an excerpt:"The evidence has been gathering for years that writer Ian Fleming based his fictional hero on Sir William Stevenson, a real life spymaster who began his extraordinary existence in 1897 It was during Stevenson's tenure in charge of the phoney British Passport Office in New York City (actually a front for England's propaganda and counter-espionage headquarters) that Stevenson and writer Ian Fleming first met and became friends. Among many common interests, they both loved martinis, and Stevenson was famous for serving them to his guests in quart-sized glasses."It was alleged that, Fleming and Stevenson owned neighboring properties in Jamaica and have known each other for many years when Fleming sat down to write the first Bond novel. Being a James Bond fanatic, If it were true then would say having known that someone had lived like our idol is amazing. What do you think?
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@hellcowboy (7378)
• United States
30 Jul 08
That is very interesting if you ask me and never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that the popular character James Bond also known as Agent 007 was modeled after a Canadian,but that is really awesome,and if that is true than that might make James Bond even more popular than he already is,and thanks for sharing that with all of us here on mylot.
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30 Jul 08
Hi Muelitz, I love James Bond when Sean Connery was THE JAMES BOND no one else could match him, was the real spy as handsome as our hero I wonder and did he have all these beautiful girls as well or that was just to make the film more exciting. Thank for the info, it was most enlightning. Tamara
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• United States
30 Jul 08
I don't think Bond could possibly have been based too heavily on a real person. Everything was just too out-there. I'd say Fleming took bits and pieces of all he'd seen being around that, including parts of Stevenson.
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
30 Jul 08
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inspirations_for_James_Bond Well, he's certainly mentioned as one of the dozen or so inspirations, but mostly I'd say he's a larger than life version of Fleming himself.
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
4 Aug 08
wow that is cool, superman was created by a canadian, and so was winnie the pooh
@littleowl (7157)
30 Jul 08
Thats amazing it's good to know that behind some films there is an actual fact or basis..this one is trally interesting to know that someone like that actually did the sort of things that 'james bond' is supposed to done too
@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
30 Jul 08
I'd never heard that before. I knew that the character was very well developed in literature and always suspected that there was a real-life role model.
• Canada
30 Jul 08
I think I read something about this in a Reader's Digest magazine about 10 years ago. I an't remember the date of the magazine but I can totally picture the cover.