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899584.  Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:30 am Reply with quote

Ian Fleming states in Casino Royale and Moonraker that James Bond resembles Hoagy Carmichael (above).

Ian Fleming himself was somewhat facially similar to Carmichael.

And Daniel Craig looks a bit like Ian Fleming to my eye (but not much like Hoagy Carmichael).

gerontius grumpus
899657.  Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:22 pm Reply with quote

I can't see the Hoagy Carmichael resemblance but I must admit that Daniel Craig looks like a craggy version of Ian Flemming.

899663.  Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:32 pm Reply with quote

Hoagy - Ian: yes, as for similar long-ish facial shape
Ian - Daniel: na. Nothing in common as far as I can see.

gerontius grumpus
899671.  Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:47 pm Reply with quote

The facial expressions are different in all three and I think this can influence our perception of similarity or otherwise.
Hoagy has an alert, interested look, quite different to the other two. Ian has a supercilious look, enhanced by the low camera angle.
Daniel has a relaxed expression.
As for actual facial features, Hoagy has a slightly upturned mouth and a different shaped nose to the other two.
Ian and Daniel have the same shaped nose and down-turned mouth although Daniel has a longer philtrum.

It might have been wishful thinking on the part of Fleming to compare himself to his fictional hero and to compare the Hero to Hoagy Carmichael.

899672.  Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:50 pm Reply with quote

The pic of Hoagy Carmichael made me think of

Frankie Dettori!

899678.  Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:03 pm Reply with quote

You're right! He reminded me of somebody but I couldn't think who it was.


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