Albert R. Broccoli

Albert R. Broccoli

Highest Rated: 99% Goldfinger (1964)

Lowest Rated: 38% A View to a Kill (1985)

Birthday: Apr 05, 1909

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

As the original producer of the James Bond franchise, Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli commenced an iconic franchise that became one of the longest-running and most successful in cinema history. Starting with "Dr. No" (1962), Broccoli introduced the world to the suave secret agent, James Bond, who had a license to kill, a love of vodka martinis and a weakness for bedding dangerous women. Though the first film was grounded in some degree of spy realism, Broccoli rapidly increased the size of his productions to include lavish locales, over-the-top stunts and impossible gadgets that only added to the success of the series. He worked in partnership with Harry Saltzman through EON Productions to make "From Russia with Love" (1963), "Goldfinger" (1964) and "Thunderball" (1965), all of which starred Sean Connery as the original and what most called the best actor to play Bond. Though he produced other films in the 1960s, Broccoli concentrated solely on Bond by the time Roger Moore took over the role. After Saltzman sold his share, Broccoli flew solo on "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and up to "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), increasing both the campy tone and box office take. Broccoli brought daughter Barbara and stepson Michael G. Wilson into the fold with "A View to A Kill" (1985), saw the series slip with the Dalton films and returned to prominence with his last, "GoldenEye" (1995), all of which cemented his legacy as the producer of cinema's most popular film series.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 61% Licence to Kill Producer $34.7M 1989
73% 66% The Living Daylights Producer $51.2M 1987
38% 40% A View to a Kill Producer - 1985
43% 47% Octopussy Producer - 1983
71% 64% For Your Eyes Only Producer - 1981
60% 43% Moonraker Producer - 1979
80% 76% The Spy Who Loved Me Producer - 1977
41% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Producer - 1974
66% 64% Live and Let Die Producer - 1973
64% 58% Diamonds Are Forever Producer - 1971
81% 64% On Her Majesty's Secret Service Producer - 1969
67% 71% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Producer - 1968
73% 68% You Only Live Twice Producer - 1967
99% 89% Goldfinger Producer - 1964
95% 84% From Russia With Love Producer - 1963
95% 82% Dr. No Producer - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz Boat Producer - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Inside Producer - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tank Force Producer - 1958
No Score Yet 30% Fire Down Below Producer - 1957
No Score Yet 47% The Cockleshell Heroes Producer - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Knight Producer - 1954
No Score Yet 19% The Paratrooper Producer - 1953

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