LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Daniel Craig attends the World Premiere of "NO TIME TO DIE" at the Royal Albert Hall on September 28, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Universal Pictures)
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The 14 Best Daniel Craig Movies, Ranked
14. Tomb Raider
In "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," Daniel Craig portrays the globetrotting Alex West, a himbo love interest for Lara's millionaire archeologist/adventurer. It's fun to see him as the bedroom-conquest figure, a neat inversion of the stereotypes that he would inherit as Bond, but it’s definitely a product of its era.
13. The Jacket
In the psychological time-travel thriller "The Jacket," Craig plays Rudy Mackenzie, appears in four scenes, and is more of a garnish to the film's supporting cast than a crucial player in its trippy plot. While he shines in his handful of scenes, there isn’t enough Craig in the film to warrant a higher spot on this list.
12. Elizabeth
In “Elizabeth,” Craig is John Ballard, a Catholic priest caught in a courtly web of espionage. Craig's character endures a brutal torture scene at the hands of the scheming Francis Walsingham, who has manipulated events to implicate Ballard in an assassination attempt on the life of the Protestant Elizabeth I and for plotting a Catholic coup.
11. Tintin
Many people don't know that Craig played the big bad of 2011's "The Adventures of Tintin," possibly because Craig's villainous Sakharine looks nothing like the world-famous British actor. The film is an early example of Craig's ability to go broad and mine his time on screen for solid laughs.
10. Defiance
"Defiance" tells the true story of the Bielski brothers, four Polish Jews who helped lead a rebellion against Nazi occupiers in Belarus during World War II. Craig stars as Tuvia Bielski — despite not being Jewish — and gives a haunted and soulful performance, delivering nearly all of his dialogue in Russian.