James Bond, Jason Bourne and Austin Powers: Spies infiltrate Hollywood
As news of an
alleged Russian spy ring
in the United States broke recently, take a look at secret agents who have captivated moviegoers through the ages.
Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, is the point man for the fictional Impossible Missions Force espionage agency. Using his undercover skills, Hunt saves the world in the "Mission: Impossible" movie trilogy.
Matt Damon plays Jason Bourne, an amnesiac spy trying to uncover his true identity, as he stumbles upon a CIA conspiracy in "The Bourne Identity."
Boris and Natasha
Rene Russo and Jason Alexander, left, portray Natasha and Boris in "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle." Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are spies for the fictional nation of Pottsylvania and answer to Fearless Leader, an evil dictator set on infiltrating the United States.
International man of mystery Austin Powers is cryogenically frozen in the 1960s so that he can save the world from the dastardly deeds of his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil, in the future. Although he saves the world in the present, his wardrobe, lingo and hypersexuality are stuck in the past. Here, Austin Powers (Mike Myers) and Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham) apprehend a villain in style in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me."
James Bond in 2007
Also known as Agent 007, James Bond is a British agent for the MI6 secret service, based on a character created by English novelist Ian Fleming. With a penchant for fast cars, high-tech gadgets, beautiful women and saving the world, Bond has been portrayed by many actors through the years. Daniel Craig brought out the character's darker side in the 2006 film "Casino Royale."
James Bond in 2002
He likes his martinis shaken, not stirred. Pierce Brosnan played the legendary British spy from 1995 to 2002 in movies such as "Goldeneye," "The World Is Not Enough" and "Die Another Day."
James Bond in 1984
Roger Moore played Bond from 1973 to 1985. Here he on the set of the film "A View to a Kill" with co-stars Tanya Roberts, left, and Grace Jones.
James Bond in 1964
Sean Connery originated and immortalized the James Bond character in 1962 with the first 007 film, "Dr. No." Connery portrayed the British secret agent from 1962 to 1967 and is known around the world as the quintessential spy to Her Majesty.
Maxwell Smart, fumbling Agent 86 for CONTROL, the secret U.S. counterespionage agency, enchanted American TV audiences from 1968 to 1970 as a comedic response to James Bond on "Get Smart." Originally played by Don Adams, Steve Carell took the role of Smart in a 2008 movie update.
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The world of espionage includes such figures as Mata Hari, Robert Hanssen, and more recently, Anna Chapman.
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