Espionage historian Keith Melton says successful spies are inconspicuous average-looking Joes who dont spend all their time seducing women, driving Aston Martins and playing baccarat.
Says Melton: A true agent is not memorable or remarkable if you remember him, then its probably not your man.
Real spies dont want to kill you, either. They just want information, which means many of Bonds high-tech killing gadgets are a figment of the filmmakers imaginations.
Melton adds that he doesnt think newbie Daniel Craig will set the spy record straight in Casino Royale which is in theaters November 17, unless they show him killing off the bad guys during a war.
Melton explains: Intelligence officers never, ever have a license to kill unless its in a war time situation.
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