This is one of the best magazine covers I’ve seen in a while

Daniel Craig Esquire August 2011

Here’s Daniel Craig on the cover of Esquire’s August 2011 issue, on newsstands July 12. The 43-year-old Cowboys & Aliens star, who recently married fellow thespian Rachel Weisz, had a lot of things to share with the mag, and here are some highlights:

On his upcoming film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: “It’s as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we f—ing all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And [director David Fincher], he’s not holding back. They’ve given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you f***ing serious?”

On being Bond, James Bond: “I mean, since I’ve just become James Bond. And I think, you know, that means being something that people feel they own. And all of the sudden I’m getting magazine covers, when I got nothing for ten years before that. I say it’s just pure luck. And doing covers, people interviewing me, and they want to know everything and I’m going, I’m not gonna f***ing tell you!

Click on over to Esquire.com for more.