Daniel Craig said he accidentally broke Dave Bautista’s nose in ‘Specter’ fight scene

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Daniel Craig has starred in four James Bond movies so far. Christopher Polk / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

  • Daniel Craig said he once broke Dave Bautista’s nose during a “Specter” fight scene.

  • Craig said one of his punches accidentally landed on Bautista’s nose.

  • “I thought he was coming for me,” Craig said.

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Daniel Craig listed some of the most painful injuries that occurred on the set of his “James Bond” movies and revealed that he once broke Dave Bautista’s nose during a fight scene and then ran away out of fear of retaliation.

Craig said “The Graham Norton Show” that he and Bautista had to face off for a train fight scene in 2015’s “Specter.”

“I punched him and hit him on the nose,” Craig said. “I heard this crunch and I said ‘Oh God no’ and I ran away. I thought it was going to come for me, but it was so sweet.”

A photo of Daniel Craig and Craig and Dave Bautista in the Bond movie

Daniel Craig broke Dave Bautista’s nose. The Graham Norton Show / YouTube / MGM

Craig said Bautista dismissed his fears and casually put his nose back in position.

“He’s a lot tougher than me. I’ll give him that,” he said.

Craig also revealed that he had previously injured himself during the Bautista fight scene. He said that Bautista, who is a professional wrestler turned actor, had to throw him during the fight sequence, but that he was being “gentle” due to the difference in physical size.

One day, however, Craig challenged Bautista to increase the intensity, resulting in a serious knee injury.

“I ended up on the wall, but my knee was around here somewhere,” Craig said, gesturing away from him. “I knew it and it was horrible because if someone has had a serious injury, you just know in your head that something is really wrong.”

Craig said he had to film the rest of the scene with a leg brace.

The upcoming 25th James Bond film, “No Time To Die,” will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as 007. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s “Today” show on Monday morning with his fellow collaborator from Production Michael G. Wilson, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said There were no plans to discuss Craig’s replacement until 2022.

“We are not thinking about that at all,” he said. “We want Daniel to have his moment of celebration. Next year we will start to think about the future.”

Wilson added: “He’s been a great Bond. Those are big shoes to fill. I can’t even [think if it’s] possible.”

Broccoli also recently confirmed to the PA news agency that Bond’s character would continue to be played by a man.

“James Bond is a male character,” he said. “I hope there are many, many films made with women, for women, by women, about women.

“I don’t think we have to take a male character and have a woman play him. So yeah, I see him as a man. And I’m a bit in denial, I’d love for Daniel to go on forever.”

“No Time To Die” opens in UK theaters on September 30.

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