In the colorful, high-stakes world of international espionage, Ian Fleming's immortal secret agent has crossed paths with memorable criminal masterminds and brawny henchmen eager to conquer the world - but not once Bond arrives to save the day in the nick of time.
One of the most memorable was in "Goldfinger"(1964), Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe), who has more than an obsession with precious metals, hatches a dastardly plot to steal all the gold from Fort Knox - but wait, that's not exactly what's up his sleeve.
Pictured: James Bond (Sean Connery) is strapped to a table facing a very nasty-looking laser beam.
Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"
Auric Goldfinger: "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"
Of note: Since the German actor spoke hardly any English, all of his lines were subsequently dubbed by British TV and film actor Michael Collins.