How does Bond's lifestyle compare to that of a real spy?|
In order to celebrate the much-loved Spy-fi genre, CIA case officers were quizzed by The Star
to see how much their lifestyle - and their jobs - matched the most famous of all fictional spies, James Bond 007:
Licence To Kill - Fiction
The job of a spy is to gather information, not to carry out assassinations
Spies are seductive - Fact
The main job of CIA case officers is to recruit “foreign agents” to spy on their countries. So charm and good looks don’t hurt, said Lindsay Moran
Flashy cars and fabulous locales - Fiction
“When I had an issued car, it was a Toyota Corolla,” Fred Rustmann said, laughing. “My own car was a Mercedes, but I had to pay for that.”
The ‘lone wolf’ - Fact
James Bond is known for his many romantic conquests, but never settling down. This lifestyle is familiar to CIA officers, said Moran.
See how more fictional spies stack up to their real-life counterparts at thestar.com
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Earlier Story: Lois Chiles reflects on her time as a Bond girl in the Moore era
Later Story: Daniel Craig on Bond's roots and accolades for 'Skyfall'
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