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Goldfinger (1964) is the third spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film stars Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore and Gert Fröbe as the title character along with Shirley Eaton as famous Bond Girl Jill Masterson. The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and was the first of four Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton.
The film was the first official Bond blockbuster that made cinematic history by recouping its production costs in record-setting time, despite a budget equal to that of the two preceding films combined. Many consider it to be the greatest and most iconic film in the series. Goldfinger was also the first Bond film to use a pop star to sing the theme song during the titles, a hallmark that would follow for every Bond film except On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
In the pre-title sequence, James Bond (Sean Connery) infiltrates a Mexican drug lord's base by water wearing a dry suit with a snorkel (that may have been inspired by an actual World War II incident in the Netherlands) camouflaged as a seagull. He destroys...