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"Skyfall" Star Daniel Craig Scores a Windfall

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions(NEW YORK) -- James Bond star Daniel Craig enjoyed a windfall this week when he was paid $1 million to make a brief appearance for the automaker Range Rover at a New York City automobile show, sources tell the New York Post.

Attendees say Craig was first shown in a video driving the $70,000-plus 2014 Range Rover Sport into Manhattan.  The 007 star then appeared live behind the wheel of the car as it rolled into a display area.

The actor got out of the car and posed briefly for a gaggle of photographers before calling it a day.

The New York Post quotes one perturbed auto show guest as saying, “He didn’t even give a speech.”  Another complained, “I couldn’t even tell if he was actually here.”

When asked about Craig’s brief appearance, a rep for Land Rover would only say, “We won’t comment on our relationship with Mr. Craig beyond confirming that Land Rover supports the charity S.A.F.E, of which the actor is a patron, and will continue its charitable efforts with a vehicle donation later this year.” 

S.A.F.E. is a U.K. and Kenya-based charity that tackles a number of issues, including HIV/AIDS and election violence.

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