This article explores the symbiotic relationship between the James Bond films and extreme sports and argues that Bond's mastery of these sports (such as skiing, rock climbing, surfing, and BASE jumping) are a significant contributing factor to audiences' perceptions of the character as an archetypal hero and as a masculine icon. I will also explore Bond's status as a modern-day warrior and demonstrate the ways in which the Bond franchise has contributed to the culture of a number of extreme sports.
How to Cite:
Pegram, D. M. (2018). The Hero with Mad Skills: James Bond and the World of Extreme Sports. International Journal of James Bond Studies, 1(2). DOI: http://doi.org/10.24877/31