Richard Branson in Casino Royale (film still from Casino Royale)

Casino Royale (2006)

In the second of today’s Casino Royale cameos, entrepreneur and Virgin billionaire Richard Branson appears briefly at the airport. There he is on the right, getting patted down after setting off the metal detector.

Branson apparently earned himself the appearance as a reward for lending the production company use of one of his planes. Not bad, given that the film’s director actually had to die to get his part!

(Richard Branson doesn’t appear in all versions of the film, however: apparently competitor airline British Airways cut him out when they were showing Casino Royale as an in-flight movie.)

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