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Auric Goldfinger

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Auric Goldfinger is the villain in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. He was named after the brutalist architecht Erno Goldfinger, whose work was disliked by Bond creator Ian Fleming. Goldfinger is obsessed with gold, which he smuggles internationally under cover of being a legitimate industrialist. He plans (with the help of the Chinese government) to explode a nuclear bomb inside Fort Knox. This will irradiate the US gold supply destroying the US economy and vastly increasing the value of Goldfinger's own gold. After Bond foils his plan, Goldfinger dies while attempting to exact revenge for this after he shoots out the window of a private jet Bond is travelling on and is sucked out of the cabin, plunging to his death. Goldfinger is played by the actor Gert Fröbe. His voice was dubbed by the British actor Michael Collins as Fröbe did not speak English well. (When the film was dubbed into German for the German market, Fröbe dubbed his own lines back into it.)  

Auric Goldfinger is the villain in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. He was named after the brutalist architecht Erno Goldfinger, whose work was disliked by Bond creator Ian Fleming. Goldfinger is obsessed with gold, which he smuggles internationally under cover of being a legitimate industrialist. He plans (with the help of the Chinese government) to explode a nuclear bomb inside Fort Knox. This will irradiate the US gold supply destroying the US economy and vastly increasing the value of Goldfinger's own gold. After Bond foils his plan, Goldfinger dies while attempting to exact revenge for this after he shoots out the window of a private jet Bond is travelling on and is sucked out of the cabin, plunging to his death. Goldfinger is played by the actor Gert Fröbe. His voice was dubbed by the British actor Michael Collins as Fröbe did not speak English well. (When the film was dubbed into German for the German market, Fröbe dubbed his own lines back into it.)  

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