Felix Leiter (John Terry)
Character: Felix Leiter
Actor: John Terry
Movie: The Living Daylights
Age: Early 40's
Appearence: Male, Short Black/Grey hair, medium build, medium
complection, is often seen wearing sunglasses and a casual suit.
After a very long absence, Dalton's classic style Bond had a
new Felix Leiter, and unfortunately, it was back to the old style
for Leiter, too. Gone was the personality, and John Terry once
again tries to be cool in a role that he never quite gets to grips
with. Fortunately, for the following film, in which Leiter takes
a much greater role, the producers decided to go back to David
Hedison, who had done so well in Live and Let Die.
007's American counterpart, Felix Leiter has often assisted Bond
in his overseas operations. Although Leiter is much less of a
field agent than 007, his knowledge and expertise have often arrived
for Bond just in the nick of time. Leiter is probably the closest
thing that Bond has had to a friend, as shown by 007's extreme
reaction to Leiter's injuries in Licence To Kill.
Although Bond and Leiter have become quite good friends, not
much is known about Felix's private life. A CIA agent, Bond first
encountered Leiter during the Dr No mission, since then, he has
been involved in a number of missions with Bond, and they have
not only remained allies, but become great friends. Leiter appears
to have somewhat of a sense of humour, but his interests are unknown.
Bond's first encounter with Felix Leiter was in the back of Puss
Fellers club in Jamaica, Leiter was his contact who supplied him
with information on the case. In Dr. No, he assists Bond in Jamaica
as he attempts to solve the riddle of the disruption to the American
Space Program. During the Goldfinger missions Leiter helped out
Bond by launching an attack on Goldfingers operation. Leiter has
been involved in a total of seven missions with Bond. Due to Leiter's
involvement in the capture of Franz Sanchez, Sanchez' men ruthlessly
fed him to sharks, he did survive but spent the rest of Bond's
mission in hospital. Bond avenged his friends by setting Sanchez
on fire with the engraved lighter given to him by Della and Felix.