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Skyfall Production Studio

Production Studio

Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor

Barbara Broccoli is the most powerful person in Hollywood named after a vegetable; she's even more influential than David S. Pumpkins. Barbara inherited Eon Productions from her father, Albert "Cubby" Broccoli, a man who lived the American Dream, proving you can go from being the son of vegetable farmers to the producer of one of the world's longest-lasting film franchises.

Cubby Broccoli. Adorable. Sounds like a plush broccoli you can snuggle with.

Eon has been producing Bond films for eons—or fifty-three years, to be precise—and these films include Skyfall and Spectre. Eon has produced only one non-Bond film: Call Me Bwana, a 1963 Bob Hope comedy. Ever since, they've focused only on Bwond. James Bwond.

Err, Bond.

Current head of Eon, Barbara Broccoli, is the queen of the vegetable kingdom, and she is the one who picked Daniel Craig for Bond. According to Skyfall director Sam Mendes, "Public support for Daniel [Craig] was zero. It was her saying 'that man over there is going to change the whole thing, I'm going to cast him'" (source).

When Craig retires—or is forced out like, M in Skyfall—it will be Barbara who decides the man (or woman?) who will next wear the Bond crown.