This page is for the novel; see Goldfinger (band) for the band, and Ernö Goldfinger for the architect
Goldfinger is a novel by Ian Fleming featuring James Bond, later made into a film starring Sean Connery. The novel was published in 1959 and the film was released in 1964 and is the third instalment of the film series.
The plot revolves around Auric Goldfinger, the world's top gold smuggler (the name was inspired by the name of architect Ernö Goldfinger). Bond discovers a sinister plot by Goldfinger to detonate a nuclear bomb in the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, contaminating the United States gold reserve and thereby dramatically increasing the value of his gold holdings. Additional characters include Pussy Galore, Jill Masterson, and Oddjob.
The most famous scene in the film — arguably the most famous scene in any Bond film — is the one in which Goldfinger has the recalcitrant Bond tied down in the path of a laser beam:
- Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"
- Goldfinger: "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die."