According to Mashable, for more than five decades, James Bond has defined a certain type of cool on the big screen. In the shoes of six different actors, he’s been a suave secret agent, gadget-reliant superhero, a hot-blooded ladies’ man and a cold-blooded killer. He’s also a heavy drinker, known for his trademark vodka martini — shaken, not stirred, of course,
Now, before he returns in Spectre, you can check out the video below to get a crash course on the history of Britain’s greatest secret agent, and find out what makes him tick. Also, you might just get a recipe for a delicious martini.