Whether in Hollywood or Bollywood or Tollywood, a barrage of bullets fired by villains at the hero miss the target. In James Bond’s case, in his 22 films so far, the spy has dodged 4662 bullets. He also had 130 attempts on his life and he killed 198 villains in his screen career so far.
A formulaic report in New Scientist attempts to explain how hired killers missed someone as big as Sean Connery and slow as Pierce Brosnan.
“A static well-aimed shot would almost certainly have proved lethal, but assuming all 4662 were ‘on the run’, the probability of a single fatal shot is about 5 per cent. That is, the chance of a single shot missing is 0.95, and hence the probability of all shots missing is 0.954662 or 1.4 × 10-104, which is as close to zero as makes no difference.”