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Alex Dimitrios was a fictional government contractor and associate of Quantum financier, Le Chiffre. The character appeared in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale, portrayed by French actor, Simon Abkarian, and was later seen in the 2008 video-game Quantum of Solace.

Biography

Alex Dimitrios is discovered by James Bond after the message decoding in Mollaka's cell, one of its contractors, killed by Bond in Madagascar. Located at MI6 in the Bahamas, Bond discovers where he lives on the island and knows his wife, Solange, riding a beautiful white horse on the beach. In the evening at the casino, Bond sits down at a poker table where Dimitrios ais playing. The game continues until Solange appears, but she is berated by her husband for lateness, hinting at his recent bad luck with the cards. At one point, Dimitrios, decided to recover his losses, goes all-in and raises the stakes with a check, but is warned by the croupier that the players are only allowed to bet what's on the table; he then decides to bet his car, an Aston Martin DB5, the keys of which were already on the table. Bond convinces the croupier to allow Dimitrios to bet the car, and goes all-in. At first, Dimitrios' confidence in his hand (three kings) seems to pay off, but Bond reveals his hand (three aces) shortly after, and wins: the Aston Martin, together with Dimitrios' cash, is his.

After the game, Dimitrios meets Le Chiffre on his luxury yacht to receive instructions while Bond, having seduced Solange after appearing in front of her with her husband's car, makes love with the woman in the villa where he stayed, to get more information about Alex. Dimitrios calls his wife saying he will have to go to Miami, allowing Bond to go after him. Dimitrios is in Miami to hand another terrorist the hardware required to blow up the new aircraft Skyfleet S570, which is about to be unveiled at the Miami International Airport. He successfully drops the hardware, but is confronted by Bond in a knife-fight and ends up dead, stabbed by 007 who then leaves his body sitting upright in a chair.

Bond eventually learns that Quantum was nothing more than a front run by Ernst Stavro Blofeld of SPECTRE, and that Dimitrios, along with Le Chiffre, Steven Obanno and Mr. White, were all pawns as part of Blofeld's true plot to wreak psychological pain on Bond.

Alternate continuities

Quantum of Solace (video game)

During the course of the 2008 video-game 007: Quantum of Solace, Bond opens up to Camille Montes about the death of his former love, recounting the events of Casino Royale. The player follows through the plot of Casino Royale, with Bond infiltrating a Science Center to kill Dimitrios. In an introductory cut-scene the character is identified as an arms dealer and private contractor. Unlike the film, he is described as a naturalized United States citizen of Lebanese descent.

Henchmen & Associates

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Trivia

  • Dimitrios is briefly represented in the animated opening titles during "You Know My Name" where the black-and-white figure Bond stabs the figure of Dimitrios with a knife when Dimitrios had tried to kill Bond, and he shatters into red diamonds.

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