Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Sinister SPECTRE operative portrayed by Mathieu Amalric in Quantum of Solace. On the surface, he’s is a wealthy international environmentalist, but despite the fact that his last name is Greene, in reality he has no intention of saving the planet. Greene is part of an international crime organization known as Quantum—which we learn in Spectre is one of the tendrils of a rebooted SPECTRE. His rather low-octane scheme is to corner the freshwater market in Bolivia by making a deal with the renegade General Medrano (Joaquín Cosio), who is trading what he thinks is useless desert for a Quantum-engineered coup that will make him Bolivia’s next president. Did you get all that?

Bond (Daniel Craig) first sees Greene in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where 007 rescues Greene’s girlfriend, Camille (Olga Kurylenko), from Medrano. Bond later keeps tabs on Greene’s organization during a performance of Tosca in Bregenz, Austria, then tracks him back to Bolivia for a final encounter at a desert hotel, where Bond takes out Greene’s henchmen and captures Greene—eventually leaving him stranded in the desert with a just a can of engine oil. According to M (Dame Judi Dench), Greene’s body is later found by British intelligence with two bullets in his head and engine oil in his stomach.


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