Or so it might appear from the juxtaposition of these movie posters.
Booth. John Wilkes Booth. I guess he changed his name later. Perhaps the Monarchy was still miffed about the outcome of the 1812 unpleasantries?
Picture credit: Jeff Hoover
But honestly, I think it's a conspiracy - I don't think 007 really did it. After all, that PPK/S is marginal against normal sized humans, much less one three times life size...