Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Based only on the Gif above, he comes off as a sniveling psychopath rather than Bond.

    Possibly he comes off betting the bigger picture.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I wonder how much Eon pay attention to box office figures of potential candidates? Of course they'll be a factor, but the individual performance of the candidate would be the biggest factor. Just guessing?
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    mtm wrote: »
    I’m not sure women were all that crazy about Moore or Brosnan though, really. They’re handsome but sort of sexless. You’ll obviously anecdotally get one here or there. It’s fairly rare for a Bond to have massive sex appeal I think.

    I can't say about Moore, but from my experience, among my circle of female friends, yes, Brosnan was considered hot when GE was released. Then again he was the taste of the time and a lot people's idea of what a Bond actor should be like. People's view changed gradually as his tenure went on.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I wonder how much Eon pay attention to box office figures of potential candidates? Of course they'll be a factor, but the individual performance of the candidate would be the biggest factor. Just guessing?

    Yeah I doubt they'd worry about box office too much as they'd be bringing that with 007: I would imagine they just want someone who can do the job. And my guess is that means a leading man who has starred in a movie or two and proven himself, I don't think it has to be hit movie because a performance on its own won't guarantee that.

    Ludovico wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I’m not sure women were all that crazy about Moore or Brosnan though, really. They’re handsome but sort of sexless. You’ll obviously anecdotally get one here or there. It’s fairly rare for a Bond to have massive sex appeal I think.

    I can't say about Moore, but from my experience, among my circle of female friends, yes, Brosnan was considered hot when GE was released.

    As I said, anecdotally you'll get one here or there.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    From Connery to Craig, none of the Bond actors have been high profile
    “ heartthrobs “ , and none of them had proven to be box office draws.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I’m not sure women were all that crazy about Moore or Brosnan though, really. They’re handsome but sort of sexless. You’ll obviously anecdotally get one here or there. It’s fairly rare for a Bond to have massive sex appeal I think.

    I can't say about Moore, but from my experience, among my circle of female friends, yes, Brosnan was considered hot when GE was released. Then again he was the taste of the time and a lot people's idea of what a Bond actor should be like. People's view changed gradually as his tenure went on.

    He was also voted Sexiest Man Alive in 2001. I think it's pretty safe to say he had huge sex appeal, worldwide, when he was Bond.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe JenaMaloneforBond.comModerator
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    With a conk like that, Adam Driver would make a good Shadow.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    talos7 wrote: »
    From Connery to Craig, none of the Bond actors have been high profile
    “ heartthrobs “ , and none of them had proven to be box office draws.

    Connery and Craig have both been pretty serious heartthrobs: Connery was always being called sexiest man alive and all that, and there was loads of stuff about Craig in the press around the time of Casino Royale getting released about him being a sex symbol, which lead up to some company making an ice lolly of his torso so punters could have a lick.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    mtm wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    From Connery to Craig, none of the Bond actors have been high profile
    “ heartthrobs “ , and none of them had proven to be box office draws.

    Connery and Craig have both been pretty serious heartthrobs: Connery was always being called sexiest man alive and all that, and there was loads of stuff about Craig in the press around the time of Casino Royale getting released about him being a sex symbol, which lead up to some company making an ice lolly of his torso so punters could have a lick.

    Prior to being cast they may have had some recognition but it was not high profile, and none were boxoffice draws.



  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    talos7 wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    From Connery to Craig, none of the Bond actors have been high profile
    “ heartthrobs “ , and none of them had proven to be box office draws.

    Connery and Craig have both been pretty serious heartthrobs: Connery was always being called sexiest man alive and all that, and there was loads of stuff about Craig in the press around the time of Casino Royale getting released about him being a sex symbol, which lead up to some company making an ice lolly of his torso so punters could have a lick.

    Prior to being cast they may have had some recognition but it was not high profile, and none were boxoffice draws.



    Oh prior to being cast as Bond; I get what you mean now, yes. Sure, that’s true.
    I guess Dalton’s Wuthering Heights may have set hearts a flutter, I don’t know. Roger was a big successful international star, just not in movies.
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    I feel the day will come when Barbara and Michael cave in to studio pressure and cast an A lister as Bond just based on his box office appeal.

    Therefore I hereby advocate this guy to come out of retirement and take over as the new James Bond. He's an excellent actor, a box office draw and can play anything............also the ladies always loved him...............

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  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Aside from maybe Pierce in 94, have Eon ever cast the early odds on favourite?
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    The usual drivel...
    https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/movies/who-will-be-the-next-james-bond-the-new-odds-on-the-favourites-to-take-the-role/ss-AAL3VO1?ocid=msedgntp&viewall=true#image=1

    I don't think those posting these stories even look at who they're nominating half the time.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Many of those listed are simply going to be too old. As you say, drivel, but like us they have nothing concrete to talk about.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I think the Scottish actor Stuart Martin, would have been a good choice for Bond but I don't think he has enough film experience and he's 35 now, perhaps his time has passed
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I think the Scottish actor Stuart Martin, would have been a good choice for Bond but I don't think he has enough film experience and he's 35 now, perhaps his time has passed

    To compensate for a weak lower face, his looks are too dependent on a beard
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    talos7 wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I think the Scottish actor Stuart Martin, would have been a good choice for Bond but I don't think he has enough film experience and he's 35 now, perhaps his time has passed

    To compensate for a weak lower face, his looks are too dependent on a beard

    Very true mate, I think he looks a bit tougher than some of the candidates but yeah he needs facial hair
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I think the Scottish actor Stuart Martin, would have been a good choice for Bond but I don't think he has enough film experience and he's 35 now, perhaps his time has passed

    To compensate for a weak lower face, his looks are too dependent on a beard

    Very true mate, I think he looks a bit tougher than some of the candidates but yeah he needs facial hair

    With and without a beard, his appearance is really night and day.
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    Benny wrote: »

    I'm surprised Robbie Williams is not on the list.
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    I know this is click bait but... James Norton is favourite now? I sure hope not!

    https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1461291/Next-James-Bond-James-Norton-Daniel-Craig-No-Time-To-Die/amp
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I don't know whether it's because Daniel is my favourite Bond and I'm biased towards his interpretation of the character but I can't see any of these "favourite's" being a good enough replacement.
    In Norton's case I've only seen McMafia but he was so wooden and forgettable
    I'm sure Eon will no doubt prove me wrong when Bond #7 is unveiled though
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    I'm with you @Jordo007 .... I think they know that whoever comes next has mighty big shoes to fill... They won't be rushing into casting... They'll put the contenders through an arduous audition process, I'm sure.
  • Yes, Broccoli reportedly said that she wanted the "dust to settle" on Craig's run (and NTTD) before casting a new Bond.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I predict a new Bond will be announced 3 years from the release of NTTD.
  • talos7 wrote: »
    I predict a new Bond will be announced 3 years from the release of NTTD.

    sounds reasonable.
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    talos7 wrote: »
    I predict a new Bond will be announced 3 years from the release of NTTD.
    It seems fair. I suppose the announcement of the hiring of a screenwriter and then a director will arrive between twelve and six months before, so in two years or so from the release of NTTD, maybe earlier for the writer.
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I don't know whether it's because Daniel is my favourite Bond and I'm biased towards his interpretation of the character but I can't see any of these "favourite's" being a good enough replacement.
    In Norton's case I've only seen McMafia but he was so wooden and forgettable
    I'm sure Eon will no doubt prove me wrong when Bond #7 is unveiled though

    Personally, Norton is at the bottom of my list. I won't start a "James Norton is not Bond" website if he were cast, but I'd be very, very, very skeptical.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    Well let’s hope Amazon lights a fire and they actually move sooner rather than later
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    I'm sure No Time to Die will keep us fans busy :)
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    I think Barbara already knows who her choice for Bond 7 is, because she usually looks at the next Bond when the current Bond is still active. It's just a matter of arranging the usual Bondian screen test to see if other candidates would beat her preferred choice.
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