Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited May 2016 Posts: 10,588
    That's how we'll get, BondiMcBondiface ! As the new 007 :D

    :))
    We have indeed learned our lesson from the "Boaty Mcboatface" incident.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    If the public decided, Robbie Williams would have been Bond. Forget it.
    That's why the pointless approach is genius. More then one would say Robbie, and thus he can't be Bond. And you're sure to end up with an unknown.

  • edited May 2016 Posts: 6,601
    By pure looks , Robbie could be as much Bond as Turner, for example. There have been much much worse suggestions. Just think of the ginger guy. ;)
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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    talos7 wrote: »
    Am I the only one who believes that Elba has never been considered and that his being identified with the role is completely a creation of the media and some fans as well as stoking the fire a bit himself ? I don't think he has for a second been considered by EON.
    Or just people with agendas (i.e. forcing change-of-ethnicity down the throats of those who don't adapt to their nonsense, just for the sake of it), black actor playing a white character. No matter how much they stir it up, whatever reasons they can give, the idea of it as a whole is just pointless.

    Totally agreed. Elba has never been a sensible Eon consideration. Pure media PC for PC's sake crap.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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    dinovelvet
    1:32PM Posts: 650Flag
    LOL I like Turner but the long hair and stubbly look isn't good for Bond

    "Last week, Daniel Craig declared that he will never do another Bond film"

    Er...did he now? Who did he declare that to?


    "Тhe long hair and stubbly" have one great property: they can be removed))) ;)
    bBn6FIq.jpg

    There you go. ;)

    Perfect. :D

    Not the best picture you've used here! He looks like one of the Columbian drug dealers from Crocodile Dundee 2! :))
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    suavejmf wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    Am I the only one who believes that Elba has never been considered and that his being identified with the role is completely a creation of the media and some fans as well as stoking the fire a bit himself ? I don't think he has for a second been considered by EON.
    Or just people with agendas (i.e. forcing change-of-ethnicity down the throats of those who don't adapt to their nonsense, just for the sake of it), black actor playing a white character. No matter how much they stir it up, whatever reasons they can give, the idea of it as a whole is just pointless.

    Totally agreed. Elba has never been a sensible Eon consideration. Pure media PC for PC's sake crap.
    Tell me about it, mate. Tell me about it.

  • Not the best picture you've used here! He looks like one of the Columbian drug dealers from Crocodile Dundee 2! :))

    OK, it is hard to please everybody at once, but here is another image (don't judge too harshly - I'm an аmateur in photoshop things)) :)

    tumblr_o82vppFa8T1vwsesxo1_1280.jpg
  • edited June 2016 Posts: 1,661
    If there is any credence to this rumour:
    ...the report states that Susanne Bier may currently be the frontrunner to step behind the camera and take the suave British agent on his next major adventure. Not necessarily known for helming big-budget action films, Bier recently achieved immense notoriety for her stint as the director of the critically acclaimed AMC series The Night Manager.

    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Next-James-Bond-Movie-May-Have-Found-Ideal-Director-134327.html

    ...that may strengthen Tom Hiddleston's chances. Taking a guess, Bier would champion Hiddleston as the next Bond?
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Not the best picture you've used here! He looks like one of the Columbian drug dealers from Crocodile Dundee 2! :))
    Actually I only improved on the picture you put there, previously. ;)
  • edited June 2016 Posts: 1,661
    I was searching Aidan Turner on IMBD. Wanted to see if his forum has any "he should be the next Bond!" posts. I typed his name incorrectly. I typed

    Aiden Turner

    I found this guy who has a Bond-ish type look!

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2263081728/nm1205178?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_pbl_3

    There's even a 'James Bond' thread on his IMDB forum.

    :D
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited June 2016 Posts: 15,423
    He kind of looks like a bulked up young Billy Zane with 21st century standards.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,131
    Not the best picture you've used here! He looks like one of the Columbian drug dealers from Crocodile Dundee 2! :))

    OK, it is hard to please everybody at once, but here is another image (don't judge too harshly - I'm an аmateur in photoshop things)) :)

    tumblr_o82vppFa8T1vwsesxo1_1280.jpg

    Much more Bondian.
  • edited June 2016 Posts: 1,661
    LBC radio is discussing the possibility of a new James Bond - male and female. Chat starts at 3pm.

    http://www.lbc.co.uk/

    Click:

    On Air Now
    Listen Live
    Shelagh Fogarty


    The chat should start a few mins after 3pm and the news item.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    I wonder why there isn't a word for an all-male Charlie's Angels. :))
  • Posts: 1,661
    LBC radio is discussing the possibility of a new James Bond - male and female. Chat starts at 3pm.

    http://www.lbc.co.uk/

    Click:

    On Air Now
    Listen Live
    Shelagh Fogarty

    The show is on right now. The next James Bond is the topic.
  • edited June 2016 Posts: 9,819
    just look at this picture of Tom Hardy and tell me he doesn't look like he next 007

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kXrX6uJ3-JI/Vjv0sdo6g4I/AAAAAAAAClc/d4cGIigq_Ho/s1600/THBond.png

    Or this picture of Fassbender
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d7/61/3e/d7613e3b9c27d8961aeace4ff25b5400.jpg

    Or this picture of Hiddleston
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSec4F8VAAArxeh.jpg

    Ok I seriously can't decide between those three actors as long as it's one of those three I am happy.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    I don't know about those who endorse Hardy in the role, but I just don't see him as Bond. He'd be better as a henchman (no, he's neither the main villain type) in a Bond film. But, that's just my opinion.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Hardy is an exceptional actor, but would be so much better as a villain. As is normally the case, Nolan got it right when he cast him as Bane in TDKR.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited June 2016 Posts: 15,423
    Yes, and Bane was merely the henchman of Talia's in the film. I don't think Hardy, in my opinion, holds out as a main Bond villain, nor does he as Bond.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited June 2016 Posts: 15,696
    If only Jake Gyllenhaal was British and looked more Bondian. He's 35 years old and and is probably the best actor in the business right now. Honestly, his performances in Nightcrawler, Southpaw and Zodiac are absolutely mindblowing. And even more stunning is these 3 characters he plays are polar opposites in each film, the guy is a chameleon.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Now, that American actors are mentioned, I really did like Chris Pine as Jack Ryan in Shadow Recruit. And I liked him better as a super-spy than Tom Hardy in This Means War.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited June 2016 Posts: 15,696
    @ClarkDevlin I was just responding to Tom Hardy suggestions. The guy is a friggen beast, and so intense, but is too rugged (and small) to be Bond. Which made me think that Gyllenhaal has mindblowing acting talent, but is american and doesn't look like Bond.
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    let me explain my three choices in a bit more detail.

    Tom Hardy
    Film to watch: inception
    Actor to date his 007 would most likely match: Early Connery
    My thoughts: he is suave debonair and has a dark sense of humor his character in Inception was pretty much 007 and while he is known for playing villains isn't Bond essentially a bad guy working for us. As George Lazenby once said (and I am cleaning it up for the forum) "Bond is a jerk. He is a nice jerk and you want him on your side in a fight but you shouldn't trust him with your car or girl." When I see Hardy in Inception and This Means war I get the impression he would be like early Connery especially From Russia with love Connery brutual harsh but loving every minute of his journey.

    Michael Fassbender:
    What to watch: inglorious bastards haywire or X-men first class
    Actor he would closely resemble in my opinion: Dalton/early Craig
    My thoughts: Where Hardy would be a balance of light and dark Fassbender would be well just dark. Sure he oozes Charisma (the bar scene in inglorious bastards watch it trust me) but he has a darkness previously seen with Dalton and early Craig (who if his tenure is truely over I would say he had two tenures the dark Fleming era of Casino Royale and Quantum of solace and the Mendes era) the ridiculous jokes of Spectre would be gone and what would be left is another harsh brutal bond film like Casino Royale and quantum of solace. Heck considering the only person in Eon who actively hates the title Risico is having less and less say perhaps his son will finally push that relatively cool unused Fleming title through.

    Tom Hiddleston
    What to watch: The night manager
    Actor he would most be like: Moore/Brosnan
    My thoughts: before people say wait don't you prefer the dark bond films. Indeed I do but I feel Hiddleston while lighter then the other two actors I mentioned would be a nice carry on from Spectre. He has s great sense of humor and while he would be funny he can also be brutual and quite dark as the night manager proved and heck even Brosnan and Moore had dark serious spy thrillers in their respective tenures (Goldeneye and For Your Eyes only respectively)

    So that is my thiughts
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    @ClarkDevlin I was just responding to Tom Hardy suggestions. The guy is a friggen beast, and so intense, but is too rugged (and small) to be Bond. Which made me think that Gyllenhaal has mindblowing acting talent, but is american and doesn't look like Bond.
    Agreed, mate. There's that sense in him which is a bit too rugged and dare I say somehow... Too street?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @Risico007, I'm always quick to count out Hardy because he seems rather "thuggish" in a lot of his roles and doesn't seem suave enough to play a spy, but anytime someone brings up his role in 'Inception,' I do agree that it could work. Not my first choice, but it could possibly work.
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    If only Marlon Brando was alive, in his thirties, British and looked more Bondian. And if only Shakespeare was alive and could help with the dialogue, and Gustav Mahler could write the music. And if only Djengis Khan was alive and could be the villain...
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    jobo wrote: »
    And if only Shakespeare was alive and could help with the dialogue.
    *Cough* John Logan *Cough*
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    I'm scorned against Hardy because I've always viewed him as a meat head, or gym rat, or whatever term you would like to use. I picture Bond as someone you would describe as slim, and I think Hardy -- while a phenomenal actor who I enjoy -- always looks too bulked in anything I've seen him in. Even Inception. It's just his body type and the way he builds muscle.

    I think Craig is the perfect depth into the hardcore action Bourne-like type of Bond character while maintaining a look of charm, and I think Hardy's extremely physical presence would be pushing it too far. I'd also argue he blends in a little too well.. he's attractive but doesn't stand out like Connery, Brosnan, or Craig.
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    Yeah never seen Hardy as fit for Bond, good actor as he is. Can definitely see Turner, Hiddleston and Fassbender in the role.
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    just look at this picture of Tom Hardy and tell me he doesn't look like he next 007

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kXrX6uJ3-JI/Vjv0sdo6g4I/AAAAAAAAClc/d4cGIigq_Ho/s1600/THBond.png

    Or this picture of Fassbender
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d7/61/3e/d7613e3b9c27d8961aeace4ff25b5400.jpg

    Or this picture of Hiddleston
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSec4F8VAAArxeh.jpg

    Ok I seriously can't decide between those three actors as long as it's one of those three I am happy.

    Well prepare to be unhappy. ;) I'm going with Sam Mendes on this. He said "next James Bond will not be who you expect". I think the next Bond won't be any of your suggestions. It will be a new guy, someone relatively unknown.

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