Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • Posts: 1,581
    Bond has been Gooood ! But I can be Betterrrrr !
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
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    Callum Turner reminds me of a young Roger Moore lol
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    I was impress after watching The Capture https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00085sx , he plays a tough guy quite well.

    Lovely picture.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
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    Callum Turner reminds me of a young Roger Moore lol
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    I was impress after watching The Capture https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00085sx , he plays a tough guy quite well.

    I don’t want a young Roger Moore though, nor do I want a young Sean, George, Timothy, Pierce or Daniel. I want a new James Bond all his own but that still feels like the character. And for me, Callum ain’t it.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    edited February 2021 Posts: 5,131
    suavejmf wrote: »
    I think I've finally found the candidate we can all agree on:
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    Eh? Eh?

    A South American? This is a joke right? Narcos is great, but this guy is more Sanchez than Bond.

    Yes, it’s a joke, lol... I figured it would be obvious. Think there’s room to loosen up! This isn’t too serious!

    I can’t tell nowadays! Ha ha. I’ve seem Tom Holland touted on FB this week. He’s the average height of an Ewok!! But the posts were dead serious.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    edited February 2021 Posts: 5,131
    Callum Turner reminds me of a young Roger Moore lol
    roger-moore-knit-model.jpg

    I was impress after watching The Capture https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00085sx , he plays a tough guy quite well.

    But the difference is that Roger is handsome....he’s not an ‘Everyman.’
  • DaltonFanDaltonFan California
    Posts: 69
    What about Benedict Cumberbatch? I used to think that Henry Cavil might be a good choice (I liked him in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), but his character in Mission Impossible Fallout really got on my nerves. I kept wanting to slap him upside of his head.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited February 2021 Posts: 15,548
    Callum Turner reminds me of a young Roger Moore lol

    I was impress after watching The Capture https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00085sx , he plays a tough guy quite well.

    Yeah I don’t think he’s geeky at all; I wasn’t blown away by his star power in The Capture but he’s not unsuited to Bond.
    DaltonFan wrote: »
    What about Benedict Cumberbatch?

    I think he’d make a good Lord Brett Sinclair; I could watch that!
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    edited February 2021 Posts: 5,131
    DaltonFan wrote: »
    What about Benedict Cumberbatch? I used to think that Henry Cavil might be a good choice (I liked him in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), but his character in Mission Impossible Fallout really got on my nerves. I kept wanting to slap him upside of his head.

    Good actor. But a bit ‘odd looking’ rather than Bond material IMO. A bit like Callum Turner....but a better actor.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    suavejmf wrote: »
    DaltonFan wrote: »
    What about Benedict Cumberbatch? I used to think that Henry Cavil might be a good choice (I liked him in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), but his character in Mission Impossible Fallout really got on my nerves. I kept wanting to slap him upside of his head.

    Good actor. But a bit ‘odd looking’ rather Bond material IMO. A bit like Callum Turner....but a better actor.

    +1
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    This is a wider shot of one that I posted earlier. He’s definitely in my top 3 and warrants a screentest.

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  • QsCatQsCat London
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    talos7 wrote: »
    This is a wider shot of one that I posted earlier. He’s definitely in my top 3 and warrants a screentest.

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    You also suggested Benedict Cumbersnatch...
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    @QsCat ... I know @talos7 and his tastes... I don't think he suggested Benedict... Did you Talos??
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    He knows that he will never be Bond but the publicity is
    QsCat wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    This is a wider shot of one that I posted earlier. He’s definitely in my top 3 and warrants a screentest.

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    You also suggested Benedict Cumbersnatch...

    Never have I suggested "Cumbersnatch" What makes you think that I have?
  • QsCatQsCat London
    Posts: 251
    talos7 wrote: »
    He knows that he will never be Bond but the publicity is
    QsCat wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    This is a wider shot of one that I posted earlier. He’s definitely in my top 3 and warrants a screentest.

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    You also suggested Benedict Cumbersnatch...

    Never have I suggested "Cumbersnatch" What makes you think that I have?

    Never mind, yours was a reply to someone else's suggestion
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    edited February 2021 Posts: 8,236
    Controversial opinion: Callum Turner is actually not a bad choice, he looks a bit young at the moment, but give it another five years.


    We keep forgetting - Bond SHOULD be a svelte Englishman with a pleasant outward demeanour, who blends in at parties.
  • BennyBenny Shaken not stirredAdministrator, Moderator
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    Controversial opinion: Callum Turner is actually not a bad choice, he looks a bit young at the moment, but give it another five years.


    We keep forgetting - Bond SHOULD be a svelte Englishman with a pleasant outward demeanour, who blends in at parties.

    I guess that rules out Irishman Aidan Turner then.

    ;)
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    Posts: 814
    Benny wrote: »
    Controversial opinion: Callum Turner is actually not a bad choice, he looks a bit young at the moment, but give it another five years.


    We keep forgetting - Bond SHOULD be a svelte Englishman with a pleasant outward demeanour, who blends in at parties.

    I guess that rules out Irishman Aidan Turner then.

    ;)

    That would have also ruled out every single Bond actor except Moore, Craig an maybe Dalton.

    Nope. I want a good actor that just... feels right. I don’t care if he comes from UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, doesn’t matter. As long as he can play the part, we’re good.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited February 2021 Posts: 7,527
    I’d let Vincent Cassel play Bond, despite all the good reasons why he shouldn’t... he might be the most stylish man in the world.

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    Also a nice Bondian imagine of Richard Madden, who might be my frontrunner at this point:
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    Brosnan vibes.
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    Cassel would make an excellent spy from France as a Bond contact or an equally excellent villain. He always brings class.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I guess Cassel is no longer an option since he's 54 now and will probably be closer to 56 when the next film starts shooting. But I would love to have him in the Bonds as another spy, the villain, ... He's a great and classy actor.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    edited February 2021 Posts: 8,102
    I know that some people laugh, and yes you can dig up photos of him dressed in some pretty flamboyant outfits, but don’t rule out Harry Styles; he’s got charisma to spare, is the age and hight . He’s steadily building a solid acting resume, mainly in supporting roles, and would bring in younger fans.

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  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    His new film is a psychological thriller set in the 1950’s

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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    I guess Cassel is no longer an option since he's 54 now and will probably be closer to 56 when the next film starts shooting. But I would love to have him in the Bonds as another spy, the villain, ... He's a great and classy actor.

    Might have been a cool Mathis! Wouldn’t trade away Giancarlo Giannini though.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    He might get there in a few years time, but I think the timing works against him here. He needs more roles to solidify his reputation as an actor, than someone who solely acts would need to be positioned for Bond, if that makes sense.
    What I am trying to say is a well received smaller role in a huge film (Dunkirk) and then 2 leads in short succession, plus a solid modeling career could put somebody on the edge of contention, if the lead roles work out, he looks the part and there are no obvious arguments against him. For Styles there is the very obvious question mark whether he is interested in being Bond for 10-15 years or even longer because we can't really be sure wether he even wants to be an actor for the next 10-15 years. Plus, the public image of his personal style doesn't help (eventhough I personally don't see it as a negative) and he is quite young. So he would need to bolster his resume a bit before the decision is made and I don't think he has the time.
    He could be a magnificent contender in 2030 if his career works out that way, but my personal hope is that the role is in secure hands from around 2025 to at least the middle of the 30s if not 2040...
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
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    Benny wrote: »
    Controversial opinion: Callum Turner is actually not a bad choice, he looks a bit young at the moment, but give it another five years.


    We keep forgetting - Bond SHOULD be a svelte Englishman with a pleasant outward demeanour, who blends in at parties.

    I guess that rules out Irishman Aidan Turner then.

    ;)

    I mean the character, not the actor necessarily.

    I should have said "English Gentleman", as that conveys the idea a little better.

    Someone who has a knowledge of fine things, and can weave his way through distinguished company.

    I never got much charm or sophistication from Craig - it's not enough to just be a mans man. Theres more to Bond than that.

    Watch "And Then There Were None" and Aidan Turner nails it, I think Callum could too.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited February 2021 Posts: 7,527
    But... Bond is Swiss Scot? You want the next characterization of Bond to be English even though the character isn’t English?
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
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    But... Bond is Swiss Scot? You want the next characterization of Bond to be English even though the character isn’t English?

    Not the Cinematic bond.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited February 2021 Posts: 7,527
    But... Bond is Swiss Scot? You want the next characterization of Bond to be English even though the character isn’t English?

    Not the Cinematic bond.

    Fleming made Bond Scottish because of Sean Connery, so I'm not sure how you arrive at that conclusion.

    Additionally, Skyfall solidifies cinematic Bond's parents as Andrew (Scottish) and Monique (Swiss).

    Anyways, I'm mostly just taking the piss at the ridiculousness of this thread; I understand what @Mendes4Lyfe meant with his post. That's why I crossed it out.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    Posts: 8,236
    But... Bond is Swiss Scot? You want the next characterization of Bond to be English even though the character isn’t English?

    Not the Cinematic bond.



    Additionally, Skyfall solidifies cinematic Bond's parents as Andrew (Scottish) and Monique (Swiss).

    Except that Craig era is it's own contained story and timeline. Craig never met his wife in this universe, so it doesn't necessarily carry over.

    For instance, Blofeld is a childhood companion of Bond in this timeline, but I don't consider that that applies to the character in the old movies too.
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