Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    But then he'd be an older alpha male; it'd be like having Connery as M in the 90s when he was still playing leads. I dunno, it could work in some way I guess (and obviously Fiennes has been a leading man plenty of times, although I'd say perhaps in a slightly character actor way) but I don't feel like he'd be the best choice for it.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    I've not seen it, but a good point of comparison it seems like would be The King's Man; wasn't Fiennes the lead in that?
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I like the idea of M being a former agent; an interesting dynamic could be established with a younger agent. This was toyed with a bit with the introduction of Fiennes ; it could be explored further in a new incarnation.
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    mtm wrote: »
    I think that'd still be ten years away for Elba though, he's still giving off handsome leading man vibes.
    I don't think M should be the sexy alpha male; it's more interesting to give Bond a different type of person to butt up against.

    "Butt up against" ?
    The note before yours referred to: "Craig and Isaacs once played a gay couple in a play."
    Perhaps they already acted out some of that "butt up against" thing ?

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    I'm actually a fan of Elba as M. The appeal to me is that you have someone who is such a big screen presence (an 'alpha male' as has been said here) who could literally have been Bond in some alternate universe. It makes sense that a younger Bond would respect such a man, and Elba's age makes him convincing enough to act as that 'older mentor' to a younger agent.

    It might not work for every version of a new M/Bond, and I think it'd be the sort of thing that would have to be considered on a script level (they'd have to have clear personality contrasts between Bond and Elba's M, develop a different dynamic to this new onscreen relationship), but I can see it working, if not with Elba then a prominent actor like him.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    It's not cringe in the good way. Listen I think he would be a great Bond, but there is no arguing he is very unfit for certain roles. e.g. a villain like Dominic Greene. He is too good looking.

    But I could be wrong:
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    You have a point indeed. Where'd the head shot go though? Link me up Scotty.

    Not the same photo.

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    It’s odd the more I watch this



    The more I want Norton as Bond

    He is 36 now and not famous at all I think he could do it
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    It’s odd the more I watch this



    The more I want Norton as Bond

    He is 36 now and not famous at all I think he could do it

    I haven't seen a lot of his work admittedly, but I thought he was quite bland and at times wooden in McMafia.
    In my opinion, I think we could do better
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    Risico007 wrote: »
    It’s odd the more I watch this



    The more I want Norton as Bond

    He is 36 now and not famous at all I think he could do it

    I haven't seen a lot of his work admittedly, but I thought he was quite bland and at times wooden in McMafia.
    In my opinion, I think we could do better

    I agree, very milk toast.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    I didn't like him in McMafia at all, but I really thought he was good in Rogue Agent on Netflix recently. He played a con man who pretended to be an MI5 officer.
  • QsCatQsCat London
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    Just watched the trailer for Rogue Agent. James has a weak voice unfortunately
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    He can probably lower it with some practice.

    Out of the Americans I think Adam Driver would have been the most interesting casting choice. Clooney and Hamm are just too stereotypically handsome.

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  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    If you deepfaked A*d*n T*rn*r into that Norton trailer, I'd want to see that film! :D
    Hang on, did I say that out loud?!
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
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    Big fat no to Adam Driver. He’s great and all, but I don’t want any Americans to play Bond (not even Jon Hamm, who looks just like Fleming’s Bond). And I say this as an American.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    No to Driver, no to Norton. The latter can't act, not even an impersonation of a tree.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited September 2022 Posts: 7,322
    No to Driver, no to Norton. The latter can't act, not even an impersonation of a tree.

    Well, why don’t you tell us who you’d like to play Bond?

    EDIT: Sorry, I'll behave myself. And besides, in all honesty if EON announced Turner had been chosen for Bond, I wouldn't be 100% mad about it, it would be interesting to see where they go with it.
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
    edited September 2022 Posts: 565
    No to Adam Driver... I just don't see it :/
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Moderator
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    He can probably lower it with some practice.

    Out of the Americans I think Adam Driver would have been the most interesting casting choice. Clooney and Hamm are just too stereotypically handsome.

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    What if Adam Driver changed his first name, to Aston...?
    Um, yeah, still nah.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    @MajorDSmythe ... Wow!! That's a good shout out, even if you were being facetious! Driver would be weirdly fascinating as The Shadow.

    I want to see thist film (although I did love Alec Baldwin's version and hoped for sequels back in the day)!!!
  • edited September 2022 Posts: 715
    I wish to see a remake of Billy Zane's The Phantom. Really dark, gritty, bloody and scary, but with moments of Jim Carrey/Brendan Fraser type over the top humour and lots of voodoo magic. It would blow Deadpool out of the water.

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited September 2022 Posts: 12,111
    I do feel like the outfit is a really big stumbling block with the Phantom though! :D It's this kind of Indiana Jones-ish adventure film and then you have the hero... wearing that.
    At the least The Shadow looks kind of cool. :)
  • edited September 2022 Posts: 715
    The Rock would look good in that spandex.

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    The question is if a horse could carry him or if he would have to carry the horse.
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    Here's my choice to replace Craig.................

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  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Or a very good M
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Maybe Q?
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    All he needs is a trim, darkening of the hair (or not) and I think he looks fit for duty.
    At 76 I think he looks years younger than Connery in NSNA.
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    All he needs is a trim, darkening of the hair (or not) and I think he looks fit for duty.
    At 76 I think he looks years younger than Connery in NSNA.

    Tim has said that one of the reasons he decided to not keep going as Bond after LTK was because he thought he was too old, and if he declined back in 1994 with 48, then there's NO WAY he's gonna accept to return with 76.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    All he needs is a trim, darkening of the hair (or not) and I think he looks fit for duty.
    At 76 I think he looks years younger than Connery in NSNA.

    Tim has said that one of the reasons he decided to not keep going as Bond after LTK was because he thought he was too old, and if he declined back in 1994 with 48, then there's NO WAY he's gonna accept to return with 76.

    I think it was a joke, old chap.
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    Benny wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    All he needs is a trim, darkening of the hair (or not) and I think he looks fit for duty.
    At 76 I think he looks years younger than Connery in NSNA.

    Tim has said that one of the reasons he decided to not keep going as Bond after LTK was because he thought he was too old, and if he declined back in 1994 with 48, then there's NO WAY he's gonna accept to return with 76.

    I think it was a joke, old chap.

    Definitely a joke if even said. He certainly was looking towards B17 as late as autumn 1993/early '94. He just wanted to finish his three picture deal.
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