Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • edited November 2022 Posts: 1,278
    Yes he does! It's when he goes into the first hotel room in FRWL. I forgot about that, haha.

    Perhaps one of the requirements for a Bond actor should be making mundane stuff look weirdly cool... I'm actually not even fully joking. There's definitely an element of physicality to the role, and not just in the big stunts. Craig and Connery just looked so damn elegant onscreen even if they were walking across a room.
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Everybody needs a hobby.
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    007HallY wrote: »
    Yes he does! It's when he goes into the first hotel room in FRWL. I forgot about that, haha.

    Perhaps one of the requirements for a Bond actor should be making mundane stuff look weirdly cool... I'm actually not even fully joking. There's definitely an element of physicality to the role, and not just in the big stunts. Craig and Connery just looked so damn elegant onscreen even if they were walking across a room.

    That might just be the closest definition we've come to, for the certain "something" a Bond actor needs to have:
    He needs to make talking on the phone look like it's the coolest thing in the world.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Also notice Connery's cigarette technique: place into the mouth with cigarette grasped between fingers and thumb, remove from mouth using a scissor action with forefinger and middle finger. It's crucial stuff.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    mtm wrote: »
    Connery's phone technique is something to behold. Not least when in one of them he picks the whole phone up, one leg onto a chair (of course), holds onto the receiver and throws the body of the phone onto the bed, thus picking up the receiver and bringing it to his ear. Possibly the coolest way anyone has ever used a phone.

    Makes me wish I still had one of these phones and used it.
  • edited November 2022 Posts: 1,278
    I'll admit it, after reading this thread this morning I took a phone call (albeit on a smartphone) and put one leg onto a chair as I answered...
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited November 2022 Posts: 12,121
    I bet you absolutely smashed that call as a result. Made that window cleaning company pay you.
  • AmericanBondFan1994AmericanBondFan1994 Milford, Michigan
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    Hello everyone long time lurker but I am definitely on the sope dirisu train!
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited November 2022 Posts: 7,322
    Welcome! Dirisu might be the forum-favourite.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Welcome! Dirisu might be the forum-favourite.

    Or maybe not… 😉
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    talos7 wrote: »
    Welcome! Dirisu might be the forum-favourite.

    Or maybe not… 😉

    Every suggestion here has people who don't like them... Dirisu isn't my pick either. He's just come up a lot here lately I think. There are more people here than you and me. ;)
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited November 2022 Posts: 11,296
    Therefore the emogis on both posts. I really need to take on that form of expression.
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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Soon we will evolve into an emoji only language.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Soon we will evolve into an emoji only language.

    Hopefully, not in my lifetime ;)
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    ;) ;) ;)
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I watched, Those Who Wish Me Dead, again last week, I still can't picture Nicholas Hoult as Bond any time soon.
    He plays a ruthless assassin in the film, but he just looks too young and innocent to be intimidating.

    I can't see him being a leading man any time soon
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I watched, Those Who Wish Me Dead, again last week, I still can't picture Nicholas Hoult as Bond any time soon.
    He plays a ruthless assassin in the film, but he just looks too young and innocent to be intimidating.

    I can't see him being a leading man any time soon

    And his youthful appearance is part of what makes him right for the part .He has increasingly grow into his looks and won’t be getting any younger. Hoult will be in his mid thirties when the next film gets rolling ; he will be a Bond entering his prime. Time will weather his features.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    That's fair point mate, it's no disrespect to him, it's a compliment if anything. I think right now he looks a bit too youthful and that's with a beard. Maybe he'll be similar to Pierce
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited November 2022 Posts: 7,322
    Hoult has the kind of youthfulness he'll take with him to the grave. It's his look; he's not a young man, he's appropriately aged for the role, but his look is youthful. He'll always have it.

    Not to say he's a bad pick, he could probably bring something interesting to the role.

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    Idris is really putting his back into it.
  • edited November 2022 Posts: 718
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  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Moderator
    edited November 2022 Posts: 13,105
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    Was the cameraman (or woman) being electrocuted when that was filmed? Lawd, I hate this jerky cam nonsense with a passion.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    @doubleoego Do you recommend something particularly Bondian that Thomas Doherty has done? I had a look on his IMDB but didn't come across anything that stood out to me.

    Nothing in particular as such. I know he's on the Gossip Girl reboot show where he plays an American bisexual lothario. However, I would check out his film, The Invitation just to get an idea of how he sounds with a British accent and to see how charming and smooth he is with the ladies. That's all I have I'm afraid. Hope it helps.

  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Sope Dirisu

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    Gangs of London is phenomenal. Recently watched season 2 which was great but season 1 was on a whole different level.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    I'm not really into Thomas Doherty for Bond. He's a capable actor (I've only seen him in High Fidelity with Zoe Kravitz), but he gives off a CW vibe, which I think would be a mistake.
  • edited November 2022 Posts: 718
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    Was the cameraman (or woman) being electrocuted when that was filmed? Lawd, I hate this jerky cam nonsense with a passion.

    It’s only because i put the two gifs right next to each other. It’s much more palatable single full screen.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    If EON ever 'raceswapped' Bond, I can't think of anyone better than Sope as the man for the job. But that means they'd have to do it this time out if they wanted to get him - EON have said that they want the next guy to play Bond for a decade, which means that if they don't cast him now, Sope would be too old when it came to casting the eighth Bond. Are EON ready to make the leap this soon? I'm really not sure that they are.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I like Sope. But can I just say that if he doesn't become Bond, I would LOVE to see him in hard-boiled neo-noir action thrillers? The man oozes raw masculinity.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    edited November 2022 Posts: 38,271
    doubleoego wrote: »
    Sope Dirisu

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    Gangs of London is phenomenal. Recently watched season 2 which was great but season 1 was on a whole different level.

    I've been real excited for S2 and somehow missed that it had already started. I'm really looking forward to checking it out ASAP then.
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited November 2022 Posts: 5,380
    Mallory wrote: »
    Real or not it's just nice to see a headline without the names Idris Elba, Henry Cavill and Tom Hiddleston.
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