Classic Film Stars Recast as James Bond Villians

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  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Alain Delon as Vargas is hilarious.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Alain Delon as Vargas is hilarious.

    Imagine a 'Le Samouraï'-like performance. Very quiet, introvert and deadly. ;)
  • edited October 2016 Posts: 9,029
    Great idea for a thread! In addition to villains- here's some for other characters as well:

    Mr Wint-Peter Lorre
    Mr Kidd-Elisha Cook Jr
    Auric Goldfinger- Sydney Greenstreet
    Red Grant- Robert Ryan or Sterling Hayden
    Tiffany Case- Lauren Bacall
    I second the notion of Jane Russell as Pussy Galore
    Tatiana Romanova- I could see Marilyn in that part
    Fiona Volpe- Jane Greer
    Felix Leiter- James Stewart (but you'd need a big name playing Bond) other Felix Leiters: Spencer Tracy, Ralph Meeker, Arthur Kennedy, and maybe George Reeves
    Horror- Richard Reeves
    Sluggsy-Jack Elam
    Kerim Bey- well heck they DID have a classic movie actor play him no need to recast that one
    Blofeld- Conrad Veidt, or Raymond Massey
    Domino- Ella Raines, or Rita Hayworth
    Le Chiffre- Boris Karloff
    Dr No- Christopher Lee
    Rosa Klebb- Margaret Hamilton
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    All excellent @ToTheRight .
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    All excellent @ToTheRight .

    Thanks! This is a great thread!
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    James Mason as Karl Stromberg...real menace..

    James Mason as Blofeld surely!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Back on Earth
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    Bela Lugosi as Kronsteen.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Bela Lugosi as Kronsteen.


    Or Lugosi as Blofeld.

  • edited October 2016 Posts: 766
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread! In addition to villains- here's some for other characters as well:
    Rosa Klebb- Margaret Hamilton

    And I hope she burns Bond's ass!

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  • KaijuDirectorOO7KaijuDirectorOO7 Once Upon a Time Somewhere...
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    Edward Fox or Hardy Kreuger as the motorcycle killer from the AVTAK short story.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Both great choices.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Back on Earth
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    Ted Cassidy as Sol Horror and Jackie Coogan as Sluggsy Morant
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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Back on Earth
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    Stan Laurel as Mr Wint and Oliver Hardy as Mr Kidd
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    Or maybe the other way around is better?
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    @Thunderfinger I would die happy with either of those choices.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Back on Earth
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    Me too! What a wonderful world that would be.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Lee Van Cleef should have been Scaramanga in a straight adaptation.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Monica Vitti as Fiona Volpe

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  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Phantom Planet
    edited April 2018 Posts: 8,736
    Doctor No - Sir Alec Guinness
    Klebb - Judith Anderson
    Grant - Johnny Weissmuller
    Goldfinger - Sidney Greenstreet
    Largo - Edward G. Robinson
    Blofeld - Sir Laurence Olivier
    kananga - Sidney Poitier
    Scaramanga - Richard Burton
    Stromberg - Frank Sinatra
    Drax - Oliver Reed
    Kristatos - Otto Kruger
    Kamal Khan - Richardo Montalban
    Zorin - Charlton Heston
    Koskov - Peter Lorre
    Sanchez - Cesar Romero
    Janus - Joseph Cotten
    Carver - Orson Welles
    Elektra King - Lauren Bacall
    Graves - Robert Walker
    Le Chiffre - George Sanders
    Greene - Roman Polanski
    Silva - Peter Finch

  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited April 2018 Posts: 26,496
    FLEMING
    James Bond - Richard Burton (maybe Laurence Harvey)
    Dr. No - Conrad Veidt
    Rosa Klebb - Margaret Hamilton
    Red Grant - Lee Marvin
    Auric Goldfinger - Otto Preminger
    Pussy Galore - Marlene Deitrich
    Emile Largo - Christopher Lee
    Ernst Stavro Blofeld - Bela Lugosi
    Irma Bunt - Judith Anderson
    Mr. Wint - Vincent Price
    Mr. Kidd - Lon Chaney Jr.
    Serrafimo Spang - Jack Palance
    Mr. Big - Rex Ingram
    Francisco Scaramanga - Lee Van Cleef
    Horror - Raymond Massey
    Sluggsy - Peter Lorre
    Hugo Drax - Charles Laughton
    Krebbs - Dwight Frye
    Le Chiffre -Yves Montand
    Arias Kristatos - Anthony Quinn
    Milton Krest - Robert Ryan
    Hector Gonzales - Thomas Gomez
    Major Dexter Smythe - Claude Raines
    Trigger - Greta Garbo

    AMIS
    Colonel Sun - Akihito Hirata (I know that he's Japanese, not Chinese, but he would be perfect)

    EON
    Karl Stromberg - Otto Kruger
    Kamal Khan - Omar Sharif
    General Orlov - Oliver Reed
    Max Zorin - Richard Widmark
    Brad Whitaker - Wallace Berry
    General Georgi Koskov - Rod Steiger
    Franz Sanchez - Gian Maria Volontè
    Alec Trevelyan - Errol Flynn
    Elliot Carver - (Young) Orson Welles
    Renard - Boris Karloff
    Elektra King - Hedy Lamarr
    Gustav Graves - Cary Grant
    Mr. White - John Barrymore
    Dominic Greene - Paul Muni
    Raoul Silva - (Young) Marlon Brando

    @Fire_and_Ice_Returns , I stole some of your ideas for actors and shove them into different spots.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Back on Earth
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    Onslow Stevens as Kristatos
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    Lon Chaney as Columbo
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  • edited October 2018 Posts: 11,168
    James Mason as Dr. No.

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    Anthony Perkins as Mr Wint

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    The latter could potentially be quite tasteless but I can see him in the role based on Norman Bates.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Nice suggestions and thanks for keeping the thread alive guys.
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    Robert Shaw as Daniel Craig's 007
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    LeChiffre wrote: »
    Robert Shaw as Daniel Craig's 007

    I’m trying to get a solid feel for that. A mid-1970s Shaw would make one insane Bond, that’s for sure.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Back on Earth
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    Lou Costello as Elvis
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  • RoadphillRoadphill United Kingdom
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    Jack Palance was offered Scaramanga when the character was closer to Fleming version. That would have been interesting.

    Klaus Kinski as Stromberg?

    May take awhile, but I like the idea of this thread I shall try to think of Moore
  • suavejmfsuavejmf England
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    Agreed.

    Classic - Jack Palance as Scarramanga.

    Modern - Idris Elba as Mr. Big.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf England
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Lee Van Cleef should have been Scaramanga in a straight adaptation.

    Good call.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    suavejmf wrote: »
    Agreed.

    Classic - Jack Palance as Scarramanga.

    Modern - Idris Elba as Mr. Big.

    I was thinking possibly Cliff Robertson as Scaramanga. He was an underrated actor.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf England
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Agreed.

    Classic - Jack Palance as Scarramanga.

    Modern - Idris Elba as Mr. Big.

    I was thinking possibly Cliff Robertson as Scaramanga. He was an underrated actor.

    He’s not tall enough IMO. Fleming’s Scaramanga was tall and lean.
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