Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    The thumbnail made me say no instantly.
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    Murdock wrote: »
    The thumbnail made me say no instantly.

    Yes, exactly :))
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    I don't have the editing skills but a similar compilation done to the Bond theme for the more regular suggestions on this thread would be very interesting.
    Kind of like our own screen test reel, anyone up for making that?
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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    Univex wrote: »
    Well, that video made me say "no" very quickly.

    He looks the part, but those clips are too cheesey.
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
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    How about Matthew Goode?
  • edited October 5 Posts: 5,198
    MSL49 wrote: »
    How about Matthew Goode?

    I quite like Mathew Goode, but he's 42 years old, which is a shame because he's ageing a bit and it actually suits him.
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    Well, that video made me say "no" very quickly.

    He looks the part, but those clips are too cheesey.

    Those eyes are a bit on the crazy side, worse than Dornan's, I think.
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    Given the new delay can we all agree 1)that the rumour regarding Tom Hardy just went up in smoke (not that it had any leg to begin with) and 2)that most if not all of the people mentioned here have less and less chances to get it.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    A few people were talking in work today about Cavill being perfect for Bond, and I don't know what it is I just don't understand it. Sure he is a handsome man, who has the right physicality for the role but no offence the guy is a huge step down from Craig as an actor and he has close to nothing in screen presence. I think it would be a huge step down for the series. He would be an okay cinematic Bond (in the style of Brosnan or even Sir Roger) but he wouldn't bring the character to life on screen, with the rich layers of contradictions and believability that say Connery, Dalton and Craig have all brought to the role. Which I think as the series has evolved since Casino the character deserves

    I mean I've sort of resigned myself to the fact that whoever is chosen next will be a bit of a step down from Craig (at least for me) but surely they have to look further than the obvious easy choice?
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Cavill won't be Bond but I think he has plenty of presence. He doesn't have much emotional range as an actor, for sure, but he does have presence on screen. It's why I think he has been (for me, at least) or surely could be the best Superman if they wrote a script that played to his strengths as a performer. It's why he was good in The Witcher, and why people liked him in Mission Impossible: Fallout. He's also generally a likeable dude too, which helps.

    For Bond though, no. I'm not sure it's enough. I often wonder what he would have been like as Bond, but I think Craig has spoiled us a little bit and we will want someone close in ability to him as an actor.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I have nothing against him as an actor or more importantly as a person, I just struggle to understand how people see him as this Bond in waiting.
    You make a great point though mate and I agree I thought he was great in MI Fallout
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yes I think he would be... fine. And I could probably convince myself that I was even surprised that he was better than I thought he'd be if he did it, but I don't see much that he's done that makes me think he'd be a step forward. I did think he was decent in Fallout, but equally I thought he was a lumpen dead weight in UNCLE. Not a disaster, but not a movie star.
    He'd be better than some of the choices as he is I guess to some extent a safe pair of hands. But it's a pretty dull pair of hands too.
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
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    Univex wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    How about Matthew Goode?

    I quite like Mathew Goode, but he's 42 years old, which is a shame because he's ageing a bit and it actually suits him.
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    Well, that video made me say "no" very quickly.

    He looks the part, but those clips are too cheesey.

    Those eyes are a bit on the crazy side, worse than Dornan's, I think.

    Sir Roger was 46 in LALD.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
    edited October 5 Posts: 2,432
    MSL49 wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    How about Matthew Goode?

    I quite like Mathew Goode, but he's 42 years old, which is a shame because he's ageing a bit and it actually suits him.
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    Well, that video made me say "no" very quickly.

    He looks the part, but those clips are too cheesey.

    Those eyes are a bit on the crazy side, worse than Dornan's, I think.

    Sir Roger was 46 in LALD.

    But he was Sir Roger B-)
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    A few people were talking in work today about Cavill being perfect for Bond, and I don't know what it is I just don't understand it. Sure he is a handsome man, who has the right physicality for the role but no offence the guy is a huge step down from Craig as an actor and he has close to nothing in screen presence. I think it would be a huge step down for the series. He would be an okay cinematic Bond (in the style of Brosnan or even Sir Roger) but he wouldn't bring the character to life on screen, with the rich layers of contradictions and believability that say Connery, Dalton and Craig have all brought to the role. Which I think as the series has evolved since Casino the character deserves

    I mean I've sort of resigned myself to the fact that whoever is chosen next will be a bit of a step down from Craig (at least for me) but surely they have to look further than the obvious easy choice?

    I think we shouldn't look at it as step down but in a different direction. It has always been like that,

    Sean-Roger-Pierce (Cinematic bond)

    George-Timothy- Daniel (Book Bond).
  • edited October 5 Posts: 5,198
    MSL49 wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    How about Matthew Goode?

    I quite like Mathew Goode, but he's 42 years old, which is a shame because he's ageing a bit and it actually suits him.
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    Well, that video made me say "no" very quickly.

    He looks the part, but those clips are too cheesey.

    Those eyes are a bit on the crazy side, worse than Dornan's, I think.

    Sir Roger was 46 in LALD.

    You are right, and I'd love it if they went back to those age groups and to the "experienced" agent episodic nature of the first films (even with slight continuity). But they won't.
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    Just seen Cavill in Enola Holmes... he doesn't have a lot of screentime, but still - there is not much memorable about his performance as Sherlock Holmes (to be fair, the material he's given is not great. Sam Claflin as Mycroft has a juicier role).
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
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    MSL49 wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    How about Matthew Goode?

    I quite like Mathew Goode, but he's 42 years old, which is a shame because he's ageing a bit and it actually suits him.
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    Well, that video made me say "no" very quickly.

    He looks the part, but those clips are too cheesey.

    Those eyes are a bit on the crazy side, worse than Dornan's, I think.

    Sir Roger was 46 in LALD.

    45 if I should nitpick. Oh, I did.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    Posts: 5,017
    Cavill won't be Bond but I think he has plenty of presence. He doesn't have much emotional range as an actor, for sure, but he does have presence on screen. It's why I think he has been (for me, at least) or surely could be the best Superman if they wrote a script that played to his strengths as a performer. It's why he was good in The Witcher, and why people liked him in Mission Impossible: Fallout. He's also generally a likeable dude too, which helps.

    For Bond though, no. I'm not sure it's enough. I often wonder what he would have been like as Bond, but I think Craig has spoiled us a little bit and we will want someone close in ability to him as an actor.

    My thoughts exactly.
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    Univex wrote: »
    Well, that video made me say "no" very quickly.

    Same here. He looks a bit too parody, although he seems the right age.
  • MSL49MSL49 Finland
    Posts: 271
    MSL49 wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    MSL49 wrote: »
    How about Matthew Goode?

    I quite like Mathew Goode, but he's 42 years old, which is a shame because he's ageing a bit and it actually suits him.
    suavejmf wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    Well, that video made me say "no" very quickly.

    He looks the part, but those clips are too cheesey.

    Those eyes are a bit on the crazy side, worse than Dornan's, I think.

    Sir Roger was 46 in LALD.

    But he was Sir Roger B-)
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    A few people were talking in work today about Cavill being perfect for Bond, and I don't know what it is I just don't understand it. Sure he is a handsome man, who has the right physicality for the role but no offence the guy is a huge step down from Craig as an actor and he has close to nothing in screen presence. I think it would be a huge step down for the series. He would be an okay cinematic Bond (in the style of Brosnan or even Sir Roger) but he wouldn't bring the character to life on screen, with the rich layers of contradictions and believability that say Connery, Dalton and Craig have all brought to the role. Which I think as the series has evolved since Casino the character deserves

    I mean I've sort of resigned myself to the fact that whoever is chosen next will be a bit of a step down from Craig (at least for me) but surely they have to look further than the obvious easy choice?

    I think we shouldn't look at it as step down but in a different direction. It has always been like that,

    Sean-Roger-Pierce (Cinematic bond)

    George-Timothy- Daniel (Book Bond).

    Aidan Turner as Cinematic Bond?
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    edited October 5 Posts: 5,470
    I know some chuckle at this, and yes endless photos can be found of him in “ pop entertainer mode “ that are very far from Bond , but for some time I’ve seen something in Harry Styles that makes me think, with a bit more age, that he could make a dynamic Bond for a new generation; if a new 007 debuts in 5 years he’ll be 31, perfect. He’s tall has a great speaking voice, charisma and charm to spare and when in “serious mode” has a great , intense look.

    If Nolan is eventually in the mix, I wouldn’t count Styles out of the running.

    Another thing, while friends say other wise he denies speaking to Bond reps, and does not even discuss if he has any interest, a sure indication that he is in the running and knows to keep his mouth shut.

    https://screenrant.com/james-bond-harry-styles-casting-rumor-debunked/
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited October 5 Posts: 3,982
    talos7 wrote: »
    ...a sure indication that he is in the running and knows to keep his mouth shut.
    I don’t think that’s the case. Sure, he’s not gonna tell the press he’s been approached, but at the same time that means actors can never deny anything? And I’d say it’s a bit of reach to say that by him denying it it means he’s being considered.

    Anyway, while EON may have a list about somewhere, I can’t imagine EON have approached anyone to seriously talk about the role.
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
    edited October 5 Posts: 5,017
    talos7 wrote: »
    I know some chuckle at this, and yes endless photos can be found of him in “ pop entertainer mode “ that are very far from Bond , but for some time I’ve seen something in Harry Styles that makes me think, with a bit more age, that he could make a dynamic Bond for a new generation; if a new 007 debuts in 5 years he’ll be 31, perfect. He’s tall has a great speaking voice, charisma and charm to spare and when in “serious mode” has a great , intense look.

    If Nolan is eventually in the mix, I wouldn’t count Styles out of the running.

    Another thing, while friends say other wise he denies speaking to Bond reps, and does not even discuss if he has any interest, a sure indication that he is in the running and knows to keep his mouth shut.

    https://screenrant.com/james-bond-harry-styles-casting-rumor-debunked/

    He’s not an actor. He‘s an (successful and yes rich pop star) X Factor clown that now wants to be an actor.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    suavejmf wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    I know some chuckle at this, and yes endless photos can be found of him in “ pop entertainer mode “ that are very far from Bond , but for some time I’ve seen something in Harry Styles that makes me think, with a bit more age, that he could make a dynamic Bond for a new generation; if a new 007 debuts in 5 years he’ll be 31, perfect. He’s tall has a great speaking voice, charisma and charm to spare and when in “serious mode” has a great , intense look.

    If Nolan is eventually in the mix, I wouldn’t count Styles out of the running.

    Another thing, while friends say other wise he denies speaking to Bond reps, and does not even discuss if he has any interest, a sure indication that he is in the running and knows to keep his mouth shut.

    https://screenrant.com/james-bond-harry-styles-casting-rumor-debunked/
    He’s not an actor. He‘a a (very successful and yes rich) X Factor clown that now wants to be an actor.
    I think that’s a bit harsh. While I was never a fan of him during his 1D, I kinda like his new music, and I’m quite excited to see him opposite Florence Pugh and Dakota Johnson in Don’t Worry Darling. Always interesting to see how new actors do, as much as I don’t think he’ll ever be right for 007.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Many quality actors had pop entertainer backgrounds, Nolan has noticed him and he’s working on his acting skills and has been up for and is landing high profile acting gigs As I’ve said, the traffic signal needs to be green when you get to it, not when you’re a block away. ;)

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I've heard good things about his acting, but I don't think he's been a lead yet, has he?
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Toward the lower third of this article, Christopher Nolan discussed casting Styles.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/christopher-nolan-harry-styles-dunkirk-heath-ledger-joker-2017-7?amp
  • I think Harry Styles' dress sense alone will preclude him from the role.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    edited October 5 Posts: 5,470
    I think Harry Styles' dress sense alone will preclude him from the role.

    And that may , or may not be a consideration; it didn’t keep him from being cast as, and convincingly portraying a WW2 soldier.

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    I think Harry Styles' dress sense alone will preclude him from the role.

    I don't know his music and wasn't exposed to his pop-life. I know nothing about him.

    But judging him as an actor and his screen presence, have you seen Dunkirk @DoctorClatterhand ?

    Once again, knowing nothing about Stiles (other than he was a singer that I could not possibly name a song he's sung), and judging him on what I saw in Dunkirk, he was noticeably a strong presence on the screen.

    I don't know if he would make a good Bond, but judging from the one thing I've seen him in, he has traits that could be molded into a new 007 a few years down the road. If this was between a Cavil type and Stiles, my vote would go for the more interesting and potentially more compelling personality-- Stiles.

    @talos7 isn't being controversial at all. As North Americans, not really exposed to Harry's pop-star life, perhaps we're more open to this suggestion and at least see the potential in him (since we're not weighed down by his past boy-band image)?

    I don't know.

    I'm mad for the man still wearing the tux, so for me this is just a fun conversation. I am more than happy to ride out the next six months having Daniel Craig as the reigning 007.
  • Yes, I saw him in Dunkirk. I was only (half) joking. He wears some really quite bizarre outfits and I seriously think this rules him out in the eyes of EoN. I don't mind at all, as I'm extremely broad-minded. He's got a swagger and confidence that would be great for Bond. Great screen presence too.
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