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Who Will Be The Next James Bond?

Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role. Here are a few choices we have in mind. Let us know your own thoughts on your own choice.

The English Bond: Christian Bale
Next Bond Christian BaleWell, Welsh, but close enough. Everyone knows he can act, and everybody knows he can do action movies. But what might surprise some people, assuming they haven’t seen American Psycho, is that he’s also got a way with irony and looks damn good in sharp suits. Put all that together and you’ve got the makings of a very good Bond.

The Australian Bond: Guy Pearce
Next Bond Guy PearcePearce would be the second Australian character to play (after George Lazenvy in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), and if the producers are literally looking to replace Craig, who brought gravitas and brawn to Bond, but not much in the way of charm, they won’t do much better than this guy. His resume to date looks an awful lot like Craig’s, pre-Casino Royale, and he can deliver all the requisite intensity and physicality.

The American Bond: Jon Hamm
Hamm poses at the premiere for the fourth season of the television series "Mad Men" at the Mann 6 theatre in HollywoodAn American as Bond? Hear us out. The trick to playing Bond is to give the character a sense of duality – to be both charming and menacing, dangerous and dashing – and over the past few years, Hamm’s Don Draper has been all those things and more. Throw in his goofy appearances on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, and you get a sense of just how fun Hamm’s Bond could be. Plus the man knows how to wear a tux.

 

The Next-Generation Bond: Sam Worthington
Next Bond Sam WorthingtonSean Connery was young – thirty-two – when he first took on Bond, and it would be nice if the producers could find a younger guy who could play the character for a while to come. Problem is, most younger actors these days are kind of weenies (we’re looking at you, Pattinson). But Worthington might be able to pull it off. He’s got the whole swagger thing down pat, and if he could loosen up a little and have some fun with the part, there’s no telling how long he could be clocking in as 007.

The Also-Rans
Next Bond OthersClive Owen: Too cerebral.
Hugh Jackman: Too song-and-dance.
Gerard Butler: Too cheesy.
Jude Law: Too slight.
Shia LaBeouf: Too Shia LaBeouf.


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11 comments

  1. Idris Elba, what about him? A Black James Bond… 🙂

  2. Thou shall not let Sam Worthington anywhere close to that role.

    Dude couldnt act his way out of a paper bag. He is the male Kristen Stewart. He is even worse. The way he recites his lines in his movies is always the same and its always with a sullen and gloomy expression.

    Sam Worthington and swagger in the same sentence…. ***sigh***

    Sam Worthington of all people to mention…tufia!

  3. JUDE LAW!! ^_^

  4. I’m looking at this list and no one seems right for the role, not a single one. The role of bond has evolved with Daniel Craig, want someone to maintain that tempo then get a man’s man and not these lady fingers up in here. On the subject of men, why is Sam Worthington even on this list? He is a baby nah. He can’t pull off a bond to save his life.
    John Hamm? Please, he is so American that his last name is a piece of American delicacy.

  5. I go with Christian Bale. He looks handsome.

  6. For the sake of sounding sarcastic and humorous, I choose Shia Labeouf.

    Hahahahihihi… Can’t even say his name with a straight face!

  7. What of Jason Statham… dat guy can like to act action film. He is certainly beta dan some names in dis article

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