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The Next James Bond?

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CW

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With the Bond producers having booted out Pierce Brosnan they are now looking for a new guy to play Bond.

Who would you like to see as the new Bond or do you think they should now leave the series as it is and call it a day?

Lots of names have been linked with the latest being Clive Owen. I think he has the right look for Bond and if they can get him they should go for it.

Some other names that were mentioned in passing including Colin Farrell, Dougray Scott, Hugh Jackman and Colin Salmon. Any others you want to throw in?
 

LemonJelly

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28 August 2002
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Ewan McGregor is also in the mix.

Brosnan was a great Bond, he will be hard to replace. They need to get decent script writers before they commit to making the next Bond, Die Another Day was total pish.
 

Tim7

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6 May 2003
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Sean Connery wil always be my favourite :).

I heard that Robbie Williams was in the running as well!!! I think Robbie would be a good bond actually, if he took it seriously enough.
 

Revan

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8 August 2003
Madeira, Portugal.
FC Porto
Brosnam was one of the best Bonds ever, right next to Sean Connery. The bad is that that scripts on P Brosnan bonds were awfull. Tommorow Never Dies was an an example of bad scripting.

Clive Owen fits the profile, but Russell Crowe is a much better actor.

I go for Russel Crowe and good scripting (above all)
 

JimJoeC

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Clive Owen is the best of that lot by far, Bond has definatly been lacking something in recent years, Goldeneye was good but the gradually got shite after that.

Brosnan is the second best Bond for me.

Mr Connery being number 1.

Of course.
 

Carl

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27 December 2001
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Clive Owen could do a job as Bond, but Brosnan was I think better than Connery in many ways. Ewan McGregor, come on, FFS the man cant act his way out of a wet paper bag anymore, his peak was being Renton, after that he became as wooden as the Ark
 

Mack

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8 August 2003
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i think in time brosnan will be looked at as being the best its going to be a tough act to follow but id go with owen!
 

ClassicD

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11 November 2001
Glasgow
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Holio said:
but Brosnan was I think better than Connery in many ways.
You mean in one way, him being Irish and Connery being Scottish! ;)

I'm not a James Bond fan, but how good would it be to have Brick Top as Bond?

Bond Villian: "Ah Mr Bond, we meet again..."
Brick Top Bond: "Fuck Off".
 
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CW

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This taken from aint-it-cool-news

Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...

That’s right. Two very different James Bonds are being considered at the moment. Expect the choice to come from this group of guys. It’s really down to Amy Pascal’s final choice, and as I understand it, she’s in the midst of making her mind up right now. Whoever gets picked starts work soon with Martin Campbell on CASINO ROYALE.

Does she want to go with Julian McMahon, star of TV’s NIP/TUCK and this summer’s FANTASTIC FOUR, who seems like a more movie star glamorous choice, or with Daniel Craig, star of LAYER CAKE and ROAD TO PERDITION, who seems like a hard-ass take-no-shit kind of Bond?

Either way, I think I like those choices. They show more imagination than the knee-jerk “Clive Owen” contingent, and I think there’s the potential for either of these two guys to bring something new to the series, a must if it’s going to remain relevant.
I would never had seen Julian McMahon as Bond!! Daniel Craig on the other hand would be a good choice, that guy looks like he could do some damage
 
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CW

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I have already warned you about posting pictures of yourself FD. You never give up do ya

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crayon

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I think they should call it a day. Brosnan was great but let down by pants scripts. Couldn't give a nats ch*ff who is the new Bond.
 

Oli

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1 September 2002
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Its gonna be Christian Bale... bloke from American Psycho and Equilibrium and the new Batman film.
 

STR

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I was jsut about to suggest Bale before I scrolled dow the page. He'd be good for it. He's definitely got the acting ability.
 
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Tim7 said:
Ain't even bloody heard of him :shock:


Biography for
Christian Bale

Birth name
Christian Charles Philip Bale
Height
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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The 10th Anniversary issue of Entertainment Weekly crowned Christian Bale as one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures" of the past decade, citing his incredible and legendary cult status on the Internet. EW also calls Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment" after his brilliant turn as the psychopathic yuppie serial killer in American Psycho (2000). And Premiere lauded him as one of the "Hottest Leading Men Under 30." Christian Bale has garnered a huge international audience ever since he wowed critics with his devastating performance in Steven Spielberg's WWII epic Empire of the Sun (1987).

Bale made his professional debut opposite British comedian Rowan Atkinson on the London West End stage. He auditioned with 4000 other kids for the coveted role of James Graham in Spielberg's Empire of the Sun. Bale received a special citation for Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor from the National Board of Review -- an award specially created for his performance in Empire. In the following decade, Welsh-born Bale has appeared in Shakespeare, dramas and comedies demonstrating a versatility, depth and range that has made him one of the best reviewed actors today and one of the most popular actors on the Internet. Bale is the youngest in a family of 3 older sisters (Erin, Sharon, and Louise).
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Hand-picked by director/writer Mary Harron and author Bret Easton Ellis to star in American Psycho (2000). Consequently, was noted by the media as the first star of American Psycho (2000), only to lose the part to Leonardo DiCaprio and then win it back again.

Is an excellent horseman and an avid reader.

He trained for 10 weeks in dancing and martial arts for the dance sequences in Newsies (1992) and Swing Kids (1993).

He has an uncanny ear for accents - he has used a different accent for each of his films to date.

Bale was handpicked by Winona Ryder for the coveted role of Laurie (Theodore Laurence) in Little Women (1994).

His father, David Bale, married feminist icon Gloria Steinem on September 3, 2000.

A devoted animal lover, Christian has two dogs [Mojo and Ramone] and three cats [Miriam, Molly, and Lilly], which are all strays that he found.

Christian is active in many organizations, including Ark Trust, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Foundation, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, the Redwings Sanctuary, and the Happy Child Mission, and a school for streetkids in Rio De Janeiro.

His grandfather doubled for John Wayne in two movies, in Africa.

His first on-screen role was in 1983 at age 9 in a British commercial for Pac-man cereal.

Born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

He replaced Leonardo DiCaprio for the film American Psycho (2000).

Stepson of author-feminist Gloria Steinem

His father, David Bale, died on 30 December 2003, from brain lymphoma at the age of 62.

He was raised in England, Portugal and California.

His great-uncle, Rex Bale, was an actor.

His father was a former commercial pilot.

Mother was a former circus dancer.

He has three sisters: Erin Bale, a musician; Sharon Bale, a computer professional; and Louise Bale, a director/actress - she appeared in Newsies (1992).

His grandfather was a stand-up comic and children's entertainer.

Met his wife through Winona Ryder; she was Ryder's personal assistant.

With Batman Begins (2005), he will become the seventh actor to play Batman and the only one since Adam West to stand the same height as Batman, who is 6-feet-2-inches tall according to the comic books.

Dropped an amazing 63 pounds for his role as the emaciated insomniac Trevor Reznik in the film _Machinist, The (2004)_ with only a single vitamin consultation with a nutritionist to guide him. For the most part he only ate salads and apples, chewed gum, smoked cigarettes and drank nonfat latte.

Considered attending the London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA) when he was twenty but continued to focus on his career instead.

Has been in 2 versions of the John Smith/Pocahontas story. He provides the voice of Thomas in Pocahontas (1995) and plays John Rolfe in The New World (2005).

Turned down the opportunity to reprise the role of Patrick Bateman in The Rules of Attraction (2002).
 
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Bale was freakily good in his last film "The Machinist" . you get a chance go see it . But as bond , I don't see it happening .

But thats the same with batman , Could Never see anyone doing it compared to keaton . Will have to wait to The summer
 
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munkee said:
Bale was freakily good in his last film "The Machinist" . you get a chance go see it . But as bond , I don't see it happening .

But thats the same with batman , Could Never see anyone doing it compared to keaton . Will have to wait to The summer

Yeah keaton was very good, it should be someone darker than them both. Vego mortison (?) mibees?
 
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