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Shaken not stirred [Jun. 27th, 2005|08:58 pm]
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There has been a disturbance in the Force. Last summer should have been a Bond summer, but theatres were bereft of the elegant cool of 007. '06 is supposed to see another 007, but at 52 Pierce Brosnan has declared himself too old, and done with the franchise. This means that Hollywood is again in search of the perfect man to fill the tux. Today's yahoo entertainment page contained an article with a lengthy laundry list of proposed names.

Personally, I think Clive Owen is the heir apparent to the throne. He has the height, the build, and the handsome-but-not-too-cute look that's perfect for the role. Assuming, of course, that he would want it. The other suggestions ranged from innovative possibilities (Dougray Scott) to "you've gotta be kidding me!" (Orlando Bloom as a Muppet Baby James Bond - a choice I didn't even bother to include.)

So who do you think would be the best choice?

Who should be the next James Bond?

Clive Owen
Dougray Scott
Hugh Jackman
Jude Law
Colin Farrell
Ewan McGregor
Eric Bana
Ioan Gruffudd
Daniel Craig
Gerard Butler
Who the hell are these people?
They should never make another Bond film

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[User Picture]From: channonyarrow
2005-06-28 01:18 am (UTC)
I don't know. I agree with you that Clive Owen's the heir apparent, but I don't want him to have it. I feel - and this is probably just me - that the Bonds wind up languishing in tired obscurity. What else has Pierce Brosnan done that anyone remembers? (Other than Mrs. Doubtfire.) Heck, I even feel that way about Sean Connery!

So, since I like Clive Owen, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Colin Ferrell and Ewan McGregor, I nominate someone else. Like Gerard Butler, who I've never heard of anyway. Because I KNOW ALL about film, of course.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-28 01:24 am (UTC)
Sean Connery has done a lot post-Bond. Including lip-locking with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the lucky bastard. (Yes, it was creepy, but still he got his chance!) Roger Moore never had any talent anyway. Timothy Dalton has languished, but no one knew who he was before he started. So I can see your apprehension.
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[User Picture]From: ldygwynedd
2005-06-28 01:19 am (UTC)
To hell with James Bond, when's Ioan Gruffudd going to do the next Hornblower?
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[User Picture]From: aehallh
2005-06-28 02:17 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: casu_consulto
2005-06-28 01:24 am (UTC)
I don't actually know who Clive Owen is. I could picture Dougray Scott as a Bond, but Ioan Gruffudd and Jude Law are both too pretty, I think. If there was going to be an Australian Bond, it would have to be Hugh Jackman and not Eric Bana (no Australian can take EB seriously after his performance as Poiter [Peter], a yobbo character in an ancient comedy sketch show.)
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[User Picture]From: magicpointeshoe
2005-06-28 01:29 am (UTC)
I thought the new James Bond was made official last month?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-28 01:30 am (UTC)
Apparently not, as the article was in today's news. Did you hear a name, or was it just official that a new Bond movie was being made?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-28 02:16 am (UTC)
Not that you have a strong opinion on the topic.... [g]
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[User Picture]From: miintikwa
2005-06-28 01:39 am (UTC)
I thought Goran Visjnic had gotten the role.

Personally, I adore him and think he'd be a great bond. You have a point about Clive Owen, and he does have the look, but Goran! *drool* He's teh hottness, and he has that bad-boy edge that's perfect for Bond.
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[User Picture]From: dhimahi
2005-06-28 02:04 am (UTC)
Definitely hotttt...

And he did a brilliant job of losing the accent in Practical Magic!

He gets my vote... one of them...

Dang I am so fickle...
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2005-06-28 01:40 am (UTC)
I wonder how Colin Firth would do...as odd as that sounds...
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[User Picture]From: finding_helena
2005-06-28 06:08 am (UTC)
If they made Colin Firth Bond, I would cry into my copy of Pride and Prejudice for a long long time.
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[User Picture]From: cathawk
2005-06-28 01:44 am (UTC)
Okay, I do know some of these names, but I'm having a hard time conjuring a picture of any of them. I thought Brosnan could have done a few more. I didn't realize he pulled out, I thought they ousted him in Hollywood's eternal youth bias.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-28 02:20 am (UTC)
The word on the street is that he didn't want to be saddled with the legacy and never get another movie role.
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[User Picture]From: rhapsody_98
2005-06-28 02:01 am (UTC)
Oh, you ask the impossible!

I want to say Jude Law, but he's too perfectly handsome. I like Clive Owen, but not as Bond. He's too rough, not as smooth as a Bond is supposed to be. I'm really leaning toward Iaon Gruffed, but I wasn't impressed with him in King Arthur.

So, I suppose I'll remain neutral and just thank the Goddess that it's not my place to choose.
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[User Picture]From: dhimahi
2005-06-28 02:02 am (UTC)
I don't think we can get Hugh Jackman off the Broadway stage any time in the near future... but I think Ewan McGregor would be just peachy. He has certainly proven himself to be versatile enough...

Interesting thread. I have to admit that I am just not a Bond fan.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2005-06-28 03:36 pm (UTC)
Sure you could. Hugh has signed on to do X-3 (which, from what I have read, will be a disappointing movie).

I'm sure he could be talked into doing a bond film.
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[User Picture]From: bmajors
2005-06-28 02:37 am (UTC)


Patrick McGoohan
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-28 02:46 am (UTC)

Re: other

WAY beyond too old.
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2005-06-28 02:55 am (UTC)
Bond Films were over for me when they didn't have Miss Moneypenny any more and M is now a woman. Call me sexist but I don't like it.
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[User Picture]From: morgi
2005-06-28 03:02 am (UTC)

Mmm. Jeremy Brett.

Dunno who most of those guys are, and don't give a hoot.

But I absolutely ADORE your icon. Squeee!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-28 10:07 am (UTC)

Re: Mmm. Jeremy Brett.

Isn't it yummy?! I adore Jeremy Brett's Holmes.
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From: morganvision
2005-06-28 03:38 am (UTC)
I think Ioan looks the part to a tee, but I feel so dirty voting for him. I love me some Ewan and GOD . . . I haven't thought about Dougray Scott in YEARS but he was the stuff of 16-year-old-me fantasies when "Ever After" came out.
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From: morganvision
2005-06-28 03:41 am (UTC)
13 year old me? I don't remember at this point. Ha!
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[User Picture]From: toshfraggle
2005-06-28 05:49 am (UTC)
I'm just really glad that Tom Cruise isn't on that list. I'm a little sick of him on screen and I'm even more sick of reading posts and threads about his current behavior online. More than that though I think there are lots of better, hotter, and smoother male actors out there these days.

In fact, if I had pick of ANYBODY I'd want them to find somebody completely entirely new. Somebody we've never seen before. Somebody that every girl and gay boy age 20 and older will suddenly swoon over. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-28 10:11 am (UTC)
Tom Cruise is beyond wrong for the part. Short, petite, and not British in any way.

And a newcomer is always a possibility, but these were the names being bandied about
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