Clive Owen as Bond, James Bond?

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    From the IMDB:


     
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    ditto.

    and they better give him a BMW to drive in the movie. [​IMG]
     
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    i thought i read an interview once where he said he never wanted to play Bond, and that the character was totally uninteresting.
     
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    I read an interview the Pierce Brosnan did a few years back where he said he wouldn't drag out doing Bond after he got to a certain age where he couldn't believably pull it off. He mentioned that roger Moore should have hung up the towel earlier. Its good to see that he is following up.
     
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    Clive Owen would kick ass [​IMG]
     
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    Clive Owen would rule in this role! I think some wouldnt like him though....as he kinda gives the cold Dalton feel to me......but I dig that.
     
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    My only concern is that Clive Owen is 38 now. And Brosnan is going to do one more. So at the earliest we are looking for Clive's first Bond when he is 42. He will only get to do a couple before he has to pass on the mantle.
     
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    Of all the hundreds of supposed "new Bonds" that have been predicted over the years, Clive Owen is far and away the best choice I've seen. He's got the look, the accent and the attitude down pat. I hope this is for real. I can't imagine who else would be remotely suitable after Brosnan bows out.

    However, I can't see Owen in the middle of a jokey camp-fest like Die Another Day. Maybe he'll have the same influence on the producers that Dalton did and take the series in a less gimmicky direction. That would be awesome.
     
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    Interesting from IMDB. his next movie:


    KING ARTHUR


    Clive Owen .... King Arthur
    Stephen Dillane .... Merlin
    Keira Knightley .... Guinevere
    Ioan Gruffudd .... Lancelot
    Stellan Skarsgård .... Cedric
    Ray Winstone .... Bors
    Hugh Dancy .... Galahad
    Ray Stevenson .... Dagonet
    Til Schweiger .... Cynric
    Charlie Creed-Miles .... Ganis
    Joel Edgerton .... Gawain
    Ken Stott .... Marcus Honorius
    Ivano Marescotti .... Bishop Germanius
    Pat Kinevane .... Horton
    Valeria Cavalli .... Fulcinia
     
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    Aside from Moore, who in my opinion was the worst bond, the best movies where the actors debut as bond: Dr No, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Lazenby only got one shot though), The Living Daylights, and GoldenEye.

    MY personal list of favorite Bond actors, #1 being the best.

    1. Connery
    2. Lazenby
    3. Brosnan
    4. Dalton
    5. Moore

    IMHO YMMV

    Clive defiantly screams Bond, hopefully there is a decent script waiting for him unlike the last few film's.
     
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    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    Never got into the Brosnan Bond.
    I think Clive has much more of an edge that has sadly been missing lately.
    He gets my vote.
     
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    I can't say that I like this idea... Clive Owen is well and above a good enough actor for the role, but he's totally wrong, imho. His build suggests a hulking presence, nor do I think he is suave enough to play spy. Dalton *was* cold, but he also had enough 'oomph' in the suave department to make things work. Maybe I haven't seen enough of Owen's work, but all his characters that I have seen exude 'scary'.

    My favorite Bonds:

    1. Brosnan
    2. Dalton
    3. Moore
    4. Connery
    5. Lazenby
     
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    No better choice, in my opinion. And I would hope they use his strengths and create a new Bond style.
     
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    1. Connery
    2. Brosnan
    3. Lazenby
    4. Woody Allen
    5. David Niven
     
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    Hugh Jackman Tipped for Bond Role [imdb]


    Australian actor Hugh Jackman is the new favorite to take over from Pierce Brosnan as the next James Bond. Brosnan plans to hang up the superspy's famous tuxedo when filming concludes on the next installment in the series - and X-Men star Jackman is thought to be top of the list of potential replacements. A source at 007 movie makers Eon says, "A lost of possible successors has been drawn up, and Hugh is at the top. He's got everything the producers are looking for - dark good looks, an athletic build, a sense of humor and box-office clout. At 35, he is also the right age." British actors Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Northam and Paul Bettany have all been put in the frame - but they have now reportedly been eliminated. The source explains, "Owen lacks the necessary lightness of touch to make Bond a box-office success." While Bettany is "strawberry blond - and there's never been a blond 007". Bond director Lewis Gilbert adds, "You can't have someone too young playing Bond because they would never be believable in the part. And the chances of getting a superstar like Russell Crowe are slim because he'll be too expensive, he'll have all sorts of projects lined up and is unlikely to want to commit to making a series of films. Hugh Jackman clearly fits the bill."
     

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