Today, I’m going to spotlight a few popular media choices. Many actors are being considered, but I’m going to focus on the performers I like. You may have your own favorite, and that’s fine. I’ll open up the discussion to readers, find out whom you want. Here we go.
Aidan Turner. Hands down, my favorite. Ever since I saw him in “Poldark” last year, I’ve thought he’d be a shoe-in for Bond. He has beautiful eyes, even if they aren’t blue, the required British accent, and he’s the right age. Plus, he oozes sex appeal, shirt on or off. He is very intense, a characteristic I would ascribe to Daniel Craig, as well. Mr. Turner would have to keep his hair short, because it has a tendency to kink and curl all over the place, but he’s definitely my number one pick.
Tom Hiddleston. I wasn’t sure about Mr. Hiddleston’s suitability for the Bond role until I saw him in a Jaguar commercial, and then my opinion changed. Drastically. Have you seen him in a tux? The man rocks formal wear. To many people he doesn’t have the classically handsome face, but I think with his height, his accent, and his acting range, he would make an awesome James Bond. And, can he move on the dance floor! The man is a living Gumby. The more I talk about him, the more I think he just might edge Mr. Turner out of my coveted first place slot. Besides, I bet he could get a really good deal on a Jaguar.
Tom Hardy. I first saw Tom Hardy in the movie “This Means War,” opposite Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine. At that time, I thought he would make a delicious James Bond. And then, he appeared in a slew of movies where he bulked up and I lost that opinion. I still don’t know if he could pull the role off. He is a bit short, but then, Daniel Craig wasn’t six feet tall, either. Mr. Hardy is very handsome, and I’m sure the action sequences required in a Bond flick would be a piece of cake for him. He’s my number three choice.
Henry Cavill. I have not seen “Superman.” I can’t attest to Mr. Cavill’s acting. I can only go by his looks, which are yummy. He has the height, the hair color, and I’m assuming the accent. From being Superman, I imagine he can do action sequences without a problem. The biggest drawback to him would be the fact that I’m sure there will be “Superman” sequels. Can he juggle two giant roles? Would his contracts even allow him to do so? That would be the question of the day. He is my distant fourth place pick.
Who will play James Bond is not high impact news, nor will it ever appear on the front page, unless it’s in the entertainment section. But the legacy of Ian Fleming’s beloved spy is important in the movie industry, and to the legions of Bond fans around the world. I didn’t watch many Bond movies until Daniel Craig took the leading man role. He wasn’t classically handsome (not like Pierce Brosnan), yet he has a rugged sex appeal that viewers liked. He brought an edge to the character that had been missing for years.
I feel that any of the actors I’ve chosen would make a good Bond. They would bring their own brand of swagger to the role while still staying true to Ian Fleming’s vision. And they would definitely guarantee women viewers!
Now, it’s your turn. Jot down whom you’d like to see in the James Bond tuxedo (or out of it!). I’d love to hear readers’ opinions. After all, an Aston Martin can’t be driven by just anyone.