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Clive Owen as James Bond?

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Instead of Craig, would you have liked Owen played 007 in Casino Royale?
 
Nah, I can't see him as Bond.
 
HEEEELLSS YEAH!

Didn't you guys see the "HIRE" flicks he did? Those were the short-films made for BMW years back . . . I'm tellin you, Owen IS Bond . . .
 
I think Craig will do pretty good, he's a real good actor . . . just would have loved Owen in that role . . . I might have actually SEEN a James Bond movie with him in it . . .
 
No because Craig imo is a more diverse actor who is more than capable of bringing us the character of Bond.
 
DV8 said:
I think Craig will do pretty good, he's a real good actor . . . just would have loved Owen in that role . . . I might have actually SEEN a James Bond movie with him in it . . .

Well if you haven't SEEN a bond movie yet then why are you even comparing?
 
Clive Owen's a good solid actor - underrated in a lot of ways - and I'm sure he would have done the part well. However, I was oppsed to his casting because he'd have been the 'safe' option, another indicator that we're getting same old same old.

The combination of Daniel Craig, Martin Campbell's back to basics approach and the awesome Paul Haggis on scripting duties gives me hope that this will be anything but same old same old.
 
I was a supporter of Owen for Bond for a long time but now I'm quite happy that we didn't get him. If Owen got the role I feel that he wouldn't have anything to prove due to the vast amounts of people supporting him, believing that he was born for the role and we would get a lackluster preformance. I believe this is also what happened to Brosnan.

Craig has something to prove(not to me but to most of the public) and I think that this will enhance what would already be an excellent preformance. I also think that Craig is just a better actor than Owen, although both are quite good.
 
Gerard Way said:
Well if you haven't SEEN a bond movie yet then why are you even comparing?

Sorry . . . I was referring to the shytty Bond flicks of late . . . and I meant like, in the theater
 
Owen is just a bit too soft looking, IMO. He would have been more of the Moore/Bronsan type Bond. Craig fits the Connery/Dalton mold more, and that's the Bond i like best.
 
AndrewBerger said:
I was a supporter of Owen for Bond for a long time but now I'm quite happy that we didn't get him. If Owen got the role I feel that he wouldn't have anything to prove due to the vast amounts of people supporting him, believing that he was born for the role and we would get a lackluster preformance. I believe this is also what happened to Brosnan.

Craig has something to prove(not to me but to most of the public) and I think that this will enhance what would already be an excellent preformance. I also think that Craig is just a better actor than Owen, although both are quite good.

Those are good points . . . like I said, I think Craig will deliver the goods, and he's definitely a departure from the past Bonds . . . that will definitely make this next one interesting

He's a bit old, though (as is Owen) for them to make this a 'Bond Begins' of sorts . . .
 
Pierce Brosnan was 41 when he made GoldenEye but Brosnan looked in his 3os but Craig looks late 40s.

Edit: Clive Owen would been great James Bond tho damn!
 
DV8 said:
He's a bit old, though (as is Owen) for them to make this a 'Bond Begins' of sorts . . .

I don't really think so. Craig can pass for 35 when done up well which gives him plenty of time to have had Naval and SAS experience to be recruited into Mi6 in his mid-thirties which gives him about fifteen years of work as a double-O. If they went with anyone who looked younger than 30, it just wouldn't have worked IMO.
 
AndrewBerger said:
I don't really think so. Craig can pass for 35 when done up well which gives him plenty of time to have had Naval and SAS experience to be recruited into Mi6 in his mid-thirties which gives him about fifteen years of work as a double-O. If they went with anyone who looked younger than 30, it just wouldn't have worked IMO.


Why? since this is "Bond Begins"
 
Two Face said:
Why? since this is "Bond Begins"

I just explained it. It gives him enough time to have a solid Naval and SAS career, which doesn't have to be shown because it isn't the purpose of the "Bond Begins" concept. How often are those of high rank in the military under 30?
 
Clive Owen would've made an awesome Bond, but he's a rising star that will have his own share of good films in the future.

Since GoldenEye came out ten years ago, there's been a large amount of fans that go to a Bond movie JUST to hear him say "Bond, James Bond" or to see him order his martini. They expect that, and action sequences, and that's all they want in a Bond movie. I like that the producers are willing to go in a grittier direction, casting Craig, and not trying to appease every demographic.

I was actually very surprised they decided to not top DAD in terms of CGI and ridiculousness, considering how much money it made. I'm not sure this movie will top DAD's grosses, but it's assuring to know that the producers aren't fixated on a higher grossing Brosnan movie with more CGI. I think they're all about quality with this one.
 
Jack Napier said:
I was actually very surprised they decided to not top DAD in terms of CGI and ridiculousness, considering how much money it made. I'm not sure this movie will top DAD's grosses, but it's assuring to know that the producers aren't fixated on a higher grossing Brosnan movie with more CGI. I think they're all about quality with this one.

Absoloutly, quality over quantity. BB is a testament to this. Heck, even the Bourne movies are. As long as the quality is of a good standard and the movie takes in more money than they put out, thats all that should matter.
 
He probably would have rocked it, but most likely, whenever I saw him I wouldn't think Bond, I'd think Dwight. Nothing against him, but I have a distinct feeling that Dwight is going to be his title role for a while.
 
Since he turned the role down so many times, this topic doesn't even matter, does it?
 
I wouldve liked Owen as Bond, but Craig will do just fine.
 

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