Recasting Bond Movie Roles

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There have been Bond actors who have been hired and replaced (John Gavin, Pierce Brosnan). Well, the same goes for some Bond girls and villains. Before the next Bond flick  comes out, casting rumors usually fly around. Sometimes there’s a bit of truth to them, but most of the time it’s just bloggers looking for click-bait.

With this in mind, I’m going to go back in time and take some famous Bond movie roles and recast them with actors who may have done as good — if not better — a job than the one who was cast.

I love most of the original casting choices. I’m just going rogue casting director here!

 

DR. NO (1962)

Character: Dr. No (villain)

Actor cast: Joseph Wiseman

Actor considered: Christopher Lee

My choice: Yul Brynner

Image result for yul brynner dr. no

 

 

THUNDERBALL (1965)

Character: Domino (Bond girl)

Actress cast: Claudine Auger

Actress considered: Raquel Welch

My choice: Suzanne Pleshette

Image result for suzanne pleshette young

 

 

 

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)

Character: Francisco Scaramanga (villain)

Actor cast: Christopher Lee

Actor considered: Jack Palance

My choice: Ricardo Montalban

Image result for ricardo montalban 1973

 

 

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)

Character: Jaws (henchman)

Actor cast: Richard Kiel

Actor considered: N/A

My choice: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Image result for arnold schwarzenegger 1977

 

 

OCTOPUSSY (1983)

Character: Octopussy (Bond girl)

Actress cast: Maud Adams

Actress considered: Sybil Danning

My choice: Kirstie Alley

Image result for kirstie alley 1982

 

 

A VIEW TO A KILL (1985)

Character: Max Zorin (villain)

Actor cast: Christopher Walken

Actor considered: David Bowie

My choice: Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

 

 

 

TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997)

Character: Paris Carver (Bond girl)

Actress cast: Teri Hatcher

Actress considered: Monica Bellucci

My choice: Elizabeth Hurley

Image result for elizabeth hurley 1990s

 

 

DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)

Character: Jinx (Bond girl)

Actress cast: Halle Berry

Actress considered: Salma Hayek

My choice: Madonna

Image result for madonna james bond girl

 

 

CASINO ROYALE (2006)

Character: Vesper Lynd (Bond girl)

Actress cast: Eva Green

Actress considered: Olivia Wilde

My choice: Mia Kirshner

Image result for mia kirshner 2005

 

 

SKYFALL (2012)

Character: Raoul Silva (villain)

Actor cast: Javier Bardem

Actor considered: Kevin Spacey

My choice: Johnny Depp

Image result for johnny depp blonde

 

 

 

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