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Clive Owen to Be Officially Announced as James Bond Next Week
MI6 UK ^ | 3.29.05 | JP

Posted on 03/29/2005 10:50:48 AM PST by gopwinsin04

Following it's earlier claim that Clive Owen has been confirmed as the 6th James Bond 007, IESB.com has released the evidence behind the headline.

After a few questions about his current movie 'Sin City' he was asked about the rumours regarding James Bond.

'Yes or no to Bond?' He said 'I will be busy for awhile' while nodding his head yes, and repeated it with a grin and a smile.

The report continued as saying that the reporter was then contacted by colleague that works with Clive and stated that Bond was a done deal and that an official announcement in the trades was being brokered.

One other inside source is telling the site to expect an official announcement next week after the release of 'Sin City.'

(Excerpt) Read more at mi6.co.uk ...


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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The other finalists are supposedly Victoria Silverstedt, Holly Valance and some UK singer named 'Jamelia'


51 posted on 03/29/2005 11:14:17 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: John Lenin

Nah, Val Kilmer is too pretty for Bond. No one reads the books anymore, but Connery was the only one who really fit Flemming's description of Bond.


52 posted on 03/29/2005 11:15:09 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: Heyworth

I agree with your comments. I enjoy the movies where the spys are more human, as well as the Bond flicks. It's amazing that the characteristics of the actor are more important that the acting skill itself. Connery had it, whatever it is. I saw Croupier and I thik Clive will do justice to the next three or four flicks. Have we passed Tarzan and the others yet for longest series?


53 posted on 03/29/2005 11:15:11 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: gopwinsin04
Victoria Silvstedt? Only if Bond went undercover (hee!) in a brothel.


54 posted on 03/29/2005 11:16:24 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: GunRunner

I thought Lazenby was too stiff, physical yes, but not enough of the Bond mischief. Of course I'd be stiff to if I was in the movie with Diana Rigg LOL!


55 posted on 03/29/2005 11:16:34 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: John Lenin

I'm your Huckleberry


56 posted on 03/29/2005 11:17:20 AM PST by Axelsrd
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To: Grannyx4

I quit going to Bond movies after Roger Moore. The new Bonds keep getting wimpier and wimpier. I'm waiting for the "bond guy" to replace the bond girl ...


57 posted on 03/29/2005 11:18:00 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: Heyworth
IIRC, the scene where Bond is commenting on the particular brandy they were drinking was in Goldfinger.
58 posted on 03/29/2005 11:18:44 AM PST by Quilla
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To: gopwinsin04

Remember, there's room for more than 1 Bond girl per flick.


59 posted on 03/29/2005 11:18:49 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: Grannyx4

Brosnan was physically weak.


60 posted on 03/29/2005 11:19:05 AM PST by Taliesan (The power of the State to do good is the power of the State to do evil.)
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To: TheBigB
We could defintely use some Holly Valance in the states!


61 posted on 03/29/2005 11:19:09 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: John Lenin

Imagine


62 posted on 03/29/2005 11:19:17 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: Axelsrd

Kilmer would make an excellent bond. I like him in parts where he kind of plays the bad guy.


63 posted on 03/29/2005 11:20:21 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: Lazamataz

Did you read the article?


64 posted on 03/29/2005 11:20:22 AM PST by Arkie2
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To: TheBigB

"MORE importantly, who's the next Bond Girl gonna be?"

I just hope it's not gonna be Jessica Simpson or any of the new flock of Ding-Bats running around Hollywood!


65 posted on 03/29/2005 11:20:49 AM PST by mowowie
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To: John Lenin

Except for the fact that Bond works for Mi-5, and you can't have an American play the role (ian fleming's rule), he'd work great.


66 posted on 03/29/2005 11:21:27 AM PST by timtoews5292004
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To: Primetimedonna
Brosnan had been my favorite until he opened his mouth and kept making liberal political statements. Now I'm no longer sorry to see him go!!

I agree. I also read that Brosnan was demanding $54 million for the next film.

I just can't imagine why they went for a new Bond.

/Sarcasm

67 posted on 03/29/2005 11:21:27 AM PST by RJL
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To: bigsigh

Imagine no one going to see the movie. hehe


68 posted on 03/29/2005 11:21:36 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: gopwinsin04

I don't know. I'd prefer Orlando Bloom...


69 posted on 03/29/2005 11:21:55 AM PST by katieanna (Jesus, I love calling Your Name!)
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To: upchuck

No kidding.


70 posted on 03/29/2005 11:22:05 AM PST by Howlin
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To: bigsigh
Victoria is the traditional Bond 'sex bomb' type.


71 posted on 03/29/2005 11:22:42 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: TheBigB

Looks like the little red X was substituted for your picture.


72 posted on 03/29/2005 11:22:49 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: katieanna

Orlando is supposedly going to play 'Young Bond' in a new film coming out.


73 posted on 03/29/2005 11:23:42 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: timtoews5292004

I'm sure Val could learn a psuedo Brit accent in no time.


74 posted on 03/29/2005 11:23:47 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
I've been touting Owen for Bond for the past four years. He's got the acting chops, the sense of humor, the cruel "I'll kill you" smile...

And with Casino Royale being the next flick, if they're serious about going back to basics, Owen is the perfect choice...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

75 posted on 03/29/2005 11:24:19 AM PST by mhking (If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!)
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To: gopwinsin04
Good....because whoever put this pansy in the role should be goldfingered!
76 posted on 03/29/2005 11:24:27 AM PST by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: gopwinsin04
The "next" Bond girl? Take yer pick:


77 posted on 03/29/2005 11:24:49 AM PST by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: John Lenin

It's Bond, sure to top 300 mill world wide. That's why they do the same thing over and over, we go see it.


78 posted on 03/29/2005 11:25:15 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: TheBigB

Nah, the other Michael. You know. Jackson. He's perfect. Master of disguise. Rapport with the youth audience. Crossover appeal for all ethnic groups. Besides, he could use the work.

Robert Blake could play the villain. He could use the work too. OJ could put in a cameo. It would be the best Bond flick ever!


79 posted on 03/29/2005 11:25:20 AM PST by Arkie2
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To: timtoews5292004

You mean MI-6, and even that's not definite. The only thing we REALLY know is that Bond works for the British Secret Service (the title On Her Majesty's Secret Service makes this pretty clear.) Two specific designations have been used for the Service - MI-7 (in Dr. No) and MI-6 (GoldenEye).


80 posted on 03/29/2005 11:25:30 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: mhking

I wonder if they would ever change the emphasis of the flicks from special effects to thighter drama and truer to the book.


81 posted on 03/29/2005 11:26:20 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: gopwinsin04
Holy Cow...is that Liberty Valance's granddaughter?

What happened to her right one?

Out of alignment?

82 posted on 03/29/2005 11:26:51 AM PST by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: RightFighter
PC game "Privateer 2: The Darkening"

Great game, I wish it would install and run on Windows XP instead of DOS.

83 posted on 03/29/2005 11:26:55 AM PST by RJL
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To: mhking

Should've picked David Boreanaz or Hugh Jackman.


84 posted on 03/29/2005 11:28:57 AM PST by hchutch ("But, Rally, they're SMOKE GRENADES.")
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To: gopwinsin04

In the next movie, Bond infiltrates and brings down a subversive ring of middle aged British housewives trafficking in BB guns thereby making England's streets safe for hoodlums.


85 posted on 03/29/2005 11:29:31 AM PST by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: Arkie2
Did you read the article?

Proudly,.....

...........no.

86 posted on 03/29/2005 11:29:37 AM PST by Lazamataz (Cleverly Arranging 1's And 0's Since 11110111011...)
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To: JimVT

Only one way to find out! Get back to us with a report. Good luck.


87 posted on 03/29/2005 11:29:47 AM PST by Arkie2
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To: bigsigh

or tighter for that matter


88 posted on 03/29/2005 11:29:49 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: hchutch

Jackman I could see, but Boreanaz? Hey, I like the guy, but a vampire Bond won't work. :^)


89 posted on 03/29/2005 11:29:57 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: bigsigh

Yea, if they still had to just rely on the American market the Bond series would have died a long time ago. It reminds me of Star Trek. The original was the best and it just kept getting worse and worse.


90 posted on 03/29/2005 11:30:30 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: Lazamataz

Didn't think so. Would've ruined your mystique.


91 posted on 03/29/2005 11:30:53 AM PST by Arkie2
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To: TheBigB

I think he'd be about as good as Timothy Dalton (who did a superb job as 007, IMO - far better than Roger Moore or George Lazenby, and I'd say Dalton was slightly better than Pierce Brosnan).


92 posted on 03/29/2005 11:33:36 AM PST by hchutch ("But, Rally, they're SMOKE GRENADES.")
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To: hchutch
An American Bond just wouldn't work, IMHO. I liked Moore, and Dalton was OK (liked The Living Daylights).
93 posted on 03/29/2005 11:35:00 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: hchutch
The one thing about Bond is you've got to have a presence. When you walk into a room, everyone knows it. Connery had it. Moore sorta did. IMHO Brosnan did. Dalton just couldn't pull it off as much.
94 posted on 03/29/2005 11:36:29 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: John Lenin

The best Doc Holiday I've seen. He played that part with ice in his veins, as was appropriate.


95 posted on 03/29/2005 11:38:11 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: GSWarrior

Since "Goldeneye," they have gotten worse every time.


96 posted on 03/29/2005 11:38:59 AM PST by One Proud Son
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To: GunRunner
Incidentally, my favorite Bond was George Lazenby. He was the most physical Bond; when he threw a punch, it looked real

When he took a punch it looked real as well. I agree. He was a perfect Bond.

97 posted on 03/29/2005 11:39:55 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: John Lenin
I used to consider myself as a good indicator of what would sell at the cinema and what wouldn't. Also, I've been a real Bond fan since my frined brought Casino Royale to school and gave it to me to read. With all that in mind, plus the fact that't I coming up to 60 years old,

I'm tired of the special effect, falling out of airplanes, versions of the flicks.

I think if there were a Bond today he'd be a british Jack Bauer (24) with a tuxedo and more realistic time frames.

Since I'm addicted I take any taste I can get for now.

98 posted on 03/29/2005 11:41:16 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: bigsigh


My second choice
99 posted on 03/29/2005 11:41:21 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: John Lenin
The new Bonds keep getting wimpier and wimpier. I'm waiting for the "bond guy" to replace the bond girl ...

They might as well go the way of Battlestar Galactica, and replace the leading male with a female character.

100 posted on 03/29/2005 11:42:23 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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