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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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clip with the interview here http://www.themoviereporter.com/movies2/cliveowensincityint.php
1 posted on 03/29/2005 10:50:49 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
Hmm. Well, he kinda resembles a very young Connery. IMHO>


2 posted on 03/29/2005 10:52:36 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: gopwinsin04

It looks as if he's reached job security.


3 posted on 03/29/2005 10:54:20 AM PST by Rebelbase (Accused Culture of Death member.)
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To: TheBigB

4 posted on 03/29/2005 10:54:48 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Rebelbase

The series is in need of a boost after the wretched Die Another Day.


5 posted on 03/29/2005 10:55:40 AM PST by GSWarrior (Florida is a permanent vegatative state.)
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To: gopwinsin04

MORE importantly, who's the next Bond Girl gonna be? :^)


6 posted on 03/29/2005 10:56:04 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: Rebelbase
He looks like he could be a good Bond.


7 posted on 03/29/2005 10:56:11 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

I thought it was going to be Colin Salmon?


8 posted on 03/29/2005 10:57:04 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: TheBigB

Indian beauty Arishawa Raye? (sp)


9 posted on 03/29/2005 10:57:04 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

MMMMMM. I could support that decision.


10 posted on 03/29/2005 10:57:21 AM PST by conservative cat
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To: gopwinsin04

probably the best pick around now...


11 posted on 03/29/2005 10:57:50 AM PST by wardaddy ("Finally!, A Man Worth Killing!")
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To: TheBigB

Antoher idea whose time has come and gone.


12 posted on 03/29/2005 10:58:17 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: TheBigB
MORE importantly, who's the next Bond Girl gonna be? :^)

Finally, someone gets what is really important about this story.

13 posted on 03/29/2005 10:58:55 AM PST by kesg
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To: gopwinsin04

It's an excellent choice. At one time I wanted Adrian Paul the guy from the TV series highlander. Ther may be one or two others who could do the job, but Clive will do justice and I think he may be a Connery-like bond.


14 posted on 03/29/2005 10:59:32 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: TheBigB

Charisma Carpenter's got my vote - very much Bond material.


15 posted on 03/29/2005 10:59:33 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Happygal; Xenalyte; najida; Diva Betsy Ross; cwiz24; EllaMinnow; Bella_Bru; Serb5150; ...

Ping! A beefcake-y thread for the ladies. :^)


16 posted on 03/29/2005 10:59:44 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: GSWarrior

"Die another Day" was a good movie until the ending, which as stupid as can be with that Ice Cave/Hideout/Castle in Iceland thingy.


17 posted on 03/29/2005 10:59:54 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: DTogo

I'm still hoping that CC gets cast as Wonder Woman.


18 posted on 03/29/2005 11:00:16 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: TheBigB

Looks more like k.d. lang.


19 posted on 03/29/2005 11:00:31 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: gopwinsin04

A great choice.


20 posted on 03/29/2005 11:00:45 AM PST by GunRunner
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To: TheBigB

I saw him in "Croupier" and he was excellent. He will add depth to the type of Bond that Timothy Dalton wished he could have pulled off.


21 posted on 03/29/2005 11:01:17 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Information is power and power is nothing without control.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

k.d. lang on steroids ...


22 posted on 03/29/2005 11:01:19 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: GunRunner

Glad to see Casino Royale come back on line.


23 posted on 03/29/2005 11:01:43 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: KC_Conspirator

I could draw stick figures that look more realistic than Brosnan surfing across the ice floes. Well, maybe not....but that was pretty lame.


24 posted on 03/29/2005 11:01:45 AM PST by GSWarrior (Florida is a permanent vegatative state.)
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To: gopwinsin04
Clive Owens, the former host of "Who's Line Is It Anyways?"


25 posted on 03/29/2005 11:02:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (Cleverly Arranging 1's And 0's Since 11110111011...)
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To: All
Accept no substitutes.


26 posted on 03/29/2005 11:02:36 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: gopwinsin04
Too bad. I was hoping Sean Connery can be cloned and become Bond again.


27 posted on 03/29/2005 11:02:40 AM PST by ServesURight
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To: kesg; TheBigB
I think she is at least semi confirmed for now...


28 posted on 03/29/2005 11:02:56 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: GSWarrior

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!!


29 posted on 03/29/2005 11:03:03 AM PST by Primetimedonna
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To: Lazamataz

That was Clive Anderson, laz. :^)


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

Your comment about depth is right on. Timothy seemed unidemensional. Stone killer, but very little smile.


31 posted on 03/29/2005 11:03:12 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: gopwinsin04

Judy Tenuti's good-looking sister.


32 posted on 03/29/2005 11:04:10 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: gopwinsin04

My friend and I have admired this guy's acting ability since the PC game "Privateer 2: The Darkening" came out in about 1995 or so. He was the star of the game, and he's incredibly talented. Check out "Croupier" for an example of a great film that didn't get much attention. He was also great in the BMW films.


33 posted on 03/29/2005 11:04:40 AM PST by RightFighter
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To: gopwinsin04
They really screwed up by passing on Rowan Atkinson


34 posted on 03/29/2005 11:04:53 AM PST by Always Right
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To: TheBigB
Purrrrrr....Clive Owen is Mmmm.Mmmm.Good.

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35 posted on 03/29/2005 11:04:56 AM PST by cwiz24 (I worked very hard on this tagline.)
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To: TheBigB
MORE importantly, who's the next Bond Girl gonna be? :^)

I vote for Clive's co-star in "Croupier". Alex Kingston. Grrrrowll.


36 posted on 03/29/2005 11:05:15 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Information is power and power is nothing without control.)
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To: TheBigB
MORE importantly, who's the next Bond Girl gonna be? :^)

And is the villain going to be Warren Buffet, George Soros, or Bill Gates?

37 posted on 03/29/2005 11:06:40 AM PST by LexBaird ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats" --Jubal Harshaw (RA Heinlein))
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To: gopwinsin04

I was hoping Pee Wee Herman would get the role.


38 posted on 03/29/2005 11:07:14 AM PST by Earl_of_Nottingham ("It is Augustine who gave us the Reformation."...B. B. Warfield)
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To: cwiz24

I always thought, in his younger days, Michael Caine would've been a good Bond.


39 posted on 03/29/2005 11:08:18 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: gopwinsin04
Oh, the Clive Owen from King Arthur! Now I get it, yeah, he was great in that movie! Good choice!

Jason Statham (The Transporter) would be a good choice too, but maybe not enough hair.

Now, back to Bond girls....

40 posted on 03/29/2005 11:09:47 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: bigsigh
Supposedly, she's one of the 'most beautiful' worldwide stars...we'll have to see about that!


41 posted on 03/29/2005 11:10:27 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
Clive, Smive. There will always be only ONE James Bond:

42 posted on 03/29/2005 11:10:55 AM PST by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: gopwinsin04

He was great in BMW Films "The Hire."


43 posted on 03/29/2005 11:10:58 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (This tagline is Bush's fault.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Oh my!

Doable,
Yep, definately doable.
(The Bond part, get yer mind outta the gutter);)


44 posted on 03/29/2005 11:11:08 AM PST by najida (I wish I had Tina Turner's legs, Ann Coulter's brains and Paris Hilton's credit cards.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts


My choice
45 posted on 03/29/2005 11:11:54 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: bigsigh
The thing about Connery was the sense that, underneath the suave veneer, he was a roughneck from the wrong side of the tracks. I can't remember which movie it is, but in one of them there's a scene at HQ where he sort of shows off his knowledge of wine, and M is a little embarrassed by him.

The problem with Moore, Dalton and Brosnan is that they always seemed to patrician for the actual job. On the other hand, I think that Brosnan in "The Tailor of Panama" is a great look at what James Bond would actually be in the real world--a scummy little extortionist and con man who thinks he's smarter and more charming than he really is.

46 posted on 03/29/2005 11:12:30 AM PST by Heyworth
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To: gopwinsin04

I certainly won't boycott the moivie if she's in it.


47 posted on 03/29/2005 11:12:33 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: TheBigB

Sam Neill would have been good too, but he was involved in JP series still.


48 posted on 03/29/2005 11:13:12 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: najida
get yer mind outta the gutter

In the words of Hawkeye Pierce, "The mind goes where the body is." :^)

49 posted on 03/29/2005 11:13:19 AM PST by TheBigB (TheBigB and Fierce Allegance -- the Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild of FR!)
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To: bigsigh
Back to the basics.

Incidentally, my favorite Bond was George Lazenby. He was the most physical Bond; when he threw a punch, it looked real

50 posted on 03/29/2005 11:13:56 AM PST by GunRunner
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