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Clint Eastwood rightly rejected James Bond role
Oneindia ^ | 02.11.10

Posted on 02/11/2010 9:48:45 AM PST by Perdogg

Legendary actor Clint Eastwood has revealed that he has no regrets about turning down the role of James Bond, as he believes the 007 agent should be played by a British actor.

Buzz up!Eastwood, 79, who had been approached by Bond bosses after Sean Connery quit the franchise, insists that he made the right decision, as he did not want the surperspy to be portrayed by an American.

“I thought James Bond should be British. I am of British descent but by that same token, I thought that it should be more of the culture there and also, it was not my thing,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

(Excerpt) Read more at entertainment.oneindia.in ...


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1 posted on 02/11/2010 9:48:45 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg; Revolting cat!
he believes the 007 agent should be played by a British actor

Why did he make those spaghetti westerns? He wasn't Italian.

2 posted on 02/11/2010 9:50:11 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Perdogg

Good Call by Eastwood. We saw what happened when Kevin Costner played Robin Hood.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 9:51:03 AM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: Perdogg
"...Clint Eastwood has revealed that he...believes the 007 agent should be played by a British actor."

Too bad Kevin Costner didn't feel the same way about the Prince of Thieves.

4 posted on 02/11/2010 9:51:31 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Loud Mime

LOL....GMTA. You had me by about 30 seconds ;-)


5 posted on 02/11/2010 9:52:02 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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6 posted on 02/11/2010 9:52:13 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: a fool in paradise

They we shot in Spain or Italy by Italian directors but it was supposed to be the SW or Mexico border areas. I really do not care for westerns but they were pretty good.


7 posted on 02/11/2010 9:52:39 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Frantzie

...with an international cast.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 9:53:10 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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ping


9 posted on 02/11/2010 9:53:46 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Telly Savalas played Blofeld who was supposed to be Polish.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 9:54:21 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Loud Mime
I dont think that Eastwood has the kind of acting talent to do foreign accents....

...any more than Sean Connery should have portrayed a Chicago/Irish cop in ‘the Untouchables’. the accent was truly awful...though the performance itself was pretty good.

11 posted on 02/11/2010 9:55:26 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Perdogg
"Bond. Gay Bond."

12 posted on 02/11/2010 9:55:39 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Perdogg

“Shaken not stirred, punk!”


13 posted on 02/11/2010 9:56:25 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Perdogg

14 posted on 02/11/2010 9:56:31 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Perdogg

George Lazenby:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_lazenby


15 posted on 02/11/2010 9:56:49 AM PST by Signalman
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To: evets

that’s not very nice. Those Roger Moore movie problems were either John Glen’s or Richard Maibaum’s fault.


16 posted on 02/11/2010 9:57:24 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Perdogg

Ever since I saw “Gran Torino”, I have difficulty seeing him in some of his other roles...:)

Hey, any movie where his eyes bug out and he clenches his teeth while carrying a Garand has got my attention!

As for Bond...I must say, it looks like they have a Russian doing it now. LOL, Daniel Craig has always looked like a Eastern Block guy to me.


17 posted on 02/11/2010 9:57:41 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Frantzie

I am a big western fan and absolutely hated the spagetti westerns....

...though Eastwood is a great western star...the Unforgiven being superb.


18 posted on 02/11/2010 9:58:03 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Perdogg

There is only one Bond and his name is Connery.


19 posted on 02/11/2010 9:58:47 AM PST by animal172 (Can a girl with a mole on her face be happy married to a gopher?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yup. They were a little quirky but quite good. I also like Clint’s more northern SW films like high plains drifter, etc. One of them had the great Michael Moriarty. Clint’s westerns never had really a good guy like say John Wayne. It also protrayed life in SW back then as hard. I am sure it was very hard living.


20 posted on 02/11/2010 9:59:14 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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