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Javier Bardem to play next Bond villain

By Kim Palacios

hollywoodnews.com: In an interview with Christine Amanpour, Academy Award winner Javier Bardem confirmed that he will play the villain in “Bond 23” (working title). The upcoming installment, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be the 23rd film focused on 007, though it is not known whether this film will adapt one of only four remaining Bond stories based on the original Ian Fleming writings.

Said Bardem, “I am very excited. My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun.” However, Bardem went on to confirm that he is not at liberty to reveal much more, saying “They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.”

Bardem was nominated twice by the Academy, but never won the Best Leading Actor award, first in 2001 for “Before Night Falls” and again ten years later in 2011 for “Biutiful.” In 2008, Bardem won Best Actor in a Supporting Role after playing Anton in “No Country for Old Men.”

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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One Comment

  • October 12, 2011 | Permalink |

    I hope the climactic fight between Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem will knock everyone on their ass.
    I am waiting for a good hand-to-hand fight for Bond, not those brief fights he kept getting.
    Kurt Angle and Gary Daniels would be good secondary villains. There would be amazing fight scenes between each of them with Daniel Craig.
    There could be a fight sequence where Kurt Angle overhead belly to belly suplexes Daniel Craig through a glass wall and later executes the Angle Slam on him as well but Daniel Craig manages to beat him after a long, hard fight.

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