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He was the suave spy who could seduce women with little more than a shaken martini and the utterance of his name: “Bond, James Bond.”
But Roger Moore, the actor who deftly embodied the iconic character for years, said he never felt as confident as his alter ego when it came to romancing members of the opposite sex.
“No, no, I was not very self-confident with them,” he told U.K.’s The Telegraph last November in one of his final interviews before his death Tuesday at 89.
“I got lucky occasionally,” he added with a twinkle. “But with a lack of confidence. »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
After ages of anticipation, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans’ long international nightmare is over: Deadpool 2 has finally cast the coveted role of Cable, the central villain for the sequel.
In one of the more noteworthy examples of franchise double duty since Swedish soap star Maud Adams seduced audiences in two separate James Bond outings (Octopussy and Live and Let Die, for those keeping score at home) Josh Brolin – Thanos, Destroyer of Realms, himself – has landed his second role as a Marvel baddie in the upcoming sequel to the surprise 2015 superhero hit. Beating out Michael Shannon and David Harbour to clinch the part, Brolin now has the distinction of not only playing the McU’s preeminent bad guy, but the antihero’s enemy in the Deadpool offshoot as well; while they share a foundational mythology, the Deadpool films belong to Marvel Entertainment and not the Disney-owned Marvel Studios. »
- Daniel Crooke
2 items from 2017
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