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With the recent disappointing confirmation that Sam Mendes will not return to helm Bond 24 following Skyfall, eyes now turn to just who will be able to match, or even top, the highest grossing feature in UK box office history, which is also widely considered to be the greatest Bond film ever. We’ve gathered together seven prime candidates who may be able to do the character justice, after an epic exploration into the fragile psyche and past of our bed-hopping Bond.
In no particular order, we begin with…
Nobody is hotter than Ben Affleck right now following his Oscar win with fact-based political thriller, Argo. His gritty crime flick, The Town, showed us he can handle some impressively thunderous action set-pieces in a grounded real world setting, much like his award-winning favourite which has just hit DVD/Blu-ray. Let us also not forget the emotional impact his »
- Craig Hunter
"You're playing both sides."
Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones almost worked together on 1998's The Mask of Zorro, the move that turned into Zeta-Jones' breakout movie. However, Connery dropped out of his role, the one that eventually went to Anthony Hopkins, so the two would instead work together afterwards on 1999's Entrapment, with Connery playing a thief and Zeta-Jones as an insurance investigator who poses a thief in order to, you guessed it, entrap Connery on the theft of a Rembrandt painting.
Of course, Entrapment has more twists and turns in store, and we're not just talking about the infamous laser alarm sequence, there's also a budding romance between the two characters — despite a size-able age difference of about 40 years. "Any fears I might have had disappeared the moment I met Sean," Zeta-Jones told McCall in 1999. "There was immediate chemistry and attraction between us. I figured if it worked for us in reality, »
- Ryan Gowland
Greg P. Russell, a veteran sound mixer and 16-time Oscar nominee, lost his 16th Best Sound Mixing award during the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Russell, 0-for-16 at the Oscars in his career, was nominated with Scott Millan and Stuart Wilson for mixing "Skyfall."
"Les Miserables" won Best Sound Mixing at the 2013 Oscars.
The Oscars hand out two separate awards for sound work on feature films: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. The Best Sound Mixing award "recognizes the finest or most euphonic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film."
Russell had been nominated 15 times before the 2013 Oscars. His first nod came in 1990 for the film "Black Rain." Russell was also singled out for "The Rock," "Con Air," "The Mask of Zorro," "Armageddon," "The Patriot," "Pearl Harbor," "Spider-Man," "Spider-Man 2," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Apocalypto, »
- Christopher Rosen
3 items from 2013