Future James Bond Villains - Inspired Casting Choices

by MonsieurLange | created - 02 Mar 2013 | updated - 10 Apr 2016 | Public

1. Denzel Washington

Actor | Fences

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is the middle of three children of a beautician mother, Lennis, from Georgia, and a Pentecostal minister father, Denzel Washington, Sr., from Virginia. After graduating from high school, Denzel enrolled at ...

If there is one bada$s mofo whom you actually fear bond will not be able to overcome, it will be the biggest mofo of them all played by the most legendary, scary, impressive, unforgettable mofo of all time, mr washington can generate any paycheck that he demands for this role. Although I'm pretty sure a good screenplay and a layered character is about anything (and yet not always as easy to accomplish in this genre) the producers need to convince him.

2. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

His range is wide enough, and he has played not enough baddies yet. We know he can unleash unlimited anger as well. Hugh Jackman can portray very smart, distinguished characters as well, so all in all: he got everything to be the perfect villain.

3. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his ...

As evil twins with Logan Marshall-Green

4. Logan Marshall-Green

Actor | The Invitation

Logan is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. His parents are both drama teachers. His mother, Lowry Marshall, is the artistic director of Brown University's repertory-theater department.

Logan graduated with a Master's in Fine Arts from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch...

As evil twins, casted together with Tom Hardy

5. Jason Flemyng

Actor | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Jason Flemyng was born on September 25, 1966 in Putney, London, England as Jason Iain Flemyng. He is an actor, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). He has been married to Elly Fairman since...

Will probably star in the movie if Matthew Vaughn directs!

6. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

Wouldn't it be nice to have mr not-so-nice-as-he-used-to-be play mr never nice? Mel Gibson is a kind of 90's star who is ready for a huge come back in a huge movie in part to show that he still knows to show some deep and real human feelings. I bet he's still capable of doing some pretty impressive stunts and mean action scenes.

7. Ben Foster

Actor | Hell or High Water

Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in ...

He's a great actor really. Criminally underrated.

8. Fiona Shaw

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Fiona Shaw was born July 10, 1958 in County Cork, Ireland. She attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City, and later received a degree in University College Cork. She was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and was part of a contingent of actors to emerge from ...

As hard it is to imagine, strong female characters are far too absent in movie history. Fiona Shaw has that special kind of face to become such a memorable and strong character. Sympathetic at first, but unpredictable and unstoppable in her following scenes. I imagine a female Joker for her. Physically in great shape (as strong as Famke Jansen in Goldeneye perhaps), intelligent as Hannibal Lecter and with an underlying absolute madness. Other people might suggest Tilda Swinton, but there are so many actresses who haven't played such intelligent women and would be much more fresh and enjoyable in the role.

9. Dustin Hoffman

Actor | Rain Man

Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ...

He could play a politician, us government type of guy. Something with a cover up and a war involving the american and british troops. Blackmailed by terrorists... playing a mole for terrorists, leaking all kinds of crucial information, something like that. I would love to see him playing a real rat, a despicable figure with far too many power, connections, money, running away everytime, a coward that you would enjoy to see coming to an end, ...

10. Paprika Steen

Actress | Applaus

In Okay (2002), director and actress Paprika Steen shows off her multi- faceted acting talent as the loud-mouth control-freak Nete. It is Paprika Steen's first major part for which she has already been nominated for The Best Actress Award from the European Film Academy. The actress has won the ...

Another possible strong female candidate that I would prefer over Tilda Swinton.

11. Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor | Nightcrawler

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...

I once said: "Really looking forward to see Gyllenhaal playing AGAINST all those dumb likable leading roles... We want to see his dark side!" After "Nightcrawler", we only want to see more of that...

12. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Actor | Match Point

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family...

the type of guy who can be Bonds perfect nemisis. The type of guy who can seduce the bond girl and make it more personal for 007. Perhaps a former 00.

13. Louis Garrel

Actor | The Dreamers

Louis Garrel was born on June 14, 1983 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Dreamers (2003), Love Songs (2007) and Godard Mon Amour (2017). He has been married to Laetitia Casta since June 2017. He was previously married to Golshifteh Farahani.

In the same league as JRM. Young, charming, and a real physical challenge for an older bond...

14. Matthew Goode

Actor | Stoker

Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English actor. His films include Chasing Liberty (2004), Match Point (2005), Imagine Me and You (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008), Watchmen (2009), A Single Man (2009), Leap Year (2010), Stoker (2013) and The Imitation Game (2014). Goode also ...

Dito. Check out his role in the Watchmen!

15. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

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A return to the 007 franchise and another actor to combine talent with big personality and a lot of guts.

16. Dirk Roofthooft

Actor | De bossen van Vlaanderen

Dirk Roofthooft was born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium. He is an actor, known for De bossen van Vlaanderen (1991), De Partizanen (1995) and Pleure pas Germaine (2000).

Foreign discovery with a phenomenal acting talent.

17. Romain Duris

Actor | De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté

Appealing actor Romain Duris is the exact example of those who arrived in the movie industry by chance, and to stardom without really desiring it. Discovered by a casting director while he was waiting in front of a high school in Paris, he was offered a role. Between popular successes such as Le p&...

18. Li Gong

Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...

19. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Walk the Line

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his ...

Easy choice. Great actor, but really time for a more entertaining ride.

20. Thomas Bo Larsen

Actor | Jagten

Thomas Bo Larsen was born on November 27, 1963 in Gladsaxe, Denmark. He is an actor, known for Jagten (2012), The Celebration (1998) and Bedrag (2016).

21. Meryl Streep

Actress | Out of Africa

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

22. Lee Pace

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl (2003), an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough ...

Check out his presence in Lincoln. A rising star for a shining villain.

23. Hilary Swank

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and ...

24. Chris Zylka

Actor | The Amazing Spider-Man

Chris was born under the surname "Settlemire", and later took his mother's maiden name, "Zylka". He attended Howland High School and graduated in 2003. His hobbies have included guitar, painting, association football, basketball, baseball and reading. He attended The University of Toledo in Ohio.

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25. Walton Goggins

Actor | Justified

In the past few years, Walton Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by two of Hollywood's most important auteurs: Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg. His integral role as 'Chris Mannix,' a southern renegade who claims to be the new sheriff of Red Rock in Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT, marks ...

26. Toni Collette

Actress | Little Miss Sunshine

Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense (1999) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three...

27. Mehdi Dehbi

Actor | A Most Wanted Man

Mehdi Dehbi is an actor, known for A Most Wanted Man (2014), London Has Fallen (2016) and Tyrant (2014).

28. Peter Stormare

Actor | Fargo

Peter Stormare was born in Arbrå, Gävleborgs län, Sweden, to Gunhild (Holm) and Karl Ingvar Storm. He began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions ...

29. Daniel Auteuil

Actor | Caché

Daniel Auteuil was born on January 24, 1950 in Algiers, Alger, France. He is an actor and director, known for Caché (2005), Jean de Florette (1986) and Le placard (2001). He has been married to Aude Ambroggi since July 22, 2006. They have one child. He was previously married to Emmanuelle ...

Foreign Classic Movie Star. Always up for some evil.

30. Rainer Bock

Actor | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Rainer Bock was born on July 31, 1954 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He is an actor, known for The White Ribbon (2009), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and Unknown (2011).

31. William Hurt

Actor | A History of Violence

William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his ...

32. Charlotte Gainsbourg

Actress | Antichrist

Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London, England in 1971. She is an Anglo-French actress and singer. The daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, she was raised in Paris. Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut in 1984. In 1986, Gainsbourg won a ...

33. John Carroll Lynch

Actor | The Founder

John Carroll Lynch was born August 1, 1963 in Boulder, Colorado, and was raised in Denver. It was there John found a passion for acting and became a Denver Broncos fan. He graduated in the mid-80s with a B.F.A. in theatre from the The Catholic University of America / Hartke Theatre Acting program. ...

34. Dominique Pinon

Actor | Delicatessen

Born in Saumur, France on 4th March, 1955, Dominique Pinon made his first cinematic appearance in 1980, in La Decouverte. Since that time he has gained a somewhat cult status due to his 'rubber' features, gaining roles in French surrealist films. Pinon's most notable roles include Jean-Pierre ...

35. Vlad Ivanov

Actor | 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

Vlad Ivanov was born on August 4, 1969 in Botosani, Romania as Vladimir Ivanov. He is an actor, known for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Snowpiercer (2013) and Câini (2016).

36. Marcia Cross

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Marcia Anne Cross was born on March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. As a child, Marcia always wanted to be an actress, so she set out to have a career in acting. Cross graduated from the Juilliard School in New York, a naturally gifted girl. Her career began in 1984, when she joined the ...

37. Dylan Baker

Actor | Happiness

Dylan Baker was born on October 7, 1959 in Syracuse, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Happiness (1998), Revolutionary Road (2008) and Trick 'r Treat (2007). He has been married to Becky Ann Baker since 1990. They have one child.

He would have been an excellent villain in Spider-Man 4... Now it's time for him to play the main villain against another hero.

38. Joaquim de Almeida

Actor | Clear and Present Danger

Joaquim de Almeida was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Son of two pharmacists and the sixth of eight kids, Joaquim showed signs at an early age that his future lay not in the family business. At the age of eighteen, after attending the theater course at the Lisbon Conservatory for two years, he left ...

39. Daniel Fanego

Actor | Todos tenemos un plan

Daniel Fanego was born on March 30, 1955. He is an actor, known for Everybody Has a Plan (2012), Avellaneda's Moon (2004) and Resistiré (2003).

40. Jonathan Banks

Actor | Breaking Bad

Versatile veteran character actor Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C in 1947. While growing up he always had an interest in acting and stage work, so decided to pursue a career in entertainment. To this day he is a very accomplished stage actor. While acting in film, he usually plays ...

41. Bart McCarthy

Actor | The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Bart McCarthy is an actor, known for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Angel (1999).

Mainly to get people to this list ;-)