Is Torn set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2014. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Rip Torn.
UPDATE 01/08/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Rip Torn become the Seventh James Bond?
Torn’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in 30 Rock (2007-2009), Marie Antoinette (2006) and DodgeBall (2004). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Torn now is – what next?
Three reasons Rip Torn would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 83-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Torn.
- It would give Rip Torn a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Torn To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Thursday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Rip Torn for James Bond.
“His name is Torn. Rip Torn!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 31, 2014
“He was perfect as Agent Z in Men in Black, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 31, 2014
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 31, 2014
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Torn has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 31, 2014
Rumors about Rip Torn stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?
Do you think Rip Torn should be the next James Bond?
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