Albert Dupontel to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 57-year-old James Bond from France?

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Is Dupontel set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Albert Dupontel.

UPDATE 17/01/2021 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Albert Dupontel become the Seventh James Bond?

Dupontel’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Le Grand Soir (2012), Odette Toulemonde (2007) and President (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Dupontel now is – what next?

Three reasons Albert Dupontel would be good for the James Bond franchise

  1. It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 57-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Dupontel.
  3. It would give Albert Dupontel a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Dupontel To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Saturday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Albert Dupontel for James Bond.

“His name is Dupontel. Albert Dupontel!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 16, 2021
“He was perfect as Jean-François Lefort in Avenue Montaigne, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 16, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 16, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Dupontel has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 16, 2021

Rumors about Albert Dupontel 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 Albert Dupontel should be the next James Bond?

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