Anthony LaPaglia to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 61-year-old James Bond from Australia?

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

UPDATE 14/08/2020 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Anthony LaPaglia become the Seventh James Bond?

LaPaglia’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Without a Trace (2002-2009), Frasier (1993-2004) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for LaPaglia now is – what next?

Three reasons Anthony LaPaglia 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 61-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as LaPaglia.
  3. It would give Anthony LaPaglia a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'LaPaglia 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 Anthony LaPaglia for James Bond.

“His name is LaPaglia. Anthony LaPaglia!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 13, 2020
“He was perfect as Jack Malone in Without a Trace, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 13, 2020
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 13, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: LaPaglia has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 13, 2020

Rumors about Anthony LaPaglia 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 Anthony LaPaglia should be the next James Bond?

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