Bob Balaban to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 75-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 24/10/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Bob Balaban become the Seventh James Bond?

Balaban’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Monuments Men (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Balaban now is – what next?

Three reasons Bob Balaban 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 75-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Balaban.
  3. It would give Bob Balaban a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Balaban. Bob Balaban!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 23, 2020
“He was perfect as Private Preston Savitz in The Monuments Men, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 23, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 23, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Balaban has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 23, 2020

Rumors about Bob Balaban 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 Bob Balaban should be the next James Bond?

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