Frédéric Deban to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 55-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 26/11/2020 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Frédéric Deban become the Seventh James Bond?

Deban’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Sous le soleil (1996-2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Deban now is – what next?

Three reasons Frédéric Deban 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 55-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Deban.
  3. It would give Frédéric Deban a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Deban. Frédéric Deban!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 25, 2020
“He was perfect as Grégory Lacroix in Sous le soleil, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 25, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 25, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Deban has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 25, 2020

Rumors about Frédéric Deban 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 Frédéric Deban should be the next James Bond?

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