Frédéric Diefenthal to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 51-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 17/02/2020 : 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 Diefenthal become the Seventh James Bond?

Diefenthal’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Clara Sheller (2005-2005), Taxi 4 (2007) and Taxi 3 (2003). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Diefenthal now is – what next?

Three reasons Frédéric Diefenthal 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 51-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Diefenthal.
  3. It would give Frédéric Diefenthal a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Diefenthal. Frédéric Diefenthal!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 16, 2020
“He was perfect as Jean in Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 16, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 16, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Diefenthal has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 16, 2020

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

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