Gérard Depardieu to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 72-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Depardieu 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 Gérard Depardieu.

UPDATE 25/01/2021 : 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 Gérard Depardieu become the Seventh James Bond?

Depardieu’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Welcome to New York (2014), Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (2012) and Life of Pi (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Depardieu now is – what next?

Three reasons Gérard Depardieu 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 72-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Depardieu.
  3. It would give Gérard Depardieu a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Depardieu 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 Gérard Depardieu for James Bond.

“His name is Depardieu. Gérard Depardieu!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 24, 2021
“He was perfect as Devereaux in Welcome to New York, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 24, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 24, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Depardieu has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 24, 2021

Rumors about Gérard Depardieu 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 Gérard Depardieu should be the next James Bond?

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