Jean-Louis Trintignant to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 89-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Trintignant set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jean-Louis Trintignant.

UPDATE 21/09/2020 : 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 Jean-Louis Trintignant become the Seventh James Bond?

Trintignant’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Amour (2012), Janis and John (2003) and Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Trintignant now is – what next?

Three reasons Jean-Louis Trintignant 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 89-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Trintignant.
  3. It would give Jean-Louis Trintignant a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Trintignant 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 Jean-Louis Trintignant for James Bond.

“His name is Trintignant. Jean-Louis Trintignant!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 20, 2020
“He was perfect as Georges Laurent in Amour, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 20, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 20, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Trintignant has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 20, 2020

Rumors about Jean-Louis Trintignant 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 Jean-Louis Trintignant should be the next James Bond?

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