Mandy Patinkin to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 68-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Patinkin set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Mandy Patinkin.

UPDATE 23/10/2021 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Mandy Patinkin become the Seventh James Bond?

Patinkin’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Dead Like Me (2003-2004), Chicago Hope (1994-2000) and Dick Tracy (1990). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Patinkin now is – what next?

Three reasons Mandy Patinkin 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 68-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Patinkin.
  3. It would give Mandy Patinkin a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Patinkin 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 Mandy Patinkin for James Bond.

“His name is Patinkin. Mandy Patinkin!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 22, 2021
“He was perfect as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 22, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 22, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Patinkin has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 22, 2021

Rumors about Mandy Patinkin 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 Mandy Patinkin should be the next James Bond?

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