Patrick Puydebat to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 49-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 22/06/2021 : 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 Patrick Puydebat become the Seventh James Bond?

Puydebat’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Hélène et les Garçons (1992-1994). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Puydebat now is – what next?

Three reasons Patrick Puydebat 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 49-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Puydebat.
  3. It would give Patrick Puydebat a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Puydebat. Patrick Puydebat!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 21, 2021
“He was perfect as Nicolas in Hélène et les Garçons, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 21, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 21, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Puydebat has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 21, 2021

Rumors about Patrick Puydebat 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 Patrick Puydebat should be the next James Bond?

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