Pierre Arditi to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 79-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Arditi set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Pierre Arditi.

UPDATE 17/06/2024 : 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 Pierre Arditi become the Seventh James Bond?

Arditi’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Granny's Funeral (2012), The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) and Same Old Song (1997). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Arditi now is – what next?

Three reasons Pierre Arditi 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 79-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Arditi.
  3. It would give Pierre Arditi a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Arditi 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 Pierre Arditi for James Bond.

“His name is Arditi. Pierre Arditi!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 16, 2024
“He was perfect as Claude Lalande in Same Old Song, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 16, 2024
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 16, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Arditi has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 16, 2024

Rumors about Pierre Arditi 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 Pierre Arditi should be the next James Bond?

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