Is O'Neal set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Ryan O'Neal.
UPDATE 04/12/2021 : 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 Ryan O'Neal become the Seventh James Bond?
O'Neal’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Bones (2005-2017), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Paper Moon (1973). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for O'Neal now is – what next?
Three reasons Ryan O'Neal would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 80-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as O'Neal.
- It would give Ryan O'Neal a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'O'Neal 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 Ryan O'Neal for James Bond.
“His name is O'Neal. Ryan O'Neal!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 3, 2021
“He was perfect as Moses Pray in Paper Moon, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 3, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 3, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: O'Neal has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 3, 2021
Rumors about Ryan O'Neal 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 Ryan O'Neal should be the next James Bond?
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