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(Contact Music)   Ralph Fiennes was certain he had the James Bond role. And then, well, he just didn't get it   (contactmusic.com) divider line 23
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2014-03-04 09:28:26 AM  
He'll be a good M. Plus he admits in TFA he would have been terrible as Bond.
 
2014-03-04 10:40:25 AM  
He is too old for it.

He makes a great Hamlet.
 
2014-03-04 10:46:47 AM  
give him all of the parts that he wants. the man can do no wrong in my eyes
 
2014-03-04 10:55:11 AM  

duffblue: give him all of the parts that he wants. the man can do no wrong in my eyes


He divorced Alex Kingston.
 
2014-03-04 10:58:59 AM  

BalugaJoe: He is too old for it.

He makes a great Hamlet.


If he's too old for Bond he's definitely too old for Hamlet.
 
2014-03-04 11:01:36 AM  
Your name is pronounced "Ra-lf  not "Rayf", dude.

I know people can say their names however they wish, but that should be reserved for the more reasonable, like insisting it's "Bass-sing-ger" vs. "bay-singer."
 
2014-03-04 11:32:16 AM  

BalugaJoe: He is too old for it.

He makes a great Hamlet.


Did you read the article?  He auditioned for the role but Pierce Brosnan got it -- in 1995.  20 years ago.

Fiennes would have been 30.
 
2014-03-04 11:32:18 AM  
There's far too much going on inside his head for the role.  He's a thinker, a ruminator - that's why he's a great Hamlet, why he was great at Amon Goeth, etc.  There's always churning upstairs.

James Bond has to be a straight-ahead suave dude who doesn't think twice.
 
2014-03-04 11:33:51 AM  
He's great in everything I've seen him in. Awesome in  In Bruges. Quiz Showis his 2nd best IMHO.
 
2014-03-04 11:40:02 AM  
He can't play a good guy because he has the Dark Mark on him.  Duh.
 
2014-03-04 12:07:38 PM  

batlock666: duffblue: give him all of the parts that he wants. the man can do no wrong in my eyes

He divorced Alex Kingston.


Is she still all reboundy? Just asking.
 
2014-03-04 12:43:41 PM  

John Buck 41: He'll be a good M. Plus he admits in TFA he would have been terrible as Bond.


All that.
 
2014-03-04 01:03:56 PM  

AeAe: BalugaJoe: He is too old for it.

He makes a great Hamlet.

Did you read the article?  He auditioned for the role but Pierce Brosnan got it -- in 1995.  20 years ago.

Fiennes would have been 30.


and Roger Moore played Bond while in his 50s, but they have taken the character in a more fit and athletic direction, likely ruling out any older Bonds in the near future.
 
2014-03-04 01:05:40 PM  

Crewmannumber6: batlock666: duffblue: give him all of the parts that he wants. the man can do no wrong in my eyes

He divorced Alex Kingston.

Is she still all reboundy? Just asking.


Don't know, but in that divorce case, he's definitely the loser.
 
2014-03-04 01:10:41 PM  
While a good M, I think he'd also make an excellent Bond villain.
 
2014-03-04 01:30:25 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: While a good M, I think he'd also make an excellent Bond villain.


I wasn't up on Hollywood info when I saw him in his first Bond movie.  I thought for sure he had been brought in as a villain.
 
2014-03-04 03:27:10 PM  

petuniapup: Shrugging Atlas: While a good M, I think he'd also make an excellent Bond villain.

I wasn't up on Hollywood info when I saw him in his first Bond movie.  I thought for sure he had been brought in as a villain.


Before it was really obvious that Javier Bardem was going to be the real bad guy, they were at least going to exploit that angle in the promotional material. IIRC, the first two promo stills were of Bond and Mallory, both holding guns and both on the same set (what we now know is during the inquiry shootout with Silva).
 
2014-03-04 03:33:51 PM  
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2014-03-04 03:42:54 PM  

Clutch2013: Before it was really obvious that Javier Bardem was going to be the real bad guy, they were at least going to exploit that angle in the promotional material. IIRC, the first two promo stills were of Bond and Mallory, both holding guns and both on the same set (what we now know is during the inquiry shootout with Silva).


I honestly thought Mallory was ultimately going to turn out to be the bad guy, basically using Bardem's character as his proxy.  While I think that might have great, I still really liked the end of that movie with M and Moneypenny.  Honestly I would be content if they just left it at that.
 
2014-03-04 04:43:58 PM  
Meh. He was hot in his day, but I'm now crushing on Toby Stephens, who's already played a Bond villain.
 
2014-03-05 12:03:39 AM  
i'm glad he didn't get cast as bond.  if so, he might have never been in this movie:

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2014-03-05 12:45:31 PM  
pierce brosnan made roger moore look masculine.  daniel craig is too short but brings a lot of menace to the part.

clive owen would have been the ultimate choice.
 
2014-03-05 08:42:14 PM  
Daniel Craig, the ditzy Bond that doesn't drink(anything good) or smoke. Awesome.
 
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