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Who would be the worst possible next James Bond?

The article from provides a survey result on who the public believes would be the worst choices for the next James Bond. Here’s a breakdown of the least favored actors for the role according to the article:

Tom Hardy and Dev Patel (20.64% of votes each):

    • Tom Hardy, known for his versatility, was at one point a betting favorite for the Bond role. However, the voters in the survey didn’t think his blend of sophistication and brutality fit the Bond character.
    • Dev Patel, on the other hand, wasn’t interested in the role and also was not a popular choice among the voters. His disinterest was also in part due to not wanting the role for tokenistic reasons​1​.
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy


Idris Elba and Cillian Murphy (14.43% of votes each):

    • Despite being a highly demanded choice for Bond in the past, Idris Elba wasn’t favored in this survey. His playful engagement with the Bond speculation over the years was noted.
    • Cillian Murphy, known for his roles in “Peaky Blinders” and “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” also wasn’t a preferred choice among the survey participants​1​.


Could Cillian Murphy be the Next James Bond?
Could Cillian Murphy be the Next James Bond?


Henry Cavill, Richard Madden, and Rege-Jean Page:

    • Henry Cavill, known for his roles in “The Witcher” and “Man of Steel,” received 9.23% of the votes.
    • Richard Madden received 9.40% of the votes, possibly due to his performance in “The Bodyguard.”
    • Rege-Jean Page, known for “Bridgerton,” received 11.24% of the votes​1​.
The Evolution of 007: Is Regé-Jean Page the Next James Bond?
The Evolution of 007: Is Regé-Jean Page the Next James Bond?


Additionally, a humorous mention from a Reddit discussion suggested Larry David as a comically unfit choice for James Bond. The idea was humorous because instead of possessing spy skills, his presence alone would disrupt villainous plans, allowing the Royal Marines to intervene​2​.

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In conclusion, the discussion around who would be the worst possible next James Bond is subjective and varies among different groups. While some actors may not fit the traditional mold of James Bond, humorous or unconventional suggestions like Larry David provide a comedic take on the debate.

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