Top Ten Actors, Dead and Alive, Who Would Make Excellent James Bond Villains

We need someone dark, sinister, mysterious and cunning. Playing a Bond villain is no easy game. But these actors, I think, would cut it.

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21 John Travolta John Travolta John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease.
22 Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.

The man has mastered every role he's ever been given. There's a reason why he's won more Best Actor Oscars than any one else. He's very picky on what roles he plays, though, so the script would have to be perfect for him to accept the job. - BKAllmighty

And even then, I'm not sure it's a good fit. His method acting style does complicate film sets, he can be notoriously difficult to work with, the price of his genius. Still, we know the role would be played brilliantly, so I'd love to see it. - Ned964

23 Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper

I wish he was still with us since there isn't a movie that I've seen with him in it where I didn't love his part. He was every movie's crown Jewel and he would have been a pretty darn memorable Bond villain. - BKAllmighty

NOT Dennis Hopper! Way too predictable. It'd be like casting Jason Statham to play someone who frowns, swears, carries a gun and always gets the girl.
I'd like to see an actor who isn't the stereotypical villian. I should have voted for Colin Firth. - Britgirl

24 Hugh Grant Hugh Grant
25 Bryan Cranston Bryan Cranston Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, ordained Pastor and producer.

Badass in breaking bad, badass in 007

His performance in Breaking Bad has transformed him into a perfect anti-hero for movies, E.G. "Total Recall" from 2012.

26 Mark Strong Mark Strong Mark Strong is an English film and television actor. He is known for his role in the television series Our Friends in the North and films such as Syriana, RocknRolla, Body of Lies, The Young Victoria, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Kick-Ass, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Green Lantern, Zero Dark Thirty, more.
27 Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons Jeremy John Irons is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many West End theatre productions including The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the more.
28 Michael Ironside Michael Ironside Michael Ironside is a Canadian actor. He has also worked as a voice actor, producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions.
29 Stephen Lang Stephen Lang Stephen Lang is an American actor and playwright. He started in Broadway theatre, but is more widely known for his film roles in Gods and Generals and Avatar.
30 Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren Hans "Dolph" Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist, and chemical engineer.
31 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.
32 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto.
33 Mickey Rourke Mickey Rourke Philip Andre Rourke Jr., known professionally as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.
34 Jeffrey Wright Jeffrey Wright
35 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the more.
36 Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor of stage and screen whose career includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films, most notably; Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Shame, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave, Frank, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Steve Jobs.
37 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman more.
38 David Tennant David Tennant David Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the Harry Potter movie series.
39 Jean Reno Jean Reno
40 Ethan Hawke
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