Clive Owen is a pretty good actor in my books, but he just doesn't have the Bond look or charisma. Craig doesn't have that look either, but then again he's apparently quite a few people's favorite Bond, so what do I know...
Roger Moore did one Bond film too many; he acknowledges it. That's why he was 58 by the time A VIEW TO KILL came out. It's his least favourite one.
And he was coming off a run of seven Bond films in twelve years. That's more than Connery, who did his first five films in a five year span, before coming back for one more four years later. So Moore was doing Bond for too long. I think any actor doing Bond, if he's not starting in his late twenties, should be limited to four-five films max.
"I'm not smart so much as I am not dumb." - Harlan Ellison
He shouldn't have done any Bond movies, they all suck.
I agree with the limits, but there are always 2-3 years between the bond movies meaning at best 8 years and at worst 15 years, someone who is 40 will thus end up being 55 in the last one: way too old!
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I would have to go with Clive Owen, or Gerard Butler, or hugh jackman.
With those 3 you'd have to get Q back in it and actually have some humor in it.
Here's a fun one Ray Park he is from Scotland, and could actually pull of the stunts, but i don't think he has the finesse for that, but then again neither does Craig really. Ray Park would kick ass in the fight and chase sequences.
I've heard rumours that a possible choice, for the next James Bond, is Alex Reid- the cage fighting boyfriend of british model Jordan aka Katie Price. He has acting experience, as he used to be in hollyoaks, a british soap.