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7 Black Actors Who Could Be the Next James Bond Besides Denzel Washington

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If Denzel Washington isn’t cast in the role, the James Bond franchise still could undergo a major upgrade by attracting an A-lister like Will Smith. And Smith definitely has the depth as an actor to play the role. He’s already done it all from comedies to dramas to full-on action blockbusters, so Smith could, without question, handle the job.

idris elbaIdris Elba

Idris Elba is probably one of the first actors who comes to mind when people think of a “Black James Bond.” And although the actor has been on record saying that he doesn’t care for the term “Black Bond,” he’s definitely a worthy candidate for the job. Aside from his superb acting skills, Elba already has a British accent and is known to drive ladies crazy whenever he’s on screen. Doesn’t that sound like the consummate Bond to you?

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17 thoughts on “7 Black Actors Who Could Be the Next James Bond Besides Denzel Washington

  1. Who cares!!
    There's so many important things in the world,
    other then Black-men playing a historically white character!
    There's NO dam appeal in that or reward!
    Screw, James Bond!
    Let's play The SCOTUS and repeal all of the crap in this
    "Post-Racial" World!
    Now tha'st a role worthy of Americas people!!

  2. Maurice E. Wright says:

    This isnt even new, P. Diddy brought this up a few years ago. I have no issue with a black person being James Bond, but I do have an issue with an American being James Bond, its too iconic that lose that mark. That said, only Idris and Chiewetel really qualify, although there are other black brits but no one w/the name recognition these 2 have.

  3. Chipotle Bolvin Jr. says:

    Idris Elba is the only one of those listed that would be able to pull it off well, but dammit, I never want to see Daniel Craig go; he's an amazing Bond.

  4. Denzel is getting too old we need Jesse Williams

  5. Either Djimon Hounsou, Idris Elba or Jesse Williams would be a great choice!

  6. Martha DeBruyne Douds says:

    Taye Diggs. Ohh my!

  7. Seriously? Idris Elba is the only one to pull it off.

  8. Nii Lomotey says:

    The list is garbage and should be thrown away. Idris Elba is the only actor that should have been listed at all.

  9. Claudia Gaberman Razzook says:

    usher

  10. Kevin Larkin says:

    I think YOU should be the next James Bond!!!!!

  11. Nii Lomotey says:

    Kevin Larkin I'm sorry sir, but do I know you? LOL

  12. Daren Stoic says:

    You have to admit, race relations in the UK are even more "progressive" then American counterparts.

    The influence of "gangster" culture is significantly smaller and I feel the ratio of good clean working black people to unemployed tweakers is probably much higher there than abroad.

    A James Bond is educated and clean, as opposed to thuggish. Bond is exactly the kind of black character Hollywood would normally refuse to cast.

  13. James Hall says:

    My vote would be for Jaime Fox

  14. Avy Shahana says:

    Idris or Chiwetel. They both have the "smooth" factor that's necessary for a 007. They're both phenomenal actors with dynamic range. But yeah. Everyone else on this list? I just don't see it.

  15. Avy Shahana says:

    Idris or Chiwetel. They both have the "smooth" factor that's necessary for a 007. They're both phenomenal actors with dynamic range. But yeah. Everyone else on this list? I just don't see it.

  16. Williams or Chiwetel.

  17. how about a young up coming actor that can play bond for atleast a trilogy? that means bond between the age of 30-35 would be ideal instead of these older men who age to fast for the camera. Hollywood is SHIT

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