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Bardem confirms James Bond talks

Published 02/02/2011 | 11:57

Javier Bardem says he has been in talks about starring in the next 007 film
Javier Bardem says he has been in talks about starring in the next 007 film

Javier Bardem has confirmed that he has been in talks with Sam Mendes about appearing in Bond 23.

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The Oscar-nominated Spanish star said he is considering playing James Bond's (Daniel Craig) nemesis in the forthcoming instalment, directed by Sam, and that it would be a tough role to turn down.

"They're changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic - I'd be playing Bond's nemesis, yes, but it's not that obvious," he told the LA Times.

"Everything is more nuanced. It's very intriguing."

Starring in a Bond movie has been a childhood dream of Javier's, who is now a proud dad after welcoming a newborn son with wife Penelope Cruz.

"I'm a huge fan of the James Bond saga. When I was little, I went watching Mr Connery doing James Bond with my father. Who in the world would think I'd be in one of those movies?" he revealed.

The Biutiful actor, who won an Oscar for his villainous turn as Anton Chigurh in the Coen Brothers' No Country For Old Men, reckons he gladly leaves work at work once he leaves the set.

"But who knows? Maybe I will go back home saying, 'I have the world in my hands'. Evil can be very seductive," he added.

Bond 23, which also stars Dame Judi Dench as Bond's boss M, is scheduled for release in November 2012.

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