The Hollywood Reporter confirmed today that Javier Bardem will be the new villain in the upcoming James Bond flick.
“I’m very excited because my parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun.”
He added, “They choose me to play these men that I cannot give you many details.”
Many of you know Bardem from his chilling role in No Country for Old Men directed by the brilliant Coen brothers. Bardem burst onto the movie scene as Anton Chigurh a menacing figure with a bowl cut that just seemed to strike fear in viewers eyes. Chigurh the character Bardem so brilliantly portrayed, had unconventional ways of defining who will live and who will die. Life came down to something as simple as a coin toss. The tension that built up was riveting throughout the film.
Bardem did win the Oscar for best supporting actor in 2008. The villain role has been set at an unbelievably high bar by Bardem after NCFOM, and now he will have a chance to play a much more “classy” villain from what I assume will be an interesting continuation to the Bond saga.
Let me leave you with some bone chilling “Chigurh’s” just in case you thought Bardem was the wrong man for this job.