James Bond

Christoph Waltz on ‘Big Eyes’ and Why He Wanted to Be in a James Bond Movie

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by Mike Ryan 3 days ago
The Weinstein Co.
Christoph Waltz is a lot like what you might expect Christoph Waltz to be like in person: Forever charming, even when he doesn’t agree with what you are saying. And Waltz always has a lot to say, which comes from an interesting perspective as an actor who, after years in German cinema, now owns two Academy Awards. Waltz has an equally interesting approach to characters—he doesn’t see characters as “good” or “bad”; and he certainly doesn’t let himself think about the fact that in his latest film, Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes,’ he’s playing a real person—but whatever Waltz is doing, it appears to be working.

‘Spectre,’ Bond, and Blofeld: A Brief History of 007’s Greatest Adversary

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by Jacob Hall December 4, 2014 @ 12:18 PM
Eon Productions
SPECTRE is an awesomely over-the-top acronym for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion, which may very well be the most literal name for a villainous organization in the history of fiction. They’re mentioned in the very first Bond film, ‘Dr. No,’ when the title villain name-drops them to a captive Bond, saying that they’re behind his scheme to sabotage an American rocket launch. Naturally, Bond prevails in the end, but SPECTRE is just getting started.

Stephen Hawking Wants to Play a James Bond Villain

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by Jacob Hall December 2, 2014 @ 11:22 AM
Andrew Cowie, AFP
Stephen Hawking may be the subject of a biopic poised for Oscar gold with ‘The Theory of Everything,’ but it turns out that the renowned theoretical physicist has very different cinematic aspirations. In fact, if the ‘Brief History of Time’ author has his way, he’d play a role typically reserved for menacing European character actors: a James Bond villain.

‘Bond 24’ Title and Cast to be Announced on Thursday

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by Jacob Hall December 2, 2014 @ 9:49 AM
Sony
EON Productions knows how obsessive fans are about every detail of every new 007 film, so they make these title announcements into genuine events. Which brings us to the news of the day: Clear your schedules on Thursday, Bond fanatics, because the press conference announcing the actual title of ‘Bond 24’ and the official cast is coming your way.

Rumor: Christoph Waltz is Playing Blofeld in ‘Bond 24’

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by Jacob Hall November 24, 2014 @ 1:41 PM
The Weinstein Company
It’s no secret that Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz has been cast as the main villain in the next James Bond adventure (which we’re all just calling ‘Bond 24’ for the moment). However, the exact nature of the role may have been revealed and, if it’s true, 007 fans all over the world will rejoice. Yes, it’s exactly what you think it is: Waltz may be playing Bond’s old arch-nemesis, Ernst Stravo Blofeld.

‘Bond 24’ Appropriately Casts Christoph Waltz in the Role of James Bond Villain

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by Britt Hayes November 13, 2014 @ 6:27 PM
Getty Images
It was only a matter of time before Christoph Waltz, perpetual movie bad guy, was cast as a James Bond villain. Always the bridesmaid! Although we know the real villain in the next James Bond film, aka 'Bond 24,' is clearly the lack of an official title -- the film, which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2016 and has already begun casting (obviously) and we have no title. Is 'Bond 24' too unprofessional? Is 'The Force Awakens' already taken?

'Star Wars' Hot Wheels Is Leading the Way for Mattel's Comic-Con 2014 Toys

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by Jacob Hall June 11, 2014 @ 4:03 PM
Mattell
Comic-Con 2014 is dropping into San Diego next month, and Mattel is making it very clear that they want all of your money this year. Toy collecting is a serious business at these conventions, and few things demand a collector's attention quite like...

'Bond 24' Eyes Oscar-Nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor for New James Bond Villain

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by Nick Romano April 4, 2014 @ 5:06 PM
Sony Pictures
Chiwetel Ejiofor wowed audiences with his stirring and hard-to-watch performance in Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning '12 Years a Slave,' and now, naturally, he's on multiple studios' radars for major upcoming films. While he's previously been rumored to be up for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' word is he's now being eyed to play the new James Bond villain in the upcoming 'Bond 24.'