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

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by Mike Ryan 5 hours 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.

Christoph Waltz on Whether His Bond Villain, Franz Oberhauser, is Really Blofeld

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by Mike Ryan 5 days ago
Sony Pictures Classics
Rumors are flying that even though Christoph Waltz’s character is technically named Franz Oberhauser in the next James Bond installment, ‘Spectre,’ he’s actually playing Bond’s arch-nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The now two-time Oscar winner, Waltz, is currently promoting his Golden Globe nominated turn in Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes.’

‘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.

‘Bond 24’ Officially Titled ‘Spectre’, Full Cast Announced

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by Mike Sampson December 4, 2014 @ 7:24 AM
Sony Pictures
After much speculation, the official title and cast of 'Bond 24' was announced earlier this morning in London by director Sam Mendes. New castmembers—joining returning stars Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes—include Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, and Léa Seydoux. But, why read about this when you can watch it?

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
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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?

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star Dave Bautista Cast as 'Bond 24' Villain

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by Mike Sampson October 13, 2014 @ 8:37 AM
Marvel
We'd previously heard that the 'Bond 24' filmmakers wanted the villain for the upcoming sequel to be unlike the modern day villains and instead a throwback to the big hulking henchmen like Jaws or Oddjob. The casting call was looking for "an imposing, extremely physically fit actor" over 6'2" tall. Not a ton of guys like that around, but the director Sam Mendes didn't have to look further than the biggest movie of the year.

'Bond 24' Casts Lea Seydoux in Femme Fatale Role, Still Has No Official Title

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by Britt Hayes October 9, 2014 @ 8:27 PM
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While the newest James Bond movie still has no official title, that hasn't kept it from moving full-speed ahead, with Daniel Craig reprising the role of Agent 007 for Bond's 24th outing. The latest development has French actress and 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' star Lea Seydoux joining the cast in the role of a femme fatale -- someone who could make things quite complicated (and perhaps a bit sexy) for our suave protagonist.