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James Bond The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite James Bond candidates. Must be currently active actors.

Who is going to be the new James Bond actor now that Daniel Craig doesn't want to be 007 in the next James Bond outing? Since even before the release of Spectre. Daniel Craig was vocal about not revisiting the Bond role. So who should be the next James Bond actor?

The actors below have been voted by fans as being the best candidates for taking on the 007 persona. Regardless of which actor gets the role, the consensus is that the next Bond after Craig should still be British and dapper. After all, all the previous Bonds, from original Sean Connery to the 90s Pierce Brosnan have been classy gentlemen.

Vote up your favorite James Bond candidate below. Let's try to avoid a repeat of the George Lazenby Bond. At least Timothy Dalton got the Bond pose right. Living actors only as this is a casting call for the new James Bond actor, not who would've been the best Bond.
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1
4,213 1,317
Sam Heughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Yonnie Moncrief added A Princess for Christmas, Young Alexander the Great, First Light

2
2,622 5,573
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Prometheus

3
2,139 4,461
Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
The Avengers, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

4
1,885 4,681
Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past

5
1,113 5,138
Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting

6
1,236 4,284
Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Man of Steel, Stardust, The Count of Monte Cristo

7
1,538 4,417
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down

8
1,534 4,131
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

9
1,045 3,521
Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Romullas added How to Train Your Dragon, 300, How to Train Your Dragon 2

10
2,698 4,823
Theo James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie, Divergent

11
941 4,155
Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Sin City, The Bourne Identity, Children of Men

12
854 4,146
Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Hugo, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Grand Budapest Hotel

13
655 3,744
Richard Armitage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Captain America: The First Avenger, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

14
715 3,958
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

15
660 3,385
Aidan Turner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Fran Morrison added The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

16
876 3,732
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Black Hawk Down, Oblivion, Mama

17
762 3,280
Luke Evans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast & Furious 6, Clash of the Titans

18
971 4,166
Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Expendables

19
341 3,271
Ioan Gruffudd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Titanic, Black Hawk Down, Fantastic Four

20
417 3,533
Joseph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Shakespeare in Love, Enemy at the Gates, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

21
569 3,437
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Mission: Impossible III, Bend It like Beckham, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

22
503 3,188
Matthew Goode is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Watchmen, The Imitation Game, Match Point

23
436 3,099
Kevin McKidd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Trainspotting, Brave, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

24
503 3,208
Damian Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Your Highness, Dreamcatcher, The Escapist

25
566 3,175
Paul Bettany is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3