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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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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Idris Elba Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Prometheus

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774 972
Theo James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Theo James Underworld: Awakening, The Inbetweeners Movie, Divergent

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410 793
Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Clive Owen Sin City, The Bourne Identity, Children of Men

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338 435
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Hugh Jackman X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

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420 743
Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Jude Law Hugo, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Grand Budapest Hotel

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101 56
Dan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Antonio Campoy added Dan Stevens Night at the Museum 3, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Cobbler

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512 947
Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Jason Statham Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Expendables

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372 524
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Black Hawk Down, Oblivion, Mama

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274 282
Chris Vance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Chris Vance Macbeth

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325 392
Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Gerard Butler How to Train Your Dragon, 300, How to Train Your Dragon 2

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372 497
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Mission: Impossible III, Bend It like Beckham, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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353 446
Damian Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Damian Lewis Your Highness, Dreamcatcher, The Escapist

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338 396
Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Tom Hiddleston The Avengers, Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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312 333
Matthew Goode is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Matthew Goode Watchmen, The Imitation Game, Match Point

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300 323
Jack Davenport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Jack Davenport Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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252 235
Sean Maguire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Sean Maguire Meet the Spartans, Prince Charming, Waterland

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313 339
Joseph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Joseph Fiennes Shakespeare in Love, Enemy at the Gates, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

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363 419
Paul Bettany is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Paul Bettany The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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339 383
Dominic Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Dominic Cooper Captain America: The First Avenger, Mamma Mia!, From Hell

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312 303
Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Joel Edgerton Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Great Gatsby

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346 357
Sullivan Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Sullivan Stapleton 300: Rise of an Empire, Animal Kingdom, December Boys

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362 1,041
Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Ewan McGregor Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting

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304 290
Stuart Townsend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Stuart Townsend The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, ├ćon Flux, Under the Skin

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563 699
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Hugh Dancy Black Hawk Down, Ella Enchanted, King Arthur

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94 16
James Norton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
James Norton Rush, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, Belle

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558 755
Jamie Bamber is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Jamie Bamber Pulse 2: Afterlife, Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant, Battlestar Galactica: Razor

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126 25
Forest Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
-1454103513811 added Forest Whitaker Platoon, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Good Morning - Great acting work, Forest Whitaker, in Lee Daniels', The Butler!

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121 25
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Daniel Barata added Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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362 639
Richard Armitage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Richard Armitage Captain America: The First Avenger, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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281 480
Kevin McKidd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Kevin McKidd Trainspotting, Brave, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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452 1,197
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Tom Hardy The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down

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281 860
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Christian Bale The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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321 541
Andrew Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Andrew Lincoln Love Actually, Gangster No. 1, Enduring Love

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300 553
Luke Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Luke Evans The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast & Furious 6, Clash of the Titans

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216 476
Ioan Gruffudd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Ioan Gruffudd Titanic, Black Hawk Down, Fantastic Four

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492 1,253
Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Michael Fassbender Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past

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236 352
James D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
James D'Arcy Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending

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248 960
Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor
Henry Cavill Man of Steel, Stardust, The Count of Monte Cristo