Javier Bardem: Cast as Bad Guy in James Bond 23

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Oscar winner Javier Bardem has been confirmed to be the villain in the as yet untitled James Bond 23. We say "as yet untitled," but we believe Bond 23 will be called Skyfall, but that's another story.

Javier Bardem is Bond Baddie

The man who brought villainy to new heights in No Country for Old Men is a perfect choice to be a foil to Daniel Craig's James Bond. Bardem went on Nightline and dished what little details he could last night. "I am very excited," he said. "My parents took me to watch the movies, and saw all of them. So, to play that is going to be fun. They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details."

That's fine Javier, just the fact that the Bond movie is coming together, with a maybe title, screenwriters John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and an Oscar-winning director in Sam Mendes, Movie Fanatic is thrilled. It was just several months ago when fans were even wondering if we'd ever see James Bond in action again as MGM ran through its financial troubles.

Good news indeed, all around.

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Javier Bardem is getting rave reviews for his role in No Country for Old Men. Expect to hear a lot more from this actor in the future, as he's pretty much guaranteed to win an Academy Award for the performance. Is also dating Penelope Cruz.

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