New James Bond Villain: Javier Bardem’s Character Draws Comparisons To Stuart Smalley, Fred Armisen
New James Bond villain Javier Bardem might have an intimidating on-screen presence, but some critics of the newly released trailer for “Skyfall” just can’t seem to take his look, and especially his haircut, seriously.
The much-anticipated trailer was released Tuesday, giving James Bond fans a glimpse at the 23rd installment of the spy series. But the build-up to see the new James Bond villain was instead met with some head-scratching at the character’s peculiar look, The Huffington Post reported.
Fans and writers have spent the day trying to figure out exactly who Bardem’s blonde character resembles. Some of the guesses include “Saturday Night Live” character Stuart Smalley or WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But the most spot-on comparison might be another “Saturday Night Live” character: Fred Armisen’s character from “The Californians” sketch.
Barden hasn’t given away many details about the character he plays in the newest installment of the Bond series, but did say he’s excited to step into a movie franchise that he’s loved since he was a child.
“I’m very excited because my parents took me to watch the [Bond] movies and I saw all of them, so to play that is going to be fun,” Bardem said in late 2011 on the television show Nightline.
“They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.”
Bardem has some good experience playing a bad guy with a terrible haircut. His portrayal of the calculated and cold-hearted Anton Chigurh in “No Country for Old Men” nabbed him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2008. In that movie Bardem’s character had a choppy bowl cut that didn’t seem to jive with the psychopathic character.
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Agent 007 for the newest movie. Based on the trailer, it appears the new James Bond villain Javier Bardem will play a character that is a good match for Bond, Yahoo’s Movie Talk noted.