“We’ve been waiting for you, Mr. Bond” – These are the 5 best James Bond villains
No time to die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, is set to finally hit theaters on October 8. With 25 films, the James Bond franchise has been around for 60 years. During this time, the most famous secret agent in the world faced many adversaries. So today we take a look to five of our all-time favorite James Bond villains. But beware: spoilers to come!
1) Le Chiffre (Casino Royale)
We’re going to start our list of our favorite James Bond villains with a more recent one. Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) was a stateless international terrorist financier. It is presented at the beginning of Casino Royal by the dark Mr. White of Specter to an African terrorist who asks him to invest millions of dollars. But Le Chiffre plays quickly and freely with everyone’s money. He plans to undermine the shares of SkyFleet, an aviation company, by blowing up his newest plane. Of course, Bond foils this action.
Le Chiffre then embarks on a game of high-stakes poker in Montenegro to recover the money he lost before his friends find out. Bond is famous in front of him during the Texas Hold’em tournament at Casino Royale.
He later tortures a naked Bond, who is strapped to a chair, by swinging a thick ship’s rope tied in Bond’s testicles… ouch, before it’s done by… Mr. White.
2) Silva (Skyfall)
Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) was a former member of MI6. He was abandoned by “M”, while she was station chief in Hong Kong, in exchange for several British agents.
Fall from the sky marked the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise. He brings Bond and “M” back to Bond’s childhood home in Scotland while being chased by Silva. During the fighting, “M” is hit in the hip and bleeds. Bond kills Silva with his father’s old military knife as “M” dies in his arms.
3) Auric Goldfinger (Goldfinger)
The golden finger is still arguably the most popular Bond film in the franchise and its namesake one of James Bond’s most popular villains. The brain is skillfully played by Gert Fröbe.
Fröbe was an interesting character on several fronts. He was voted in an IMDB poll as “Bond’s most sinister villain” by fans of the franchise. He was also a member of the Nazi Party which resigned before the war began and risked death by hiding Jews in his home.
Goldfinger plots to set off a nuclear device at Fort Knox to irradiate the United States’ gold supply. Its aim is to cripple the economy of the gold standard, thereby exponentially increasing its holdings of bullion.
The film introduces the public to the former trapeze artist who became a Pussy Galore pilot. It also features the classic line uttered by Goldfinger, “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!”
4) Ernst Stavro Blofeld (many Bond films)
Blofeld has been a nemesis of Bond in several films dating back to the days of Sean Connery. At the helm of Specter, Blofeld, in the early films, was never fully shown. Instead, he would still be seen mid-chest holding a white cat in his lap speaking with a monotonous, metallic European accent. And that’s how a villain standard was born.
In Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Blofeld, played by Telly Savalas, kills Bond’s wife (Diana Rigg). He was also played by Donald Pleasance.
Blofeld also appeared in Spectrum played by Christopher Waltz. In the film, it turns out that he and Bond grew up together after Bond’s parents were killed in a tragic accident.
The archivillain will reappear in No time to die where it looks like he will play an important role from prison.
5) Dr Julius No (Dr No)
Dr No, the first of the Bond films, contains perhaps the most famous of all James Bond villains. It’s no coincidence that we’ve saved Dr. No for last.
Dr No is a brilliant scientist with a fairly large Napoleon complex. He specializes in radiation, but an accident cost him both hands. Appropriately for a villain, he replaced them with raw bionic metals. No’s hands are very strong but not skillful. This will eventually lead to his demise at the hands of 007.
At the start of the film, he tells Bond that he offered his skills and expertise to the Americans, then the Soviets, but was rejected by both superpowers. Seeking revenge, Dr. No joined Specter and settled on his island in Crab Key, Jamaica.
There, he interferes with NASA rocket launches in hopes of igniting a World War III scenario so that Specter can reap the loot once the nuclear holocaust is over.
Although the film was made on a low budget, it was a huge success and spawned a slew of secret agent spy films in the 1960s.
‘No Time to Die’ and James Bond’s New Villain
No time to die starts with 007 living in Jamaica. He returns to active duty when his old CIA friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) shows up and asks for his help regarding a mysterious case of a missing scientist and powerful technology.
The villain of this new Bond feature is Sanfir, a disfigured global terrorist wearing a mask, played by Rami Malek. His character has been the subject of many rumors.
The new villain could be a replay of an old one. So far the only facts disclosed about him are that he once worked as an assassin for SPECTER, has a background in the pharmaceutical / chemical industry, and has no connection to any religion or religion. an ideology. The last track was something Malek insisted on, stating that if he played a terrorist with a religious bent it would upset his parents.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Malek was asked about his favorite James Bond movie. Maybe, tongue in cheek, he replied. “I really liked Dr No.”
Even part of Malek’s character wardrobe is similar to that of Dr. No. And maybe his facial scars will be the result of irradiation as well.
Still, there are questions about who exactly Jame Bond’s nemesis is. The final trailer stated that all of Bond’s previous missions had led him to this moment… Hmm.
No time to die will be the fifth and final film starring Daniel Craig in 007.
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