Denzel Washington Really Wants To Play James Bond

September 9, 2014 1:56 AM

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James Bond producers threw a bit of a curve ball when they hired blond actor Daniel Craig to play the latest incarnation of 007, but history has shown us that the only actors really ever seriously considered for the role are white dudes who hail from the British Isles. This has been the case for all six performers who have taken the part so far, dating back to 1962's Dr. No, but there's always the question of whether or not it could ever change in the future. Is it possible that we could one day see, perhaps, a black American dude playing James Bond? It turns out that if the decision were up to Denzel Washington that the answer would be a definitive "yes."

The actor recently took part in an AMA session on Reddit, and one of his most enthusiastic answers he gave to one of his fans' questions was in regard to whether or not he would be at all interested in being the next James Bond. Said Washington,

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