16 Actors Who Could Have Been James Bond
It’s another actor who lost to Daniel Craig. The British-born, Australia-raised actor was part of the line-up of potential dashing men to replace Pierce Brosnan. In 2011, post-Avatar Sam revealed that continuing franchises didn’t really excite him. “What intrigues me more is the chance to start my own franchise and put my own stamp on a character that is iconic rather than just jumping on something that is already established,” he told Australia’s Daily Telegraph. “I like the risk of getting my own one going.” He has been “tipped” to play Bond since 2005 a few times, but we all know that nothing has come of it.