Roger Friedman from Fox News is apparently reporting that the villain in the upcoming Bond movie, Bond 22, is a French actor named Mathieu Almaric. His parents could’ve spelled it Matthew, but, being French, they wanted to remind us through spelling to pronounce it with the proper sneer. Almaric has showed solid acting chops in supporting roles in Munich and Marie Antoinette, and now hopes to translate his giant, lemur-like pupils into action-movie villainy.
I think it’s great casting. He’s got that clammy, semi-translucent skin, and eyeballs from which no light escapes that seem to say, “I’ve been to the future, and it is a dark, slimy place where happiness is a lukewarm brine and eels are your only friends. Attempt not lying to me, for I can see your thoughts.”
Plus, you know, he’s French. And no one likes them, am I right! LOL!