Sports: James Bond: Why Mel Gibson refused 007

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did you know that Mel Gibson was offered the role of James Bond in the early 80s? The actor has just revealed it, also indicating why he had declined this prestigious offer.

James Bond : pourquoi Mel Gibson a refusé 007 © Leonine James Bond: Why Mel Gibson refused 007

Mel Gibson in the James Bond costume? It has not been far away! The American actor has just revealed at the microphone of the Joblo site that he was proposed the iconic role of agent 007 in the early 80s to succeed Roger Moore after just for Your eyes . A prestigious offer, but which he declined.

It was during a discussion on these actors who, often with a single role, can find himself cataloged in a genre, that Mel Gibson spoke of his experience on 007. " I was offered to play In James Bond films when I was 26 years old, so forty years ago. They told me that they wanted me to be the next actor to play the character ", declares the one who was promoting the film Bandit .

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"I thought. I was in Australia, I worked with Peter Weir (on the year of all dangers , Editor's note) " , continues Gibson, who Currently prepares the fifth part of the fatal weapon . "I thought about and I decided to refuse the offer for this reason. I said to myself ... Look at what happened to the poor Sean Connery , he found himself stuck for three decades."

when playing James Bond, it is often for several films and many years (over 15 years for Daniel Craig , for example). A heavy commitment which can catalog you a long time, even a whole career, and which therefore cooled a Mel Gibson which had just been revealed to the whole world with the first two films Mad Max .

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Despite his refusal, Mel Gibson will see his name circulating again in the "Bondosphere", for the opus Killing is not playing and Goldneye . This time, it is the producer Albert R. Broccoli and the director Martin Campbell who will close the door, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan being respectively designated to embody the famous agent.

The trailer for "Bandit", Mel Gibson's next film:

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