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The 8 actors who turned down Bond

There are not many actors who would say 'no' to James Bond, but, apparently, there are more than you think.

As Daniel Craig prepares to step down from the role of Bond (and we prepare to say goodbye to those little blue swimming trunks), Hollywood has been a-buzz with news of who will be cast in his place.
Will it be the suave Idris Elba? Or the serious Damien Lewis? Or maybe it will be the rugged Michael Fassbender?
Whoever it will be, we know it probably won’t be our favourite Aussie hunk Hugh Jackman.
The actor revealed in 2011 that, after being offered the part years ago, he turned it down because he didn’t want to “be boxed in”.
“I got a call from my agent saying, 'There's some possible interest in you for Bond, are you interested?'” said Jackman, “At the time, I wasn't. I was about to shoot 'X-Men 2' and Wolverine had become this thing in my life. But I think every male at some point thinks about playing Bond. So it was not right then, but it may be right if it comes back.”
“I thought it would box me in too much,” Jackman explained to The Hollywood Reporter, “My natural instinct is to keep as many doors open as possible.”
As we mourn the loss of hearing Hugh Jackman says “Bond, James Bond”, take a look at the 8 actors that turned down Bond.

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