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New James Bond Villain Modeled After Tony Blair and Nicolas Sarkozy

Unbelievable:

Craig’s second Bond adventure continues in the gritty vein of “Casino Royale,” in which a rough-edged 007, newly granted his “license to kill,” bled, sweat and felt real emotion. But Wilson promised it also has “twice as much action” as its predecessor.
“It’s pretty jam-packed,” he said.
Filming began at Pinewood three weeks ago. Location shooting will take place in Italy, Austria, Panama, Chile and Peru.
Mathieu Amalric is a new addition as villain Dominic Greene. But the French actor, star of the Oscar-nominated “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” won’t be sporting a trademark tic like many of his predecessors.
He and Forster decided his villainy should come from within.
“That’s maybe what is horrible about today,” Amalric said. “We can’t guess who the villains are. The villains are invisible.”
Amalric said he modeled his character to some extent on former Prime Minister Tony Blair and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
“I’ve been taking details, the smile of Tony Blair, the craziness of Sarkozy, he’s the worst villain we’ve ever had,” he said.

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