Be scared, very scared …

Last week of the Bond month. Sad in a way, but hasn’t it been interesting and exciting! I could go on for another few weeks …. LOL

Anyway …. favourite Bond Villain or Villainesses.

“No Mr Bond, I want you to die.” German actor Gert Froebe comes to mind. He was great and eerie. Then there was “Le Chiffre”, Danish actor Mads Mikkelson was one of my favourite as well. Javier Bardem was absolutely fabulous as villain in “Skyfall” and I’m not surprised he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Nick Nack was already mentioned earlier this week, but there was also the guy with the metal teeth. He scared me when I was a kid! Or do you remember Rosa Klebb with a poison tipped steel shoe knife and a whip?

But …. I don’t think anybody can go past Ernst Stavro Blofeld as the ultimate villain. He had the most appearances of all the villains in the series, and I wonder whether Jeff, our Thursday Hound, can tell us a bit about his presence in the books. Apparently was in a few novels.

Last, but not least … the worst villain for me, and without a doubt, was Jonathan Pryce as Elliot Carver. He just couldn’t connect with his character and it turned out to be a lousy performance.

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About Iris B

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she actually had met her future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as her dog. Next to her job at a private school she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio
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8 Responses to Be scared, very scared …

  1. Javier Bardem for sure as the best ‘worst’ villain–his intelligence and commitment to achieving his personal revenge made him the most effective. But I really liked the metal-mouthed giant in “Moonraker” too. He ended up lovable (remember the little girl with blonde plaits with whom he fell in love?) We have been watching old Bond movies over recent months and it’s been fascinating to watch the social evolution within their frame work.
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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    • Iris B says:

      Thanks for stopping by Susanne!
      Javier WAS really good, wasn’t he. He made the character with the sing sang in his voice, the eyes, everything … and yes the metal mouthed guy … “Jaws” I think the name was … I’d forgotten about the little girl … Time to re-watch the old ones again!

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  2. Yes,I agree; Javier was VERY Good. I truly enjoy everything I have ever seen Mad has done,(have you ever seen “After the Wedding”?), but I really did not like “Casino Royale”, as I have said before.Who needs a ‘realistic” James Bond?

    As much as I usually enjoy Jonathan Pryce’s performances, too , but again I agree; he was wooden in “Tomorrow Never DIes”.
    Richard Kiel was “Jaws” and more about him in my Friday post.

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  3. jeff7salter says:

    It’s been so many decades since I read the novels that I can’t recall much detail about the villains.
    But I definitely remember Rosa Klebb from the movie version of FRWL. Gosh, she was a tenacious broad!
    It’s going to be tough for The Hound to come up with a column on the Bond villains.

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  4. Micki Gibson says:

    Iris, you and I have similar tastes when it comes to villains. Absolutely love Javier Bardem’s Silva in “Skyfall” and you can’t mention Bond villains without talking about Blofeld. But Jaws was pretty memorable too.

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