During an extensive AMA on Reddit, the Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington said he would like to be the next James Bond. In fact, he encouraged everyone to tweet #DenzelIsJames Bond. And so they did.
There is one reason why Denzel Washington shouldn’t be the next James Bond. Sure he’s easy on the eyes and knows how to shoot a gun and drive fast cars. But have you ever heard Washington use an English accent? The reviewers at EmpireOnline called his EastEnder’s accent for the 1988 film For Queen And Country “a bad impression” and “hammy.” You can get a taste of his English accent in this American Gangster interview with Russell Crowe. Note to Washington: 007 would never say “Bob’s Your Uncle.”