“I will owe you”: Oppenheimer Actor David Dastmalchian Wants To Graduate From Batman Villain To James Bond Baddie

A luminary from Oppenheimer, who thoroughly enjoyed being part of this summer’s blockbuster, is now shifting his gaze beyond his Oppenheimer role. He’s set his sights on a coveted future aspiration: portraying a villain in a James Bond movie. He is none other than David Dastmalchian, who played William Borden in Oppenheimer.

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David Dastmalchian

Upcoming additions to the 007 series are in the pipeline. The identity of the next James Bond remains a mystery, let alone the sinister character that will oppose him with feline companionship. Nevertheless, a proposal put forth by David Dastmalchian has caught everyone’s attention.

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Does David Dastmalchian Have What It Takes To Be A Bond Villain

Among the top-tier performers featured in the cast of the horror film The Last Voyage of the Demeter, David Dastmalchian stands out as an actor who consistently delivers an unsettling aura. His knack for inducing chills is well-established (just consider his role in Prisoners, where his eerie portrayal was impeccably executed).

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David Dastmalchian

“Whoever is reading this, take it as a sign. You were meant to be reading this line at this moment as you’re thinking about the future of what you guys are doing with the franchise,” Dastmalchian told Slashfilm. “Trust me when I say that I can bring something to an enemy of 007, whether he or she or they be played in a way that no one has ever seen Bond brought to life before, which is of course the way that you guys always do it. I think there’s no one to push Bond to the limits of their capabilities the way that I could, and I would love to do it. So there’s my pitch to them. I can’t wait for them to read this. And then I will owe you when or if I ever get that role, I guess 10%.”

Those who have witnessed Dastmalchian’s performances in his more sinister roles would readily acknowledge his ability to effortlessly embody a disconcerting Bond adversary. While the future remains uncertain, the prospect of this casting choice receives a resounding endorsement based on his track record.

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David Dastmalchian Has Previously Worked With Christopher Nolan

Renowned for his intimate connections with his cast, Christopher Nolan frequently exhibits his penchant for casting familiar faces across multiple projects. This practice has solidified his renown for cultivating a cooperative and encouraging creative atmosphere. Therefore, it’s entirely expected that, for his inaugural venture into biographical filmmaking, the director has curated a remarkable ensemble of performers who have previously shared his cinematic journey.

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David Dastmalchian

David Dastmalchian’s acting repertoire spans a wide spectrum. It includes appearances on television in iconic productions like The Dark Knight trilogy, as well as lead roles in notable works like Blade Runner 2049 and The Suicide Squad. Prior to his portrayal of William L. Borden in Oppenheimer, Dastmalchian had the opportunity to collaborate with Nolan in The Dark Knight, where he played one of the Joker’s henchmen.

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Source: The Digital Flix

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