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You can see it, right? Javier Bardem's inspiration? It's amazing, the finest homage I've seen one actor pay another in a long time. Here, Bardem is, well, he's being John Malkovich. That pursed-lip sneer, that supercilious delivery in the talk about the British Empire? Pure Dangerous Liaisons:

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But wait, it gets better. The white dress jacket? The bored expression? The ridiculous fake hair? It's Malkovich as Sauvage, the bad guy in the James Bond spoof Johnny English:

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Now that's guts. You've got a franchise that's barely holding on, and you base your villain on a guy who made a mockery of Bond villains. Finally, with a little sleuthing, I found this image in an international trailer:

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That jumpsuit is totally Cyrus. Perfect.

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metapunk Sept. 19, 2012 @ 6:14 p.m.

I think they need to blow more shit up and need much quicker cutting at the end...

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Colonna Sept. 20, 2012 @ 3:39 a.m.

In 1985, with Roger Moore nearing the end of his tenure as 007, producer Albert Broccoli wanted to create a new villain on the same level of Blofeld. He decided on Max Zorin for "A View To A Kill" and cast his first Oscar winner to play him:

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