Film director Sam Mendes tips Jose Mourinho to be the next James Bond villain
Jose Mourinho, the Roma coach, has been tipped by Sam Mendes to play a James Bond villain. Mendes is the director of Skyfall and Spectre.
Mourinho isn’t afraid to get into trouble and has been involved in some of football’s most memorable touchline bust-ups.
When asked about who would make a great Bond villain by a Guardian reader for a feature in their newspaper, iconic British director, Mendes said;
“I have no idea. They’ve made it so difficult for themselves for two reasons. One is they turned the franchise into something extraordinary with Daniel Craig. If you think about the actors that might have been up for the role after Pierce Brosnan, a lot of people would have said, ‘No way.’
“They would not have even been considered for the role, not wanting to be considered for the role. Now, there’s barely an actor in the world who would turn it down. And that’s because of Daniel and because what’s happened to the franchise since. So that’s a great thing.
“The bad thing is he’s dead. You tell me how they get out of that one. I want to ask, ‘How would you get out of it?’ As for a great Bond villain? José Mourinho. You can’t get better than that can you?”
Among those who have played James Bond villains are Rami Malek and Donald Pleasence.