I liked Clive Owen in Greenfingers, and I am looking forward to seeing him in Beyond Borders with Angelina Jolie, but I don't see him as James Bond. He lacks a sophisticated wit and polished flair that epitomize Bond, to my mind. Owen has a rather earthy gloom to him rather like a Thomas Hardy character with a voice to match. Even he has poo-pooed his getting the role, and I agree. The closest Owen has come to a JB look was his 1 minute car ads, but those were all sunglasses and photography.