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The Many Looks Of The Bond Villain
After Silva’s look is revealed, how do other Bond baddies compare?

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The Many Looks Of The Bond Villain | Karl Stromberg (Curd Jurgens)
Karl Stromberg (Curd Jurgens)

Film: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Style: Pretty much a Blofeld cipher (he was actually conceived as Blofeld but his identity had to be changed due to rights issues), Stromberg could not be called a man of action, preferring to sit around and press buttons and let the henchmen do the heavy lifting. He favours an ugly, rather snug grey tunic-and-trousers affair for world domination, and a gauzier black number for dinner. Follically splitting the difference between Pleasance, Savalas and Gray, he’s bald on top and silver at the sides.

Plan: Triggering global nuclear holocaust and establishing a new world order under the sea.

Best Line: "Observe, Mr Bond, the instruments of Armageddon."
 

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1 Moonraker Quote
Dax; "At least I shall have the pleasure of putting you out of my misery." Thought that was a better line personally... More

Posted by Morteus on Monday August 6, 2012, 20:32

2 Hair
So many blonde of silver Bond villains. What does that mean? More

Posted by Pelle on Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:56

3 Request
Do the Bond girls next! (not literally, of course) More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Saturday August 4, 2012, 09:14

4 I thought it was obvious
Mr Stromberg prefers not to shake hands.... More

Posted by rich on Saturday August 4, 2012, 01:03

5 RE: Curd Jurgens?
Not necessarily: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curd_Jürgens More

Posted by Osric on Friday August 3, 2012, 11:08

6 Curd Jurgens?
Curt, is who I think you mean More

Posted by chris wootton on Friday August 3, 2012, 10:45

7 Octopussy?
Technically speaking, Octopussy would've been the first female Bond villain. It's really a fine line as she was working with Kamal Khan at the same being an ally/love interest to Bond. Still, Elektra is the first full-on female villain. More

Posted by EriCritic on Friday August 3, 2012, 02:57

8 Stromberg's webbed!
Not many people know this but Curt Jurgen's Karl Stromberg character has webbed hands! The hands are only really noticeable if you see the movies in theaters or watch it on an HDTV. Otherwise, if you watch it on DVD on a standard TV, you'll have to zoom in or freeze frame to really spot them. They're perhaps most noticeable when they show a closeup of his hands pushing the button that leads to his secretary's death. More

Posted by EriCritic on Friday August 3, 2012, 00:24


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