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Dwayne Johnson shares James Bond aspirations after grandfather played villain in 1967

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Now, the actor has hopes of taking on one of show business’ most iconic roles: movies.

The world-regions spy has been portrayed by a number of actors over the years, with Daniel Craig wrapping up his tenure earlier this year with “No Time to Die.”

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Dwayne Johnson revealed his aspirations to play James Bond.

Dwayne Johnson revealed his aspirations to play James Bond.
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Fans are eager to find out who will step into the role next, and Johnson is tossing his hat into the ring.

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Johnson's grandfather briefly appeared in ‘You Only Live Twice’ alongside Sean Connery.

Johnson’s grandfather briefly appeared in ‘You Only Live Twice’ alongside Sean Connery.
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“Yes, my grandfather was a Bond villain in ‘You Only Live Twice’ with Sean Connery,” he explained. “Very, very cool.”

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While an American has never played Bond, several have appeared as villains in the franchise. However, Johnson doesn’t seem to have any desire to join the franchise in such a manner.

Daniel Craig wrapped up his tenure as James Bond earlier this fall.

Daniel Craig wrapped up his tenure as James Bond earlier this fall.
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“I don’t want to be a villain,” he asserted. “You got to be Bond.”

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It’s unclear when the next Bond film will be released, as no replacement fwwe” target=”_blank”>or<

Johnson, however, has a full slate of films in the coming years, including his entry into the DC franchise with “Black Adam” and a sequel to his recent Disney venture “Jungle Cruise.”

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