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Bookmakers slash odds on Clive Owen becoming James Bond 007 #6

18-Jan-2005 • Casino Royale

Bookmakers Tuesday halved the odds on Clive Owen becoming the next James Bond after he won a Golden Globe award for his role in the sex drama "Closer" - reports Reuters.

Bookmaker William Hill also made Owen 6-4 favorite to land the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Closer at next month's Hollywood ceremony.

"Since winning the Golden Globe, we have had a succession of calls from punters who think he would make an excellent Bond," said a spokesman.

Owen is now priced at 4-1 from 8-1.

But "Van Helsing" actor Hugh Jackman is still 2-1 favorite to take over from Pierce Brosnan and land the coveted role of the world's most famous spy. Second favorite at 7-2 is Ewan McGregor.

Thanks to `JP` for the alert.

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