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Stephen Hawking wants to play a "baddie" in a James Bond movie

The cosmologist think he's perfect to play a Bond villain


Sarah Gray
December 2, 2014 4:35AM (UTC)

The brilliant cosmologist Stephen Hawking revealed to Wired that he would like to play a Bond villain in a 007 flick.

It's not his science genius that he thinks would make him a good nemesis for James Bond -- hell-bent on world domination -- but rather two other more physical attributes.

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“My idea role would be a baddie in a James Bond film," he told Wired. "I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part."

Hawking is no stranger to pop culture appearances. The scientist lent his voice to the recent biopic "The Theory of Everything," which follows his first marriage, early career and diagnosis with ALS. He has also been animated on "The Simpsons," appeared as himself in "Star Trek," been interviewed by John Oliver for "Last Week Tonight" and has been featured on two different Pink Floyd albums. According to the Telegraph, Hawking is also scheduled to appear in upcoming Monty Python shows.

Hawking is known for his theories on black holes and what is now known has Hawking radiation.


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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