From Dr. No to Goldfinger to Blofeld, no Bond movie is complete without a terrifying and charismatic villain -- preferably in possession of a subterranean lair, stolen superweapon, and army of henchmen. In the new movie Skyfall, Javier Bardem plays Raoul Silva -- a sinister blond-coiffed international terrorist who some critics have suggested bears an uncanny resemblance to WikiLeaks' Julian Assange.
Whether or not Bardem's character is based on anyone in particular -- he denies it -- there are more than a few global figures whose lifestyles seem inspired by Bond baddies. A caveat here: Not all of the following people are actually evil or out to rule the planet (as far as we know), but it's not hard to imagine them cackling while lowering 007 into a pool of hungry piranhas. So, in the spirit of fun and evil laughs, here's our highly speculative list of seven real people who would be great character studies for the next Daniel Craig blockbuster.
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