Javier Bardem won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for his chilling performance as Anton Chigurh — a psychopathic serial killer with a terrible haircut and a lethal cattle gun. Bardem won’t be reprising this role for a No Country sequel anytime soon, though it looks as if he’ll be covering similar territory in Skyfall, the next James Bond movie.
Columbia Pictures and MGM released a full-length trailer for the film today, giving fans a glimpse at director Sam Mendes’ latest 007 thriller, which is slated to hit theaters on November 9th. Headlining Skyfall‘s cast are some familiar Bond alums. Daniel Craig is back as 007, as is Judi Dench, who once again stars as M. Rounding out the cast are Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallroy) and Ben Whishaw (Q), though much of the film’s early buzz remains centered on Bardem, whose performance as Silva has already drawn comparisons to the inimitable Chigurh (as well as a few Saturday Night Live characters).
There are definite similarities between the two villains — most notably, the cringe-worthy haircut and sloe-eyed gaze — though it’s too early to say whether Silva will be quite as tortuous as the coin-flipping, gum-chewing Chigurh. Upon closer examination, however, we did notice some remarkably similar shots from both the trailer and No Country For Old Men. Check out our side-by-side comparisons below, and let us know what you think of Bardem’s next foray into villainy.