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So a none too bright author of the latest James Bond book went on record to say actor Idris Elba was too “street” and not “suave” enough to portray 007 on film. So we thought, for the sake of fairness, let’s cull together photos that prove that the author was on to something.

Sorry, we got nothing.

But hey, here are some photos that author Anthony Horowitz might maybe could use to defend his struggle logic.

Check them out below and on the flip.

GQ stays putting hood dudes on their covers. The nerve.

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First man, period, to cover Maxim magazine. Talk about being late.

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What could a mag aimed at Black women possibly know about men being “suave”?

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No way James Bond could DJ and smoke a hand-rolled cigarette at the same time, all while wearing sunglasses.

Idris Elba smokes a hand-rolled cigarette while playing a DJ set at the Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex, at the last of their 'Three Friday Nights' events Featuring: Idris Elba Where: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom When: 19 Jun 2015 Credit: Paul Jacobs/WENN.com

Idris Elba smokes a hand-rolled cigarette while playing a DJ set at the Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex, at the last of their ‘Three Friday Nights’ events
Featuring: Idris Elba
Where: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
When: 19 Jun 2015
Credit: Paul Jacobs/WENN.com

Photo: GQ

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