British actor Jason Statham is hoping to become the next James Bond, branding the superspy part his "dream" role.
The Expendables star has risen to fame playing tough guy characters in movies including Snatch, The Italian Job and Crank.
However, Statham, who is dating beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, is eager to take over from Daniel Craig as the next 007.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "You'd be lying if you said no. He has all the fanciest gadgetry. He's in and out of bed with the sexiest, hottest women. And gets to save the world. Come on! It's everybody's dream, isn't it?"