Vincent Cassel does a Daniel Craig!

His wife, stunning Italian actress Monica Bellucci, could easily pass for a femme fatale from a Bond film and now actor Vincent Cassel looks as though he could audition as the 007 agent with his toned beach body.

Vincent Cassel Soaks Up The Sun in Rio

The 46-year-old Frenchman took to the surf on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on Thursday as he holidayed in the South American country.

Soaking up the rays, the actor looked impressively toned as he walked along the sand in a tight pair of swimming trunks.

Slightly resembling Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, the César Award winner waded into the sea, echoing the iconic scene from the 2006 Bond reboot.

The Gallic star has clearly been putting in time on the treadmill to keep himself in shape and displayed a supple, swimmers physique on the beach.

Vincent Cassel Soaks Up The Sun in Rio

He took a dip in the Atlantic, floating along on top of the waves, cooling off from the tropical heat.

The actor can currently be seen in British thriller Trance opposite James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson, directed by Danny Boyle.   In the film he plays a character named Franck who tries to help McAvoy’s character Simon unlock his memories in order to track down some missing art work.   He has also starred in Oscar winning film, Black Swan, and appeared opposite his wife in the controversial 2003 film, Irréversible.

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While his beach body might be Bond-esque, Cassel normally finds himself on the other side of the law in his film roles, having played a burglar in 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen and as notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine in a two part 2008 biopic.   With this in mind, he could perhaps give the MI6 agent a run for his money in a different category away from the beach body contest – as a classic Bond villain.

Lindsay Lohan rolls up 48 Minutes Late!

Lindsay Lohan has arrived in court for a hearing that will determine whether the actress goes to jail or averts a trial on charges that she lied to police.   The troubled 26-year-old actress took a red-eye from New York to Los Angeles in a last-minute bid to make the 8:30am hearing after she deplaned an earlier commercial flight amid safety concerns.

In the mad dash to avoid a bench warrant being issued for her arrest Lohan’s private plane landed five minutes after she was due to appear at the courthouse where a judge awaited her appearance.


She arrived 48 minutes later, and is believed to have struck a plea deal with prosecutors as talks continue in the judge’s chambers.

According to TMZ, Lohan’s lawyer’s co-counsel was seen pulling a plea form from a desk before returning to the chambers, over two hours after the actress made her arrival.

Lohan appeared to have time to make a quick change. Last seen wearing all black in New York, she arrived to the courthouse in a white and rose coloured blouse, sheer white skinny pants and grey heels.   She shielded her eyes with round sunglasses as she was escorted inside amid a flurry of reporters.

Despite the entourage a bystander managed to maneuver through the crowd to throw gold glitter  confetti on the star as she made her way in.   According to the New York Daily News, Lohan’s lawyer at one point leaned into the actress and indicated he hoped the hearing would end promptly.

‘And then you can go surfing,’ he is quoted as saying, inspiring a laugh from the star.   The appearance followed a dramatic night of last-minute travel arrangements for Lohan.

Entertainment Tonight reports her plane landed at Atlantic Aviation at Los Angeles International Airport rather than Van Nuys airport, where she was initially scheduled to deplane.   The 26-year-old secured a flight aboard a private jet to get her back to Los Angeles in time for her court appearance on Monday morning.   She is in a race against the clock to make it back from New York to attend her scheduled trial over charges that she violated her probation last June.

A source told E! Newsthat Lindsay was able to secure a flight on a private jet that was delayed slightly as the plane will have to make one stop to refuel along the way.   The plane appears to have been provided by a Los Angeles-based energy drink company for which  she has made promotional appearances.