The best of the baddies who have shaken and stirred James Bond

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The best of the baddies who have shaken and stirred James Bond

Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva in Skyfall

James Bond is back.

Skyfall descends on audiences on October 26 and brings a whole new set of challenges for Daniel Craig's 007.

This time, he squares off against Raoul Silva, played by Javier Bardem.

Raoul's deathly white hair and chiseled draw distract from his mysterious back story – director Sam Mendes jealously guards details of his baddie's biography.

The secrecy has led some fans to speculate Raoul might be another incarnation of Bond's chronic headache, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

All will be revealed on opening night. But whoever Raoul is, he has huge shoes to fill…