Many underestimate the dexterity and fingertip motor control needed to grasp an overhead strap in the subway.
(On second thought, that's probably not it.)
Yes: he would be diabolical as a Bond villain, although most of the movie might be Bond and he arguing.
MFF: Who is your tailor?
Bond: Villain that you are, you wouldn't know that a gentleman does not discuss his women, or his tailor.
MFF: Your lapels are too narrow. Have you considered a lower gorge?
MFF: Guards! Fetch my red felt pen! I apologize, where are my manners? Would you like a bagel while we wait? I have them submarined in to my undersea lair fresh from Zabar's.
Bond: Are you wearing fingerless gloves?
MFF: Of course! Full fingered gloves within the protected environment of an undersea lair would be preposterous! Ah...here is the pen...let us begin...