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Who Is Your Favourite James Bond?


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Poll: Who Is Your Favourite James Bond?

Who is your FAVORITE James Bond?

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#601 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

Currently, I´m in a Sean Connery mood again, with Sir Roger a very close second.

 

The two legends who shaped my idea of Bond.  As much as I like every other actor who played the role they are all mainly emulating what these two giants have done.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 08:08 AM

I think Dalton added deeper introspection to the character, and Craig really escalated the grit side of things. But I agree with you in the sense Connery and Moore are the two giants of the franchise. I can't ever see them being dethroned. I think they're genuinely great but seven films apiece really allowed them to put a stamp on the character and engrain them into the public consciousness. 



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 08:30 AM

I believe that there are actually only two sides to the Bond character: the sardonic brute and the ironic hedonist.  Connery and Moore brought out those sides respectively.  

 

Dalton definitely added the anger and the sadness - but to be fair, Moore brought those qualities, in very small doses, already (TSWLM - the moments when Anya asks him about his marriage and killing her lover; FYEO - the way Bond kicks the car over the edge).  

 

And Craig, IMHO, took those elements and combined them.  But again, the blunt instrument-part was ingrained in every Connery fight scene before.

 

However, I love all the Bond actors.  It´s a very rare case (the only one?) in which every actor who played the main character was great.  None was miscast.  Sure, people loved or hated the one or the other - but that´s personal preference blinding them.  No Bond film failed because of the main actor, and that´s a major accomplishment.



#604 Mr.MojoRisin

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:57 PM

Gotta go with Connery.  Although I do love them all.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:22 AM

It's still Timothy Dalton for me, as he's the man I see when reading the books.  Maybe because Moore was my first Bond, Connery was always an acquired taste for me.  And I like Pierce, but he's probably my least favorite even though I think he gets a bad rap, especially on this site.  Here's how I prefer to think of each actor:

 

Most charismatic -- Connery

Most athletic/physical -- Lazenby

Most comedic/wry -- Moore

Most literary/faithful to source -- Dalton

Most box office/cinematic -- Brosnan (each was first to crack $100M, was hugely popular back then)

Best actor -- Craig






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