Many different actors have portrayed the iconic protagonist of one of the longest-running and most successful franchises in film history. Whose version of 007 was the best?
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"Just a drink. A martini, shaken not stirred."
Sean Connery was the original Bond
Connery was the first actor to portray Bond in the film franchise.
Sean Connery was the best-looking Bond
Connery's suave looks and muscular physique brought the spy to life as charmer and fighter, encapsulating Bond's character and story. His masculinity defined the character as a man's man and contributed to Bond's status as a sex symbol.
"Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it?"
Daniel Craig starred in the most successful Bond film
Skyfall was the most successful Bond film because it was successful in the box office and also praised by both fans and critics. This success is due in large part to Craig and his acting.
We should judge a Bond by his baddies.
Daniel Craig's Bond went up against the best, most elaborate villains.
Daniel Craig resurrected Bond
Before Craig, the future of the franchise looked shaky.
"Miss Anders, I didn't recognise you with your clothes on"
Roger Moore was true to the original vision of Bond
Moore's portrayal of Bond was the truest to Fleming's original character.
"Do you believe in bad luck?"
Pierce Brosnan was a chimaera of Bonds
Pierce Brosnan had all the best bits of the previous four 007s
"Stuff my orders, I only kill professionals"
Timothy Dalton makes the character his own
More than any other actor that plays 007, Dalton makes the character his own.
Timothy Dalton's Bond created a believable character
Prior to Dalton's interpretation of Bond, the character was pure kitsch and lacked depth, humanity, and realism
Timothy Dalton was a real 007 on and off-screen
Dalton did his own stunts, showing he was as tough as 007 even when cameras were off.
"This never happened to the other fellow"
George Lazenby is crying out for rehabillitation
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