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Who was the best James Bond?

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?

Sean Connery was the best James Bond

"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.

Daniel Craig was the best James Bond

"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.

Roger Moore was the best James Bond

"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.

Pierce Brosnan was the best James Bond

"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

Timothy Dalton was the best James Bond

"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.

George Lazenby was the best James Bond

"This never happened to the other fellow"

George Lazenby is crying out for rehabillitation

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This page was last edited on Monday, 19 Aug 2019 at 17:34 UTC