Who is your favorite movie spy?

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Who's your favorite movie spy?

  1. Ethan Hunt

  2. George Smiley

  3. Harry Palmer

  4. James Bond

  5. Jason Bourne

  6. I love them all equally

  7. I don't like any of them

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  1. antonydelfini

    antonydelfini Strange Tales

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    With the critical and probable commercial success of Ghost Protocol and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the upcoming Skyfall, and Damon stating he would like to come back as Bourne after Bourne Legacy, the spy genre has remained strong. Now which of the popular movie spies do you like the best?

    I'm not asking who has the greater legacy, or who's more relevant now, or who's got the greater box office success, we're talking about your favorite movie spy.

    I love them all, but I prefer George Smiley. He is more cerebral than the others. His stories are layered and complex. He feels more like a real spy.
     
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  2. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Not very original but I'm going to go with James Bond. I also really liked the last Mission Impossible outing, so I guess Ethan Hunt would be second.
     
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  3. Superhero 101

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    1. James Bond
    2. Ethan Hunt
    3. Jason Bourne
     
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  4. Max J Power

    Max J Power Trash Boat

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    James Bond slightly beats out Jason Bourne for me. I'm not familiar with George Smiley or Harry Palmer. I like the Mission Impossible movies, but Ethan Hunt isn't anything special as a character.
     
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  5. childeroland

    childeroland Well-Known Member

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    Bond
    Bourne
    Smiley

    If we could include TV incarnations as well, Smiley comes in second for me.
     
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  6. Ultra Lantern

    Ultra Lantern In Darkest Night!

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    James Bond
     
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  7. Why Are You Crouching Spock?

    Why Are You Crouching Spock? Well-Known Member

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    Bond. The fun ones. Not Daniel Craig.
     
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  8. Wesley Dodds

    Wesley Dodds He Who Lurks...

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    Yeah, it's gotta be Bond doesn't it?
     
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  9. Drizzle

    Drizzle I got my cake.

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    James Bond, of course. Is there really any other acceptable answer? Without Bond, there would be no spy genre.
     
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  10. MrMaooz

    MrMaooz Well-Known Member

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    Bond or Hunt.
     
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  11. NosfeRomas

    NosfeRomas Well-Known Member

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    Harry Palmer and James Bond is a close second.
     
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  12. CyclopsWasRight

    CyclopsWasRight Well, he was.

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    Bond, James Bond.
     
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  13. AnneFan

    AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    Bond.
    Hunt.
    Bourne.

    Jack Bauer isn't a movie spy but I'll also drop his name here.
     
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  14. Soapy

    Soapy Well-Known Member

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    The only one that matters.

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    Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    the last son Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I don't like Bond or the Bourne films. I'm going to go with Austin Powers.
     
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  17. Schlosser85

    Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    Either Jason Bourne or Daniel Craig's Bond.
     
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  18. Duke

    Duke Well-Known Member

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    James Bond
    Jason Bourne
    Ethan Hunt
    Jack Ryan
     
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  19. Eddie Dean

    Eddie Dean Mr. Jackpots

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    Lobo Snow Wifey

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    Jason Bourne
     
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  21. Monsieur Xavier

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    James Bond of course.
     
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  22. krycek

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    Bond. James Bond.
     
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  23. Ajendo

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    And with that, close and lock thread.
     
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  24. scatterax

    scatterax Presented in Technicolor

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    Bond gets captured every film and is more skilled at seducing women then actual spy work.

    Bourne, on the other hand, is the ultimate badass. He is my favorite spy. James Bond is runner up due to his status as an icon. Skyfall was great too. Ethan is close 3rd.
     
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