Who played James Bond the best?

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Who was the better James Bond?

  1. Sean Connery

  2. Pierce Brosnan

  3. Roger Moore

  4. George Lazenby

  5. Timothy Dalton

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  1. The Hurricane

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    Who played James ond the best?
     
  2. Landis-Wolf

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    Timothy Dalton
     
  3. DOO BEE

    DOO BEE The Crimson Saint ®

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    Sean Connery
     
  4. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Timothy Dalton is the only one who acts in the role. The others coast on their charisma and charm. Dalton was too serious for many, and not so good with the humour - which is a shame, because in movies like The Rocketeer (in The Masked Bandit scene), he's as suave and dashing as can be.
     
  5. Conundrum

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    As much as I like all of them, Pierce combined the charm of Connery, the wit of Moore and the toughness of Dalton. He's also the Bond that I first saw in the cinema, so he gets my vote.
     
  6. Masut

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    Agreed. I grew up with Pierce as 007, although I did used to watch all the films. It was sad to see him ditched. He's a great actor and I hope to see him in many more movies now that his Bond days are over.
     
  7. union_jak

    union_jak Licky licky

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    I did like Timothy Dalton, but I think Pierce had the mix of all the others really well. I was not happy to see him replaced, especially since he wanted to do Casino Royale so much.
     
  8. Two-Face

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    Pierce Brosnan was the best but classic James Bond is Sean Connery.
     
  9. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    A lot of people say....the first person you see in a role becomes your favorite....whether this is the reason or not, Sean Connery will always be my favorite. But....the question was "Who played him best?"....for that I would have to say Brosnan.
     
  10. FelixLeiter

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    I prefer Sean Connery, but you could make the argument that Dalton played the character the best.
     
  11. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    Dalton in my opinion come in a close second (I liked his movies a lot better than great many others did).....I guess some people had gotten too used to Moore's goofy portrayal, and weren't ready for a serious Bond.
     
  12. Brian Braddock

    Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    Connery as he was the 1st and set the benchmark (although I have my doubts as to how he would have played the end scene in OHMSS had he been Bond- for some reason I cant imagine him showing the same vulnerability that Lazenby did)
    Brosnan should be commended for taking the best traits of the previous actors to portray Bond and crafting a portrayal of true class.
     
  13. marvelrobbins

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    The best Bonds were without question Connery,and Brosnon. Now the first
    Bond I saw was Moore
     
  14. Brian Braddock

    Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    Moore was the Bond of my generation, I guess.

    As much as I like Moore, he may well have just been playing Simon Templar.
     
  15. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    That was my opinion also....he played it too light hearted and they put in too many goofy things in his group of movies (like in TMWTGG when his car does a flip over the river, and they put the stupid music/soundeffect in....almost ruins it).
     
  16. Brian Braddock

    Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    Oh great - now I cant get that bloody noise out of my head.[​IMG] it'll be in there for days!!

    They were playing to Moores strengths I guess.

    Seem to remember that they tried to get Dalton as Bond for 'For your eyes Only' but it didnt come off. You can imagine Dalton in the scene where he visits the grave of Teresa. Didnt quite sit right with Moore's Bond, based on what we'd been conditioned to.
     
  17. James"007"Bond

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    Sean Connery owns them all and not because he was the 1st but because his screen presence and his delivery of lines was just so overwhelming. His charisma as Bond has yet to be matched. He also came off as the most crafty and intelligent Bond too.
     
  18. Catman

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    Sean Connery IS James Bond. The other actors just played Bond. What many fail to realize is that 007 is not only a male fantasy but Ian Fleming's fantasy. Fleming worked for the secret service so Bond is who he wanted to be. Connery was the only one to realize this (probably because Fleming was still alive when he was Bond) and acted like that.

    When you watch Connery as 007 you can see him as a larger-than-life male fantasy. Which is what Bond is supposed to be. You can't see that with the other actors. Although they've done a good job, especially Pierce Brosnan.
     
  19. James"007"Bond

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    :up: :up:
     
  20. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    Even more than Woody Allen as "Jimmy Bond"?:)
     
  21. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    I think Pierce Brosnan played Bond best. Connery is a very close second.
     
  23. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Goofy? :confused: Moore didn't always take the role seriously, but neither did Connery or Lazenby. Moore just happens to be the master of one-liners, so naturally he has a lot of them.

    Check out For Your Eyes Only.
     
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    man i would love to see what a young SAM NIEL would have done
     
  25. Kevin Roegele

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    Have you seen his screentest?
     

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