1. Sean Connery 2. Pierce Brosnan--Timothy Dalton 4. George Lazenby 5. Roger Moore Connery is the undeniable classic. His Bond is like Sellers' Clouseau - the prototype golden performance. No one else shall play him like Connery - even if wannabe Craig tries hard for it. Brosnan and Dalton, for my account, played the same Bond, in that he's the Fleming Bond. I really feel they both were closer to Fleming's original conception of the character than the others. Brosnan, always excellent as Bond (NO bad performance in any of the four Bonds he did) injected some humor and class in his performance, which is understandable of course. Dalton was really excellent in LTK, but got unlucky and left afterwards. To end, these two swap places in my top 5. Sometimes Brosnan is second, sometimes Dalton is second. They were both equally wonderful Bonds. Truly remarkable! Lazenby, I always felt, was far better a Bond than Moore. Mostly because, even if right out copying Connery's style of Bond acting, he still tried to be Ian Fleming's Bond. Of course, a large attribute to that has got to go to Peter Hunt, who already had a mamooth production with OHMSS, to care and get a magnificent performance out of Lazenby. I really though he was great - like a rough diamond, that is, that sort of sense. He was quite good, and I would've loved to have seen him stay. Its a shame he left. Moore is one wonderful guy, but neither his portrayal nor many of his films are my favorites really. Aside from classics like TSWLM and FYEO, the others are a measure and measure game. Anyway, he was a good Bond, I guess... Thats my list, folks!