Marking the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond movie, we ask which actor's portrayal of 007 is your favorite?

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    Geoff Gillespie

    People are voting for Roger Moore? Really....?

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    mitoguitarman

    Probably the ones voting for Roger Moore and Daniel Craig are too young to know the Real Bond!

  • 1

    Ivan Coughanoffalot

    Mitoguitarman 08:37

    Probably the ones voting for Roger Moore and Daniel Craig are too young to know the Real Bond!

    Hear hear. There will never be another like Bob Holness.

  • -1

    Lowly

    just saw the "die twice" one a feww days ago, on cable. filmed in jpn, funny to see cheesy special effects, lo production values, almost non-sequiter plot changes, and of course all the jpn scenes and culture and how j was seen by the west in those days.

  • 1

    WilliB

    Sean Connery hands down!

    I did think that Timothy Dalton had the potential, but his movies were just so dark and serious... that spoiled the whole scene.

  • 2

    Thunderbird2

    Lowly... you really think "You Only Live Twice" had low production values? At the time Bond films had the highest production values in the world.

    Connery is still my favourite Bond, and my two favourite Bond films are "Goldfinger" and "You Only Live Twice"... they laid the blueprint for the films which followed.... all the way down to the explosive climax. Brilliant stuff!

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    Ivan Coughanoffalot

    Thunderbird:

    all the way down to the explosive climax

    I think that particular element of the formula was laid down in Dr No. Secret undersea lair, emotionless super-villain, dastardly plot for world domination, kaboom, grapple with popsy as the closing credits start to roll. All set down in the first film.

    My big problem with Connery is his sheer ingratitude. He got the best role in film history, became the man every man in the world wanted to be like and every woman in the world wanted to be under, from which he got the best part of fifty years of A-class cinema roles thrown in his lap. A life of luxury beyond the dreams of your average Edinburgh coffin-polisher.

    Yet since he started filming Diamonds Are Forever he's done nothing but gripe about how much he hates Bond and how badly-paid he was. He's not even going to the 50th celebrations, the bald-headed ingrate.

    Yes, he was a good Bond for those films he could be bothered trying in. He sleepwalks through the last couple. But the sheer glee Sir Roger obviously had to be in Bond's shoes gives him my vote every time. I agree he's by far the least Bond-like Bond (as far as Fleming's creation goes), but he's by far the best Roger Moore.

  • 0

    Lowly

    t-bird,

    yeah, i mean compared to now. i'm sure it was top-notch then, but watching it now, it is only one or two steps of cheese above godzilla. so it's funny to watch and imagine "this was mind-blowing and realistic when it came out".

    ivan,

    connery just has a bad personality. probably had it to begin with.

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    HonestDictator

    I hardly remember any other Bonds that I've seen except Connery, Brosnan, and Craig. But Connery's accent is just so... sexy!

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    TheQuestion

    I realize that a lot of people like the Connery movies, they're great. But Craig and Moore?

    For me Brosnan has always been the perfect balance between the lighthearted Connery portrayals and the dark Craig ones. He's what I think of when I think Bond, mostly because of GoldenEye.

    A bleeding heart environmentalist he may be, but he'll always be Bond to me.

  • 3

    Scott Donald

    I think Moore's swagger was better. Connery is a close second for me. These two bonds optimised the classic cheeky rogue that I love from the films. The Craig films are just too dark, too Jason Bourne. So many other films do this already. It would be a shame to see the franchise get lost among the others. Bring back the witty, womanising, heaving drinking, Bond with the dodgy martial arts skills.

  • 1

    Serrano

    "People are voting for Roger Moore? Really?"

    Yes, really! I can't believe, well, no, I do believe only 15% here, including me and Scott, have it right for Roger!
    Plus the Japanese cameraman in Lost in Translation had it right too, ha ha

  • 1

    Serrano

    Moore ( stepping into a confession booth ): Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.

    Q ( on the other side ): Well, that's putting it mildly, 007.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, lol

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    Fadamor

    How disappointing that they didn't include David Niven ("Casino Royale", 1967) as a choice. Incidentally, he was the ONLY Bond actor whose name has appeared in Ian Fleming's Bond novels ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "You Only Live Twice"). I suppose that's an unfair comparison, though, because one of these whippersnappers hadn't even been born by the time Ian Fleming had died. Fleming died in '64. Craig was born in '68.

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    Ivan Coughanoffalot

    "Bond - what the hell do you think you're doing?"

    "Keeping the British end up, sir"

    Incomparable Roger. Incidentally, Roger Moore is always my New Year's Resolution.

  • -1

    Cortes Elijah

    Pierce Brosnan

    James Bond was totally into getting women. Daniel Craig is like....too moral. Sean Connery yeah I guess beats Pierce. I don't even know who the other guys are haha.

  • 0

    cubic

    Being the original Bond, Connery is always going to be the 'best' in most people's eyes (mine included), but while Roger Moore was extremely cheesy and over-the-top, his era of films are always a strong place in my mind - Live and Let Die, Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, etc.

  • 1

    papasmurfinjapan

    Connery is best, of course.

    George Lazenby wasn't actually that bad, but can you imagine trying to fill Connery's empty shoes? That and the fact that he was Australian.

    I actually liked the first few of Roger Moore's tongue in cheek Bonds, but it got a bit tiring by the end.

    Dalton was damn good, if you ask me - kind of an 80s Daniel Craig, but I don't think the public were ready for a bad-ass Bond straight after Moore.

    There's nothing wrong with Brosnan's Bond, but nothing that great about it either.

    Craig brings it back to the Dalton days, which is at first was a breath of fresh air with Casino Royale, but Quantam of Solace was a bit of a mess...

  • 0

    Serrano

    Bad guy: He suggests a trade. The egg for your life.

    Roger Moore: I've heard the price of eggs is up, but isn't that a little high?

    Q: Be careful, will you? Now there's ten darts: Five blue-tipped, armour-piercing; five red-tipped, cynide-coated; causing death in thirty seconds.

    Roger: Very novel, Q. Must get them in the stores for Christmas.

    Roger Moore WAS Bond - James Bond.

  • 0

    Serrano

    Roger ( after being shown the capabilities of the Drax space station ): Take a giant step back for mankind.

  • 1

    Ivan Coughanoffalot

    "I think he's attempting re-entry, sir."

  • 1

    Serrano

    Holly: Do you know him?

    Roger: Not socially. His name's Jaws, he kills people.

  • 3

    techall

    I read all of the Ian Flemming James Bond book in my high school days, before they made any movies of them. I had a mental image of what 007 looked like, He was a spy so had to blend in with crowds, he was a cold blooded killer, he sometimes used joked with play-on-words dialogue but he was not a comedian. When I saw Connery play Bond, my first thought was, "Nah". I agree he was a great actor and is probably the face of JB for many but for me Danial Craig mor closley fits the image I got from the books.

  • 0

    ka_chan

    I don't think any of them look like Hoagy Carmichael.

  • 1

    Dennis Bauer

    I always found sean connery too arrogant in his bond roles, Moore was too comical, Lazenby and Dalton was a mistake, Graig is more a street brawler than a suave spy IMHO, i always liked Pierce Brosnan, he has the mix of character traits down perfectly.

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    I voted for Daniel Craig and I am well old enough to remember the Sean Connery Bond movies. Personally, I think Don Adams played the Bond-like character. "Missed it by that much!"

    On a related note: One of my favorite Wii games is Golden Eye, which was a Pierce Brosnan Bond movie, of course. However, the actor portrayed in the game is Daniel Craig. I bet Brosnan is still kicking himself for being the second worst Bond to date! Roger Moore takes the crown of being the worst, but it is a tough call between them both.

  • -1

    Serrano

    "Roger Moore takes the crown of being the worst"

    Nah, he was the best, as in, "Baby, you're the beeeeeeeeeeeeest!"

  • 0

    C Harald Hansen

    I wasn't born when the first Bond movie was out, and I was born during Roger Moore's tenure as Bond, but the first Bond movie I remember watching is Dr.No. So Sean Connery was my vote.

  • 1

    choiwaruoyaji

    @Serrano

    Well said, sir.

    Roger Moore was indeed the best Bond and "The Spy Who Loved Me" The best Bond opening sequence.

    My favourite Roger Moore Bond line:

    Sir Frederick Gray: Bond! What do you think you're doing?

    James Bond: Keeping the British end up, sir.

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    AKBfan

    Sean was good, but yes arrogant. The best bond MOVIES were the ones with roger in - for plot etc. and Only Live Twice for all the action set in Japan. roger's wardrobe always made me smile. Huge shirt collars, safari suits, white line suits etc. And although cheesy always looked like ghe was having fun. Craig is ok but a bit too Jason bourne for my taste.

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    skipbeat

    Which movies is George Lazenby in? Never heard of the actor.

  • -1

    yildiray

    Which movies is George Lazenby in?

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service.... the nail in his coffin was the screenwriter deciding that Bond should get married hahaha

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    paulinusa

    Connery had the classic quips plus he came across as ruthless killer. Moore could never, ever duplicate that.

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    Bluebris

    Sean Connery played himself in every movie. Tedious.

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    David Van Cleef

    Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond in the original Casino Royale.

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