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View Poll Results: Who is the best James Bond?
Sir Sean Connery 49 42.24%
David Niven 1 0.86%
George Lazenby 3 2.59%
Sir Roger Moore 12 10.34%
Timothy Dalton 14 12.07%
Pierce Brosnan 17 14.66%
Daniel Craig 20 17.24%
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Old July 14 2014, 04:14 PM   #16
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

My favourites are Craig, Dalton, and Connery. When I was in my early 20s I would have said Connery, but the older I get the less I like him. I voted for Craig.
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Old July 14 2014, 05:01 PM   #17
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

Coming from a background of the novels, it was always going to be Connery for me, not only for his incredible screen presence, but for the serious approach the films took, even when the plots started to get rather ludicrous.

I'd give credit to Lazenby for his underrated outing, to Dalton for reintroducing some 'grit' and for Brosnan for being such a good Bond in some iffy movies. Moores first couple were OK, but his best film For Your Eyes Only is criminally overlooked. The rest if his films are rotten.

I'm a little surprised that rather than Connery I voted for Craig. It's hard to separate them, but Casino Royale is a masterpiece and an incredible performance...
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Old July 14 2014, 05:23 PM   #18
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

Shanndee wrote: View Post
When I was in my early 20s I would have said Connery, but the older I get the less I like him.
I agree with this, and I voted for Dalton. Connery has always been the actor best associated with Bond, but I've decided that "best associated" doesn't equal "best portrayal". Last year I bought the Bond 50 Blu-Ray boxset, and after watching all 23 movies in a straight runthrough, I think Dalton came out as the best portrayal of the character as written in the Fleming books.

When I was younger, I thought for sure it would be Brosnan, but after reading a few of the books I realize how unlike the character his Bond actually was (nothing against Brosnan, he's a great actor). Bond is not some suave, sophisticated guy in a tuxedo, he is a cold, calculated, efficient spy who gets the job done without thinking twice. The Bond of the novels actually comes across as someone who doesn't have friends and doesn't want them, because all they bring you is pain. He's really a sad, sad man.
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Old July 14 2014, 05:31 PM   #19
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

My favorites from best to worst:

Roger Moore
Timothy Dalton
Sean Connery
Daniel Craig
George Lazenby
David Niven
Pierce Brosnan
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Old July 14 2014, 06:03 PM   #20
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Coming from a background of the novels, it was always going to be Connery for me, not only for his incredible screen presence, but for the serious approach the films took, even when the plots started to get rather ludicrous.

I'd give credit to Lazenby for his underrated outing, to Dalton for reintroducing some 'grit' and for Brosnan for being such a good Bond in some iffy movies. Moores first couple were OK, but his best film For Your Eyes Only is criminally overlooked. The rest if his films are rotten.

I'm a little surprised that rather than Connery I voted for Craig. It's hard to separate them, but Casino Royale is a masterpiece and an incredible performance...
Eyes Only is my favorite of the Moore films. A straight action piece with genuine West/Soviet espionage, and no goofiness.
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Old July 14 2014, 06:57 PM   #21
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

Connery. Sean Connery
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Old July 14 2014, 06:57 PM   #22
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

I object to the lamentable lack of Barry Nelson on this poll.
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Old July 14 2014, 07:10 PM   #23
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Connery, no question.
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Old July 14 2014, 07:24 PM   #24
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I object to the lamentable lack of Barry Nelson on this poll.
And his inimitable portrayal of the American agent Jimmy 'Card Sharp' Bond ?

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Old July 14 2014, 07:26 PM   #25
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

1.Connery
2. Craig
3. Brosnan
4. Moore
5. Dalton
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Old July 14 2014, 07:33 PM   #26
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

As a kid watching Bond on the ABC Sunday night movie the Roger Moore movies moved faster than Connelly for my young mind. When Tim Dalton came around he was like a correction to the excesses of the Moore era. Meanwhile Craig's is too dark.

In the end Dalton then Lazenby. But For Your Eyes Only remains my favorite film
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Old July 14 2014, 07:53 PM   #27
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Dalton was quite edgy at times, I liked that.

Goldeneye was not only a great Bond movie, Brosnan was a great Bond in that one. Pity his others weren't as good. When it comes to Craig, I've only seen Casino Royale, but a damned good Bond he was. I'll need to QoS and Skyfall soon.

Connery, yes, he defined it. And some of his movies were classics. But not sure if they really were that good. Moore was just way over the top.
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Old July 14 2014, 08:48 PM   #28
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

Bob Holness, closely followed by David Niven and Ursula Andress.
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Old July 14 2014, 08:56 PM   #29
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Brosnan, though I might think differently if I'd actually seen one of his movies in the last ten years.
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Old July 14 2014, 08:59 PM   #30
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Re: Who is the Best 007?

Favorite 'classic' (always impeccably dressed, never a hair out of place, suit tailored at all times, and suave) Bond: Brosnan

Favorite 'realistic' (if such a thing is possible) Bond: Craig

Favorite Bond girls: Carey Lowell, Michelle Yeoh

Favorite M: Definitely, Judi Dench. No question.
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