In defence of Gray and Pleasance here. I mean first off Donald Pleasance is a legend, and there's no reason to imagine one becomes head of a any kind of huge organisation purely on your ability with a handgun (see M in Skyfall!) Plus the guy was an actual war hero, bomber crew shot down and captured by the Germans, an actual POW who then played a POW in The Great Escape! I wouldn't disagree that Michael Myers has tainted Pleasance's Blofeld somewhat! As for Gray, there are moments, where the campness slips and you can envisage that Blofeld is a nasty piece of work. Plus he never said "Cuckoo" so there's that! Savalas has gone up in my estimation as Blofeld though. How would I rank them? 1. Savalas/Pleasance 2. Gray 3. Waltz I still maintain that a universe where Waltz played Le Chriffre and Mikkeslen played Blofeld would have been soo much better.