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Whose portrayal of James Bond was the best in the series?

Barry Nelson
0 (0%)
Sean Connery
6 (54.5%)
George Lazenby
0 (0%)
Roger Moore
0 (0%)
Timothy Dalton
0 (0%)
Pierce Brosnan
2 (18.2%)
Daniel Craig
3 (27.3%)

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James Bond 007: James Bond
« on: November 08, 2011, 12:04:02 PM »
Barry Nelson (1) in Casino Royale (1954)

George Lazenby (1) in On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Timothy Dalton (2) in The Living Daylights & Licence to Kill

Daniel Craig (3) in Casino Royale through Skyfall
Sean Connery (7) in Dr. No through You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever & Never Say Never Again

Roger Moore (7) in Live and Let Die through A View to a Kill

Pierce Brosnan (4) in GoldenEye through Die Another Day
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 08:21:17 PM by Corndog »
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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 12:07:26 PM »
Connery by a country mile.

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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 12:08:05 PM »
I was going to go with Lazenby to be consistent with my OHMSS love, but I have to give it to Connery - particularly for his turn in Never Say Never Again.
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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 12:29:00 PM »
I grew up with Roger Moore, so he was my Bond.

George Lazenby wasn't bad at all, but that Bond didn't stand out as much from the story and action.

Connery is the classic, but watching him today he's silly in places.

Especially when see the dimensions that Daniel Craig gave to Bond. Craig is to Bond what Bale is to Batman, the first actor to play him as a real flesh and blood person. Unfortunately QOS is so bad, I feel the need to see Craig in another film before I can give it to him.

Brosnan came in strong with Goldeneye. He managed to combine Connery's good points with Roger Moore's cheek. I always like his playful banter with Q, and his serious scenes with M. Brosnan managed to take the contradiction of Bond as a comic book character and a believable action hero and balance the two into a smooth cocktail. He was a charmer, a smart ass and a steely-eyed man of action. And he got out before he got too old for the role (though he could've stayed in for a couple of more rounds.)

The correct answer is anyone but Timothy Dalton.

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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 12:39:02 PM »
The correct answer is anyone but Roger Moore.

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Connery > Brosnan > Lazenby > Craig > Dalton > Moore (haven't seen the original CR)

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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 12:41:01 PM »
I'm going with Connery, but I feel confident that in one or two more installments my answer would be Craig. And I'm actually going to rank them this time.

1. Sean Connery
2. Daniel Craig

3. Pierce Brosnan
4. Timothy Dalton

5. George Lazenby (probably higher if ever done more)
6. Roger Moore

7. Barry Nelson
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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 12:43:50 PM »
1. Connery
2. Craig
3. Lazenby
4. Brosnan
5. Moore

(Never saw Dalton.  Never heard I was missing much.)
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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 01:33:51 PM »
The correct answer is anyone but Timothy Dalton.
I disagree. He'd probably be my second choice after Craig. I like his more serious, grounded approach to Bond.

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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011, 01:43:40 PM »
The correct answer is anyone but Timothy Dalton.
I disagree. He'd probably be my second choice after Craig. I like his more serious, grounded approach to Bond.

Agreed. I felt the same way as jim going into the marathon, but I was surprised to see how much I liked him the second time around, and also surprised that all three of us pretty much enjoyed him in the role. Dalton gets an unwarranted bad rap.
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Re: James Bond 007: James Bond
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 02:31:46 PM »
It's warranted. He's humorless, charmless and doesn't know how to deliver the dialogue.