James Bond is one of the most favorite onscreen spies of all time. There are quite a few actors who have essayed him on silver screen. Among most notable of them are Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan, just to name a few. Some of my favorites are –

Sean Connery– He played the character in the first five Bond filmsDr. No (1962), (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967) – then appeared again as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983). All seven films were commercially successful. He had the charisma, physical grace and presence for the action.He had a great physique  (muscular, 6′ 2″).He was truly an embodiment of MI6 agent 007, on the screen.

Sean Connery as James Bond

Sean Connery as James Bond (Photo credit: johanoomen)

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RU-07-F001 (Photo credit: johanoomen)

Roger Moore Moore is the longest-serving James Bond actor, having spent twelve years in the role (from his debut in 1973, to his retirement from the role in 1985), and having made seven official films in a row. Moore is the oldest actor to have played Bond – he was 45 in Live and Let Die (1973), and 58 when he announced his retirement on 3 December 1985. In 2004 Moore was voted ‘Best Bond’ in an Academy Awards poll, and he won with 62% of votes in another poll in 2008. He had the charm, suavity and chivalrousness of a British undercover 007.He was also adept in delivering deadpan humor(Bond style) 😉 .His best portrayal of Bond was in For Your Eyes Only (1981) as MI6 agent,who is sent to retrieve a stolen “ATAC” system that could be misused for controlling British military submarines. For Your Eyes Only was the fifth stint for Moore as Bond. He was supported by Carole Bouquet as the Bond girl Melina Havelock . A View to a Kill (1985) was seventh and last to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent.

English: portrait of Sir Roger Moore

English: portrait of Sir Roger Moore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Monsoon Palace where James Bond film Octopussy...

Monsoon Palace where James Bond film Octopussy was shot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Octopussy circus

Octopussy circus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Timothy Dalton– Dalton has played James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989). Dalton’s first appearance as 007, The Living Daylights (1987) was critically successful, and grossed more than the previous two Bond films with Moore. He was classy and more warm than other Bonds and looked more humane;but he did not lack the charm and suavity  of his predecessors.

Pierce Brosnan   Pierce Brosnan was the best find ever for James Bond. He became the fifth actor to portray  James Bond ; starring in four films between 1995 and 2002.He was indeed charming, appealing and debonair of all the Bonds who appeared on-screen. Who can forget Golden Eye (1995) is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan  as James Bond. Die Another Day(2002) was the twentieth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth and last film to star Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. It also starred Madonna in a cameo.

Português: O ator irlandês Pierce Brosnan.

Português: O ator irlandês Pierce Brosnan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jaguar XKR Roadster used in the 2002 Bond Film...

Jaguar XKR Roadster used in the 2002 Bond Film “Die Another Day” (Photo credit: Dave Hamster)

An Aston Martin DB5 as seen in Goldfinger. Exp...

An Aston Martin DB5 as seen in Goldfinger. Expensive items are often part of a glamorous lifestyle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Daniel Craig Daniel Craig is playing James Bond, since 2006. The 5-foot-10-inch (178 cm) blond Craig, unlike previous actors, was not considered by the Bond enthusiasts to fit the tall, dark, attractive image of Bond to which viewers had been accustomed. His first film as Bond Casino Royale, premiered on 14 November 2006 and was the highest grossing Bond film to date. After the film was released, Craig’s performance was highly praised. He shows the dark side of Bond, which was unknown till date. Craig describes his portrayal of Bond as an anti-hero. Sean Connery opined on Craig’s casting as Bond, whom he described as “fantastic, marvelous in the part.” Lastest of his films is Skyfall.(http://themoviebros.com/2012/11/13/skyfall/

BTW,who is your favorite James Bond actor?

Daniel Craig at the Orange British Academy Fil...

Daniel Craig at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London’s Royal Opera House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daniel Craig at the Orange British Academy Fil...

Daniel Craig at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London’s Royal Opera House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The official car the Aston Martin V8 Vantage (...

The official car the Aston Martin V8 Vantage (Series 2) at a James Bond convention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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I like to blog when some random thoughts inspire me or persuade me to write.The golden era in of the 60′s always fascinates me.I seek inspiration from the present, past and future………………………

5 responses »

  1. […] James Bond -Which one is the best. […]

  2. Zoë says:

    Okay, I have to put this out there: Daniel Craig is my favourite Bond. Of all time. Truly!

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