hundreddollarman: CSB: I have the same birthday as a James Bond actor. Not so cool: Roger Moore (Oct. 14)1. Connery2. Brosnan3. Craig4. Dalton5. Moore6. Lazenby
AtlanticCoast63: 2. Craig. Perhaps not the best actor of the bunch (Dalton gets that hands down) but he absolutely nails the slightly nouveau riche thug that was Bond in the best of the books. And best of all, he humanizes Bond - this 007 bleeds, makes bad mistakes and shows decency (the previously mentioned bit in QOS where he comforts Mathis in his last moments). Admittedly, QOS did spin out of control but it wasn't Craig's fault at all.2. Connery. Not another single word needs to be said.
Mugato: hasty ambush: I think Craig comes closer to the books, basically a thug in tuxs but either or. If you are Bond purist (books) then it is Dalton or Craig they are the top fo the listYeah, everyone always says that but without the suave vodka chugging and womanizing, it just comes off as a Bourne ripoff.
zarberg: I think a more important question is who are the top Bond women?I know some of you are gonna flame me big time for this, but I loved Michelle Yeoh
MrTDGoodrich: Neglecting Lazenby because he was only in one film:1. Connery2. Craig3. Dalton (narrowly)4. Moore, when he's good (The Spy Who Loved Me, etc.)5. Brosnan6. Moore, when he sucks (Moonraker, etc.)
DancingElkCondor: My Bond Rankings1. Roger Moore: Gets bashed repeatedly, but Moore was the best Bond. First, he was ENGLISH (Bond was born into a upper-class English family) Second, he was the smartest and smoothest Bond. Third, do you really think a Connery Bond could get in the pants of a Dr Goodhead? Not with Connery's two-digit IQ2. Sean Connery: No doubt played Bond well, and had great Bond films...however, overrated. One, he was SCOTTISH. Two, Ian Fleming really did not like him. Three, he was a total a-hole towards Bond helmsman Cubby Broccoli. Four, "Never Say Never Again" was Connery Crapfest...and its only redeeming value was Cubby Broccoli enjoying watching Connery crap all over himself3. Daniel Craig: Although "Quantum of Solace" was not that good....it actually demonstrated Craig can play Bond. Mixes Connery's brogue with Moore's English charm. Lets hope he gets better material for Skyfall.4. Pierce Brosnan: His movies were not bad, but, still, anyone who ever saw Remington Steele can never get used to a Brosnan Bond. And, he was IRISH5. George Lazenby: Probably unfair to rank him as he had only one film. He was closer to Roger Moore-Bond than any other Bond6. Timothy Dalton: Good God, he was awful as Bond. I swear he was chronically constipated in his two Bond movies....he was never shaken nor stirred. Strange to see him considered one of the better Bonds when he had two weak Bond appearances. The producers did not call him back when they resurrected the Bond films in the mid-90's...there was a reason why a still-then-young Dalton was not brought back...yet they kept Moore until he was almost 60
Trapper439: I think Dalton was really held back by the overall style of moviemaking during his time, which was overly influenced by shiat like Romancing the Stone and Miami Vice.1) Connery2) Dalton3) Craig4) Brosnan5) Lazenby6) MooreReluctantPaladin: ConneryDalton*CraigDaltonMooreLazenby**You said rape Dalton twice.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Stealth Hippopotamus: 3. Timothy DaltonYou trollingThe thing is, I'm okay with this ranking. I thought Dalton was a solid Bond and got a raw deal. He got criticized for the same things that Daniel Craig is praised for (not to take anything away from Craig, naturally).Roger Moore for the second overall Bond, though, is not what I had in mind.
ReluctantPaladin: Trapper439: I think Dalton was really held back by the overall style of moviemaking during his time, which was overly influenced by shiat like Romancing the Stone and Miami Vice.1) Connery2) Dalton3) Craig4) Brosnan5) Lazenby6) MooreReluctantPaladin: ConneryDalton*CraigDaltonMooreLazenby**You said rape Dalton twice.I like Dalton./And i meant Brosnan for the 4th spot
MBrady: 1. Connery.2. Craig3. Brosnan4. Moore5. DaltonMoore is at 4 because of A View to a Kill. He looked old in that movie, and acted old. Brosnan Dalton wasn't too bad in License to Kill, but Wayne Newton?!? Really?I like the reboot with Craig, but you can't beat Connery.Lazenby gets a push because he only in one.
MBrady: 1. Connery.2. Craig3. Brosnan4. Moore5. DaltonMoore is at 4 because of A View to a Kill. He looked old in that movie, and acted old. Brosnan wasn't too bad in License to Kill, but Wayne Newton?!? Really?I like the reboot with Craig, but you can't beat Connery.Lazenby gets a push because he only in one.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: kronicfeld: A View to a Kill was unwatchable. Close call.Indeed.A View to a Kill had a wrinkly James Bond. That does not compute.
Hebalo: DancingElkCondor: My Bond Rankings1. Roger Moore: Gets bashed repeatedly, but Moore was the best Bond. First, he was ENGLISH (Bond was born into a upper-class English family) Second, he was the smartest and smoothest Bond. Third, do you really think a Connery Bond could get in the pants of a Dr Goodhead? Not with Connery's two-digit IQ2. Sean Connery: No doubt played Bond well, and had great Bond films...however, overrated. One, he was SCOTTISH. Two, Ian Fleming really did not like him. Three, he was a total a-hole towards Bond helmsman Cubby Broccoli. Four, "Never Say Never Again" was Connery Crapfest...and its only redeeming value was Cubby Broccoli enjoying watching Connery crap all over himself[snip]Your logic for 1 and 2 is based on seriously flawed info of Bond's background.Dad was Scottish, mom was Swiss.
nanim: The first Bond film I ever saw had a giant guy with big silver teeth biting people.(my bro rented it - no idea the title, etc - my young mind only remembered that image)Since I have no other enduring memory of that film - what was that all about?/pretty sure it was a Bond film... title?
Bith Set Me Up: I loved Dalton's Bond films. Licence to Kill is probably the most underrated film in the Bond franchise.
Richard Roma: Their rankings were actually pretty good. The explanation for Brosnan's low position was spot-on. In my view he was the absolute worst Bond. Craig, Dalton, and Moore are all pretty much tied, as far as I'm concerned. They each have their strengths and were entertaining in their own way, though none of them could carry an otherwise awful movie (Quantum, Golden Gun). Even Connery, who's head and shoulders above everyone else, couldn't make Diamonds are Forever work.
Nem Wan: There could have been so much more Dalton.Dalton was offered Bond before Moore, but he didn't want to be a too-young replacement for Connery.Dalton was offered it again after Moonraker but he couldn't take the series seriously at that point.When Dalton finally took it, he was the second choice after they couldn't get Brosnan out of his Remington Steele contract.Dalton's run got interrupted by years of legal bullshiat and Goldeneye was supposed to be his third film. When they kept him waiting too long to start production he walked.Of course there could have been more Lazenby instead of Moore if it wasn't for Lazenby's wrongheaded agent. There even could have been Adam West beginning with Diamonds Are Forever.Moore did it longer than anybody and he's great, you have to be in the mood for that style.
Mugato: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mugato: Pierce Brosnan was the best after Connery. He had the cool, suave calculating thing down and he was a cold blooded killer when he had to be. It just sucked that his last couple movies were lame.The World is Not Enough had some redeeming qualities.I really dug the reappearance of Robbie Coltrane as Valentin.And of course, there's Q's final scene, one of the best farewell scenes in a movie (even if ol' Desmond hadn't intended that to be his last Bond movie).I actually liked The World is Not Enough a lot. Yeah, there was a nuclear weapons scientist named Christmas Jones played by Denise Richards but it's a farking James Bond movie. I think it was a solid Bond film. Not as good as GoldenEye but better than any of the Roger Moore efforts.
Accolade: I'll watch all of them.
hasty ambush: My first Bond film was Goldfinger . Saw it in 1965 at Drive in theater in Hawaii. My then young mind remembered the car with the ejection seat, machine guns in the headlights and Oddjob's hat.
bhcompy: It doesn't help that Dalton was doing rather serious movies in the heyday of over the top 80s action.
Summer Glau's Love Slave: Live and Let Die. I love that movie for some reason.
buntz: TalonZahn: The only thing Timothy Dalton should be remembered for is Flash Gordon.You, apparently, haven't seen Hot Fuzz
DancingElkCondor: As much as I hated Dalton as Bond....he was Oscar-worthy in Hot Fuzz.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DancingElkCondor: As much as I hated Dalton as Bond....he was Oscar-worthy in Hot Fuzz.I would never ever argue with that. His was a special brand of hamminess that you just don't see every day."I'm sure if we bashed your head in, all sorts of secrets would come tumbling out!"The film was funny enough as it is, but Dalton brought it up several levels on his *own.*
fusillade762: Oh, and this, since it tends to piss people off for some reason:Rotten Tomatoes ranking of James Bond films:
DancingElkCondor: I always thought Hot Fuzz was better than Shaun of the Dead because of Dalton and the other co-stars. I think he is one of the best "bad-guys" ever in a film.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: There was a time when I thought, "Quantum of Solace has to be the worst Bond film."Then I sat down and forced myself to watch Die Another Day again.Quantum of Solace has its moments, however few and far between they may be.Die Another Day seemed like it made a conscious and dedicated effort to get as many things wrong about the film series as possible. You almost get the impression that the director (who went on to direct xXx: State of the Union, incidentally) never sat down and watched a Bond film in his life.
farkeruk: fusillade762: On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 81OHMSS is a pretty good Bond film, but it's about the script and the other actors in it. Most Bond girls are really models turned actresses. Diana Rigg was a former Shakesperian actress. Telly Savalas is wonderful and entirely believable as an egomaniac. The plot works, the characters are good, and the score's really good too. If you'd had Dalton as Bond with that script it might have been one of the best.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: The sad thing is the director of Die Another Day is responsible for one of the most moving movies I've ever seen... Once Were Warriors. Then he had to go shiat things up in hollywood.Quantum of Solace wasn't that bad.
Badgers: 2.bp.blogspot.comWarren: Connery is the only actor in the bunch.Andrew: Timothy Dalton should get an Oscar and (yells) beat Sean Connery over the head with it!
Boxcutta: You're the Bond now, dawg!
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