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Old 24th October 2011, 08:50 AM
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Question Who's your favourite "James Bond" actor?

I'm well aware of the fact that we already have a great "James Bond" thread, originated by Paul.

However...

...when discussing the "James Bond" movies, one question turns up quite regularly: who is the best "Bond" actor?

This thread is the place to discuss this specific question which actor is your personal favourite, and why? Put your cards on the table by using the public multiple choice poll!

Is it...
tough and handsome gentleman Sean Connery?
Starring in Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever

modeling dayfly George Lazenby?
Starring in On Her Majesty's Secret Service

witty Roger Moore?
Starring in Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill

bad-ass and sardonic Timothy Dalton?
Starring in The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill

smart and good-looking Pierce Brosnan?
Starring in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day

stone-cold hit man Daniel Craig?
Starring in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace

I'm looking forward to some heated discussions, both emotional and friendly!

For all other questions and ideas concerning "James Bond", please use the original thread by Paul, which you can find here: http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/west...nd-thread.html

Greetings!
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Old 24th October 2011, 08:55 AM
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Old 24th October 2011, 09:52 AM
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Sorry can't vote on this.

As the Brigadier said of the Doctor - "Splendid chaps, all of them"

The same goes for Bond.
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Old 24th October 2011, 11:33 AM
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I grew up with Roger Moore, as Bond. Whilst I like Live and Let Die, TSWLM, Moonraker, and For Your Eyes Only, they're not my favourite Bond movies.

My favourite actor is, *shock! horror!* Daniel Craig. At first, I hated the idea of Craig being Bond. The initial teaser trailer did nothing for me. but that all changed with the main trailer. Specifically, it was the scene where Bond avoids Vespa on the road and totals the Aston Martin. It was something in Craig's eyes that made me think that's Bond. Casino Royale was genius, in my view. This movie went back to the essence of the Fleming novel and was a necessary reboot of the franchise. Quantum of Solace was just a very good epilogue to that story.

Timothy Dalton is the dark horse, but I liked his portrayal of a harder edged Bond. The Living Daylights mixed what we'd seen before in a Bond movie with a look to the future and how the Brosnan Bonds would shape. License to Kill, which should have been titled Licence Revoked, was a stab at getting more adult with the series and it failed but ultimately is an entertaining movie.

Next, must be George Lazenby; more for what he could have been. Every Bond fan knows the story of Lazenby's Bond. The "actor" has recounted it enough times OHMSS was a great story. Lazenby was fine in the role. Ok, so he wasn't an experienced actor but he got by. Had he continued, I think he might have grown into the role very well.

The Brosnan era was more hit than miss, but Tomorrow Never Dies is one of the most forgettable Bond movies of the lot. I hate Octopussy and dislike A View to a Kill but at least they're memorable for something. TND is just ordinary, despite having a kick-ass pre-credit sequence. The World Is Not Enough is one of my favourite Bond movies, spoilt by stupid casting (Denise Richards). It's also a missed opportunity. I felt it was a kind of sequel to OHMSS in that the main female character emulated Tracey in lots of ways and that's why Bond fell for her. But, I've seen no mention of that parallel anywhere.
Die Another Day was great fun, but dumb fun. Casino Royale was a breath of fresh air after that.

Next up: Sean. Need I say anymore? Despite him being fifth in my list, he was the most consistent Bond. I just think that gone are the days for anyone under 45 to think that Sean C was the Bond. He was brilliant, but not my favourite actor. *ducks rocks thrown by the Scotch Labbers

Last but not least (out of a great bunch) is Roger Moore. Some fun movies but he can't be compared with the above. More wooden than a piece of MFI furniture (actually, that's not difficult).

I've given an honest, but what I think will be an unpopular, view

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Old 24th October 2011, 03:26 PM
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David Warbeck almost had the role and should have been Bond. Period.
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Old 25th October 2011, 07:21 AM
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David Warbeck almost had the role and should have been Bond. Period.
That would have been interesting
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Old 25th October 2011, 08:15 AM
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I know I'm the only person in the world who thinks this, but the best Bond was George Lazenby, and the best Bond film was 'On Her Majestys Secret Service' - tough, gritty and with the most downbeat ending imaginable

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I know I'm the only person in the world who thinks this, but the best Bond was George Lazenby, and the best Bond film was 'On Her Majestys Secret Service' - tough, gritty and with the most downbeat ending imaginable

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I also realy liked Lazenby, and OHMSS is one of my favourite Bond films too.
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I agree. OHMSS is one of, if not the best Bond film and I really like Lazenby. He should've made a few more imo.
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I hated the way every fight sequence was speeded up, it looked like a cartoon.
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