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Ranking The James Bond Actors

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As the wait for “No Time To Die” lingers on, I thought I’d kill some time by ranking the 6 James Bond actors. In case you are wondering, yes, I will eventually rank all of the Bond films as well, but that will be closer to the release of the new movie. Anyway, on with the list!

  1. Sean Connery- How can he not be number one? He was the first actor to portray the super spy and he’s been in most of the best films in the franchise. Sure, he wasn’t at the top of his game in his latter entries, but he even in those he still brought so much swagger to the iconic character.

 

  1. Timothy Dalton- It pains me to not put him as number one because I am Team Dalton all the way. Still, the actor does not get the credit he so richly deserves for giving Bond more of an edge long before Craig did. On top of that, Dalton’s Bond was much more in line with author Ian Fleming’s vision of the character.

 

  1. Roger Moore- I fully understand why people criticized Moore as his era was much more lighthearted to say the least. However, that’s precisely why I liked him. He stood out from the rest, he put a different spin on the character, and he was far and away the best at handling humor. 

 

  1. Daniel Craig- After making a stunning entrance with one of the best films (if not the best) in the series with “Casino Royale,” I haven’t quite latched on to Craig’s darker, edgier and more brooding Bond. There’s no doubt the actor brings more physicality and gravitas to the role, but boy do I wish he livened it up a bit.

 

  1. George Lazenby- Lazenby had everything going against him in that he had to follow Connery’s Bond and had very limited acting experience. Despite all of that, he managed to make the character his own in just one movie which just happened to be one of the very best Bond movies with “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”

 

  1. Pierce Brosnan- While it’s true Brosnan was saddled with starring in two of the weakest Bond films with “The World Is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day,” the actor simply didn’t bring enough to the role for me personally. While he had his moments (especially in the classic “Goldeneye”) and was good with one-liners, he was a bit too generic.

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