Best Actors Who Have Played James BondWho is your favourite actor who has played the famous "James Bond"? Vote here.
As of late, the concept of who portrayed the best Bond was broached and while so many actors have done justice proud and carried their respective movies wonderfully over the decades in which these movies aired; by a notable margin and what I know as my parasympathetic-adrenaline-with goosebump response, I know and remember one who brought larger than life animation to The 007: That Entity, Mr. Sean Connery. The suspense scenes and the more relaxed scenes from Sean Connery's first and remaining movies complete with camera angles, audiovisual effects and raw actor performance truly have enabled the concept of the Ian Fleming secret agent to stellar magnitude. Actor Sean Connery has a magnetism as the man Sean Connery has a presence; therefore, the recipe for captivation of even a child's attention as I was at the time, in the 1970's, was all there. Many of the great movies ever made for their entertainment engagement and wow-value were because of wise casting and awesome movie making ...more
Sean has always been my Bond. You Only Live Twice was the first film I sat down and fully watched and I really enjoyed it. So Sir Sean you are the definitive 007 and you deliver my favourite line ever in a bond film in Dr No: World domination, the same old dream.
Patrick McGoohan turned down the role on moral grounds and the young Sean Connery stepped in having caught the eye of Cubby Broccoli's wife. At the interview Harry Saltzman said Connery walked like a Puma - he has grace born out of his lessons in dance and stage movement. When he holds a gun to your head you believe he will shoot - when Roger holds a gun you expect a flag to pop out of the barrel saying 'BANG'
While I absolutely love Craig as Bond and Dalton was extremely underrated, Connery will always be the greatest Bond for me. He embodiee everything I want from Bond- class, wit, smoothness and a brilliant, cold, calculating mind masked behind a relaxed exterior.
I like how Daniel Craig is a more focused actor towards the actual action scenes and his seriousness always makes me feel like he can never lose. The reason he's number three on this list and not 1 or 2 is pretty easy to figure out.
1.Blonde hair, James Bond always has black
2. Not as smooth with the ladies
3. A James Bond may not be as serious as him
Well I think all 3 of those reasons that I've heard from people are stupid
1. The blonde hair doesn't bother me
2. I don't think he's to bad with the ladies
3. I love that kind of seriousness in a Bond
Vote for Daniel Craig!
A great actor given great scripts, okay Quantum was a bit wobbly and the science was all wrong, he is also athletic and by all accounts tough and having him do so many of his own stunts and very little CGI made us all buy in. Closest to the Bond of the books and a great reboot. Perhaps what Dalton could have been with better scripts and without the BS lawsuit from Kevin McCory that halted production for years.
Has to share the top spot. We will always have affection for Sir Sean and a loyalty to him for being the first and honestly very good. Is Daniel better, or is just the films are better and more contemporary now? Don't know it's hard to judge. Love Dr No but watching it now it looks cheap and dated. So many editing mistakes, Bonds tie appearing and disappearing, a Browning 32 (the FN clearly visible) on what is supposed to be a Walther.
Connery v Craig maybe time and Craig's post Bond career will settle it. If not the best the very near the top.
He's a very talented actor and really knows how to play James bond very well and I applaud that. He really can show amazing personality when he's in action against his enemies and really knows how to get his mojo going with the ladies. He has the best aggressiveness and can look cold, serious and intimidating. He's BEST James Bond PERIOD!
How natural he is. A deeper sensitivity covered by calm cold firmness. This is always a great hero should have. I imagine James Bond the same too. And that imagination is completely matched by Daniel Craig. Without any doubt he is the best bond yet where I give second place to connery.
Pierce Brosnan was the perfect James Bond and it is his films I can watch over and over again. He had the perfect mix of sophistication and humour, humour was over done by Roger Moore. Timothy daulton too serious and George Lazenby just never got it right in any way, his accent was so fake also.
As for daniel Craig, he is a good actor but James Bond? Never! He looks like a builder with no class.
So as the Perfect Bond, Brosnan wins hands down in my opinion.
Sean Connery comes a close second though.
Pierce Brosnan is probably the prettiest of them all who has played bond, but that's not the reason I think he's the best, the reason for that is because he combined all the elements of the previous bonds together, he has the charm of Connery, the gift of comedy that Moore had, and the darkness of Dalton. And while Timothy Dalton is my favorite James bond and I do think he's the best as well, Pierce Brosnan has to be my second favorite.
Goldeneye, great stuff great start. However I don't think Pierce really got to be his Bond. Worried about the Moore to Dalton tradition produces kept tying to keep it lighter and make him more Rogerish. Then came Die Another Day oops... Started so well then crappy CGI and well most of the second half of the movie just didn't work. Goldeneye was so so good and showed us what a Bond Pierce could have been if the series had kept that tone.
Christmas Jones 🙄. There were flashes of greatness in The World Is Not Enough. Shooting the female villain. "You won't shoot me James. You'd miss me" Bang! "I never miss" M nearly screams at the sight. Pierces Bond never even flinches. Great stuff shame the was not given more chances to shine
Pierce Brosnan is definitely the perfect James Bond, his charm and elegant behavior is one of the reasons. This is also the James Bond I grew up with, and the one I associate with Bond. Golden Eye is in my opinion one of the best James Bond movies, and guess what? Who is the actor of Bond?
His version of Bond is charming, debonair, witty and cunning. These are elements I like to see in Bond even though may not be Ian Fleming's actual Bond. It was hard to find a replacement for Sean Connery (just look at George Lazenby), but he did a great job replacing Sean Connery and is the only older Bond actor to successfully replace a younger actor. His legacy of 7 Bond films reflects his success. I don't know why he's underrated so much.
Roger Moore had it all and was/is 007. Tall, suave, sophisticated, sexy, excellent at physical comedy, great comedic timing and so hot but so fun. He's an excellent actor. He embodied the character with perfection.
I enjoy everyone else but Roger is being underrated here because he's not very well known to the younger crowds or most recent. Your a true classic Roger Moore xoxo
Fleming himself thought Moore was the actor to play Bond ( and, strangely, Hoagy Carmichael ). Roger played the role more times than anybody which should tell you something. They say that your favorite Bond is the first one you see on the big screen, so it's always Roger Moore for me.
Roger is my favorite James Bond. I think Sean Connery was original and very unique Bond; Pierce Brosnan had the best look; D. Craig is probably the hottest; T. Dalton is definitely the most underrated and overlooked.
Anyway, are. Moore is still my number 1. He added a great humor to this role even though critics didn't like it
This is my list:
1. Timothy Dalton- My most favourite Bond. He is so calm and cool but at the same time brutal, stylish and badass. He captured the true essence of Ian Fleming's Bond. The most underrated James Bond actor.
2. Sean Connery- Best classic Bond ever. He is amazing and has the true spirits of James Bond. He is the icon of the franchise.
3. Pierce Brosnan- A great Bond and he was best at doing action scenes. He also succeeded in maintaining the seriousness of the character. Better than Craig.
4. Roger Moore- Mediocre Bond. He was never my favourite. He always seemed too cheesy in his portrayal and his movies are full of corny humour and has ridiculous scenes. Doesn't deserve the popularity he gets and his movies were kind of overrated. However his movies still had some memorable scenes.
5. Daniel Craig- My least favourite Bond. He was ok but too overrated. He tried to be a complete ripoff of Dalton. He is more like a stone with no facial expressions and is ...more
Has anyone here read the source material? Bond was not wrote as a wise cracking smart ass, he was dangerous and capable of going off on rampages. Dalton has been the only Bond to capture this. Although I would caveat that Craig has started to channel the best parts of Daltons performances.
I love all the Bond actors, but Dalton is my personal favorite. Of all the actors, he has the most energy and vitality. He did shape Bond into being a ruthless killer long before Craig, but Dalton just has an air of mirth, diplomacy, grace, and poeticness that Craig never had.
Best Bond hands down. The only one with the Shakespearean acting skills, and brought the part something fresh and original after 7 dreadful films with Roger Moore. His two films are two of the very best, and it's a terrible shame he didn't do more.
Totally underrated. Remember OHMSS was his first movie EVER! The movie like the book is tough, Bond shows his human side and actually falls in love. Marries and than has Tracy die on the wedding day. New actor and a very different characterisation threw audiences and the style of the film very "60s" makes it dated and a little silly looking now.
Worst of all George got some terrible advice being convinced the series would not last by an agent and told to leave the series and try to cash in on his sudden fame. He opted out of his three picture deal. WORST ADVICE EVER!
He was tough, athletic and his acting would have matured. We would have got the three sort arc like the books and they could have been great! I mean Daniel Craig era stories great (though maybe not the acting quality George was a novice). The two great book to screen adaptations that could have been.
I regard George Lazenby James Bond right up there with Sean Connery's. Don't get me wrong if you push me and you don't have to push me too hard my favorite of all time is Sean Connery' James Bond. But my list would be 1. Sean Connery, 2.George Lazenby, 3. Timothy Dalton 4. Daniel Craig, all the rest of actors you put them in whatever place you want, for me these four are the best that did Ian Fleming's James Bond justice.
Somebody has to get 6th place. In all honesty, Lazenby had a good performance. He made the character more human and emotional. Was more believable than Connery as a Bond who would tie the knot.
I love the original Ian Fleming novels and Lazenby is by far the Bond actor that was closest to Fleming's intentions. In that regard Daniel Craig is probably a close second.
I don't know what to say but he's not a great choice for a bond actor