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The Best Bond?

November 13, 2009

It’s an age-old debate.  Let’s spark it up again, shall we?

Who IS the definitive James Bond?  Let’s check out the stats, in order from most recent (Craig) to orignal (Connery)


The favorite Craig on MY list










Daniel Craig

Movies: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace

Babes Bagged:  Vesper Lynde, Agent Strawberry Fields

Positives:   Has the menacing, steel blue glare down to a tee.  Wears a suit well, but still looks darn good without one.  Doesn’t look ridiculous when trying to take down henchmen and baddies.

Negatives:  Had to star in Quantum – one of the WORST titles (and worst theme songs)in Bond history and one of the worst scripts, as well.  Quick – try and summarize the basic plot of Quantum.  Yep, thought so.  Arguably, not his fault.  


The Nineties Bond












Pierce Brosnan

Movies: Goldeneye,  Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day

Babes Bagged: Natalya Simanova, Paris Carver, Elektra King, Dr. Christmas Jones, Jinx, Miranda Frost

Positives:  When you think classic, you think Brosnan.  He’s tall, fits the description of Bond in the books to the letter, and I would honestly BELIEVE he enjoys that dang martini of legend.  Not afraid to insert a wink and a bit of homage to gadgets and yesteryear.

Negatives:  It’s hard to believe he could come out on top against some of the baddies he faces.  Buff he is not.  Then again, it’s tough to look  like a bad ass when partnered with Halle Berry and Michelle Yeoh.


The Dark Horse












Timothy Dalton

Movies:  The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill

Babes Bagged:  Kara Milovy, Lupe Lamora, Pam Bouvier

Positives:  I have a soft spot for Dalton.  I think he is the ideal Bond the way Fleming wrote him in the books – steely, cruel and not much humor.  These qualities, however, are probably what alienated the Bond core audience.  Not enough gadgets, memorable henchmen and an awful first film did him in.

Negatives: The Living Daylights is actually better than I remember it being. It’s still one of the worst Bond movies ever made.  Plus, BORING Bond girls for poor Tim.


Moore is less












Roger Moore

 Movies: 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

Babes Bagged: Solitaire, Mary Goodnight, Anya Amasova, Holly Goodhead, Melina Havelock, Stacy Sutton

Positives:  Sigh.  Do I have to?   Well, if pushed – The Spy Who Loved Me didn’t suck TOO much. 

Negatives:  The opposite of sexy.  The man is about as appealing (and has about as much personality) as a bottle of Grey Poupon.  Scratch that – at least Grey Poupon has a purpose.  It also comes across better on camera.   Did I mention that watching Moonraker is much akin to poking ones’ own eyes out with a fork?















George Lazenby

Movies: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Babes Bagged:   Tracy DiVincenzo

Positives:  One of the best scripts in Bond moviedom – along with one of the Best Bond Babes – also Bond’s only WIFE.

Negatives:  Let’s ponder the rest of Lazenby’s extensive film career.  Oh, wait.


Check out that grin, ladies












Sean Connery

Movies:  Dr. No, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, You Only Live  Twice, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever

Babes Bagged: Honey Ryder, Tatiana Romanova, Pussy Galore, Domino, Aki, Tiffany Case

Positives:  The voice, the voice, the voice.  Makes Bond seem dangerous enough to be effective and yet sexy at the same time.   You don’t know if he’s going to  kiss you or kill you (or in what order).    Goldfinger is still the best Bond film ever made.

Negatives:  Gets stuck with several of the WORST Bond girls ever (Tiffany Case, anyone?).   That’s about it.


Who wins your vote? 

Feel free to comment down below.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Hazel permalink
    November 13, 2009 4:52 pm

    Sean Connery – hands down – the sexiest!

  2. November 13, 2009 9:40 pm

    Sean Connery is my sentimental favorite, but I also love Dalton and Craig!

  3. Jeff permalink
    November 14, 2009 4:26 am

    Since I didn’t grow up on the Bond movies, my first Bond really was Brosnan (full disclosure: my first Bond movie was Goldfinger (Connery), but I didn’t really “get it” at the time). Therefore, I don’t have the real attachment most Bond fans have to Connery.

    That said, Craig is now my favorite – if for Casino Royale only. While he did benefit from a “reboot” of the franchise, I also think he nailed the role.

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