- Timothy Dalton
- Daniel Craig
- Sean Connery
- Pierce Brosnan (too bad he only had one good one)
- George Lazenby
- Roger Moore
I'm sorry, but you Sean Connery is only your 3rd favorite Bond?
here is my list:
1. Sean Connery
2. Roger Moore
3. Pierce Brosnan
4. George Lazenby
5. Daniel Craig
6. Timothy Dalton
Yep. He started out good enough, but devolved into a smug deliverer of one-liners by Thunderball. By his last two, he seems like a parody of himself. He has all the necessary charm, but I don't feel like he's a killer. And just because he was the first doesn't mean he was the best.
Moore was too campy and not suave enough from the get-go. Plus he was too old, and none of his movies were very good. I couldn't imagine him killing anyone.
Brosnan was good, but had too many terrible movies to work with. He did what he could. He focused too much on making Bond funny again, though, which was a step backwards after Dalton.
Lazenby did his best to bring Bond back to how he was in Dr. No and From Russia with Love, which I really respect. He's better than Connery was in Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds Are Forever. Yeah, I said it.
Daniel Craig does a good job portraying Bond's darker side, which I feel is very necessary. He has charm, but could kill you on a whim. He feels dangerous. Definitely a huge step in the right direction after the excesses of Brosnan's years.
And Dalton ... oh my, Dalton. How sad that he only got to do two Bond films. He's the perfect Bond. Exactly how I imagined him when I read the books. Craig comes close, but with Dalton, it's like he doesn't even have to try. He just instantly is Bond. It's a good thing both of his films are pretty damn good.