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Who's The Best James Bond And Who's The Worst?

Didn't we all get blown away by Daniel Craig's 007 in 2006? With his cruelty and cold charisma he's only the best and most believable Bond ever. I think Roger Moore is the silliest, nancing around like the whole thing's a joke and he's the only one in on it. Who are the best and worst Bonds?

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Roger Moore is the best James Bond for me. Might have been Pierce Brosnan if he had acted in at least 6 Bond films.

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my Best Bond= Pierce Brosnan. (Suave, charisma, deadly)...

My Worst, he certainly has to be everyone's worst. He was so bad he did only one Bond flick= George Lazenby

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Thank God. I was beginning I was d only that liked OHMSS. D soundtrack is my favorite amongst all d 007 films. John Barry real brought his a-game with that effort.

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The Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton is Best James Bond and it's Worst.

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Yeah. Clive woulda been a good Bond. Craig is perfect though. He's the most lethal Bond, and thereby the sexiest.

You nailed it spot on. The posh, sleek generically handsome 'Bond' is a Hollywood invention. Craig is Fleming's Bond, the first time the man in the books came alive on screen. Even the other Bonds agree on that.

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Co-signed. Mann is one of my favorite (if not favorite) directors. But I don't think Mendes will do badly.

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wooooow! is this thread back to life? i almost wanted to request for p_kasso's comment, then i realised he had already posted something. cheers.

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My Wrost Jemes Bonds better thenSean Connery and Roger Moore.

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daniel isnt attractive facially, probably just the bad boy charms that will bring the woman in, that doesnt go with the bond persona. Bond is a charm. Bond did actually go to eton- so he is a polished character from a upper class background. he was a trouble maker- that doesnt mean hes chavvy. There are mischeiveous rich boys too unno!

I will have still preferred if they had cast clive for the role- He to me is the perfect bond! sexual-comical- dark and dangerous! He carries 'theres something about him' everywhere!

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^^ Perfectly said o. . . Craig is my best Bond. That's an agent.

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The bond books portray him as a rascal who kept getting kicked out of school. He most likely was attractive in a brutish sort of way, not POSH and polished like Brosnan. He went to a boys academy of some sort not Eton, lol. By the way he had a SCAR too from his thugish boyish run-ins. Daniel Craig nails it spot on; dude's not gayishly handsome but attractive, even us males agree. Roger moore is still my fav Bond though and I luv OHMSS, even have the soundtrack.

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^^ God bless you joor! im beggining to wonder which books the others have been reading!

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Pierce Bronsan-best

Daniel Craig-worst

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The Best Bond Is Most Definitely Sean Connery.

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No they werent, he's not the greatest actor, the highest grossing bond, and alot that loved him then changed thier tune after the quantum of solace.

Connery is in no doubt an exceptional actor but moore will have been perfect if he was younger, how is 45 young?? i think he was even the oldest bond!!!

Im not even a chronic bond fan but i remember moore very well i was a fan of some of his other works, your not the only one that grew up watching him love! who didnt? The closest to ians man was definitely pierce, tall dark handsome and posh, danial craig is blonde blue eyed and chavy! they might as well cast eastenders max next!

Being the most recent bond is definitely in craigs favour, its nothing to do with the original bond character, neither was his casting. The movies are drifting further away from flemings books as it is!

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Weren't those with the 'outrage' the same ones who changed their tunes and went batshit with luv when they saw his performance in Casino Royale, for the record, the best Bond performance ever? Won an award for it, making him the only Bond to win an acting award.

Moore's Bond has nothing to do with age. I grew up watching the guy, ah beg. Connery played Bond well into his fifties and he was great. Moore began the Bond roles when he was young, all the Bonds did. Guy's a sacrilegious Hollywood confection, nothing like Ian Fleming's man. The Jason Bourne in the movies isn't much like the Jason Bourne in the books; he was patterned after the Bond in Fleming's books. Craig is the first Bond to bring the Bond character to life exactly as Flemiing wrote it. That's why we love him, bless the blue of his eyes. Not cos he's the latest one.

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Me, I grew up with Pierce. He sort of defined thg Bond persona for me. I remember when I found a dog eared book of Ian Fleming in 1999. Up until that time I didn't know Bond first existed as a book. Even then I thought the book much too small to totally make the man so I assumed the on-screen Bond was a manifold extrapolation of the books. Saw some films of Sean and Roger and it got stuck with me that Bond MUST be a womaniser with 9 lives and therefore Daniel Craig didn't fit. I should read the books and decide but now I'm not so sure it'll be as easy for Bourne to kick Bond's Bottom even though he eventually will.

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the only reason moore probably wont go on most peoples radars is because he was old when he took the roles. If he were younger he would have been perfect!

Its funny how most here like daniel craig, guessing because hes the most current one, hes the only bond some will know. He is the least liked and when he was given the role there was outrage from bond lovers, i think it was cos hes blonde and has blue eyes and isnt that handsome- doesnt go with the book!

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Read za Bond books and weep at Moore's foppish, mincing Bond. He was basically reprising his role in the TV series The Persuaders, with Tony Curtis. Dalton suffered from the worst Bond scripts ever and the worst supporting cast in Bond history. Even Lazenby's script and support was better, at least in the ten minutes I saw. Don't know if Mendes can do an actioner jere. Should stick with British theatre and those movies where half the cast contemplate their navels and talk about 'deep', existential stuff. An old hand at classy action like Michael Mann woulda been better.

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How come you have an 'm' suffixed to your name?

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I dey around now, just flitting in and out.

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@Vieira where the heck have you been?.

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probably if I was about 10 years older ill say sean connery, cos his accent is just the ONE! But it has to be pierce! such a foine foine fella!

that was based on looks lol

I was a little bit torn between moore and sean, sean owned the character, when you think of a bond classic or any bond movie btw or you read any of the books- seans image comes into your head.But moore was a bit more loose, more humanised, he made bond more likable and more attractive.

im torn!

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Disagree!

The closest to the book is Daniel Craig

My favourite has always been Roger Moore due to the fact that he was the Bond I knew and grew up with.

Who is the Best?

The only way to answer that question is to ask yourself that if you could choose one of these actors to be in their prime and to take on the role now, who would you want?

My Answer has to be Daniel Craig.

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Sean Connery is obviously the best closely followed by Pierce Brosnan.

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November next year. More like BOND WILL BE BACK!

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BOND IS BACK! Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes Set For Nov. 9, 2012 Release Date.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/bond-is-back-daniel-craig-and-sam-mendes-set-for-nov-9-2012-release-date/

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Errr! abeg when's the next bond movie dropping?

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sean connery without queston is the best

@poster you forgot david niven (sir james bond)

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I have officially expired of laughter.

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The bond i grew up 2 knw woz or is a fckin womanizer thanx to the liks of brosnan nd roger moore but the ian flemin bond is nt a womanizer. . . He slips only wit women 4 QUEEN N COUNTRY nd nt because they re irresistible. . . Get d pic yet. . .daniel craig is d PERFECT BOND. But dnt get me wrong i luv pierce d most but craig is d PERFECT BOND

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@ mad max. check your history. its a fact that once production on OHMSS started the producers offered Lazenby a 5 movie deal (they very impressed with his early performance e.g he did all his own stunts, physically well suited for the role and was learning fast) which was accepted in principle. Lazenby later backed out after his agent told him that the Bond franchise had no future and he should look elsewhere. Check it up online if you doubt me. Even Lazenby himself has said countless times since then that he regrets his decision to listen to bad advice and turn down the opportunity. One of the main reasons the film bombed was because the producers were mad after Lazenby (who they felt owed them after giving him a major role with no acting resume) backed out on the deal and told them it would be his one and only appearance. They didn't see the need to heavily promote a movie featuring a Bond who had already signified he was leaving. Also Lazenby's was having serious problems with the director which made shooting a little difficult, as well as his co-star (both strenuously denied any problems) which affected promotion of the film. You hit the nail on the head when you said fans were hostile towards Lazenby. People could only see Bond through the eyes of Connery and his shadow always hovered over the film. If you actually watch it you will notice in the opening scene Lazenby has a line where he acknowledges Connery's portrayal of Bond previous to him (this is the first and only time its been done that I know of). That was how difficult it was to escape the big shadow Connery hung over the movie. Judgement of how Lazenby performed is up to different people. Afterall I never really took to Moore, but some would call him their best Bond. But as for me, I watch for more than just the star (James Bond) but the co-stars, soundtrack, action sequences, plot, cinematography, dialogue, directing and how generally well the movie is put together. Some my never be able get past their Lazenby dislike to watch the film objectively. But if and when you do, trust me you will find that OHMSS is truly a very good film that doesn't deserve the bad rap it has consistently gotten.

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On what planet did Lazenby back out of 5 Bond movies?EON was having contract disputes with Connery. They dropped him and scouted for someone else. Lazenby was a model at the time and took the role, his first I think. OHMSS royally bombed. It might have its merits but fans were used to Connery in the role and were hostile to the new guy. EON dropped Lazenby and went crawling back to Connery, who not only got everything he demanded the first time, he added some incredible terms and perks as well, and got them all. Bye bye Lazenby. I really should try and watch more than 10 minutes of that movie. The only actors that have turned down Bond roles are Connery, Dalton (for whom Golden Eye was written) and, good heavens, Mel Gibson (twice)

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I have always felt that On her Majesty's Secret Service never got its due credit as probably once the best Bond films made, probably because of the residual aura Sean Connery still had over the role, as well as other factors that harmed perception of the film. But the fact that the present direction in which Daniel Craig is taking the role and the changes almost totally reflect the way in which the producers would have taken the Bond role had Lazenby not backed out after agreeing to shoot an additional 5 films, is vindication that the movie was always actually much better than most people perceived it to be. Unfortunately most have already set their minds about the film and probably can't watch it with objectivity.

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Sean Connery

Roger Moore

Daniel Craig( I just love this crisp suits, blue eyes and pout)

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mhen! this thread has gone a long way. . . thot it was finilized, Craig's the best

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My best bond is timothy dalton and my worst is obviously george lazenby.

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Awwwww Darthmaul. You're right. He's the Bond in the books. You only need to read ONE Bond book to see he's a cold, brutal killing machine. People are so used to Roger Moore's campy ways as he saves the world over a glass of champagne they forget he's a joke compared to what Fleming wrote. I bought the enire collection of Bond movies and spent weeks watching each. I was amazed at how good Craig and Connery were. Craig is the best. He actually acts, which some previous Bonds forget to do, and he brings complexity to a previously one-dimensional screen character.

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yea true talk. i stick with daniel craig any day. . . he's an agent

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mad_max i looove u. U're my kinda girl.

@riffraff actually Daniel Craig fits the Ian Fleming's character in the series best, and that's is d fact. Ask anyone who reads d books. Daniel has come to stay so i'd advise u to either watch or 4get about d series.

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My favourite james bond is pierce brosnan. I so love all his movies followed by sean connery.

The worst james bond i have seen is daniel craig. He should b actin terminator or incridible hulk. He is uncharismatic & ugly. So destructive, uninteligent, lacks d demenour. Ian flemmin wil b turnin in his grave in disapointment. D guy is such a bore i totally dispise al d bond movie actd by him. I dnt watch it more dan once whch is unusual cuz i have watch al d oda's a thousand times.

I hope they find another person soon.

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I think that Jason Bourne could beat James Bond in a fist fight.

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People have been saying all over Europe that he 'diluted' Bond? What people? The same ones who flocked to see Craig, and made his Bond outings the most successful in the history of the franchise? Craig is the most popular Bond ever, and the ONLY Bond to have won an award for his acting (Casino Royale). He's supremely talented, and perfect for the re-invention of the franchise, which was losing relevance. I'd given up on the franchise as silly , formulaic and not worth my time after that wretched Die Another Day. Craig changed my mind. Notice how he and Judi Dench play against and bring out the best in each other, and how their relationship deepens with time (each movie). Great chemistry. A perfect pairing, something she didn't have with Brosnan. Craig's a good thing. Don't knock it.

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Omar, tell me which Eric Bana's film that did well at d BO, i knw Troy with Brad Pitt that movie is wack!

Remenber DC is d young james bond c'mon n let me tell u if Pierce had continued wit bond the series wud had been DEAD! Bourne series overtook bond series becos of weak bond plots. I'll repeat dats why DC was brought to spice it up. Also i think Pierce looks more american than DC. Of course Bond character is british, c'mon don't believe evrythin u hear on E! channel.

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@Darthmaul

Your point is? James Bond has loyal fans whether its been acted by Sean Connery or P Diddy, the fact is people all over Europe has said that Daniel Craig has diluted the james bond character more or less turned it into an extension of Bleep movie he hasnt got the typical James Bond swagger, like I said earlier on if not for the brits who wanted to keep the role British the name Daniel Craig would not surface, Now to pick on one Eric Bana's film that didnt do well at the box office is totally unfair, but I the I could give you a long list of bomb performance by DC, at the end of the day and MY OPINION, DC is worst James Bond ever, Timothy Dalton was better but he was a poor version of Sean Connery, Bosman was a Cross between Connery and Roger Moore and was so good that people hardly missed Connery and Moore, but lets say DC came after Dalton may be he might have been accepted, but he step into Bosman's shoes which seems very big to fill,

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@ omar22. D same eric bana dat flopped wit hulk, did u see d performance of Edward Norton in d incredible hulk,now dats an actor. Where do u get ur info from, actually d Bourne series overtook Bond series with movies like 2mrw neva dies, d world is not enuf, die another day and that was part of the reason d Bond series needed a redirection with Daniel Craig and Casino Royale is d HIGHEST grossing Bond of ALL time. Daniel Craig is d closest to the Bond Ian Fleming wrote about, and coincidentally Daniel debuted with d 1st book by Ian.

@ Owen i think u are making a mistake wit d Bond thing dis might be due to the Brosnan effect where he is always in control of everything (which in reality is hardly the case) look at his movies Thomas Crown affair, Tailor of Panama etc the matador was different anyway. Daniel Craig is a Bond that has just had 2 missions remenber people he was just given 00 status then he falls in love and finds out he is been deceived then he goes on a revenge mission. Note dat Quantum of Solace continues from where Casino Royale stops, i don't see d time for seducing women in between this except you want the often childlish hollywood twist. Give him time remenber Daniel Craig is d younger Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timolthy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.

@ mad_max i'm glad u agree with me. Why do people dislike Dalton so much. The guy didn't like the way the character was been portrayed and he was vocal about it, guess it didn't go down well wit d execs.But i personally like his films license to kill and the living daylights. The former had nothing to do with the soviets and their plots were quite odd with the mostly conventional "one-man world domination".

Later house, i really love dis forum getting to share opinions. Thanks guys n gals

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Pierce Brosnan was my best,Daniel Craig can't seduce or charm a girl even if his life depended on it.

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DANIEL CRAIG is a FLOP!!!!

he looks nothing like James Bond, no aura, not smooth with the ladies, no swagger, too serious for a James Bond, no humour,  only because they wanted to keep James Bond british thats why he got the role, if not Eric Bana would have got the role,  actualy he makes Timothy Dalton look so good, 

This was the main reason why the Jason Bourne series is out selling James Bond

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So right. A device that turns Asians into Englishmen. Silliest plot of all the Bond instalments. But guys are too busy watching Halle wriggle like a worm out of the sea to care if they're watching BS. I don't know what it is with EON and Dalton. They wrote Golden Eye for him. He turned it down and Brosnan took it away.

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Whoever says Daniel Craig is a flop know nada about the real 007. His 007 movies hav been top-notch. QOS looks real-life not the always smooth going stories. For those who don't know Dalton was 1st contacted i think just after Dr. No as replacement 4 Connery when he was in his 20's. He was again contacted b4 Moore b4 he finally accepted after Moore.Albert Broccoli wanted him as his 007, he can hav this cold look Craig has.

@motelik i also loved license to kill and the living daylights(my personal fav b4 casino royale cameabout). I think Craig is fantastic. My worst bond movie: die another day which had a lot of hype.

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