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View Poll Results: Your favourite James Bond
Sean Connery 75 27.27%
David Niven 2 0.73%
George Lazenby 10 3.64%
Roger Moore 68 24.73%
Timothy Dalton 34 12.36%
Pierce Brosnan 41 14.91%
Daniel Craig 45 16.36%
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Old 18-03-2011, 23:45
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Who's your favourite Bond actor?
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Old 19-03-2011, 00:07
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I went for Roger, similar to who my favourite Dr.Who is (Tom Baker, though the last 2 are great), the one I watched most and kind of grew up with.
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Old 19-03-2011, 00:36
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Even though I grew up in the Dalton era I think Connery is the quintessential Bond. Moore was good but a bit too tongue in cheek.
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Old 19-03-2011, 00:44
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Pretty sure most people would say Sean Conner is the best Bond because he's so 'iconic' but for me it's Daniel Craig. He can actually act as well as do all the suave and sophisticated stuff.
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Old 19-03-2011, 02:14
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Roger Moore.
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Old 19-03-2011, 03:35
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Sean Connery, and my favourite Bond film is Goldfinger.
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Old 19-03-2011, 08:38
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What on earth is David Niven doing in this poll. The 1967 Casino Royale was an insult to Bond films and should never be considered a Bond film. It was a spoof and a bad one at that. David Niven was a fine actor but he is not an actor who played James Bond properly.
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Old 19-03-2011, 15:45
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And if you're including Niven you should also include Bob Holness!

It's Connery, without question, the fact that Moore is currently level in the vote is making me question my faith in humanity.
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Old 19-03-2011, 15:57
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Timothy Dalton, then Daniel Craig - closest to Fleming's vision of Bond too.
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Old 19-03-2011, 16:18
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Roger Moore but its mainly because the films he appeared in are all my faves, I dont particuarly like his cheesey appeal as Bond in comparison to Sean Connery smore rugged Bond.
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Old 19-03-2011, 17:54
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Roger Moore, I defy anyone to look that calm when a 7 foot psychopathic killer is about to go to town on their neck.
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Old 19-03-2011, 18:35
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I voted for Sean Connery..( of course)
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Old 19-03-2011, 18:37
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I'm more Brosnan/Craig era, but Roger Moore is the best.
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Old 19-03-2011, 19:52
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Craig, inches ahead of Moore. Connery? A dreadful bore.

btw - legend has it that when ole' Rog got the role after The Saint he sent his old agent a telegram. Still can't act, it said, but not doing too badly.

How could you not love that?
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Old 20-03-2011, 08:03
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I'm not really a fan of the James Bond films (even if I've watched them all!). But I do like Daniel Craig simply because he looks hard-as-fcuk whereas someone like Roger Moore looks too lightweight to be doing that job!
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Old 20-03-2011, 12:28
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Timothy Dalton - his films were gritty and he was the closest to Ian Flemming's Bond. Craig is a good actor but he is nothing like what Bond should be (in apperance, behaviour). I also felt his films felt like Bourne films rather than Bond films.
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Old 20-03-2011, 12:49
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Timothy Dalton - his films were gritty and he was the closest to Ian Flemming's Bond. Craig is a good actor but he is nothing like what Bond should be (in apperance, behaviour). I also felt his films felt like Bourne films rather than Bond films.
That was the point, the studio hired the Bourne second unit after the success of the series and the dismal failure of Brosnan's last couple of Bonds.

With the exception of the finger sucking I would say Craig's Bond is very faithful to Fleming's vision (obviously not visually, but surely appearance is the least important trait of a character in a book) and a damn sight grittier that what I remember of Dalton.
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Old 20-03-2011, 13:31
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Roger Moore! The first one I ever saw and the one I grew up with. I remember the confusion of my first time seeing a Connery one on TV, it was all a bit "Mummy who's that man pretending to be James Bond?"

Obviously great, just not who I was used to as Bond.
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Old 20-03-2011, 20:14
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Pierce Brosnan
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Old 09-10-2012, 13:07
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Roger Moore, his Bond movies also had my favourite soundtracks.
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Old 09-10-2012, 13:29
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Moore because he was the one I grew up with, his and Connery's Bonds are by far the most fun.

James Bourne just does nothing for me; I know they say it's faithful to the books but I don't care - as a child Bond was about one-liners, gadgets, beautiful women and excitement i.e: Bond on the big screen!

The public’s perception of Bond has always primarily been judged by the films – all you hipster 'James Bond of the books' brigade don't seem to understand that.

1: Roger Moore (classic)
2: Sean Connery (classic)
3: Pierce Brosnan (decent enough but by the end the films just weren't good enough)
4: Timothy Dalton (not bad but not much screen presence)
5: Daniel Craig (not my cup of tea - mumbly, boring and not my idea of Bond)
6: George Lazenby (awful, I know nowadays its hip to reclaim OHMSS as a lost classic but I just think its crap tbh)
7: David Niven (never was a Bond imho)
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Old 09-10-2012, 13:42
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Moore because he was the one I grew up with, his and Connery's Bonds are by far the most fun.

James Bourne just does nothing for me; I know they say it's faithful to the books but I don't care - as a child Bond was about one-liners, gadgets, beautiful women and excitement i.e: Bond on the big screen!

The public’s perception of Bond has always primarily been judged by the films – all you hipster 'James Bond of the books' brigade don't seem to understand that.

1: Roger Moore (classic)
2: Sean Connery (classic)
3: Pierce Brosnan (decent enough but by the end the films just weren't good enough)
4: Timothy Dalton (not bad but not much screen presence)
5: Daniel Craig (not my cup of tea - mumbly, boring and not my idea of Bond)
6: George Lazenby (awful, I know nowadays its hip to reclaim OHMSS as a lost classic but I just think its crap tbh)
7: David Niven (never was a Bond imho)
I don't think it's hip to claim that OHMSS is a classic, i just think that it is.
If you look beyond the Lazenby issue, it's a really good action thriller. There's no doubt in my mind that if Connery had done it, it would be seen as one of his best.
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Old 09-10-2012, 13:54
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I don't think it's hip to claim that OHMSS is a classic, i just think that it is.
If you look beyond the Lazenby issue, it's a really good action thriller. There's no doubt in my mind that if Connery had done it, it would be seen as one of his best.
I didn't like it at all, Lazenby was poor, the action as poor, the car chase has the worst back projection ever and the Traci relationship just doesn't seem 'James Bond' if you know what I mean.

And as for the end were Bond cries I don't want to see a crying James Bond

James Bond doesn’t cry; he is in the words of M “a sexist, misogynist dinosaur”.
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Old 09-10-2012, 14:19
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I liked the fight scenes in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, despite the fact they seemed rather speeded up with heightened sound effects.

Lazenby is my 3rd favourite Bond after Roger Moore and Sean Connery.
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Old 09-10-2012, 15:18
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I didn't like it at all, Lazenby was poor, the action as poor, the car chase has the worst back projection ever and the Traci relationship just doesn't seem 'James Bond' if you know what I mean.

And as for the end were Bond cries I don't want to see a crying James Bond

James Bond doesn’t cry; he is in the words of M “a sexist, misogynist dinosaur”.
Personally i love back projection, i love it in Bond and old Hitchcock films.
If that's how things were filmed at the time then to me it represents that.
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