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Maverikk

Favorite Bond Actor

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Thanks for suggesting the forum, Mav. I had it on the back-burner for adding in 2012 before Skyfall, but you swayed me. :)

Personally, while Connery has the better films, I can't say he entertains me more than two others...

1. Craig

2. Brosnan

3. Connery

4. Moore

5. Dalton (seriously underrated, though)

6. Lazenby

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ConneryMooreBrosnanCraigLazenbyDaltonConnery defined Bond -- Moore had the greatest entertainment value IMO -- Brosnan somehow tried to be a combination of both actors -- Craig hasn't delivered enough material to call him really great -- Lazenby is underrated IMO -- and Dalton never understood Bond at all (wasn't his fault alone; the writers/producers at this time had no idea how to push the franchise to another level)

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I have only read one bond book, casino royale, but I can confidently say that Dalton captured the bond of that book better than Connery did. Does that make him a better bond? Not necessarily, just because book bond came first doesn't mean that you can't think that Connery improved that character, still it's food for thought

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I have only read one bond book, casino royale, but I can confidently say that Dalton captured the bond of that book better than Connery did. Does that make him a better bond? Not necessarily, just because book bond came first doesn't mean that you can't think that Connery improved that character, still it's food for thought

I have read ALL of Fleming's Bonds multiple times, and I can say in all confidence that Connery nails Bond. Even Fleming was impressed with him. Read Dr. No or From Russia With Love,or hell, even Moonraker, who's story is nothing like that of the movie, and it's impossible not to see Connery.

Here's my hardcover collection on my bookshelf. Pay no attention to the big book; that's Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes collection.

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Anyone putting Connery anywhere other than first is lying.

I think its all about timing and the audience. Had I grown up with Connery, I probably wouldn't ever consider ranking him anything other than #1. But I grew up with Brosnan (and now Craig), so while I respect Connery as the original and the definitive template of who Bond is supposed to -- and as the actor with the better movies -- if I were stuck on an island somewhere and only allowed to watch one James Bond movie/actor, it wouldn't be his.Honestly, I think Craig has the potential to match him in terms of greatness as remembered by history...he just needs one or two more really good movies. QOS wasn't all that great, but I'd still take it over half of Brosnan's films.
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