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C Shutt
01-14-2003, 09:10 AM
Which actor portayed the best James Bond?

Edited to point out that I'm aware I mispelled "too". Oh, the irony.

Thrik
01-14-2003, 12:28 PM
I've always liked Sean, although Pierce plays the role with more class in my opinion, so I prefer him.

ptdc
01-14-2003, 01:14 PM
I don't know who the best bond is but I do know that it wasn't Timothy Dalton.

Feral
01-14-2003, 01:21 PM
Connery is clearly the ebst, followed by Brosnan, Moore, and Dalton. I don't even count George Lazenby :p.

MrManager
01-14-2003, 01:34 PM
From http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/story/sm_304701.html

Sean Connery says he only got the role of James Bond because he was cheap.

Connery says Bond author Ian Fleming really wanted Cary Grant for the role in Dr No, but he would have cost too much money.

Had Cary Grant played James Bond, I might have been a bit more interested in this poll. Seeing that Dalton and Brosnan at least partly resembles Grant's style, I would have to go with one of them.

Alien426
01-15-2003, 03:27 AM
I voted for Sean Connery, of course.

Maybe the point is not even the actor, but also the other crew involved in the making. The Connery Bonds have Albert Broccoli, Ian Fleming and John Barry (the composer). Also the 'real' Q, M and Moneypenny. I still don't get it why she is so young in later Bonds.


Shuttsy, you misspelled "mispelled", too. Irony indeed.

C Shutt
01-15-2003, 03:37 AM
Hmmm. So I did.

Alien426
01-16-2003, 03:05 AM
:007:

spoon_man
01-16-2003, 10:23 AM
Connery is the best Bond and would also make a kickass Bond villain in the next film.

Thrik
01-16-2003, 12:18 PM
I heard they planned to have Sean do a cameo as Bond's father in one film, but after they'd arranged it they remembered that Bond has no father according to the books. Whoops!

But you're right, having Sean as the bad guy would be great. Didn't he play the bad guy in a film similar to the Bond franchise a few years ago? Could be wrong - I usually am.

spoon_man
01-16-2003, 12:30 PM
Umm I don't think so. Also Connery was rumoured to play Austin Powers' father in Goldmember.

Thrik
01-16-2003, 01:42 PM
Meh, I'm probably wrong then. I just remember Connery playing a bad-guy in a movie I watched ages ago and probably got things mixed. ;)

yes. he was the bad guy in "the avengers" proabably the biggest pile of **** remake of an old series ive ever seen in my life.

ive just been reading the old bond books recently, they are hilarious.

**** the films!

im the best bond any way.

Fester
01-25-2003, 11:19 PM
I've never been a massive Bond fan, but let's face it, James Bond is not a serious role. Now, Sean Connery, a great actor, did play the part well, but at times took it too seriously. Moore, not a great actor, probably not one at all with his eyebrows, in my view was the best Bond. He took the role not as a serious one, and adapted it after Connery left after the terrible film 'Diamonds are forever'. His films contain the best humour in the series, the best timing, and, because he does add MORE humour to the series, his films are very watchable.

I would be interested to know why people have nominated Connery in the majority. Is it because he is the original bond, because he is a good actor, because their dad says he is, or because they truly think that Connery was the best bond.

C Shutt
01-26-2003, 03:27 AM
Because he's the best Bond. Hence our giving him as an answer to the question "Who's the best Bond". It's not exactly rocket science.

Carth Onassi
01-26-2003, 03:59 AM
I agree with the sane people in this forum. Sean Connery was the best. Even though i only know two of the ones listed: Connery and Brosnan. But Connery is the best of those two, And the others must not have been very good if i've never heard of them.

Fester
01-26-2003, 07:41 AM
Exactly my point. If you haven't heard of Moore or Dalton, then you really can't have watched their films. So how can you judge?

QueZTone
01-26-2003, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by Fester
..or because they truly think that Connery was the best bond.

Connery was just the best, Dr. No and Goldfinger, they show probably the best bonds!

Alien426
01-26-2003, 01:36 PM
Don't get me started about the sort of humor Moore has brought to Bond! Why should Bond be humorous at all? Those are stories about a hero. He's a secret agent who constantly saves the world for crying out loud! You mustn't take the stories seriously, but the stories may take the main character seriously, if you get what I mean.

Fester
02-10-2003, 06:52 PM
That's how you see it. I see the films as ones that should be slightly humorous. Not like Austin Powers, but humorous. I think if Bond took itself too seriously, included no trademark humour, and was serious action scene after serious action scene, it would lose many fans, including myself.

scabb
02-10-2003, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Thrik
I heard they planned to have Sean do a cameo as Bond's father in one film, but after they'd arranged it they remembered that Bond has no father according to the books. Whoops!

But you're right, having Sean as the bad guy would be great. Didn't he play the bad guy in a film similar to the Bond franchise a few years ago? Could be wrong - I usually am.

Perhaps he could be.. both. Bond's father never really died. He just turned to... No, bad idea.

Lemon Head
02-11-2003, 06:06 AM
i had to vote for connery but i would have liked to vote for roger moore, he was superb in it but unfortunately he got cast into most of the awful bond films, which is a shame.

george lazenby was just crap as far as i could tell, bless his old heart.

Hellbeard
02-11-2003, 07:28 PM
Hey, Didn't Connery play the bad guy in that crappy "Avengers" movie? The one with Uma Thurman and some other dude?

Lemon Head
02-11-2003, 07:56 PM
yeah, and eddie izzard played 'the guy who says nothing but gets the crap beaten out of him' what a guy

GendoTheGreat
02-19-2003, 11:52 AM
Conney. No surprise, the role was written for him after all. Timothy Dalton could have been a great Bond, but he always looked like he was about to burst into tears.