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Whom do you think is the best James Bond Hero?

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Whom do you think is the best James Bond Hero?

Elektra King: “I could have given you the world.”

Bond: “The world is not enough.”

Yes, only James Bond deserves to make such statement! No other character in world cinema comes anywhere close to 007 in popularity.  Bond is a legend, who still continues to mesmerize us with his charismatic larger than life image. Bond calls himself a “problem eliminator” who vanquishes the villains against all odds. Mind blowing Bond babes and fancy cars go hand in hand with agent 007. At the same time, the James Bond themes aptly represent the cocky, swaggering, suggestive, sexy and confident Bond and add an extra dimension to his image.

Whom do you think made the best James Bond?

The famed British novelist Ian Fleming created James Bond, a British secret service agent. Fleming wrote twelve novels and two short stories featuring Bond. After his death in 1964 seven other authors have written authorized Bond novels.  More than 26 Bond movies have been made so far, and the character of Bond been played by a total of 7 actors. Who amongst them is the best? That is a debate that will never end. Let us take a look at some of the most famous Bond heroes.

 

 

 

 

Sean Connery

Whom do you think made the best James Bond

Fiona: “Some men just don’t like to be driven.”

Bond: “No, some men don’t like to be taken for a ride.”

Such dialogues aptly describe the witty, fierce and smart James Bond that Sean Connery played. Initially, he was not interested to sign the contract for a film series; however his first 007 movie Dr.No catapulted Sean Connery into stardom. Ian Fleming the creator of James Bond  did not approve of Sean Connery as Bond and even went to extent of calling him (Sean Connery) an overgrown Stuntman and unrefined. However the success of Dr.No made him change his mind. Cannery’s superb performance in Goldfinger, established him in the role of Bond. He starred in 5 bonds movies in total and gave birth to the Bond mythology. Connery’s physical grace, deep voice and sexual charisma, made him one of the greatest male sex symbols of all times. Connery’s Bond movies are:

 

Whom do you think made the best James Bond

 

  • Dr. No (1962)
  • From Russia With Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)

 Roger Moore

Whom do you think made the best James Bond

Mr. Big: “You ain’t gonna see the sunlight unless you answer me, boy!”

James Bond: “[sarcastic] Oh, I had no idea that you are so frightened of him!”

Roger Moore’s portrayal of James Bond was unique for such witty one-liners.  In 1971 when Sean Connery declared that he will not play Bond anymore, it became obvious that Roger Moore may get the golden opportunity to play Bond. He was already 45 by then and went on do 7 bond movies till he was 58. Moore has been cast in the Bond movies as an extremely skilled detective and as a seasoned Casanova as well. Moore took the myth of James Bond to greater heights. Sean Connery was so overjoyed with Moore’s performance, that he called Moore “an ideal Bond”. Roger Moore’s Bond movies are:

Whom do you think made the best James Bond

  • Live and Let Die (1973)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun 1974)
  • The Spy who Loved Me (1977)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • A View to a Kill (1985)

 

Pierce Brosnan

Whom do you think made the best James Bond

“You were expecting someone else?”

This was the first dialogue by Pierce Brosnan in the trailer of GoldenEye. Many were of the opinion that Pierce Brosnan as James Bond will be a complete disaster and he will come nowhere close to Sean Connery or Roger Moore.  However, proving all his critics wrong Brosnan went on to become one of the most successful Bond heroes ever. He played the character of Bond in four movies, all of which turned out to be super duper hits.  Brosnan was also chosen the most beautiful and sexy man alive many a times. Pierce Brosnan’s 007 movies are:

Whom do you think made the best James Bond

  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  • Die Another Day (2002)

 

Daniel Craig

Whom do you think made the best James Bond

 

“James Bond: They say you’re judged by the strength of your enemies.”

This remark goes well with opposition Daniel Craig faced from many, when Eon Productions declared that he (Daniel Craig) will be the next Bond. This 5 feet 10 inches tall, blonde actor does not resemble the tall dark James Bond stereotype. A leading news paper went to the extent of writing, “the name is Bland..James Bland”. Considering the fact that audiences have changed a lot over the years, Craig wanted to bring “emotional depth” in the character.  He silenced his critics by his mind blowing performance in Casino Royale, which went on to become the highest grossing Bond Film so far. Skyfall even surpassed Casino Royale , grossing an astounding $1108.6 million worldwide. Craig’s rendition of James Bond varies widely from his predecessors; however all of them have showered praises on Craig for his work. Daniel Craig’s Bond movies are:

Whom do you think made the best James Bond

  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)

Timothy Dalton also played the role of Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence To Kill (1989). George Lazenby played James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Service (1969) and became a metaphor for a blunder. David Niven also was cast for the role of Bond In Casino Royale (1967) which turned out to be a spoof of James Bond.

 

So who do you think is the best Bond hero? Post your comments below.

 

 


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