Our outdoor screening of From Russia with Love this Sunday has prompted all sorts of feelings, James Bond feelings. So, we’ve listed out all the actors who have played 007 on the big screen with our thoughts on what makes them good and/or so, so bad. Grab a martini, read the list and let the debate begin! Oh, and be at 50 Kent at 5pm for our FREE screening event that starts with Morricone Youth and ends with Bond!
Disclaimer: our list is on feature film Bonds and excludes stuntmen, television and radio programs as well as spoofs. But if you want to get really specific, this is the website for you.
SEAN CONNERY (1962 – 1967, 1971, 1981)
Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds Are Forever, Never Say Never Again
Pro: He’s Sean Connery (sexy).
Con: He’s Sean Connery (a little sexist).
ROGER MOORE (1964, 1973 – 1985)
Mainly Millicent, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill
Pro: Star of some of best Bond films including Octopussy (where the ladies look straight outta Hustler Magazine) with Marcello! Mastroiani.
Con: Propensity for English goofballery.
Pro: He wore the purple and lacy cravat outfit that inspired millions of youth…or just Mike Myers. Plus, he’s pretty dreamy.
Con: A rich dude poolside tan.
TIMOTHY DALTON (1987-1989)
The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill
Pro: A most sincere and insightful Bond.
Con: Kind of a brute, when you boil it down. A cynical Bond for cynical times.
PIERCE BROSNAN (1995-2002)
Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day
Pro: He has nice hair.
Con: It’s like he was grown in a laboratory to be the perfect James Bond in some horrible experiment gone wrong. He’s got the looks and the mannerisms but no heart and no brain.
DANIEL CRAIG (2006 – 2012)
Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall
Pro: He’s really a great Bond for the new millennium: brooding and tough but not quite so dismissive on his female counterparts.
Con: Actually maybe a little too hung up on Bond’s list of Cons.