List Of All James Bond Actors

by | Feb 27, 2011 | Entertainment | 227 comments

[Update May 5th, 2020] This great list of James Bond actors has finally returned to its original home at AllYouNeedIsLists.com and updated with some new information, including No Time To Die.

It’s already been about 16 months since the List Of All James Bond Movies. So here’s an awesome follow-up with all the actors who played 007, along with some fun facts and basic information.

Update: By popular demand, the first two on this list are non-Eon-produced James Bond actors

So, without further ado, here’s the list of all James Bond actors from the 1950s until today, with details about 007 Actors Barry Nelson, David Niven, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and of course Daniel Craig!

Barry Nelson

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James Bond actor Barry Nelson played in only one James Bond movie, not related to the official James Bond movies by EON Productions
  • Date of birth: April 16, 1917
  • Place of birth: San Fransisco, California
  • Birth name: Robert Haakon Nielsen
  • Fun fact: The very first actor to depict Ian Fleming’s James Bond character, 8 years before the first “official” EON production with Sean Connery
  • Times he played 007: 1 time

Barry Nelson’s James Bond movies:

1. Climax! Series: Casino Royale

  • Release: 1954
  • His age at release: 37
  • Salary: ? (anyone knows?)
  • Fun fact: Producer Gregory Ratoff paid $1,000 to Ian Fleming to get the rights for a series episode about James Bond.

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David Niven

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James Bond actor David Niven also played in just one James Bond movie, which is also not part of the official line of EON Production movies
  • Date of birth: March 1, 1910
  • Place of birth: London, UK
  • Birth name: James David Graham Niven
  • Died: July 29th, 1983 (73) from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Fun fact: Niven was in the army in World War II, joined the Commandos and later acted in official war movies by the Army Film Unit
  • Times he played 007: 1 time

David Niven’s James Bond movies:

1. Casino Royale (.. is too much for one James Bond)

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Casino Royale Is TOO MUCH for one James Bond (1967) original movie poster
  • Release: 1967
  • His age at release: 57
  • Salary: ? (anyone knows?)
  • Fun fact: Niven is co-starred in Casino Royale by Peter Selles and Woody Allen

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Sean Connery

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James Bond actor Sean Connery has played in no less than 7 James Bond movies, 6 of those from the official EON Productions brand. Sean Connery is considered one of the most popular James Bond actors of all time
  • Date of birth: August 25, 1930
  • Place of birth: Fountainbridge, Scotland
  • Birth name: Thomas Sean Connery
  • Died: October 31st, 2020 (90)
  • Fun fact: Started losing his hair at 21, wears a toupee in all the James Bond movies.
  • Times he played 007: 7 times

Sean Connery’s James Bond movies:

1. James Bond: Dr. No

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  • Release: 1962
  • His age at release: 32
  • Salary: $100,000
  • Fun fact: Fortunately this was the only movie in which James Bond sung.. (“Under The Mango Tree”)
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2. James Bond: From Russia With Love

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  • Release: 1963
  • His age at release: 33
  • Salary: $250,000
  • Fun fact: Sean Connery received eight specially tailored Saville Row suits for this movie, $2,000 each.

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3. James Bond: Goldfinger

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  • Release: 1964
  • His age at release: 34
  • Salary: $500,000
  • Fun fact: Sean Connery never traveled to the United States to film this movie. Every scene in which he appears to be in the USA was filmed in Pinewood Studios outside London. This explains why Bond flips a light switch down to discover the golden corpse of Jill, as English light switches are generally turned on by flicking them down instead of up (source: IMDB)

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4. James Bond: Thunderball

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  • Release: 1965
  • His age at release: 35
  • Salary: $600,000
  • Fun fact: Thunderball is Sean Connery’s personal favorite movie in his role as agent 007.

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5. James Bond: You Only Live Twice

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  • Release: 1967
  • His age at release: 36
  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Fun fact: After the film wrapped, Connery was reportedly asked whether he found Japanese women attractive to which he allegedly replied, “No,” causing many Japanese to call him bad names. (source: IMDB)

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6. James Bond: Diamonds Are Forever

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  • Release: 1971
  • His age at release: 41
  • Salary: $1,250,000
  • Fun fact: This is the first and one of the few titles in which James Bond has sex with only one woman in the entire movie.

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7. James Bond: Never Say Never Again

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James Bond: Never Say Never again (1983) original movie poster

(unofficial 007 title, see info in List Of James Bond Movies post)

  • Release: 1983
  • His age at release: 53
  • Salary: $5,000,000
  • Fun fact: A young Steven Seagal was the martial arts instructor for this film. He broke Sean Connery’s wrist during training. (source: IMDB)

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George Lazenby

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James Bond actor George Lazenby only played in one EON-produced James Bond movie
  • Date of birth: September 5th, 1939
  • Place of birth: Goulburn, Australia
  • Birth name: George Robert Lazenby
  • Fun fact: Having done only one James Bond movie, George became actually a metaphor for something forgettable: “It was a mistake, like casting George Lazenby as 007”. On the other hand, Lazenby was offered a contract for 7 James Bond movies, but was convinced by his agent to quit because secret agent movies wouldn’t stay popular.
  • Times he played 007: 1 time

George Lazenby’s 007 movies:

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  • Release: 1969
  • George Lazenby’s age at release: 30
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Fun fact: In the original take of the final scene featuring Tracy’s death, George Lazenby came to tears. Director Peter R. Hunt then made them shoot the scene again because he said that, “Bond does not cry.” (source: IMDB)

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Roger Moore

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James Bond actor Roger Moore was the least deadly 007 agent. For example, in The Man with the Golden Gun he only killed one person which makes this title the one with the lowest James Bond kill-count.
  • Date of birth: October 14, 1927
  • Place of birth: Stockwell, UK
  • Birth name: Roger George Moore
  • Died: May 23rd, 2017. He died at home from prostate cancer, in presence of his family.
  • Fun fact: In all of seven James Bond appearances, Roger Moore never ordered a vodka martini “shaken, not stirred”
  • Times he played 007: 7 times

Roger Moore’s 007 movies:

1. James Bond: Live and Let Die

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  • Release: 1973
  • His age at release: 46
  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Fun fact: Sean Connery turned down the then astronomical sum of $5.5 million to play James Bond. Connery gave Roger Moore his personal seal of approval for inheriting his role, calling him “an ideal Bond”. (source: IMDB)

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2. James Bond: The Man with the Golden Gun

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  • Release: 1974
  • His age at release: 47
  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Fun fact: One of the lowest-grossing Bond films. That fact, combined with behind-the-scenes problems, nearly made this the final Bond film, and delayed production of The Spy Who Loved Me. –IMDB.com
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3. James Bond: The Spy who Loved Me

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James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me (1976) original movie poster
  • Release: 1977
  • His age at release: 49
  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Fun fact: The movie received Three Academy Award Nominations – the most ever received by a James Bond movie to date. These were for Best Art Direction – Set Decoration, Best Score, and Best Song – “Nobody Does It Better”. –IMDB.com

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4. James Bond: Moonraker

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James Bond: Moonraker (1979) original movie poster
  • Release: 1979
  • His age at release: 51
  • Salary: $4,000,000
  • Fun fact: To build the gigantic three level Space Station set interiors at France’s Epinay Studios, the production utilized two tons of nails, one hundred tons of metal, two hundred and twenty technicians and ten thousand feet of set construction woodwork. –IDMB.com

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5. James Bond: For Your Eyes Only

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James Bond: For Your Eyes Only (1982) original Japanese movie poster –OriginalFilmArt.com
  • Release: 1981
  • His age at release: 53
  • Salary: $4,600,000
  • Fun fact: Director John Glen estimated that every foot of film shot during the attempted drowning of Melina and Bond by Kristatos cost about £ 2,700 UK pounds. –IMDB.com

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6. James Bond: Octopussy

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James Bond: Octopussy (1983) original movie poster
  • Release: 1983
  • His age at release: 55
  • Salary: $5,200,000
  • Fun fact: A hand with a pair of eights in the card game Texas Hold ‘Em Poker is called an “Octopussy”. This same hand is shown during one of the card games in Casino Royale (2006).

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7. James Bond: A View to a Kill

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James Bond: A View To a Kill (1985) original movie poster
  • Release: 1985
  • His age at release: 57
  • Salary: $7,500,000
  • Fun fact: When Grace Jones as May Day screams during the mine sequence when sparks fly around her, her screams are for real. She did not know that electric cables around her would go off as a special effect for the scene. –IMDB.com

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Timothy Dalton

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James Bond actor Timothy Dalton played in 2 EON-produced James Bond movies.
  • Date of birth: March 21st, 1946
  • Place of birth: Colwyn Bay, Wales, UK
  • Birth name: Timothy Dalton
  • Fun fact: Timothy Dalton is said to have best portrayed James Bond the way Ian Fleming intended in the novels. This is because of his more serious and “darker” acting style.
  • Times he played 007: 2 times

Timothy Dalton’s Jamesa Bond movies:

1. James Bond: The Living Daylights

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James Bond: The Living Daylights original movie poster
  • Release: 1987
  • His age at release: 41
  • Salary: $3,000,000
  • Fun fact: The literal translations of some of The Living Daylights (1987)’s foreign language titles include “Spies Die At Dawn” (Denmark); “007: High Tension” (Spain); “Death Is Not A Game” (France); “Icecold Mission” (Sweden); “His Name Is Danger” (Chile); “Breeze Of Death” (West Germany) and “007 In The Dangerous Zone” (Hebrew). –IMDB.com

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2. James Bond: Licence To Kill

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James Bond: Licence To Kill (1987) original movie poster
  • Release: 1989
  • His age at release: 43
  • Salary: $5,000,000
  • Fun fact: Despite being one of the least commercially successful Bond movies in the United States, it was considered by director John Glen his best “007”. This opinion is shared by some fans and critics who praise the realism. –IMDB.com

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Pierce Brosnan

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James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan played in 4 official James Bond movies
  • Date of birth: May 16h, 1953
  • Place of birth: Drogheda, Ireland
  • Birth name: Pierce Brendan Brosnan
  • Fun fact: Brosnan was chosen as most beautiful or sexy man alive multiple times.
  • Times he played 007: 4 times

Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond movies:

1. James Bond: Goldeneye

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James Bond: Goldeneye (1995) original movie poster
  • Release: 1995
  • His age at release: 42
  • Salary: $1,200,000
  • Fun fact: The first of the James Bond films ever to be released on DVD.

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2. James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies

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James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) original movie poster
  • Release: 1997
  • His age at release: 44
  • Salary: $8,200,000
  • Fun fact: 15 BMW 750’s were destroyed in the making of the film.
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3. James Bond: The World Is Not Enough

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James Bond: The World Is Not Enough (1999) original movie poster
  • Release: 1999
  • His age at release: 46
  • Salary: $12,400,000
  • Fun fact: The destruction of Valentin’s factory operations took approximately 5 months to complete.

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4. James Bond: Die Another Day

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James Bond: Die Another Day (2002) original movie poster
  • Release: 2002
  • His age at release: 49
  • Salary: $16,500,000
  • Fun fact: Both the Aston Martin and the Jaguar were completely stripped of engine and running gear. These were replaced by the Ford V8, 4WD kit and 4spd Auto ‘box from Ford’s Explorer. This was to help them perform on ice. –IMDB.com

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Daniel Craig

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James Bond actor plays in 5 official James Bond movies, the fifth to be released in November of 2020. This final release of his five movie contract has been postponed due to COVID-19
  • Date of birth: March 2nd, 1968
  • Place of birth: Chester, England, UK
  • Birth name: Daniel Wroughton Craig
  • Fun fact: He is the first Bond actor to have been born after the Bond series began.
  • Times he played 007: three times, but Craig signed for a total of 5 Bond movies

Daniel Craig’s James Bond movies:

1. James Bond: Casino Royale

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James Bond: Casino Royale (2006) original movie poster
  • Release: 2006
  • His age at release: 38
  • Salary: $3,200,000
  • Fun fact: Most of the cars seen in the movie are made by Ford Motor Company. In the scene where Bond acts as a valet the cars in the parking lot are Land Rovers, Volvos, Jaguars and other Ford Motor Company’s cars. –IMDB.com

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2. James Bond: Quantum of Solace

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James Bond: Quantum of Solace (2009) original movie poster
  • Release: 2008
  • His age at release: 40
  • Salary: $7,300,000
  • Fun fact: The film shoot used 200,000 rounds of blank bullets which were used for training, testing and filming. –IMDB.com

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3. James Bond: Skyfall

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James Bond: Skyfall (2012) original movie poster
  • Release: November 2012
  • His age at release: 44
  • Salary: $ 17,100,000
  • Fun fact: The remaining available Ian Fleming titles are “The Property of a Lady”, “The Hildebrand Rarity”, “Risico” and “007 in New York” (aka “Agent 007 in New York”), but the rumored titles were “Red Shadow” and “Red Sky at Morning”. The actual title “Skyfall” was announced early November 2011.

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4. James Bond: Spectre

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James Bond: Spectre (2015) original movie poster
  • Release: 2015
  • His age at release: 47
  • Salary: $39,000,000
  • Fun fact: The remaining available Ian Fleming book titles are “The Property of a Lady”, “The Hildebrand Rarity”, “Risico” and “007 in New York” (aka “Agent 007 in New York”)

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5. James Bond: No Time To Die

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James Bond: No Time To Die (expected November 2020) original movie posters
  • Release: Expected November 2020, original release was planned early 2020, but was postponed due to COVID-19
  • His age at release: 52
  • Salary: $25,000,000 (obviously, post-release income not counted yet)
  • Fun fact: Cary Joji Fukunaga is the first American to direct a James Bond movie.

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Conclusion

There have been quite a few James Bond actors to date and it’s hard to really tell which actor is the best James Bond of all time as there’s no accounting for taste. It’s also not entirely fair to simply look at actors’ salaries or James Bond movie gross worldwide earnings as times are always changing and what’s worth $1 million for Dr. No in 1962 could be worth $100 million for No Time To Die in 2020. Choosing the best James Bond actor will always be a matter of taste.

So who is your favorite James Bond actor?

And, perhaps more importantly, who do you think should be the next James Bond actor? My money is on Michael Fassbender, but maybe that’s just because I have a man-crush on him since the latest Alien movies. Although, Benedict Cumberbatch might also act the part in a James Bond suit and a Walther PPK in hand. Who knows?

Share your opinion in the comments below!

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  1. Anne Hawkins

    I have been a fan of James Bond from the beginning, and have enjoyed all the Bonds. Connery created the film character, and just gave us what Bond “should” be like, and I love him for it. Lazenby tried to do an “everyman” with his bond, and that just did not work. Bond can never be an “everyman”. I loved Moore for his lightness and humor, which was perfect for the times. Dalton’s darker Bond was very good, but perhaps ahead of its time. I think his Bond is more understood and enjoyed today. Brosnan was again our wonderful suave and humorous Bond. And Craig is now perfectly with the time as a darker and more edgier Bond. Craig is perfect for today.

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  2. Kevin

    Sean is best – but Timothy Dalton is a close second! What a pity he only did 2 compared to Connery’s 7. I don’t like Daniel Craig – no humour, cold blooded & ruthless…no – bad casting. They should have got Hugh Jackman or Liam Neeson.

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  3. Glenna

    I totally concur with your sentiments about Mr. Craig. As a woman, my opinion is that “James Bond” needs to be an Alpha Male. The only one who exuded Alpha Male qualities was Sean Connery, period. I am not, nor ever have been into the “metro-sexual” types. Just saw Skyfall, the only way I could accept this story, was pretend Mr. Craig was a different character. Once this was accomplished, managed to enjoy the story. Barney Rubble…LOL!

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  4. Nick

    Tie between Craig and Connery

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  5. Ajit

    Sean Connery no doubt. Bond seduces women and only Sean has the smile that could seduce women at first instances (as in the stories) Craig ? Man no smile at all though he got a perfect body and action for a spy agent.

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  6. Andy from Russia

    I would give his vote for “All actors – the best.”

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  7. Atoosa

    surely Sean Connery is the best and Craig is the last!
    but we always live in our time…

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  8. 007

    I don’t see Daniel as james bond.He is like only action fighting actor.Pierce is the most smart man as james bond.We are unlucky only four movies which pierce acts as james bond.

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  9. Cindy

    What about David Niven who played in one version of Casino Royale

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  10. Sinner

    Sean Connery has always been my favorite, but as I grow older and more bitter, I feel that Daniel Craig pulls it off better for me now. He is just somehow more Bond in my mind.

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  11. Chudy

    I have seen all the Bond movies..my Dad was a Bond fan..He kept loads of Ian Flemmings Books and articles..
    Sean Connery for me typified Bond.. Roger Moore did well.. though I didnt warm up with Lazenby in OHMSS..he did his best but that was one emotional bond.. Daniel Craig is kind of overstretching the xter for me.. Brosnan was the right peg in the right hole.. but the storyline in The World is not Enough was overstretched as well..Dalton held his own as he only starred twice..
    And what is wrong with the directors a lot of goofs in Skyfall in this age and time..

    Thanks

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  12. Tommy

    Some great and not so great comments. I enjoyed all the movies I saw, have not seen them all and won’t unless I get lucky and see them on public television. Thanks for the post. Can’t remember why I came here now.

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  13. ranie

    well, mr connery is definitely the best looking, best moving james bond. photographs very well also. mr. moore made a joke of some of 007’s missions. mr. dalton, too serious for the era. mr. lazenby was the 1st human bond, he fell in love. mr. brosnan i think the most glamorous bond, and mr craig, the most action oriented bond. as for my favorite bond or if i rank the bonds according to their movies, 1 connery, 2 lazenby, 3 brosnan. 4 craig. 5 moore, 6. dalton.

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    • Anurag Malhotra

      Connery and Craig are good. Moore glamarous.
      All others are waste of time. Bronson total misfit in the role, only get some numbers by having a cunning face;.

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  14. ranie

    i think realism is the in thing now-a-days, skyfall is also going that route. but since this is what’s called for, citing skyfall, i feel that there are two scenes that should have been shot diffrently. 1) as mr bond is climbing out of the komodo dragon’s pit he should’nt have been faced with a villain’s gun, and conveniently saved by moneypenny dropping the metal case on the man. this is so old movie, old trick, boringly old. the same when 2) bond had disarmed all of silva’s men and again the MI6 choppers all conveniently arrive just at the right moment. it’s so boringly old movie trick. maybe they should have been shown to have waited awhile and the day or time passed and the day got dark, then the choppers arrive. anyway that’s just me noticing some old boring, soo boring movie tricks.

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  15. ranie

    to continue, i guess the scenes were made to inject humor but it no longer does, on the contrary, it sways the audience’s mood to feeling the scene is corny and removes the seriousness of the movie, i did. scenes like that are as old as the movie industry, because it is so contrived and in reality doesn’t happen. realism and seriousness is lost. and sometimes, even the double meaning side comments of bond feels worn out. what seems to be good to bring back is the background music of john barry, because it is so apt to 007 movies, going back, maybe they can find other ways to put humor, not those in the “nick of time” scenes. so old …. or in these times maybe, the movie can survive without it.

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  16. ranie

    most of us grow to like the bond we first meet, i like all of them but i like sean more becuse he has the right manly voice, deep. he is the tallest bond and moves very naturally in the scenes, – and around women, he moves the best. mr moore i like him as simon templar than a bond. also because i knew mr connery 1st as bond and moore 1st as simon templar. all the rest fall short compared to connery, although they grew into the role. with connery the plot compliments him & he compliments the plot. the role was written for him. it was a 50/50 share of input. mr dalton i think lacked the presence on screen to portray bond. his bonds plots were very good but they fell short. moore’s bonds were very good but there was to much lightness or humor that seemed to come out of every scene. it didn’t feel like bond on the screen.it sometimes didn’t feel like a bond movie. if only ‘the saint’ was introduced in the cinemas as well, it would have been a bang! mr lazenby didn’t have the acting experience but the plot was very good. it was a human bond. and the story ran very smoothly, the killer ending was tragic and it could happen to a secret agents’ life, very realistic, & the treatment of the scenes were not too light.. it had the best entrance for a new bond at the time. the scenes were very well chosen and shot. this time the plot carried mr. lazenby. mr brosnan’s bond was carried by his favoulous face. as for mr craig’s bond, casino royale was excellent. the plot was so good. it was the most realistic plot after a long line of bond movies. except for the sinking of the building. skyfall’s plot is just a wee bit under the plot of casino royale, but just to mention this, the scene very likely a bond scene is the one where the assassin was preparing to shoot the target through the glass in the neon light filled room is one of the best if not the best scene in all of the bond movies. it was so evil and dark. it dramatized the moment of murder & death. not that i liked evil. it was just so unique. it was the most serious scene in any past bonds.

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  17. ranie of the philippines

    i read several comments here and there were suggested actors to play james bond, after daniel craig of course, and someone even asked why americans can’t play 007? that’s right, because it’s the british secret service. so with that reasoning it’s too bad because there is one american actor- chris noth of sex & the city and the current law & order series who has the height, 6’2″, ideal hairline & bushy eyebrow like connery, moves around women well, like connery. because i watch him in sex & the city. he could play james bond. but he’s not british. too bad.

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    • Sietse

      append an accent and you can be anyone you want 🙂 good suggestion by the way, hadn’t heard this one yet!

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  18. Jordan

    My favourite Bond actor is Sean Connery but Daniel Craig and Timothy Dalton I like to.

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  19. mimdal

    Just Sean Connery

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  20. jamesbondlover

    easy pierce and timothy!how does flemming do it!

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  21. Romesh

    f*cking sick list brother!!

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  22. Gordon

    Knob heads David Niven was the first bond casino royale

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  23. Bond007

    Sean Connery is the best bond ever

    George Lazenby is the worst bond ever

    Roger Moore is the funniest bond

    Timothy Dalton is the original James Bond (novel) fleming’s opinion

    Pierce Brosnan was good in only one film (goldeneye)

    Daniel Craig is the most high paid James Bond actor to date,most handsome and my favorite James Bond actor

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  24. Dr Terence Simpson

    Hi, what about David Niven in the Spoof of Casino Royal.

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    • Sietse

      Hi Dr.

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

      By popular demand I have added Barry Nelson and David Niven to the list. First it was only the EON-produced list, but it’s called “List of ALL James Bond Actors” after all.

      Thanks for the suggestions everyone 😉

      Sietse

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  25. Alisa Sanford

    I will be heartbroken when Daniel Craig is no longer James Bond. However it might soften the blow if Tom Hardy was the next 007.

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    • Sietse

      Tom Hardy seems like a likely candidate should there be another change of Bond!

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  26. Sharon

    Sean Connery. If I remember correctly, when he was chosen to move Ian Fleming’s great character from the page to the screen, Mr. Fleming wasn’t pleased because Sean is a Scot and he wanted a Brit with a little more polish. However, when Hollywood got through with Sean, he was perfect! I really think all of the rest have done very well, but I liked Roger Moore better as Simon Templar (he fit that role better) and Pierce Brosnan better as Remington Steele. Daniel Craig is very good (I like blue-eyed blondes) and we have to remember that Hollywood is not workimg from Fleming’s original material anymore. Thank you for your hard work. I will always be a Bond fan and was even before the movies were made.

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  27. BloB Bown

    Sean Connery is, “The Only BOND”! “WHO” is really a “BOND”!

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  28. BloB Bown

    The only actor who is really BOND IS SEAN CONNERY

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  29. Woody from Texas

    First off, Danny Craig couldn’t act his way out of a wet paper bag if given instructions !!! Second, Pierce was and is more of a comedic actor… not suited for Bond. Third, what the hell happened to Timmy since his days of Bond ? Enough said on him !!!
    Now, after all that being said, let’s make “Mr. Bean” a Bond agent…. LMAO We can call him Agent 008 and the name of the movie, “Behind The Eight Ball”

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  30. S

    Like Craig the most. His role and the circumstances involving him are more realistic than the previous bond movies where Bond doesn’t seem to get hurt, dirtied, or looked so perfectly suave which was kind of boring and impossible. Craig portrayed a more edgy and kind of darker character which is what I imagine as a real life special agent would be.

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  31. RhettStubblefield

    I find Roger Moore to be my favorite Bond, although Connery is my favorite actor in the group. By the way, “It was a mistake, like casting George Lazenby as 007″ is a simile, not a metaphor.

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  32. RhettStubblefield

    I find Roger Moore to be my favorite Bond, although Connery is my favorite actor in the group. By the way, “It was a mistake, like casting George Lazenby as 007″ is a simile, not a metaphor.

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  33. Ankith prabhas

    No one could compete with craig….. He’s the only actor that suits best as bond….. That’s a well known fact!!! 🙂

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  34. Cristi Hesselrode

    Skyfall star Daniel Craig has beaten out David Beckham to be crowned the Most Stylish Man of 2012. Bosses at GQ magazine annually compile The 25 Most Stylish Men list – and Craig has been named the guy with the best fashion sense in 2012. ;

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  35. Jesse

    everyone shush up its all the same all of you guys babies

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  36. sassqatch

    i love all the JAMES BONDS but i mostly love the movie SKYFALL and AEDELE singing in it

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  37. manu

    i love Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan as Bond… it is difficult to choose the best one among them.. Daniel Craig portrayed james bond as more of a human than a superhero.. i love him for that..

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  38. MissPoppy

    What is everyone’s obsession with Pierce Brosnan? He’s one of the WORST cast James Bond characters ever! He’s so full of himself, on and off-set. Not only to mention, one of the worst actors I’ve ever seen next to Woody Allen. At least Woody Allen is somewhat funny. I’d watch a movie with him any day, over something with Pierce Brosnan in it. Best James Bond is Sean Connery, Hands down. Daniel Craig is second best in this role because he also suites the role better than Brosnan. He is definitely portrayed as more human-like. Only superheros can blow up and still come back, yet in real life an agent is human and wouldn’t come back. Daniel Craig’s role as Bond seems more realistic than previous Bond movies. Let’s face it, the more realistic the character the better the movie turns out and not all the actors had that charisma.

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  39. Timmy

    The list is cool and as for me, i feel Daniel does it well.

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  40. cool

    daniel craig is doing very great as bond, thumbs up for him

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  41. cool

    his accent is ways too cooool

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  42. Shawn

    IT’s very disappointing that Daniel Craig is the new Bond. In my opinion, they could have picked someone much better….but not someone with blonde hair and blue eyes.
    He doesn’t have that certain something that all the other Bonds’ have.

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  43. tirsoesc

    I agree, he’s not your ordinary type as far as looks for playing Bond. I think they wanted to take the character in a different direction and I think he’s doing a great job. He’s more of a darker character then all of the other Bonds.

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  44. talha

    pierce brosnan is best

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  45. PhilomathicJ

    Cool article, and very informative. I think you got the ages of some of them wrong, though. Connery and Moore have birthdays late in the year, so they were technically a year younger than listed for the following:
    You Only Live Twice
    Live & Let Die
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Moonraker
    For Your Eyes Only
    Octopussy
    A View To Kill
    Not nitpicking, just want to do my small part to help insure accuracy.
    As for the matter at hand, I enjoyed Connery and Brosnan, but I think Craig has beat them out as my favorite Bond.

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    • Sietse

      That’s great mate, thanks for your input! Will update accordingly

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  46. James Bond Fans

    Brosnan is the best and the most suited to Bond.

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  47. Prescott Knowles

    I liked most of the Bond movies. It’s just that the story line made the difference. Some had more gadgets but all had sexy women. When you get into the move you don’t realize who the actor was until it’s over.

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  48. Tommy

    Good comment by Prescott. I never noticed the guys playing Bond as much as I noticed the plot and the beautiful women.

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  49. David Benechis

    I don’t know why producers gave up in Skyfall, the excellent idea, brought in Cassino Royale and developed in Quantum of Solace, of Bond fighting against a crime organization (like Spectre). A real pitty.

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  50. hayden

    personally, i think, daniel craig is the worst bond. he is wooden and i don’t find him even a screen presence. how does a supporting type actor become a lead and a not very good support either. are there or, were there no other englsh actors to play this role? in a country possessed with great talents surely, this can’t be true.

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