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Bond Rankings

Scene Staff Report | Friday, November 9, 2012

1. Sean Connery
His accent. What more is there to say? Sean Connery will always be the one and only original James Bond.

2. Pierce Brosnan
As James Bond from 1995 to 2002, Brosnan brought the most suave English sophistication to the screen. Another Bond with a great accent, Brosnan embodies 007 flawlessly.

3. Daniel Craig
Craig ranks as the third best Bond, positioning himself as a beautiful compromise between Connery and Brosnan. Craig is equal parts tough and smooth. Craig, at the center of the present Bond era, hasn’t disappointed so far.

4. Roger Moore
Though Moore had one more appearance than Connery as Bond, their representations of the agent differ. While Connery brings a gruff sort of secret agent style to the screen, Moore’s handsome yet funny portrayal makes him a top contender for the best Bond.

5. Timothy Dalton
Timothy Dalton takes the prize for most intense and driven Bond. He brought a certain seriousness to the role when he took on villains in “The Living Daylights” and “License to Kill.”

6. George Lazenby
As Bond for only one film, Lazenby is at a numerical disadvantage for judging. As the Ringo Starr of James Bond, there is little to say about his performance, though “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” is one of the best of the series.