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View Poll Results: Who is the best James Bond?
Sean Connery 4 26.67%
George Lazenby 1 6.67%
Roger Moore 2 13.33%
Timothy Dalton 2 13.33%
Pierce Bronsan 3 20.00%
Daniel Craig 3 20.00%
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Poll: The Best James Bond!

Out of all of these actors who was your favorite?

I'm gonna go with Timothy Dalton, I've read Ian Flemming's original books and he just seemed to be the closest to how he described the character. I wasn't happy that he only played the character twice.

I also have a soft spot for Sean Connery, and I currently enjoying Daniel Craig interpretation of the character.

Note: This doesn't include unofficial Bond's, so no Barry Nelson or David Niven.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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You stole my idea!!!! Well done, good for you, I'm proud of you!

I'm not much of a Bond fan, so I would not know where to start. I liked the 90s Bond. Craig seems ok.
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I guess Kuhan stole your idea too? After all he started his own poll as well.
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Lazenby.
Just because that's the most outrageous option.
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This poll business has got to stop, I stopped voting/caring awhile ago.

Deadpool killed all the fun in a poll.
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Fact: I've never watched the entirety of any James Bond film.
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No love for Sean Connery I see.
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Out of all of these actors who was your favorite?

I'm gonna go with Timothy Dalton, I've read Ian Flemming's original books and he just seemed to be the closest to how he described the character. I wasn't happy that he only played the character twice.

I also have a soft spot for Sean Connery, and I currently enjoying Daniel Craig interpretation of the character...
Easy for me. Definitely Connery (one of my favorite actors period).

I'm not sure I agree that Dalton's closest to Fleming's Bond (I've read 'em too). It's true that Dalton played him more vulnerable (this was both his and the studio's intention) and that is much more in keeping with Fleming's novels (Bond is often hurt or makes a mistake). So as far as style is concerned, yeah those two might reflect the novels better.

However, physically, I think Connery is closer since Bond has a bit of a rough look (in the books he has a facial scar). He also has the attitude down perfectly. Connery's Bond is probably the most misogynistic and Fleming's Bond is very misogynistic.
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Sean Connery gets my vote
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Easy for me. Definitely Connery (one of my favorite actors period).

I'm not sure I agree that Dalton's closest to Fleming's Bond (I've read 'em too). It's true that Dalton played him more vulnerable (this was both his and the studio's intention) and that is much more in keeping with Fleming's novels (Bond is often hurt or makes a mistake). So as far as style is concerned, yeah those two might reflect the novels better.

However, physically, I think Connery is closer since Bond has a bit of a rough look (in the books he has a facial scar). He also has the attitude down perfectly. Connery's Bond is probably the most misogynistic and Fleming's Bond is very misogynistic.
I guess I just liked the fact that he played the character more straight, especially after the goofiness of Moore (or more specific the goofy aspect of Moore's movies).

Yeah I loved Connery in the role, but I still can't believe that James Bond had a Scottish sounding accent (and with each film it seem to be apparent).
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I guess I just liked the fact that he played the character more straight, especially after the goofiness of Moore (or more specific the goofy aspect of Moore's movies).

Yeah I loved Connery in the role, but I still can't believe that James Bond had a Scottish sounding accent (and with each film it seem to be apparent).
In the books wasn't he actually supposed to be from Scotland before his parents died? But either way he was raised in London, so yeah he shouldn't have a Scottish brogue. Still, Connery tried to have Bond speak RP. I mean he doesn't roll his "r" or say "ach." BTW: If you think his English accent is bad, try his Irish accent in Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

But anyway, I think Fleming's Bond would probably be some kind of mix of Connery and Dalton.
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In the books wasn't he actually supposed to be from Scotland before his parents died? But either way he was raised in London, so yeah he shouldn't have a Scottish brogue. Still, Connery tried to have Bond speak RP. I mean he doesn't roll his "r" or say "ach." BTW: If you think his English accent is bad, try his Irish accent in Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
Or his Egyptian accent in Highlander
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Don't forget about his Russian Accent in the Hunt for Red October.

I like Connery a lot, but the last thing he could do was try on different accents.
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In the books wasn't he actually supposed to be from Scotland before his parents died? But either way he was raised in London, so yeah he shouldn't have a Scottish brogue. Still, Connery tried to have Bond speak RP. I mean he doesn't roll his "r" or say "ach." BTW: If you think his English accent is bad, try his Irish accent in Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

But anyway, I think Fleming's Bond would probably be some kind of mix of Connery and Dalton.
I guess it could be a lot worse, Bond could sound like an Australian (Oh wait!)

Actually I didn't mind Connery's Scottish accent, but with each passing film he did, it became more and more apparent and in a way worse.

Fun fact: Burt Reynolds and Adam West were both considered for the part of James Bond in OHMSS, but both of them turned down the role because they both thought that James Bond should have been played by an Englishmen.
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Fleming supposedly had David Niven in mind when he was writing the books (which would explain the casting in the original parody version of Casino Royale).

Regardless of accent, Connery rules.
I've never made it all the way through OHMSS (god knows I've tried to give it a chance).
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Fleming supposedly had David Niven in mind when he was writing the books (which would explain the casting in the original parody version of Casino Royale).

Regardless of accent, Connery rules.
I've never made it all the way through OHMSS (god knows I've tried to give it a chance).
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Cary Grant was also considered for the role in Dr. No, but turned it down because of age (obviously).
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I've never made it all the way through OHMSS (god knows I've tried to give it a chance).
Really?! It's not that bad. Well, maybe, but it has a cool ski chase scene. Also it's the origin of Bond's family motto (The World Is Not Enough) and Bond gets bloody married ... to a countess (aka Ms. Peel). You have to see it (yes, all of it) at least once.





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...They turned Bond's family motto into a film title? That's where it came from?


Yeesh, Hollywood...
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I guess Kuhan stole your idea too? After all he started his own poll as well.
trust me he cant come up with any ideas at all. he rips off threads left and right
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Really?! It's not that bad. Well, maybe, but it has a cool ski chase scene. Also it's the origin of Bond's family motto (The World Is Not Enough) and Bond gets bloody married ... to a countess (aka Ms. Peel). You have to see it (yes, all of it) at least once.
OHMS is one of the most emotional bond movies I've ever seen. It actually makes me a shed a tear in a few scenes.

It's also one of the few bond films that was pretty faithful to it's source material (the source material being Ian Fleming's book of course).
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trust me he cant come up with any ideas at all. He rips off threads left and right
Okay! That being said, this topic is nothing more than my attempt at making a successful poll (which I seemed to have done quite well with).
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Okay! That being said, this topic is nothing more than my attempt at making a successful poll (which I seemed to have done quite well with).
now back on topic i have only seen casino royal

i would watch all the ones before them but i dont know if i even want to really
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