out of all the films in which Ernst Stavro Blofeld was present - which incarnation of Bond's nemesis was your favorite?... the list includes...
<b>Anthony Dawson/Eric Pohlmann</b> <i>(From Russia With Love)</i>
<b>Anthony Dawson/Joseph Wiseman</b> <i>(Thunderball)</i>
<b>Donlad Pleasence</b> <i>(You Only Live Twice)</i>
<b>Telly Savalas</b> <i>(On Her Majesty's Secret Service)</i>
<b>Charles Gray</b> <i>(Diamonds Are Forever)</i>
<b>John Hollis/Robert Rietty</b> <i>(For Your Eyes Only)</i>
<b>Max Von Sydow</b> <i>(Never Say Never Again)</i>
my favorite would have to be Telly Savalas... just edging out the duo of Dawson and Wiseman in Thunderball - probably more a credit to epic voice of Wiseman...
but overall, i think Telly delivers a masterful performance as Bond's nemesis.. he's every bit as cool, collected, and intimidating as Bond ... i always think of the one scene, where Bond (as Sir Hilary) says "Well, if you put it that way.." .. Telly drags off his cigarette, calming blows out a plume of smoke and replies "I do put it like that.." - what a set of brass on this guy - i love it... not only is his portrayal of Blofeld tough and sinister - but he plays it with a certain amount of likability and sophistication - that makes him seem more like a real person, and not an overblown comic book villain (ie: Pleasence)... Charles Gray approached the role in the same sort of way that Savalas did - but lacked the menace that Telly had.... Charles seemed like the guy who would talk a lot of crap, but once you stood up and smacked him around a few times, he would shut up.... Telly on the other hand would smack you back, and then dress you up and down 7 ways to sunday on why you shouldn't do that again - that is, unless you wanted a broken arm...