Ranking Bond Performances By Film

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  • SzonanaSzonana Mexico
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    I guess i need a big Bondathon soon but I feel quite hesitant because i would go back to Roger Moore, except for The Spy who loved and Moonraker I remeber how eager i was to finish with his films when i did my first Bondathon to get into the franchise.

    I don't mind the lack of depth but his voice is so un appealing and i just can't buy women go crazy over him, the same happened with Lazenby.

    Pierce Sean, Daniel Craig and Dalton arean easy thoing and id be more thsn happy to watch them again I could watch their films many times without trouble and well Lazenby is more tolerable than Moore.

    But I'll officially start my Bondathon tomorrow night so that means I'll contribute often to the last Bond movie you watched thread.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
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    Changed this one around too:

    1. Sean Connery in GF
    2. Timothy Dalton in LTK
    3. Sean Connery in FRWL
    4. Sean Connery in DN
    5. Pierce Brosnan in TND
    6. Timothy Dalton in TLD
    7. George Lazenby in OHMSS
    8. Pierce Brosnan in GE
    9. Roger Moore in TMWTGG
    10. Roger Moore in TSWLM
    11. Sean Connery in TB
    12. Daniel Craig in QOS
    13. Sean Connery in YOLT
    14. Roger Moore in LALD
    15. Daniel Craig in CR
    16. Roger Moore in MR
    17. Daniel Craig in SF
    18. Pierce Brosnan in TWINE
    19. Roger Moore in FYEO
    20. Pierce Brosnan in DAD
    21. Roger Moore in OP
    22. Sean Connery in DAF
    23. Roger Moore in AVTAK
    24. Daniel Craig in SP
  • GBFGBF
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    I think mostly people like a performance if they also enjoy the film. I fyou look at the rankings you find this is really closely related. For instance some people say that SP is Craig's best performance and that he finally has become James Bond. These people also like SP. Others who don't like SP, also don't like Craig's performance in that film.
  • edited September 2016 Posts: 1,817
    GBF wrote: »
    I think mostly people like a performance if they also enjoy the film. I fyou look at the rankings you find this is really closely related. For instance some people say that SP is Craig's best performance and that he finally has become James Bond. These people also like SP. Others who don't like SP, also don't like Craig's performance in that film.

    Yes, but that follows naturally I think, since the performance will probably be a key factor in how much a person likes the movie. The performance of the central actor is crucial. I really don't like Sean Connery in DAF - I think he wasn't even trying - that's why DAF is my least favourite.
  • GBFGBF
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    GBF wrote: »
    I think mostly people like a performance if they also enjoy the film. I fyou look at the rankings you find this is really closely related. For instance some people say that SP is Craig's best performance and that he finally has become James Bond. These people also like SP. Others who don't like SP, also don't like Craig's performance in that film.

    Yes, but that follows naturally I think, since the performance will probably be a key factor in how much a person likes the movie. The performance of the central actor is crucial. I really don't like Sean Connery in DAF - I think he wasn't even trying - that's why DAF is my least favourite.

    I think you are right but I personally never judged a film so very much by the actor who played Bond. The only exeption is QoS where I just don't like James Bond himself (maybe not even Craig's fault) and therefore also dislike the film (the Bond performance is however only one of the many problems I have with the film).

    In many other cases I can enjoy the film, even though I think that the actor could have been better. Examples are OHMSS, AVTAK and even CR. On th other hand, I think that Craig did a good job in SP but I just don't like the film itself because of its bad script. The same - however to a much lesser extent - applies to Skyfall and Thunderball and most of the Brosnan films.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited September 2016 Posts: 23,883
    GBF wrote: »
    I think mostly people like a performance if they also enjoy the film. I fyou look at the rankings you find this is really closely related. For instance some people say that SP is Craig's best performance and that he finally has become James Bond. These people also like SP. Others who don't like SP, also don't like Craig's performance in that film.

    Yes, but that follows naturally I think, since the performance will probably be a key factor in how much a person likes the movie. The performance of the central actor is crucial. I really don't like Sean Connery in DAF - I think he wasn't even trying - that's why DAF is my least favourite.
    I agree that there is a correlation, but it's not always the case and not necessarily so. Moreover, that's not the point of the thread, since it's performance related rather than film related.

    For example, I rank the Dalton Bond films much higher than I do Dalton's performance in them. The same goes for Craig in QoS, but the other way - I rate his performance far higher than I do the film. I rank Moore's performance in TMWTGG/LALD far higher than I do the two films. I rank GE far higher than I do Brosnan's performance in the film.

    So I agree that the central actor will have an impact, but if other factors are at play, the rankings of actor and film can be quite different.

    @Birdleson, I agree on Laz. He's seen quite an improvement in my view as well. Very solid performance by him imho.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    First time I've seen this and it is certainly a mammoth undertaking.

    There's only one way to go about it and that's based on closeness to the character created by Fleming rather than my absolute favourite so much as I love Rog in every film (and Pierce to a lesser extent) they are probably not going to come off too well here.

    1. Sean - DN: Helped by being made in the era when Fleming was still writing so doesn't have to make any compromises for modern sensibilities. Pretty much bang on from start to finish.

    2. Sean - FRWL: Basically inseparable from the above but 'movie Bond' starting to creep in ever so slightly.

    3. Dan - CR: Nails it from the off. Phenomenal PTS and once we get beyond the action heavy first half and into the meat of the book he's superb. Just a shame he's not allowed to smoke.

    4. George - OHMSS: One of the few performances where the character is very grounded as a real man. And where it matters (M scenes, hiding in the forest, the ice rink, Tracy's death) I don't think anyone could have bettered him.

    5. Tim - TLD: Opening scene after the credits is as pure an interpretation of Fleming as we've seen. Some limp one liners but Fleming's Bond never cracked one liners and in terms of being a killer he's bang on. And he smokes too!!

    6. Dan - SF: Has a bit more of a movie swagger about him but still gives off a strong sense of Fleming's character in scenes like popping some pills and looking in the mirror, the word association scene, the killing of Severine.

    7. Sean - GF: The prototypical 'movie Bond'. The film might be showing signs of wear and tear these days this is still the gold standard for an actor wanting to balancing the tone between Fleming and 'movie Bond'.

    8. Dan - QOS: A bit too dour in places (Fleming's Bond was never an automaton) but nonetheless a very fine effort and with a more polished script could have possibly broken the top 5.

    9. Dan - SP: Unarguably his most 'movie Bond' effort but it's still a long way from Sean and Rog just playing themselves.

    10. Rog - FYEO: He plays it very straight. Barely a one liner at all and his little pep talks to Melina, the stuff from the books with Kristatos and Columbo and booting Locque over the edge are all excellent.

    11. Tim - LTK: He's rather too intense the whole time but channels that cruel Flemingesque edge if nothing else.

    12. Pierce - GE: He dallies with elements of Fleming (the scene with M, the beach with Natalya, Alec showdowns in the statue park and when he taunts him about all the women he's lost) but is largely content to just be a mish mash of Sean and Rog.

    13. Rog - OP: This is only for the Sothebys scene and everything in Germany (sans gorilla suit). I do doubt Fleming would ever put Bond in a clown suit but it just works.

    14. Sean - TB: 'Heresy', I hear you cry, 'to have Sean at his peak so low down.' Sorry but I'm ranking on playing the character and TB is where he stopped playing Bond and was just Sean Connery. The Shrublands scenes are like a Carry On film and for the rest he just flounces around the beach. Good marks for the scenes with Fiona but you're very aware at all times that this is Sean Connery playing Bond, where in DN and FRWL he was Bond.

    15. Rog - TMWTGG: A dismal film but that's not Rog's fault (or Christopher Lee's). He plays a decent amount of it pretty straight but it doesn't quite flow yet. If you're hiring Rog then let him do what Rog does best rather than have him play the hard man and slap women about. All his performances after this were more polished and effortless, even if they lost touch with Fleming's character too much.

    16. Rog - MR: We're getting firmly into the 'movie Bond' performances that have very little connection to Fleming at all now but despite all the insanity going on around him I feel Rog is at the top of his game here.

    17. Rog - TSWLM: Pretty much on a par with MR. Rog's GF and where he made the part his own. I slightly prefer the odd serious moments he has in MR (getting out of the centrifuge,watching the scientists choke to death) to the only good thing he has here which is talking about killing Sergei with Anya. It's not his fault he's up against literally the worst actress in the world.

    18. Pierce - TND: His most assured performance. Has a nice Flemingesque scene sitting drinking vodka on his own and if only the 3rd act wasn't just mindless shooting this would probably be his best film.

    19. Rog - AVTAK: Yes he was past it but Rog the total professional ad never lets you down.

    20. Sean - YOLT: Even Sean in cruise control is still pretty good. All pretence of playing the character long since given up though. Just strolls through it and because he's Sean it looks effortless.

    21. Rog - LALD: Quite a way off the polished and confident performances that were to come. Still watchable but there's something missing.

    22. Pierce - DAD: Does his best as everything collapses around him but there's the slightest sense of him having a bit of the 'I'm Sean; just turning up is enough' attitude, which if you're Sean you can get away with. But you can't if you're not Sean (Unless you're Rog of course!).

    23. Pierce - TWINE: Just trying too hard.

    24. Sean - DAF: But at least Pierce is trying! Might as well be wearing a tshirt saying 'I'm just here for the money'. Of course watching Sean meandering about doing what he wants is still fabulous (the impersonating Klaus Hergesheimer scene a highlight) but it's not really Bond any more.

  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    A most worthy list. I think you have my top two, just in a different order.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    1 TB - Sean Connery

    It doesn't matter that this movie is somewhat boring. Seeing Connery moving like a panther through the scenery and channelling some serious John Robie on the roof of Largo's place is enough to make this No 1 easily.

    2 GF - Sean Connery
    3 FRWL - Sean Connery

    Nobody does it better. Sorry dear Rog. Sean is at his best too in those two movies. And he looks his best as well. I find him particularly cool in GF I must say.

    4 SP - Daniel Craig
    Finally he showed us that indeed he could have been the next Connery, had he just started to act like this three movies ago. Still, I will always cherish Craig finally being James Bond 100% in Spectre.
    The way he moves cool and smooth through the scenery is only seen in above mentioned FRWL to TB.

    5 TLD - Timothy Dalton
    Tim is my favourite James Bond. Clearly. But I just can't put him above the three Connery movies and also Craig beats Tim by a hair.
    Dalton made Fleming's vision come true on screen. I'll be eternally grateful for that because I don't think we will get that again anytime soon.

    6 LTK - Timothy Dalton
    Slightly less good than in TLD Dalton still kicks ass and this is a definite Top 10 performance.

    7 OHMSS - George Lazenby
    Being in one of the best Bond movies ever made certainly helped George being a great James Bond but it's not only that. Physically he is the most convincing of the lot and he had the looks and the charm as well.

    8 DAD - Pierce Brosnan
    Brosnan was as great as Bond as the others but like Craig it took him three movies too much to finally get there. This performance though is not really any less good than Craig's or Dalton's. It's all very close together.

    9 FYEO - Roger Moore
    10 TMWTGG - Roger Moore
    11 LALD - Roger Moore
    12 TSWLM - Roger Moore
    13 OP - Roger Moore
    Roger's performances may vary from LALD to OP but he is fabulous in all of them.

    14 TND - Pierce Brosnan
    15 GE - Pierce Brosnan
    While Pierce shows some nerves in the first few scenes shot for GE he is pretty much established as Bond by the end of GE.

    16 MR - Roger Moore
    17 DN - Sean Connery
    18 YOLT - Sean Connery
    19 CR - Daniel Craig
    20 TWINE - Pierce Brosnan
    21 QOS - Daniel Craig
    Not much wrong with any of those performances really.

    22 DAF - Sean Connery
    23 SF - Daniel Craig
    24 AVTAK - Roger Moore
    These three are the only performances that show a lot of flaws. Sean just isn't really there physically. Roger is just bloody too old and he is looking like an elderly on a retirement home trip with Q, M and Moneypenny and MacNee for Christ's sake.
    Daniel is just plain boring in SF, looking bad even in the PTS where he is supposed to be on top of his game and his pain faces and daily soap-esque performance when M dies in his arms is priceless.
  • edited December 2016 Posts: 219
    best

    1. license to kill (dalton)
    2. casino royale (craig)
    3. the living daylights (dalton)
    4. skyfall (craig)
    5. goldfinger (connery)
    6. dr. no (connery)
    7. octopussy (moore)

    moore is best at his funniest. connery is excellent. craig is really good at being dark, primal and emotional. dalton, in his first film, excels in forever changing the landscape of the series, but his second performance perfects what he set out to do. his bond has class and a bit of a lightness at times, but he's a dangerous, ruthless killer to be feared.

    good

    9. from russia with love (connery)
    10. quantum of solace (craig)
    11. the world is not enough (brosnan)
    12. live and let die (moore)
    13. goldeneye (brosnan)

    notes: moore effectiely debuts as a bond with class, humor and style. goldeneye effectively debuts brosnan as a handsome bond who can both charm and kill, but I love the edge and emotion he gives in twine. qos limits craig by the scant script, but he delivers a lot of emotion. connery in frwl portrays a traditional man like marlon brando in streetcar.

    decent

    14. spectre (craig)
    15. for your eyes only (moore)
    16. on her majesty's secret service (lazenby)
    17. you only live twice (connery)
    18. thunderball (connery)
    19. tomorrow never dies (brosnan)
    20. moonraker (moore)

    notes: none of these are weak performances ; they just don't stand out as much as some of the others. craig never put out a weak performance ; even his worst is still average. lazenby is average for film standards but for an ordinary person to just get on screen and do that is incredible. connery's 4th and 5th performances were inferior to his first 3 but are still not bad..

    worst

    21. die another day (brosnan)
    22. a view to a kill (moore)
    23. the man with the golden gun (moore)
    24. diamonds are forever (connery)

    i think brosnan saw how bad the script was and stopped caring. i don't blame him either. moore was too old in avtak to be convincing. in tmwtgg, he was a miscast because it demanded a serious assassin bond which moore could not convincingly be. connery takes the bottom rung because he didn't even try to be a good bond.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Updated. Just to clarify, this does not reflect my movie ranking which is quite different. Only the performances as I prefer them. There have been quite a few changes since I last tried this and it's difficult to divorce the performance from the film, but useful to do.

    1. Sean Connery - FRWL
    2. Sean Connery - DN
    3. Sean Connery - TB
    4. Daniel Craig - CR
    5. Roger Moore - TMWTGG
    6. Roger Moore - LALD
    7. Daniel Craig - QoS
    8. Roger Moore - TSWLM
    9. Daniel Craig - SF
    10. Sean Connery - GF
    11. Roger Moore - FYEO
    12. Timothy Dalton - TLD
    13. Timothy Dalton - LTK
    14. Roger Moore - OP
    15. Roger Moore - MR
    16. Sean Connery - YOLT
    17. Pierce Brosnan - DAD
    18. George Lazenby - OHMSS
    19. Pierce Brosnan - GE
    20. Pierce Brosnan - TND
    21. Sean Connery - DAF
    22. Roger Moore - AVTAK
    23. Daniel Craig - SP
    24. Pierce Brosnan - TWINE
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    We're fairly similar, though I tend to prefer Brosnan's performances to Dalton's.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited March 2017 Posts: 23,883
    It was honestly a tough call between those two. I find Dalton to be quite good in everything except the emotional scenes where he tends to overact. The issue I have with Brosnan is that I don't find him especially threatening. He generally lacks menace, and doesn't have Moore's ability to raise an eyebrow or deepen his voice subtly to empasize danger or a change in mood. Dalton at least can project this quite readily when required.
  • Jazz007Jazz007 Minnesota
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    1. Daniel Craig - Casino Royale
    2. Daniel Craig - Skyfall
    3. Sean Connery - Dr. No
    4. Sean Connery - From Russia With Love
    5. Sean Connery - Thunderball
    6. Sean Connery - Goldfinger
    7. Daniel Craig - Quantum of Solace
    8. Daniel Craig - Spectre
    9. Timothy Dalton - The Living Daylights
    10. Timothy Dalton - Licence To Kill
    11. Roger Moore - The Spy Who Loved Me
    12. Roger Moore - For Your Eyes Only
    13. Roger Moore - Octopussy
    14. Roger Moore - Moonraker
    15. Sean Connery - You Only Live Twice
    16. Roger Moore - The Man With The Golden Gun
    17. Roger Moore - Live And Let Die
    18. Roger Moore - A View To A Kill
    19. George Lazenby - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    20. Pierce Brosnan - GoldenEye
    21. Pierce Brosnan - Die Another Day
    22. Sean Connery - Diamonds Are Forever
    23. Pierce Brosnan - The World Is Not Enough
    24. Pierce Brosnan - Tomorrow Never Dies


    Perhaps not as much variation as other posters on this thread - but I do have a hard time separating the individual performances from the actor's overall take. For the most part, each actor has been pretty consistent with their performances from film-to-film and, lucky for us, they're all brilliant to pretty good.
  • GBF wrote: »
    I think mostly people like a performance if they also enjoy the film. I fyou look at the rankings you find this is really closely related. For instance some people say that SP is Craig's best performance and that he finally has become James Bond. These people also like SP. Others who don't like SP, also don't like Craig's performance in that film.

    Not necessarily. Brosnan's best performance could be in DAD, but I rank that film in my bottom half and prefer his other three Bond films. Similarly, I mostly like Craig's performance in SP (except for that shoddy 'Look at me' scene, which is horrendous), but the film is in my bottom 3.

  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
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    My rankings would go like this for the moment:

    1. Sean Connery in From Russia with Love
    2. Sean Connery in Thunderball
    3. Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights
    4. Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies
    5. George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    6. Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace
    7. Roger Moore in The Man with the Golden Gun
    8. Timothy Dalton in Licence to Kill
    9. Sean Connery in Dr. No
    10. Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye
    11. Daniel Craig in Casino Royale
    12. Sean Connery in Goldfinger
    13. Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only
    14. Pierce Brosnan in The World Is Not Enough
    15. Roger Moore in Live and Let Die
    16. Sean Connery in Diamonds Are Forever
    17. Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me
    18. Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day
    19. Roger Moore in A View to a Kill
    20. Roger Moore in Octopussy
    21. Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice
    22. Daniel Craig in Spectre
    23. Roger Moore in Moonraker
    24. Daniel Craig in Skyfall
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited March 2017 Posts: 23,883
    GBF wrote: »
    I think mostly people like a performance if they also enjoy the film. I fyou look at the rankings you find this is really closely related. For instance some people say that SP is Craig's best performance and that he finally has become James Bond. These people also like SP. Others who don't like SP, also don't like Craig's performance in that film.

    Not necessarily. Brosnan's best performance could be in DAD, but I rank that film in my bottom half and prefer his other three Bond films. Similarly, I mostly like Craig's performance in SP (except for that shoddy 'Look at me' scene, which is horrendous), but the film is in my bottom 3.
    You're correct that it's not necessarily the case, but I've found that this is quite a difficult task.

    One must really focus on the actor's performance almost to the exclusion of the film in a methodical & clinical way in order to do justice to the task at hand in this thread. It makes one look at the actor in a different way, because so many times our perception of a performance is indeed influenced to some extent (and even if subconsciously) by how we see the film. Moore in TMWTGG & LALD & Craig in QoS are the biggest beneficiaries for me.
  • Posts: 1,154
    Top 5 only -

    1. Dalton in LTK (the definitive Fleming Bond performance).
    2. Connery in FRWL
    3. Craig in CR
    4. Dalton in TLD
    5. Connery in Dr. No
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    I'm going to do this by actor for now because it's very hard to lump them all together

    Connery
    1. Dr No -Perfect. Absolutely perfect
    2. FRWL - almost perfect but the action starts to take over.
    3. GF - Confident. Enjoying himself. But more like Bond on holiday
    4. TB - having fun but doesn't have a chance to be Bond.
    5. YOLT
    6. DAF

    Moore
    1. OP - I might be biased towards the movie but he does do some fine work here
    2. FYEO
    3. LALD - I will have to rewatch this to see if he is being James Bond or trying too hard not to be Connery's Bond. He certainly is a different Bond under each director
    4. TMWTGG
    5. TSWLM/MR
    7. AVTAK

    Brosnan
    1. TND - Confident and moves so well
    2. GE - great direction by Campbell but he still feels uncomfortable or too smug at times
    3. DAD - great performance in a horrible movie.
    4. TWINE- ugh

    Craig
    1. CR by far
    2. QOS
    3. SF
    4. SP he's still good but not really Bond
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Station B, Belgium
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    Good idea @w2bond.

    Sean:
    1. FRWL/TB => perfection
    2. DN/GF
    3. YOLT/DAF

    George:
    1. OHMSS => obviously, but I love his performance and can't stress it enough

    Roger:
    1. TMWTGG => perfect blend of witty Rog with serious Rog
    2. FYEO
    3. TSWLM
    4. LALD/OP
    5. AVTAK => not bad but clearly too old
    6. MR => secondary character to a lot of nonsense, not his fault

    Timothy:
    1. TLD/LTK => can't pick one, both are brilliant performances

    Pierce:
    1. GE => I think Pierce really nailed it from the start
    2. TND/DAD => confident and suave
    3. TWINE => I don't blame him for the schizophrenic script, bad luck

    Daniel:
    1. CR
    2. QOS/SP => Dan masters a playful tone here that I really miss out on in SF
    3. SF => good acting but really could have been any worn out spy character
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    w2bond wrote: »
    Moore

    5. TSWLM/MR

    I'm surprised that you lumped those two together. One of the (many) reasons that I find SPY to be the vastly superior product is the difference in Roger's performance.
  • Posts: 8,164
    Birdleson wrote: »
    w2bond wrote: »
    Moore

    5. TSWLM/MR

    I'm surprised that you lumped those two together. One of the (many) reasons that I find SPY to be the vastly superior product is the difference in Roger's performance.

    I feel the same way. His performance in MR is his most "phoned in", so to speak. Still not bad but his least impressive as Bond I think.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    With the new elimination going on and all I figured I'd give everyone a chance to repost their rankings.


    1. Sean Connery - DN
    2. Sean Connery - FRWL
    3. Sean Connery - GF
    4. Sean Connery - TB
    5. Daniel Craig - CR
    6. Roger Moore - LALD
    7. Roger Moore - TMWTGG
    8. Daniel Craig - QOS
    9. Daniel Craig - SF
    10. Roger Moore - TSWLM
    11. Roger Moore - FYEO
    12. Roger Moore - OP
    13. Pierce Brosnan - DAD
    14. George Lazenby - OHMSS
    15. Sean Connery - DAF
    16. Pierce Brosnan - TND
    17. Pierce Brosnan - GE
    18. Timothy Dalton - LTK
    19. Timothy Dalton - TLD
    20. Sean Connery - NSNA
    21. Sean Connery - YOLT
    22. Pierce Brosnan - TWINE
    23. Roger Moore - MR
    24. Roger Moore - AVTAK
    25. Daniel Craig - SP
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Earth, spinning in its grave.
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    I can t find much fault with that top half.
  • GBFGBF
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    OK, this should be very controversial....

    01. Sean Connery - FRWL
    02. Sean Connery - DN
    03. Timothy Dalton - TLD
    04. Roger Moore - FYEO
    05. Roger Moore - TSWLM
    06. Sean Connery - GF
    07. Pierce Brosnan - GE
    08. Daniel Craig - SF
    09. Sean Connery - TB
    10. Roger Moore - MR
    11. Roger Moore - OP
    12. Roger Moore - LALD
    13. Pierce Brosnan - TND
    14. Sean Connery - DAF
    15. Daniel Craig - SP
    16. Roger Moore - AVTAK
    17. Pierce Brosnan - DAD
    18. Pierce Brosnan - TWINE
    19. Daniel Craig - CR
    20. Sean Connery - NSNA
    21. Sean Connery - YOLT
    22. Roger Moore - TMWTGG
    23. Timothy Dalton - LTK
    24. Daniel Craig - QOS
    25. George Lazenby - OHMSS
  • barryt007barryt007 Stalking Kara Milovy with an elephant gun and a chainsaw.
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    Its is indeed,seeing you have put Daniel's performance in CR at #19 and QOS at #24 !!
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    edited October 2017 Posts: 2,058
    GBF wrote: »
    OK, this should be very controversial....

    01. Sean Connery - FRWL
    02. Sean Connery - DN
    03. Timothy Dalton - TLD
    04. Roger Moore - FYEO
    05. Roger Moore - TSWLM
    06. Sean Connery - GF
    07. Pierce Brosnan - GE
    08. Daniel Craig - SF
    09. Sean Connery - TB
    10. Roger Moore - MR
    11. Roger Moore - OP
    12. Roger Moore - LALD
    13. Pierce Brosnan - TND
    14. Sean Connery - DAF
    15. Daniel Craig - SP
    16. Roger Moore - AVTAK
    17. Pierce Brosnan - DAD
    18. Pierce Brosnan - TWINE
    19. Daniel Craig - CR
    20. Sean Connery - NSNA
    21. Sean Connery - YOLT
    22. Roger Moore - TMWTGG
    23. Timothy Dalton - LTK
    24. Daniel Craig - QOS
    25. George Lazenby - OHMSS

    I agree with you on the obvious gulf in quality between Dalton's two performances (excellent in TLD, naff in LTK)

    But your low opinion of Craig's performances in his first two films is way off.
  • edited October 2017 Posts: 11,145
    I'll have to think about the whole list but my top 5 would go something like this:

    1. Sean Connery - Goldfinger
    2. Daniel Craig - Casino Royale
    3. Daniel Craig - Skyfall
    4. Sean Connery - From Russia with Love
    5. Roger Moore - The Spy Who Loved Me

    Watched CR again at the Albert Hall over the weekend. Craig is f*****g brilliant in it. Took me a few viewings to really appreciate him though.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Earth, spinning in its grave.
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    Those are all great performances.
  • Posts: 11,145
    Moore would have been higher if his fight scenes in that film hadn't been so naff.
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