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Who was the Greatest Bond?

Sean Connery
Great choice! It's hard not to choose the man who defined Bond. If only he hadn't made Never Say Never Again...
George Lazenby
People give Georgie a bad rap; On Her Majesty's Secret Service is actually one of the better Bond films. However, one film does not a legend make. Try again.
Roger Moore
Suave and charming, Roger Moore added a greater sense of sophistication to Bond. However, he also starred in some of the campiest Bond films ever made, with what many of his critics called an overbearing focus on cheap laughs. For Your Eyes Only, a valiant attempt at returning Bond to more serious fare, makes a great argument for his status as the greatest Bond, but we simply can't forgive Moore for Moonraker.Try again.
Timothy Dalton
The biggest knock against Dalton's films are the lack of sex appeal. However, most people forget these films were made at the height of the AIDS scare, when freewheeling sexcapades were highly discouraged in Hollywood films. Regardless, his films were entertaining and Dalton brought a renewed sense of gravitas to Bond after Roger Moore's comic antics. Alas, it isn't enough; you can't give Dalton the title of Greatest Bond on the basis of two mediocre films! Try again.
Pierce Brosnan
Brosnan is the Bond box-office king, with the highest-grossing Bond films ever made. But is it enough to sway the vote for Greatest Bond in his favor? Probably not. His films were highly entertaining and action-packed, and he re-invigorated the role of Bond with panache, but Brosnan's films are not regarded as classics, and are often regarded as not much better than other modern-day action films. Try again.
Daniel Craig
Casino Royale was much, much better than most people anticipated, and Craig seems to bring back the sense of brutality and danger that Connery was able to silently evoke. With time, he could be a vey good Bond. But the Greatest Bond? Nope. Try again.

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