Mapping the world's opinions

Many different actors have portrayed the iconic protagonist of one of the longest-running and most successful franchises in film history. Whose version of 007 was the best?

Timothy Dalton

"Stuff my orders, I only kill professionals"

Dalton makes the character his own

More than any other actor that plays 007, Dalton makes the character his own. Explore

Dalton's Bond created a believable character

Prior to Dalton's interpretation of Bond, the character was pure kitsch and lacked depth, humanity, and realism Explore

A real 007 on and off-screen

Dalton did his own stunts, showing he was as tough as 007 even when cameras were off. Explore

Pierce Brosnan

"Do you believe in bad luck?"

A chimaera of Bonds

Pierce Brosnan had all the best bits of the previous four 007s Explore

Roger Moore

"Miss Anders, I didn't recognise you with your clothes on"

Moore was true to the original vision of Bond

Moore's portrayal of Bond was the truest to Fleming's original character. Explore

Sean Connery

"Just a drink. A martini, shaken not stirred."

Connery was the original Bond

Connery was the first actor to portray Bond in the film franchise. Explore

Connery was the best-looking Bond

Connery contributed to Bond's status as a sex symbol. Explore

Daniel Craig

"Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it?"

Craig starred in the most successful Bond film

Craig's Skyfall was the most successful Bond film. Explore

We should judge a Bond by his baddies.

Daniel Craig's Bond went up against the best, most elaborate villains. Explore

Craig resurrected Bond

Before Craig, the future of the franchise looked shaky. Explore

George Lazenby

"This never happened to the other fellow"

Criminally underrated, Lazenby is crying out for rehabillitation

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