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James Bond: Sean Connery or Roger Moore?

Updated on June 10, 2018

The James Bond Debate

The character of James Bond found worldwide popularity upon the release of the first Bond movie, Dr. No. Between 1962 and 1985, a total of 15 Bond movies starred the two actors who were to become the most identified with the role.

It was Scottish actor Sean Connery who became the original Bond and portrayed the character until 1967's You Only Live Twice, and he would reprise the role four years later in Diamonds Are Forever and again in 1983's Never Say Never Again - the latter of which was an "unofficial" Bond movie.

1973's Live And Let Die saw Englishman Roger Moore take on the role of James Bond finishing with A View To A Kill in 1985. To date, he is the longest serving Bond portraying the character in seven movies over a period of 12 years.

While Connery depicted Bond with a steely intensity, Moore's interpretation of the character was considered more laid-back.

So, who was your favorite Bond: Connery or Moore?

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Which Bond Did These Readers Prefer?

Sean Connery or Roger Moore?

Sean Connery?

YC l: Connery, he has what it takes.

amandascloset0: Sean Connery, no question for my part!

anonymous: Sean Was the "SEXIEST " Bond ever !!!!!

Andromachi: I learnt to like james bond film by my lat3 father. And since he was fond of Son Conery I like him too. I don't know how to explain it but I find him more believable for this role.

anonymous: Sean Connery of course

anonymous: Sean Connery...... no match for his personality!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Maybrier: Sean Connery for me.

anonymous: Sean Connery was and always will be my favorite.

anonymous: Sean Connery!

anonymous: the original... though not trying to 'conn' any 'moore' from the others.

DoctorOrEngineer: No question, Connery IS Bond.

anonymous: I say that Sean connery is better because he has a great sex appeal which suits bond really well.

anonymous: Sean Connery--the acceent!

saludsalud: Sean connery no doubt at all. Roger moore its just sad

anonymous: Don't care what the book's bond was about... Connery was more enjoyable and more of a badass

anonymous: C'mon this is a joke right?

anonymous: No connery no bond

anonymous: You are so sexy you are so fun you are my man and you are the Best bond james bond love you and i Will always love så you sir Thomas sean connery

anonymous: sean connery the first and the best

anonymous: Sean Connery

anonymous: Sean Connery

itservicesinfo: Sean Connery...game on!

Whitman007: Connery, of course. The films are better and he eats Moore for breakfast.

anonymous: My name is Connery, Sean Connery!

anonymous: Sean Connery

anonymous: connery is bond and set the tone of what was to come and what fleming intended. of course, moore brought his own charm that no one can deny. lest we forget a personal favorite of mine, timothy dalton-came closest to what connery achieved. craig has been impressive, though, and brosnan had a good run. i feel like dalton should have done more, though, a shakespearean actor in full stride...

anonymous: My favourite James Bond is Sean Connery, Roger Moore and finally Timothy Dalton.Of course Sean Connery is the best James Bond, but he cannot last forever. Dalton also is the best James Bond compare with Roger Moore.Dalton shouldn't quick as James Bond in April 1994.He should take up the role again in Goldeneye (1995). Roger Moore is also a best actor as James Bond.

Eklectik1: No contest, better Bond, better movies

JaneEyre9999: No contest, Sean Connery!

MichielAndreae: Definitely Connery. The accent is just way better ;)

Ladyeaglefeather: Sean Connery, by far is the best. He was the first James Bond and everyone is only half as good.

anonymous: Yes, Connery he's the classic Bond

anonymous: Without question...Sean Connery!

Linda Pogue: Sean Connery was the BEST!

rewards4life info: Sean Connery is the best Bond ever, Roger Moore was good but he will always be The Saint in my eyes.

Nathalie Roy: As I said in 2009 right here: Sean Connery. I mean come on, is this even a fair match?

anonymous: Sean Connery will always be remembered as the original, though it's a toss-up between him, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan as Bond.

anonymous: Sean Connery all the way! Check out his new film here: http://www.facebook.com/SirSeanConnerysSirBilli

anonymous: Connery! The first.....and real one!

anonymous: Sean Connery is the best ever!

anonymous: Sean, but Moore deserves credit for saving the franchise â

mrwrkathm lm: There's only one for me: "Connery; Sean Connery"!

anonymous: SEAN CONNERY

kTerrain1: I love 'em both. Each brought a wonderful interpretation of the character, but, Sean Connery aged better and has stood the test of time. Plus, as I get older, I like the rough and tumble style better.

singlemaltdram: George Lazenby! C'mon Aussie C'mon!

Shadrosky: While I am a huge fan of Moore, Connery is the original and still the best

anonymous: I prefer Sean Connery, he has more of a playful, debonair feel to his portrayal of Bond. When I think Bond, I think Sean Connery before I think Roger Moore. Sean Connery was also a younger Bond, He was 53 in Never Say Never Again when he came back, whereas Roger Moore was 56 doing Octopussy at the same time.

anonymous: Roger Moore's Bond has his moments, but is way too flimsy. I haven't seen the Lazenby movie, but I dislike Moore's rendition so much, it takes away from the Bond stories that he's in.

Brandon_G: Sean Connery is, by far, my favorite Bond. Roger Moore is a close 2nd, but nothing compares to Connery's attitude and "Bond swagger".

BestRatedStuff: I liked SC more, I think he had a better sense of comic timing. But that said I did enjoy RM.

JeanJohnson LM: Sean Connery all the way! No other bond can compare to him.

anonymous: Sean Connery will always be the best 007.

azac: It's hard to to like anyone else once the bar has been set

anonymous: sean connery did more action and love than moore ever did

anonymous: sean connery does more action than moore ever did

DawnMathisenakaC: no doubt that Sean Connery is better. Not that I didn't like Roger Moore but Sean Connery is 007 and a hard act to follow.

KokoTravel: Sean Connery does it for me

Kyecerulian: I've got to go with Sean Connery on this one.

Cheryl57 LM: James Bond, the original and the best, also the sexiest!

anonymous: He's so sexy

cbessa: Sean Connery (i know it was not asked, but, Daniel Craig rather than Moore)

willisx32: Its just how he says his name in the movies

pumpnut lm: Sean was a bit truer to Ian Flemming's character.

Bluesssman: I love all of the 007 movies, but I have to admit Sean Connery is my favorite Bond!

anonymous: Duh Of Course Sean Even Tho I Have Respect For Moore But More 4 Connery

SandyPeaks: Sean Connery - he fits the cold, ruthless Fleming character better. Roger Moore is great, but a little too gallant...

Maxxswan: I prefer the grittier, more realistic Bond files, thus Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton and Danial Craig are my preferences. I used to hate Roger Moore, but having recently rewatched all the Bond films in order from the beginning, I decided he wasn't so bad. Unfortunately, the producers messed up some of the scripts by trying to add too much bad comedy. It didn't work. So Sean is the Bond but the reboot has returned to Bond's gritty past and comes really close to matching the original 3 (and best) films.

thesuccess2: Connery except for "Never say Never"

anonymous: No doubt Sean Connery for James Bond.

anonymous: I must say Sean was Bond. While Roger portrayed a clown & dressed as one

richDik: Sean Connery is my fav Bond [well that was until recently]

GrowWear: Both sophisticated. But Sean Connery has the dark and mysterious look. :)

HorseAndPony LM: I can't believe there are entries in the Roger Moore column. I would choose Sean Connery over Roger Moore any day. However, neither one is my all time favorite.

anonymous: sean connery

anonymous: Sean Connery will always be Bond...James Bond. He had much more class, and especially believability in the "fantsy" role.

anonymous: Definitely Sean Connery. While Roger Moore is a great person, he just doesn't cut it as James Bond. http://www.tjbd.co.uk

clouda9 lm: Sean saying "Shakin not stirred" makes my knees weak :)

sittonbull: It's Sean Connery... the original "Shaken...not stirred!"... hands down! His class and nonchalant, but rugged demeanor as the suave and debonair Bond was "Hell on wheels" or on air, land and sea...and all else, while entertaining, is mere imitation!

WealthandWellness: Sean, of course. Loved him in everything he's done but 007 is HIS number, no one else's...period.

WealthandWellness: Sean Connery, of course. No one has done it better than he. Roger Moore just isn't the cool cucumber Connery is...I've always said Sean could , ah , that's another topic! :)

Nathalie Roy: Sean Connery was the one and only James Bond (in my heart anyway). He makes bald sexy!

yesido: Sean Connery all the way! He will always be 007! He was the reason 007 became a household name.

Treasures By Brenda: I love Sean Connery.

mrwriter: Connery all the way!

anonymous: I liked Sean Connery's cool attitude and acting skills more.

Tonie Cook: I like both, but Sean Connery was the first James Bond I remember seeing in the theatres.

wwwtheguidetome: Connery - no question about it.

IkayHargley: sean connery was just the man james bond

clouda9 lm: Sean for sure...and ooh he could put his shoes under my bed anytime!

cyberpunkdreams1: Clearly Sean Connery. Not that the other actors who've played Bond don't have something... he just has something more.

anonymous: Connery! Sean Connery! tramadol

Robin S: Always Sean Connery! Love him!

bettchan42288: Sean Connery, hands down!

tibtib: My Blog The Names Bond James Bond!

Kwit35: No body does it better.

struwwelfranz: As a young lad growing up in the 70s, Roger Moore was the Bond I saw in theaters, so of course that was who I thought the characters was supposed to be. That is, until I saw a couple of the early Sean Connery films. It was no contest. Sean Connery was a real actor. Proof of that: had a career outside of Bond. Can anyone think of a significant film Moore did as the dramatic lead that wasn't Bond?

rbnstr08: Nothing beats the original Sean Connery. Even in his other non-Bond movie films - you simply see him as James Bond 007.

WindyWintersHubs: I love both of them but I would have to say my 1st fav is Sean Connery. My son collects James Bond movies so we really enjoy James Bond movies!

anonymous: Connery, Although he looks terrible as an asian.

anonymous: No contest.

Roger Moore?

rishabh: people say sean connery is best but roger moore is better than connery as connery started role at age of 32 nd ended at 41 while moore started at 45 nd ended at 58 and still played role very well

foxx: Moore is funnier

anonymous: Moore added humor and levity to the role, and one seemingly less "high society"

anonymous: he is the best!

HardyGirl: Roger Moore brought dry humor and the snappy comeback to the role.

anonymous: Moore, of course !

anonymous: roger moore is the best

anonymous: Moore is the best

anonymous: Roger Moore is James Bond.

anonymous: ROger Moore is James Bond

Lee: It's gotta be Roger!

Lee: It's gotta be Roger!

anonymous: Roger Moore (best bond), Moonraker (best bond film).

anonymous: Roger Moore is tougher, more resorceful, witty, funny, enjoyable, a better shot, more action, better plots, bigger stunts, and actually looks, SOUNDS, and is British... why do people revere connery so much? (Other than him being the original, which I respect)

anonymous: Sir Roger Moore

anonymous: Mooooore!

anonymous: Roger Moore

anonymous: Love the guy. Could have been tougher, but very suave indeed.

anonymous: Both are great actors and fit for the role. I however prefer Roger Moore for no apparent reason.

anonymous: Two best films Live and Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun by far

anonymous: The Spy Who Loved Me was the first and best Bond film I have ever seen, and really "nobody did it better" until that film, and since, though I am a huge fan of Sean Connery an all the other Bonds.

anonymous: Roger Moore is the best!

anonymous: Moore, beacuse he was always been more charming, symphatic and occasionally bad ass. Also, he always looked younger and more interestnig than Connery, who looked like grandpa with 30 years.

anonymous: Roger Moore by far always cool under pressure

anonymous: Roger Moore was heaps better. Sean Conneryis the most overrated bond actor there is. He was not that good.

anonymous: I'm picking the handsome one.

anonymous: Simple question

anonymous: Sean Connery is embarrassingly Scottish and macho, posing in his trunks while looking like a total twat. I prefer Moore for injecting some humor and intelligence into the role, granted some of his films were shit (i'm talking Moonraker) A lot were bloody fantastic, and his performance was to match. He also added a certain amount of Englishness to the role that hadn't been before. Connery is my worst Bond but has been in some of the best Bond films. Timothy Dalton was a cracker, what ever happened to him? Lazenby had a good effort, Pierce Brosnan was great, Daniel Craig is nice as Bond, but my all time favorite is Roger Moore.

anonymous: most people say "sean connery is the best bond ever" only because "he was the first one" but in fact they are not really familiar with the movies.. there is no doubt that ROGER MOORE ist the best one!

anonymous: Yes, his name is Moore, Roger Moore.

anonymous: moore

anonymous: Roger Moore is way better

samuraisolutions: Was hard to chose, had to say Moore in the end. I'm not a fan of the way he played it, but for some reason I've never really been able to believe Connery as Bond. No idea why, he just never sold it to me.

anonymous: I think it's ridiculous the amount of crap that Moore cops. And just letting you know before hand, Moore was the 3rd Bond I saw because I'm a 90's baby. Moore was an astounding Bond; witty, charming, seductive, humorous (sometimes in a crude or dark way), his manner was gentlemenly and he was certainly ruthless enough. He was a believable agent, being very successful and experienced as it seemed. He was by far the most attractive bond! He is the most entertaining too, i always reach for his films before any others. And just to let you know, i'm a 90's baby, and Roger Moore was the 3rd Bond I saw, so definetly no bias! woooop! Roger is the ultimate Bond.<3

christopherwell: I have to admit that Roger Moore is a sentimental choice -- the first Bond movie I saw as a kid was THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

Marelisa: I think who you choose betrays the generation you belong to. For my father, James Bond is Sean Connery. But for me, it's Roger Moore. I've loved all of the James Bond movies I've seen, but none compare to the ones with Moore.

anonymous: The character of James Bond is created for Roger Moore

anonymous: ROGER MOORE definitly

anonymous: Roger moore I like the Humor and his elegance.

anonymous: Roger, Roger by far...

lyn2011: For ever and ever, Roger Moore.

anonymous: Roger Moore hands down, although Connery's films were pretty good for the most part (a few were awful: "Never Say Never Again", "Dr No")

anonymous: roger moore his movies are better

anonymous: Connery is the greater actor but his Bond films were too childish - Roger Moore is funnier

anonymous: I really liked Roger Moore better.

anonymous: roger moore

Twmarsh: Liked them both, but I would give a slight edge to Moore, I just liked his movies better.

Twmarsh: Liked them both, but I will give a slight nod to Moore, I just like the movies he was in better.

anonymous: Roger Moore and George Lazenby

justholidays: Roger Moore of course, he's the best James Bond ever, has the look of a lord, the smell of a lord, and he's almost a lord ;) Ah, my all time favourite British actor!

anonymous: pierce brosnan is the best bond..james bond

anonymous: I prefer Roger Moore. He was wittier, classier, had a great voice, and was more accessible to a wider audience. Connery, to me, comes across as cold and a womaniser

imolaK: I like both actors,but I must admit I didn't so Sean Connery playing the role of Bond(sorry,but it's true) .I saw only Roger Moore playing the role of 007 .So,if in this way I may vote , I vote for Roger Moore.

Ducatibatty: Roger Moore

Ducatibatty: Great Lens for Me Roger wins it every time. http://www.squidoo.com/007Blu-Ray

anonymous: Connery's a hack and troglodyte. Roger Moore all the way.

anonymous: George Lazenby was the greatest James Bond, Especially in the scene where he fight the cyborg with two heads. After him Jack Nicholson did a good James Bond

anonymous: George Lazenby was the best James Bond , especially in the scene where he fight the cyborg with two heads, this was very goods. After him there was Jack Nicholson who did a great James Bond.

anonymous: Definetly Roger Moore,with his fine humor,his ellegance,it is a true gentelman and a charming James Bond.I stil love him for that role,and i thing hi was more apropriate for that series.He is intelligent,handsome,ellegant,cute and dangerous!!!

Radiomancb: Roger Moore definitely

anonymous: Roger Moore was also Simon Templar in "The Saint". He was "Moore" handsome, sophisticated, and classier than Sean Connery. As an aside, Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Roger Moore, IMHO. I loved the remake of Casino Royale!

anonymous: Roger Moore Without A Doubt

anonymous: Sean did his thing, but Roger Moore was the ideal James Bond. There ain't no one better. I wish the new movie was like the old. I miss a lot of the tradition that they decided not to put in the new one

anonymous: Undoubtedly incredible mind-blowing Roger Moore!

anonymous: roger moore hands down

anonymous: Roger moore because he looks more intelligent and thus is more believable.

anonymous: ROGER MOORE Period! Those who watch too much TV and rely on the media to decide for them would picky Connery. But lets be real here. Today's Bond is based on Moore. He took Bond above and beyond and guided the character through virtually the entire 1970s and half of the 80s. Oh James I can't find the words......then let me enlarge your vocabulary! ENOUGH SAID

badmsm: Roger Moore was the classiest, smoothest and the easiest on the eyes! He was fantastic as Simon Templar (The Saint), but 007 gave him much more scope to work with. YUMMY!

anonymous: By far Moore. He is by far the funniest, wittiest and coolest. Along with being the funniest he is also the most ruthless, in The Spy Who Loved Me he knocked an unarmed man off a roof and when Stromberg was out of bullets he still killed him, in For Your Eyes Only he kicked the car off the cliff. He's Brilliant

VictoriaNeely1: I'd go with Moore. Connery's more into slapping his women around. ;)

BillsSocialMedia: Roger Moore, because the Image that was James Bond... was started by Connery, but Coolest Bond was and the Image is Roger Moore!!!

bdkz: Moore all the way!

Sean Connery in Classic Bond Pose

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Sean Connery's James Bond On Video: 1962: Dr. No

This is the first appearance of Sean Connery as James Bond in the title sequence from Terence Young's 1962 film, Dr. No.

Much of the iconic stylization of a typical James Bond film were established with Dr. No, beginning with what is known as the gun barrel sequence: an introduction to the character through the view of a gun barrel, as well as a highly memorable main title sequence.

Dr. No

The Sean Connery Poll

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Roger Moore: Smooth as James Bond

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The Roger Moore Poll

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The Roger Moore James Bond Era

When MGM acquired the home video distribution rights from Warners, they remastered and released all the Moore Bonds.

Here is a cool trip taking us through the Roger Moore era.

That gun, it looks more fitting for a woman

You know much about guns, Mr. Bond?

No, but I know a little about women.

Shaken, Not Stirred? : The Ideal Martini

While a classic martini is made with gin, 007 prefers the vodka version. And mixing one up is an art form in itself. The vermouth should be dry and not sweet, and never added directly to the spirit.

To create the perfect martini, roll a little dry vermouth around a cocktail shaker to completely coat its sides, before tossing the remainder aside and adding broken ice cubes. Then pour three ounces of ice-cold gin or vodka over the ice. Shake hard from side-to-side for 15 seconds or stir gently with a glass pipette, according to preference. Strain the liquid through the ice into a wide-lipped, long stemmed glass, chilled for at least half an hour in the freezer.

A large green olive or lemon twist can then be added. When adding the lemon, do not simply place the rind in the glass. Instead, twist it, skin side down, over the liquid so that a mist of fragrant lemon oil floats on its surface. Then throw the lemon peel away.

Finally and very importantly, hold the glass by its stem in order to ensure your hands don't warm the cocktail.

James Bond: The Best of the Rest - Even More James Bonds

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      Niktravelfit 

      4 years ago

      Great one, thanks!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      If you are true fan of James Bond than consider this video as well ...

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Enjoyed!

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      Hypersapien2 

      6 years ago from U.S.

      Sean Connery was the best bond - just the right mix of competence, arrogance, and determination.

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      Ladyeaglefeather 

      6 years ago

      Very cool lend.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Great lens! Nice content, lots to learn about the actors and their lives!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Great lens! Nice content, lots to learn about the actors and their lives!

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      rewards4life info 

      6 years ago

      Brilliant lens, I'm in need of a Bond fix now its been too long. Connery all the way still the best in my eyes.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Sean Connery will always be the original, but Bond's multiple personalities would not be possible were it not for Roger Moore and the others who played Bond's role.

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      smsr0100451 

      6 years ago

      Pierce Brosnan, The perfect.

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      samuraisolutions 

      7 years ago

      Great lens. I'm going to be a bit controversial and say I don't actually rate Connery or Moore as my favourite Bond. I'm a big fan of the franchise, but as a rule Dalton and Brosnan embodied how Bond should be played. That said Craig has done a good job since the Casino Royale relaunch.

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      WeirdStuff 

      7 years ago

      Sorry, but this is clear. Sean.

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      christopherwell 

      7 years ago

      I featured your lens at Guide To James Bond Songs

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      Marelisa 

      7 years ago

      What an awesome lens. James Bond is one of the best characters ever created. :-)

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      Shadrosky 

      7 years ago

      excellent lens on Bond! great to see other fans sounding off!

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      Brandon_G 

      7 years ago

      Great lens. I'm a huge Bond fan and I cant wait for Bond 23 next year.

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      BestRatedStuff 

      7 years ago

      Always loved the Bond films (even the duds), but saw most of them when I was a kid. Nice to seee a lens that reminds me of those big screen days.

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      mich1908 

      7 years ago

      I was struggling but in the end, I just couldn't choose! Both are perfect in that role. Enjoyed your lense.

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      KokoTravel 

      7 years ago

      Cute idea for a lens... still love Connery as Bond

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      glowchick 

      7 years ago

      Sean Connery hands down.

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      nemesismill 

      7 years ago

      connery - the one and only bond!

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      charity7 

      7 years ago

      Love this lens. I grew up with all these movies.. I'm going to favorite this.

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      Bluesssman 

      7 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for all of the Bond info!!

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      Tonie Cook 

      8 years ago from USA

      This is my favorite James Bond web page of all time.

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      SandyPeaks 

      8 years ago

      Nice lens! John Barry's music was wonderful for the early Bond films - worth watching again just to hear it!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Love this lens!

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      thesuccess2 

      8 years ago

      The picture of Roger Moore with a girl laying on a car was taken at Pinewood Studios

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      GrowWear 

      8 years ago

      Sean Connery was my fave of all. Now Daniel Craig. Like him, too. Still think they should be tall, dark, and handsome, though. :)

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      justholidays 

      8 years ago

      I fell in love with Roger Moore the very first day I saw him, whether the Saint, the Persuaders, Ivanhoe or even James Bond, he's the kind of man I fall for! So classy, so stylish, a real Lord, although he's just a Sir... And James Bond is my favourite spy ever!

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      8 years ago

      I'm a huge James Bond fan. My all time favorite Bond is Daniel Craig and then Sean Connery. Great lens. Blessed!

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      imolaK 

      9 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens.I like the Bond films and I consider that Roger Moore,Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery are great actors.

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      sittonbull 

      9 years ago

      The music driving the the imaginative and provocative visual introductions along with the outstanding casting made Ian Fleming's words come alive and "rock" on the original Bond series with Sean Connery... plus Sean's character and the story themes were more trustworthy and believable even though they were stretching the envelope of imagination. Most of what followed, while entertaining, is way overdone on sensationalism, innuendo and believability... so to me it's "nolo contendere! " and unfair for anyone else to have to compete with Sean as "007"! My complements (and stars of course) on this lens content and the music really makes it rock! BTW you didn't share your favorite... or did I miss it somewhere?

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      FlashAllen 

      9 years ago

      I hate James Bond it's so boring all he ever does is stand there trying to look good [and failing] while pretending to do something and he always as to that stupid "I get your point" or "I see you point" if they made one that they kill him in it would the best one but then they'd haft to kill him by stabbing him to death so his last words could be "I get your point".

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      JanieceTobey 

      9 years ago

      Nice lens! I love the extra touch of the music!! I'll go check out your lens on how to add music to a lens now!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      I forgot to say that one of these Bonds is on the Best Blu-ray Movies of 2008 list. I'm lensrolling your debate to my lens.

      Brenda

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Wow -- Great lens although I have to say Roger Moore never stood a chance! However, I guess I'll have to bless both Sean and Roger. Good work!

      Brenda

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      Tonie Cook 

      9 years ago from USA

      JustBon - This is a great lens about a great subject: Bond, James Bond. The music makes this one an ace. 5* and more!

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      clouda9 lm 

      9 years ago

      I so wanna be a James Bond spy girl...:) Great lens, especially the musica!

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      marsha32 

      9 years ago

      Stopping in again from twitter...I need to check out this twtrstorm thing.

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      marsha32 

      9 years ago

      Stopping in from your tweet before heading to bed.....awesome lens!

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      ideadesigns 

      9 years ago

      Grew up with my Dad watching 007, it's a part of my history. I love the new ones even better! Especially Pierce, Sean and Daniel.

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      patrickbrianone 

      9 years ago

      I remember sneaking down the hall to watch James Bond in 1974, at age 10 my parents did not want me to watch. I fell in love with Connery and his lady-killer looks, and debonair, get in a fight and come out looking fantastic ability.

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      jaye3000 

      9 years ago

      The best James Bond line ever? " I must be dreaming." Awesome. 5 stars!

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      rewards4life info 

      9 years ago

      Love Bond and love this tribute to him. Connery was the Bond for me but all things said I would rather have Moore or Connery compared to today's ones, Bond has lost it's charm for me, the early days really were the best 5* for a great piece of work.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I love the Bond movies, even "For Your Eyes Only," which is the one I've seen lately. I hope the humor and lightheartedness comes back.

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      Aika 

      9 years ago

      I haven't seen some of the old James Bond movies. So I can't join at the debate. I think I prefer Sean Connery because he's a great actor and the most famous one.

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      Glenna Jones 

      9 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      You know your lens is a success when people comment on your topic rather than what your lens looks like. I guess Bond touched that sophisticated place in all of us. 5*

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      Andy-Po 

      10 years ago

      Excellent lens (5*) I like Roger Moore, because he coincided with my early teenage years and of course, those awful jokes.

      Sorry. Here's some Bond trivia: There were a few other Bonds before the famous ones. Bob Holness, was the second Bond, before David Niven and Peter Sellers, I think, in a British production and there was another one who played "Jimmy Bond", an American, in a not very accurate adaptation of one of the books, even before that, although I can't remember his name, but of course these weren't big blockbuster films.

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      nwieaqgo 

      10 years ago

      Its a good lens and informative.

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      Rich 

      10 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      In response to EelKat's observation, both Peter Sellers and David Niven starred in the original Casino Royale. This was not an official James Bond production, and was released in 1967, FIVE years after the first Sean Connery movie.

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      irishlass lm 

      10 years ago

      I've got a work in progress you might like - I could use some collaborators ;^D

      http://thingsyoushoulddo.com/travel-like-james-bon...

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      EelKat13 

      10 years ago

      You didn't list David Niven or Peter Sellers on your Best of the Rest list! They both played James Bond as well... in fact David Niven was the ORIGINAL James Bond, about 5 years before Sean Connery took over the roll, and Peter Sellers was the second James Bond... Sean Connery was actually the THIRD James Bond.

      Still I liked Sean Connery as 007 best.

      Great lens!

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      Arizona-Snow 

      10 years ago

      I believe that all the people who played James Bond are good and brought something different to the role. I don't really like any of them better than the others, even George Lazenby was good it was the directing that screwed up his movie. But right now Daniel Craig IS James Bond.

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      PleasantValley LM 

      10 years ago

      Great lens, but it's just too hard to choose the best Bond! I say it's a four way tie between Connery, Dalton, Moore and Brosnan.

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      Susan 

      10 years ago from Texas

      Awesome job, JustBon!! Love James Bond and this is a classic argument at our house. :-)

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      GypsyPirate LM 

      10 years ago

      Nicely done - and a great idea for a debate!

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      fefe42 

      10 years ago

      I haven't really watched enough pre-Pierce Brosnan Bond to have an opinion!

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