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James Bond: Sean Connery or Roger Moore?

Updated on November 5, 2014

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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James Bond: Sean Connery or Roger Moore?

Sean Connery

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    • YC l 2 years ago

      Connery, he has what it takes.

    • amandascloset0 3 years ago

      Sean Connery, no question for my part!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

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

    • Andromachi 3 years ago

      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 3 years ago

      Sean Connery of course

    • anonymous 3 years ago

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

    • Tom Maybrier 3 years ago

      Sean Connery for me.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sean Connery was and always will be my favorite.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sean Connery!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

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

    • DoctorOrEngineer 4 years ago

      No question, Connery IS Bond.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

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

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sean Connery--the acceent!

    • saludsalud 4 years ago

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

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Don't care what the book's bond was about...

      Connery was more enjoyable and more of a badass

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      C'mon this is a joke right?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      No connery no bond

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago

      sean connery the first and the best

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sean Connery

    Roger Moore

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      • rishabh 22 months ago

        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 2 years ago

        Moore is funnier

      • anonymous 3 years ago

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

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        he is the best!

      • HardyGirl 3 years ago

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

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Moore, of course !

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        roger moore is the best

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Moore is the best

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Roger Moore is James Bond.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        ROger Moore is James Bond

      • Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

        It's gotta be Roger!

      • Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

        It's gotta be Roger!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

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

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        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 4 years ago

        Sir Roger Moore

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Mooooore!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Roger Moore

      • anonymous 4 years ago

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

      • anonymous 4 years ago

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

      • anonymous 4 years ago

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

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          Niktravelfit 3 years ago

          Great one, thanks!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Enjoyed!

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          Hypersapien2 5 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 5 years ago

          Very cool lend.

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