James Bond: Sean Connery or Roger Moore?
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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Sean Connery or Roger Moore?
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 sÃ¥ 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.
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: 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: 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.
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Roger Moore: Smooth as James Bond
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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.
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