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[Offseason] Who was the worst James Bond actor?


[Offseason] Who was the worst James Bond actor?  

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  1. 1. Who was the worst James Bond actor?

    • George Lazenby
      18
    • Roger Moore
      2
    • Timothy Dalton
      18
    • Pierce Brosnan
      4
    • Daniel Craig
      2


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Rules:  (1) David Niven doesn't count; that wasn't canon.  (2)  Please keep in mind that the writing deteriorated over time and don't blame the actors for bad scripts.  (3) You do not get to talk to Mr. Connery.

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Timothy Dalton and it's not even close.  He just didn't have any of the traits the character was supposed to have.

It's like Tom Cruise playing Jack Reacher.  Oh.. wait.

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Had to unvote then revote. Lazenby. He had a great movie and a great script. But he was a drunken piece of wood. That's what you get when you hire a model from AUSTRALIA!!!! who had literally never acted before to play Bond, James Bond.

 

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4 hours ago, Weave said:

Timothy Dalton and it's not even close.  He just didn't have any of the traits the character was supposed to have.

It's like Tom Cruise playing Jack Reacher.  Oh.. wait.

I originally though this, as well. Watch him again, now, though, without the specter of Moore recently gone. He’s better than you would think. His writhing didn’t help.

23 minutes ago, Taro T said:

Lazenby by a country mile.  Just absolutely awful. 

Yep.

 

Brosnan was a cartoon character of Moore,... who was a cartoon character.

I like Craig

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I picked Dalton, hopefully more interesting is some Buffalo / James Bond related trivia:

Bell Aerospace in Wheatfield developed the jet pack that James Bond used in Thunderball (1965).

https://jamesbond.fandom.com/wiki/Bell_Rocket_Belt  

My dad worked there in the 60's and brought home one of the people from the movie (not Sean Connery) that was in town for some reason that I have long forgotten.  Still remember him showing us his Thunderball ring though.

One of my engineering professors at UB worked there as well.  He told us when they originally tested the jet pack they were concerned it would go straight up and run out of fuel, so they hooked a tether up to the pilot.  He went up.. rope went taught...  and slammed him back into the ground.  Not a great idea.  The wiki link mentions the testing fun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rocket_Belt  

Thunderball is one of my all time favorite movies.  I heard Sean Connery spent his last days in Nassau where it was filmed.

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40 minutes ago, TXSabrefan said:

I picked Dalton, hopefully more interesting is some Buffalo / James Bond related trivia:

Bell Aerospace in Wheatfield developed the jet pack that James Bond used in Thunderball (1965).

https://jamesbond.fandom.com/wiki/Bell_Rocket_Belt  

My dad worked there in the 60's and brought home one of the people from the movie (not Sean Connery) that was in town for some reason that I have long forgotten.  Still remember him showing us his Thunderball ring though.

One of my engineering professors at UB worked there as well.  He told us when they originally tested the jet pack they were concerned it would go straight up and run out of fuel, so they hooked a tether up to the pilot.  He went up.. rope went taught...  and slammed him back into the ground.  Not a great idea.  The wiki link mentions the testing fun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Rocket_Belt  

Thunderball is one of my all time favorite movies.  I heard Sean Connery spent his last days in Nassau where it was filmed.

But the even cooler roll jump over the canal was designed, tested, & perfected at Calspan across the street from the airport.

They even thank Calspan for developing it in the end credits. 

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13 minutes ago, Taro T said:

But the even cooler roll jump over the canal was designed, tested, & perfected at Calspan across the street from the airport.

They even thank Calspan for developing it in the end credits. 

Yea I remember that one also!  It was cool.  Can't recall the movie it was in.

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23 minutes ago, TXSabrefan said:

Yea I remember that one also!  It was cool.  Can't recall the movie it was in.

The Man with the Golden Gun.  Sheriff JT Peppers 2nd movie.

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Best and Worst movie for each Bond. (Except Lazenby)

1) Connery - Best: From Russia With Love (Goldfinger a close second); Worst: Never Say Never Again (If Eon on then You Only Live Twice.

2) Moore - Best : Live and Let Die; Worst: A View to a Kill (but Octopussy and Moonraker are nearly as bad)

3) Dalton - Best: The Living Daylights; Worst: License to Kill

4) Brosnan - Best: Goldeneye; Worst; Tomorrow Never Dies 

5) Craig- Best: Casino Royale or Spectre, Worst: Quantum of Solace

 

Favorite Bond Villain - Goldfinger

Favorite Bond Girls - Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Daniela Bianchi (From Russia With Love), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) & Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day).

Favorite Bond Title Song - Live and Let Die, A View to a Kill, and You Know My Name.  That said Shirley Bassey is awesome.

 

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Y'all weren't ready for Timothy Dalton. 

The Living Daylights was awesome. And Licence to Kill only suffered from a fairly weak script. He was Daniel Craig's version of bond 20 years sooner. He took out the guy who set up Dr. Richard Kimble, the guy from The Goonies and a prime Benicio Del Toro. He was a certified bad ass. He had a top 2 Moneypenny and Pam Bouvier!

The disrespect!

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11 hours ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

I don't know who the old timers are (except Connery) but I don't care for Daniel Craig too much.... He's on the same level as Jason Statham for me, just blah. 

There's a movie called Layer Cake that gave Craig his start.  I highly recommend it.  One of the best crime films ever; it's almost as good as *****.

9 hours ago, Taro T said:

The Man with the Golden Gun.  Sheriff JT Peppers 2nd movie.

***** communist?

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4 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

I'm writing in @inkman.

Due to my surname, I’ve been hearing James Bond jokes since 1st grade.  They got old before 2nd grade started.  So I’ve always had a connection with Bond, Roger Moore was my Bond growing up.  Didn’t even realize Connery was “the” Bond until my adult years.  I’ve actually never gone back to watch any of Sean’s Bond movies.  I do enjoy Daniel Craig’s version.  The guys in between, not so much.  

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It's a hard choice for worst.

It's much easier to single out the best.  Connery and it's not close at all.  A Scot playing the best version of an English secret agent.  That's just plain old awesome.

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29 minutes ago, Lanny said:

This is one of my favorite podcasts, episode is on A View to a Kill:

 

 

I've often wondered whether it's a real movie or merely a vehicle for Duran Duran.

Tanya Roberts, though...!

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8 minutes ago, Cal Naughton Jr said:

I’ve never watched a single Bond movie

Please fix this asap.  And start with the OLD ones.  They're on Pluto.tv for free constantly.  No registration, even.

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