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Re: This November, Skyfall is coming.
It's funny I grew up preferring Moore over all Bonds. I guess I liked his silliness (and that mole). Now my favorite is Craig; kind of the opposite. I kind of find all Bonds to have the same amount of humor in their movies, just they go about it a different way. Moore was kind of slapsitck funny, Connery was a sexy funny, Craig is "I'm a bad-ass" funny, George Lazenby tried to morph Connery and Moore together to be like a play boy and failed (thus only 1 movie), Dalton didn't do much except for drive a tractor trailer on 2 wheels (and have the 2 ugliest Bond girls of all the films).
I also don't think Moore and Dalton are very good actors in general. Connery was a pretty decent actor and had other successful films. Craig is a great actor (which can be argued if you'd like) who has done multiple great movies, even during the time of being bond.
Lazenby actually had one of the better Bond movies. On Her Majesty's Secret Service was a great movie (imo). As Bond....I dunno, he wasn't a horrible actor, but I don't think he really filled the Bond shoes well...like, he was just some random guy with the name James Bond, as opposed to the majority of Bond actors who you could look at and say 'yeah, he is Bond', if you get what I mean.
Timothy Dalton was pretty awesome in Hot Fuzz to be fair.
Funny you say that because I do find him better in random roles, just not as Bond. He was a bland Bond.