Originally Posted by Guru
Connery was the best.
Craig brought a new level of toughness to the character.
Brosnan should have had the role back in the 80's but I guess TV screwed that up.
Dalton was good but for some reason just never rang true in the character.
Moore played it way too cheesy.
I need to go back and see the one film with Lazenby because I don't remember him at all.
Agree with almost all of what you are saying, except Brosnan. the first time around I was against it even though I enjoyed him as Remington Steele. At that time he was twoo young and thin and weak-chinned to be Bond, IMO. At his second chance his looks had matured enough to look more 'Bondish.'
Also in defense of Brosnan, he did keep complaining about the progressively cheesier direction the producers were taking the Bond flicks and wanted to play an edgier Bond. EON, ironically pretty much fired him and started making edgy Bond movies. I think that was their slap in his face for his bitching.
My only problem with Brosnan was his distractingly high voice. He had the least manly voice among all of the actors who have played Bond.
Lastly, Lazenby was good but he was in the unfortunate position to follow the legend.