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- The first Bond - defined the character for a generation
- Athletic, rugged, handsome, deadpan, sex appeal - the complete package
- A tough guy, with refinement. Connery learned his lessons from Terence Young well, and made an archetypal character--smart, relaxed, smooth
- The 'Alpha Wolf', everybody else has to catch him.
- WON the James Bond Wiki Tournament! (3 of the 4 remaining films in the Semi-Finals, were Connery's)
- This is tough. He did come back for that unofficial Bond remake of Thunderball - Never Say Never Again.
- Looked out of shape in Diamonds are Forever
- Portrayal of Bond as a womanizer somewhat stigmatized the character.
- Was not Ian Fleming's first choice for Bond (it was Cary Grant).
- A few great one-liners
- The closing scene of On Her Majesty's Secret Service - maybe George can act!
- Faithful representation of the Bond based on the novels.
- Portrayed Bond as sensitive and emotionally charged.
- Did the action scenes and the "This Service owes her a debt" and "...those girls" scenes impeccably, but that's about it...
- Created a darker side to Bond; Dalton followed in these steps in later years, as did Craig.
- Took on one of the hardest roles emotionally i.e. getting married, Tracy being captured after becoming lost in an avalanche andTracy's death.
- One hit wonder.
- No experience, model turned actor.
- Blowing a huge opportunity by behaving like a recalcitrant tosser.
- Not "British" enough
- He Was The Funny Bond.
- Anchored some of the series' classics such as The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only.
- Successfully updated Connery's sexual wit and innuendo without being condescending to women.
- Made Bond accessible to a wider audience. Can you imagine if Connery's "man talk" comments and smacking women on the bum was still on par with the character?
- Portrayed Bond as a softer, wittier, gentleman/aristocrat-like character.
- Added depth to the character.
- Fashion: did Moore get saddled with the most depressing era of men's attire of 20th century? (the seventies, that is)
- Was too old by his final Bond films - even Roger himself regretted taking part in A View To A Killbecause he was 57 at the time.
- He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Academy.
- Reinterpreted Bond as a cynical, angry character. This gave Bond an edge and a dark side.
- Did more of his stunts than previous actors
- His Bond set the stage for the darker, more serious Bond performances of Brosnan and especially Craig
- Insisted on cutting innumerable "one-liners" from scripts
- The end of the cold war and AIDS did not give a womanizing secret agent much of a chance...
- Lacked some of the compassion of other portrayals that made Bond a more three-dimensional character. Closer to Fleming's Bond, but way short on the emotional mark.
- The bad luck Bond. After about 5 different offers, Dalton finally agreed. He was slated for an additional movie, but after a 5 year lawsuit, he dropped his contract.
- The guy can wear a suit, i.e. modern sex appeal.
- Is anyone old enough to remember Remmington Steele?
- A well-rounded Bond portrayal: witty, charismatic, reflective of Fleming's original character, and believable ass kicker.
- Rejuvenated the series and made Bond movies "matter" again.
- Deep acting when he assassinates Electra King, showing Bond at his coldest.
- Always well dressed.
- His movies kept putting him through interminable fire-fights with automatic weapons *Yawn* (no wonder why the video games based on his Bond were highly successful)
- Some of the least believeable plots of the series (the worst being Die Another Day)
- Masculinity: Craig's brooding thug looks allow you to imagine that he's actually capable of hurting someone. And he does.
- Takes Bond away from the "pretty boy" stereotype.
- Portrays Bond as vulnerable and "human"
- First James Bond actor to win an Empire award for best actor and to be nominated for a BAFTA award for best actor in a leading role. The most critically acclaimed Bond actor to date.
- His films have avoided some of the cliches that were beginning to wear the series down by Die Another Day, eg. over-reliance on CGI, gadgetry and puns.
- Shortest Bond (required to wear shoe lifts so agent Fields was not taller than him in Quantum Of Solace)
- Not the traditional looking Bond, blonde and somewhat thuggish
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