Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bond..James Bond

Since 1962, 19 official James Bond films and 5 James Bonds have passed us by. Keeping track of who was James Bond when and in which movies can be a daunting task..
Though I have made an attempt.. lets find out if its worth a post..

Sir Sean Connery was the first James Bond. He appeared in 6 official James Bond films over a period of 9 years: 
  • Dr. No in 1962,
  • From Russia with Love in 1963,
  • Goldfinger in 1964,
  • Thunderball in 1965,
  • You Only Live Twice in 1967,
  • Diamonds Are Forever in 1971.
He also appeared in Never Say Never Again in 1983, a remake of Thunderball, but it is not considered an official James Bond film. 

The next James Bond to grace the silver screen was George Lazenby
He appeared in one film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, in 1969. 
For this film the producers couldn't get Connery, so they went on a major search. Lazenby, an Australian model with no prior acting experience, was the result. He had big shoes to fill coming right after Sean Connery, indeed even in the midst of Connery's Bond career.

Roger Moore became the next big James Bond. He appeared in 7 Bond films over a period of 12 years:
Live and Let Die in 1973 
  • The Man With The Golden Gun in 1974,
  • The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977,
  • Moonraker in 1979,
  • For Your Eyes Only in 1981,
  • Octupussy in 1983, and
  • View To a Kill in 1985.

After Moore retired, Timothy Dalton took over the role of James Bond. His career spanned 2 years and 2 films: 
  • The Living Daylights in 1987,
  • License To Kill in 1989.

After Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan took on the name of James Bond.. and screened 4 movies :
  • GoldenEye in 1995
  • Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997
  • The World is Not Enough in 1999
  • Die Another Day in 2002

The present and the newest James Bond is tagged to Daneil Craig, he has already apeared in 2 movies and we await more:
  • Casino Royale in 2006
  • Quantum of Solace in 2008

We await more action to come.. and more Bonds to say "I am Bond .. James Bond"

For More details on all the actors who played James Bond.. click here : BOND ENCYCLOPAEDIA 

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