Sean Connery still the best James Bond 50 years later

Sean Connery s masterful portrayal of James Bond in the 60s sealed the character in motion picture history as one of the most influential and cool .

James Bond first came to our screens in 1962 at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis and during what would be a long cold war . Sean Connery took suave and cunning to a whole new level as Dr No became a huge hit, but looking back 50 years on, who has captivated audiences the most?

From Sean Connery to Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosan, who has had the most panache, and interpreted Bond the way Ian Fleming s books suggested? With the recent reboot of the franchise in Casino Royale and Quantam of Solace starring Daniel Craig, are fans happy with the new Bond?

It was recently revealed that Sean Connery had snubbed MGM s invitation to the 50th anniversary get together in 2012. Whatever the reason may be, Connery remains in my view the greatest Bond of all time, with Pierce coming in second, and Roger Moore third.

While the new Bond films have taken on a different direction and continue to be more popular than ever, I will always cherish the classics. Sean Connery made Bond one of the greatest fictional heroes of the 20th Century.

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