Best James Bond 007 | Sean Connery vs. Roger Moore

I know there six actors that have played James Bond´s role: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

But the “golden age” is starred by one of these two. Sean Connery or Roger Moore? Which one is your favourite? Why?

#41

Roger Moore

Roger Moore

  1. christopher peaston look [1] argued:

    The coolest smoothest
    Best looking lasted the longest

    Films were the best

  2. Matt [4] argued:

    He did the most, unmatched with the quippy one-liners, movies had the best scripted plots, generally underappreciated in the role. Also he started at age 46, Connery was done by age 42; Moore has aged much better.

  3. Jo [1] argued:

    Roger Moore brought a boyish, sexy charm to the role. He’s my favourite.

  4. SHG [1] argued:

    Sir Roger Moore because I grew up watching his bond movies and my favourite bond film was “The Spy Who Loved Me”

  5. Doug Dickenson [1] argued:

    Roger Moore and Sean Connery are hands down the two best Bonds.But between the two I pick Roger Moore.Whether you liked The Man With the the Golden Gun or not(which I did)you have to admit his acting was amazing in that film as well as others.

  6. Michael [18] argued:

    Roger Moore, was much closer to the character on Ian Flemming’s novels. Yes ultimately he was an assassin but relied on his whits, his humor his ability to get out of a corner without always having to use force. After all he wasn’t a superhero but the best spy with a license to kill. Also, rumor has it that he was ranked higher than Sean when they were casting. (The studio wanted Cary Grant or Dave Niven). Of course Sean started it all so in my humble opinion they are equal.

  7. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Id like to see how many people wouldve liked sean connery had he played bond second during the 70s with the over-the-top scripts like diamonds are forever which is considered to be connery’s weakest mgm bond movie (never say never again notwithstanding). Roger moore had to follow up the “original” bond by becoming the best bond. He was classy and funny. sean had the LUCK of getting scripts like goldfinger. When a no-name australian like lazenby can just step in and play bond in a good movie like “on her majesty’s secret service”, they basically could have got anyone to do it in the 60s with critical acclaim. Roger moore excelled while having to deal with the producers scratching for more ideas and responding to movies like star wars.

  8. kinge [1] argued:

    Because he was a natural gentlemen not force like conery the brutt who tried to fit in to the role.

  9. Lucy [2] argued:

    Instant descriptive words that hit me like a train when I think of Roggy as Bond: Witty, charming, humorous, sentimental, seductive, ruthless, smart, experienced, arrogant at times, british, a little misogynistic at times, serious and extremely attractive. Everything that bond should be. As well as this, Fleming actually asked for him to play the role where as Sean Connery only fit it after seeing his partner’s reaction to him. I found Moore exceptional to watch, in fight scens, love scenes, confrontational scenes, serious scenes and the light hearted scenes. Also, any blame Moore cops fromhis Bond films comicality is actually the script writers and directors fault.

    Does a Roger Moore half-smile*

  10. Daniele [1] argued:

    Roger is no doubt my favorite Bond, for several reasons.
    In addition to giving the character a very friendly, unlike his predecessor, Connery, who still love but too rough.
    In his films, but also gave irony decision and beautiful action scenes with extreme elegance!! w moore !!!!!!!!!!

    PS = sorry for my English, I’m Italian and I’m using an online translator

  11. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    roger moore is the best bond – he is cool, funny and a great ladies man – he is my idea of a Bond not Sean Connery who was way too serious and boring

  12. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Why?
    the most elegant,suave and well spoken man on earth

  13. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    As an actor, he knew his limitations and didn’t overplay the part of James Bond. The character and the 007 world is very ridiculous at times so to keep a tongue in cheek and do it as effectively as he did is important. Plus he had more style and charm.

  14. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Watch the Spy who loved me. He’s a real Brit.

  15. Lady Mama [1] argued:

    Roger Moore wins hands down. I am reading a lot of silly reasons why Connery was the best & they are not consice answers. Roger used his wit, charm, sarcasm & cheekyness.

  16. Areed [1] argued:

    i pick roger moore because he is funny and suits well with the chracter of james bond HE has style i like connery too but roger moore the best

  17. zeid [2] argued:

    Rpger Moore is the best , but Connery is the only BOND 007

  18. Ash H [1] argued:

    He portrayed Bond in a more humorous way and was more polished and more accessible to a wider audience. Connery had a cold portrayal of the character, was more of a womanizer

  19. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    He was magnetic and his Bond films are by and large far more watchable and entertaining. Connery was a great Bond, but Moore was pure escapism. Just what Bond should be.

  20. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    He has more appeal as 007.I found him to hold my interest more,but it is really close .I will say Roger is my favorite Bond

  21. Belisarius [1] argued:

    First of all they’re both legends to me but i would go for Roger Moore because he’s a natural playboy he’s got lovely jokes and he just seems to be the one that comes closest to Ian Fleming’s original concept of James bond, remembering that one of Ian’s biggest inspirations for Bond was Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.

  22. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Because he’s the suavest, handsomest and driest of the James Bonds, and also the most identified with the role.

  23. Pedro [2] argued:

    Because he brings more life to the character, he’s more gentle. Sean connery is too grey…

  24. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    No-one else can wear a safari suit with the same degree of casualty as Sir Roger.

  25. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    although a hard choice,I do prefer Roger Moore.He holds my intention much more.His films are not so heavy and he brings alot of charm to the role,. but he also uses his “license to kill when he has to”,.Everyone has their favorite bond film.Mine are Octopussy and From Russia with love.Moore really hit his stride with with” The spy who loved me”:

  26. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Made the part his own when others felt the franchise should die with Connery. Plus he’s bloody English!!!

  27. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Quite simply… he personified the total Bond package: brute, charm, wit, and above all sense of humor. A better more enjoyable Bond. I like Connery. But Roger Moore was/is STILL the best
    Bond ever………….

  28. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    more humour and stlye

  29. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Moore is the best out of the six b/c of something people believe is a weakness. I think b/c of his light and carefree demeanor, the character of 007 himself is underestimated frequently by key characters in ALL of the Moore films. Unlike all the other actors like Connery, Lazenby, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig, where you can kind of see them coming as James Bond, Moore’s personality as 007 allows him to slip under-the-radar, and just adds on to the myth of JB.

  30. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    he is a real english gentlemen. he is polite, calm, charming, cool, but also tough and in very good physical shape. connery is too much rough and tough, he is a bull, not a gentlemen. and one needs to be very stupid to even compare him with moore

  31. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    you are the best james bond

  32. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    best looking best actor wittiest funniest longest lasting and on and on ad infinitum.

  33. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    More humor. Best movies. Looked more like a gentleman and less like a bum.

  34. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    best hair

  35. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Funny and more gentlemanly

  36. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    funny

  37. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    He brought a touch of humor to the character, He was witty, I thought he was the best.

  38. Derek [3] argued:

    Roger Moore is the better bond without a doubt. I don’t know exactly what it is but he has connery beat hands down.

  39. Sandy M [9] argued:

    Never cared much for this bond. I guess it was because he was the Bond to replace my beloved Sean Connery.

  40. digitalbrian [11] argued:

    Roger Moore looks more like a British Spy.

  41. Rachel S [1] argued:

    Roger Moore is the best James Bond for me, primarily because he was my “first” James Bond. I watched him in A View to a Kill then searched for his others. I didn’t discover Connery until much later – but I’ll admit, he’s almost won me over now.

#23

Sean Connery

Sean Connery

  1. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    He hits women good

  2. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Plain and simply because he’s Sean fuckin Connery! Buff said!

  3. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    I prefer sean connery and pierce brosnan

  4. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Why? There was no one who had the charasmatic presence on film like Sean Connery. His character would take you over and make you believe. He had what no other actor could ever quite achive. Brillience!

  5. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Why?
    Very suave and sexy.

  6. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Why?

    I grew up watching Roger Moore so naturally I liked him more, a little eight year old watching Moon Racker. I loved Roger Moore. But when I went back and watched all of the movies I new for sure that Sean was a much better James Bond and actor. Now that I am more matured in my “cinema” wisdom I find that Sean Connery is much better and ever since I saw From Russia with Love I’ve liked him more too. I just wish he could have played James Bond in The Spy who Loved Me!!!

  7. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    he’s the motherfucking man

  8. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    He was very attractive and roger moore never gained the comedy aspect of james Bond which he made.

  9. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Looks

  10. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    007 sean connery rocks

  11. zeid [2] argued:

    Roger Moore is the Best , byt Connery is only Bond !!

  12. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Sean Connery….he’s the ultimate badass….no one has such an awesome irish accent

  13. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Slight edge. More masculine.

  14. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    He is total class in every way, and a hunk above all hunks!!

  15. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    I think Sean knew when and how to act serious and funny when needed in this role…Roger even though he was great in the role was mostly funny in the Bond films which were hard for me to see them as being classics.

  16. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Why? You are kidding me? Sean Connery is a superstar and regarded as one of the sexiest men alive. Roger Moore isn’t. Just watch goldfingrr then any Moore film. Roger Moore would fair better against Austin powers, whom he is more like. Bess him

  17. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Better actor.

  18. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    Style and posture.

  19. Anonymous [1698] argued:

    he just started it all.

  20. J [5] argued:

    Connery can act. Moore played Bond with a silliness that would have Flemming rolling over! Connery forever.

  21. Sandy M [9] argued:

    Sean Connery “IS” James Bond. Every woman loves him. Men want to be him. He just ‘is’.

  22. Daniel Craig [1] argued:

    Because Sean Connery IS and always will be, Bond. He is the flesh and blood embodiment of the literary James Bond Ian Flemming create.

  23. digitalbrian [11] argued:

    Sean Connery looks more like the action hero James Bond is supposed to be.

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