I spent a while reading the deadly serious, and unintentionally hilarious, CraigNotBond.com, a site campaigning to get Mr Craig ousted from the role. I have to say I agree partially with what’s being said. I was pretty pissed, and still am, that Pierce Brosnan was fired. That said the website is scathing at times:
How can a short, blond actor with the rough face of a professional boxer and a penchant for playing killers, cranks, cads and gigolos pull off the role of a tall, dark, handsome and suave secret agent?
What films I’ve seen him in have been pretty good. Layer Cake was an enjoyable couple of hours, similar to Lock, Stock (same Producer) and Snatch. Munich is the latest film he’s done, which I’ve yet to see.
His first couple of days on the set of Casino Royale didn’t go too well, he was hit in the mouth and had to have emergency dental work. Ouch! Pierce Brosnan was asked to comment at the premiere of his new film The Matador on Tuesday, to which his initial reply was to laugh and then said “Ahhh bless his cotton socks, it is kind of hard to say Bond without any teeth”*. Its all part of the job he continued. No love lost there then!
Anyhoo, I thought I’d give my list of favourite Bonds. It isn’t your usual one, and you have to remember I grew up with the Roger Moore films and errr… I’ve not really seen many of Sean Connery’s films (so not that much of a fan).
- Timothy Dalton
- Pierce Brosnan
- Roger Moore
- Sean Connery
- George Lazenby
Why that order? I’ll leave that for a later post. What’s yours? Yes, you reading this!
Getting back to Casino Royale, I doubt I’ll be boycotting it. I’m interested to see if Daniel Craig is up to job and what direction they’re trying to take the films in.
* I wish I could a find an online source for this, I’ve only heard it on Radio 1.