Best 007 Ever?
"Bond. James Bond." No one uttered those three famous words, more often...and in my opinion, better than actor, Roger Moore. Moore, who starred in seven James Bond movies, passed away today in Switzerland after a battle with cancer. He was 89.
Moore wasn't the first James Bond. He actually replaced the guy many still consider to be the greatest Bond ever, Sean Connery. And while I agree Sean Connery was a cool Bond, he lacked the suave and debonair flair that Moore gave to the role. When Moore's James Bond asked for his martini shaken, not stirred...I really believed he was James Bond. And all of those Bond girls? Come on now. You tell me that Roger Moore couldn't have really had every single one of them...no matter which 007 movie they starred in. He was just that cool.
Sure Pierce Brosnan was great. Hey, I even liked Timothy Dalton. And I'm a huge fan of the current Bond, Daniel Craig. But maybe it's just because I'm a child of the 80s, and that's when I went to see my first 007 movie on the big screen. And let me tell you, that wasn't easy. Convincing my mom to let my best friend Eddie, and I, go to the Burwell Theater to see a movie called Octopussy was an enormous undertaking. Even though she knew it was a James Bond movie...that name threw her into a tizzy. When I mentioned that to her earlier today she got a good laugh out of it.
Anyway, here's a quick look at all seven of Roger Moore's James Bond movies. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
A View to a Kill (1985)