He is dashing, suave, sophisticated and not to forget extremely courageous! He is the man girls swoon over. A character that was popularized by Ian Fleming in his novels, James Bond, code name 007 was created in 1953.
In 1962, the popularity of the novels was taken to a different level, with the release of the movie Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as Bond.
Over the last 50 years, several actors, exclusively selected for this role have portrayed this fictional character with great élan.
Bond is famous for sipping vodka martinis; his famous dialogs like, 'Shaken and not stirred'; and of course the gadgets, vehicles and the guns!
Here's a look at some of the leading actors who played this sensational character.
(25 August 1930)
Sean Connery is famous the world over for being the first James Bond.Starred in
- Dr. No (1962)
- From Russia with Love (1963)
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Thunderball (1965)
- You Only Live Twice (1967)
- Diamonds are Forever (1971)
- Never Say Never Again (1983)
(1 March 1910 - 29 July 1983)
Niven was the author Ian Fleming's first choice for the portrayal of Jame Bond.Starred in
(5 September 1939)
George Lazenby is an Australian actor and also a model who played this legendary role in one movie.Starred in
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
(14 October 1927)
This handsome English actor has seven films of this series to his credit.Starred in
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- A View to a Kill (1985)
(21 March 1944)
Timothy Dalton was considered for this role several times before he actually portrayed the character.Starred in
- The Living Daylights (1987)
- License to Kill (1989)
(16 May 1953)
This Irish actor has made a strong impact with his portrayal of this character and won the hearts of many.Starred in
- GoldenEye (1995)
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
- The World Is Not Enough (1999)
- Die Another Day (2002)
(2 March 1968)
This English actor is the current James Bond since 2006.Starred in
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- Skyfall (2012)
Bond 24 and Bond 25 are expected to be released in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Both the movies will star Daniel Craig as 007. With great actors like the aforementioned, it is no surprise that Mr. Bond is one of the greatest film heroes ever.