Loved Him Then, Love Him Now – James Bond

I was about to do this post on someone completely different, a pop star that I adored as a child and he’s still awfully darn good looking now when what should come on my tv but Casino Royale.   I haven’t adored Daniel long enough for him to fit this category and I”ve already used Sir Sean so I’m going with a fictional character today.   I did love James Bond from the time I was old enough to watch Bond movies on TBS.   As a side note, one of the great benefits of growing up in Atlanta in the 70’s was TBS.  It had other call letters then but I can’t remember them I do remember that it was Channel 17 and the best shows came on there.  Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan’s Island, the Brady Bunch, Hogan’s Hero’s, Wrestling and James Bond movies.  I was too young to go see Bond at the theater but through TBS I got to know and love James Bond.  Sean Connery and then Roger Moore captured my imagination and my heart.  I saw Living Daylights but Timothy Dalton was not the Bond for me.   I have to say I never watched anything but snippets of Pierce Brosnan’s Bonds.  He was Remington Steele.  He could not be James Bond in my mind.  He was too pretty, too polished to be Bond for me.  But nonetheless the thought of Bond, James Bond with his martini shaken not stirred thank you very much lingered then along came Daniel.  Ahhh Daniel.  I was not familiar with him as an actor prior to his being casted as my childhood hero.   But I planned to go the movie opening night.  In fact my son and his friends made a party of it.   In my opinion Daniel nailed the role.  He was ruggedly handsome, drop dead sexy, tender when needed and even made me laugh a bit.  I believe that Sir Ian Fleming would have been pleased.   So here are the Bonds (including George Lazenby).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loved Him Then, Love Him Now – Sean Connery

Okay so this is way way overdue but here he is.  He’s almost 80 years old and is still as my friend SFCatty says “A Beautiful Man” .   He was smoking hot as James Bond in the 60’s

Twenty years later in Highlander we were still loving him and picking him over Christopher Lambert

Right into the 21st Century and he was still hot in League of E xtraordinarie Gentlemen

Spanning 5 decades he is the ultimate Loved Him then and Love Him Now man.  Sir Sean Connery.

Favorite Bond?

As anyone who has read this blog with any regularity knows Daniel Craig is my favorite James Bond.  How bout the rest of you?  Which Bond is your favorite?

Take the poll below and let the world know. Thanks to SFCatty who asked this question on the Southern Sizzle Blog.

Who Is Your Favorite James Bond
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