Published on November 12th, 2012 | by Key Reads


James Bond & His 6 Faces Leading to Skyfall

By Trinisha Richardson

With the recent release of the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, people everywhere are reminiscing  about the past films while rejoicing the return of the series as they head out to see Skyfall.

The James Bond series is the second-highest grossing film series of all time (second to Harry Potter).  The first film was released in 1962; now, fifty years later with 23 films under his belt, James Bond is as popular as ever.  Following the footsteps of the previous films, Skyfall is becoming even more commercially and critically acclaimed as time goes on, so it’s no surprise that everyone is buzzing about James Bond.

When discussing James Bond himself bypassing a reference to specific films one must ask:  Which one?  Adding to his mysterious nature, James Bond has been portrayed by 6 different actors.   His ever changing face adds effect to his secretive demeanor as a spy emphasizing that he does in fat work undercover. Let’s take a look at James Bond & His 6 Faces Leading to Skyfall through the 6 actors that have portrayed him through his fifty year run.


 Sean Connery (1962-1967 & 1971)

    • •He’s our very first James Bond portraying him in Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice before returning for Diamonds are Are Forever


George Lazenby (1969)

    • •He was James Bond only once in between Sean Connery’s time in the film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.


Roger Moore (1973-1985)

    • •He was James Bond for 7 consecutive films including Live and Let Die, The Man with the Gold Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View to a Kill.


Timothy Dalton (1987-1989)

    • •He was James Bond for two films:  The Living Daylights and License to Kill.


Pierce Brosnan (1995-2002)

    • •He was James Bond for four films including GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.


Daniel Craig (2006-2012)

  • •Our modern day James Bond has starred in the most recent three films including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall

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