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Lists of all things Bond

(To see rankings of all the James Bond films from worst to first, go here.)

Daniel Craig  - ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF FOX/MGM EXCEPT WHERE NOTED
  • All photos courtesy of Fox/MGM except where noted
  • Daniel Craig

Best James Bond

In preferential order:

1. Sean Connery
2. Daniel Craig
3. Timothy Dalton
4. A blank space in honor of the vast gap between the first three and the last three
5. Roger Moore
6. Pierce Brosnan
7. George Lazenby

Potential Agent 007 Adam West, here playing another iconic hero - WARNER BROS.
  • Warner Bros.
  • Potential Agent 007 Adam West, here playing another iconic hero

10 Bond Alternates

At various points, the following actors (listed alphabetically) were among those considered to play the role of 007:

1. Richard Burton
2. Gerard Butler
3. Henry Cavill
4. Mel Gibson
5. Cary Grant (in fact, the producers' first choice to originate the role on screen)
6. Hugh Grant
7. Paul Newman
8. Robert Redford
9. Burt Reynolds
10. Adam West

Eva Green as Vesper Lynd
  • Eva Green as Vesper Lynd

10 Best Bond Women

Whether due to beauty, brains, bravura, brawn or some combination thereof, these are the most memorable heroines in the 007 universe.

In chronological order:

1. Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) in Dr. No
2. Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) in Goldfinger
3. Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet) in Goldfinger
4. Tracy di Vincenzo (Diana Rigg) in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5. Major Anya Amasova, aka Agent XXX (Barbara Bach) in The Spy Who Loved Me
6. Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) in For Your Eyes Only
7. Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell) in Licence to Kill
8. Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) in Casino Royale
9. Eve (Naomie Harris) in Skyfall
10. M (Judi Dench) in Skyfall

Donald Pleasance as Blofeld
  • Donald Pleasance as Blofeld

10 Best Master Villains

In chronological order:

1. Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) in From Russia with Love
2. Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) in Goldfinger
3. Blofeld (Donald Pleasance) in You Only Live Twice
4. Blofeld (Telly Savalas) in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5. Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) in The Man with the Golden Gun
6. Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale) in Moonraker
* 7. Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer) in Never Say Never Again
8. Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi) in Licence to Kill
9. Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) in Casino Royale
10. Silva (Javier Bardem) in Skyfall

* Film not part of official series

Richard Kiel as Jaws
  • Richard Kiel as Jaws

10 Best Secondary Villains

In chronological order:

1. Red Grant (Robert Shaw) in From Russia with Love
2. Oddjob (Harold Sakata) in Goldfinger
3. Tee Hee (Julius Harris) in Live and Let Die
4. Jaws (Richard Kiel) in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker
5. Locque (Michael Gothard) in For Your Eyes Only
6. Gobinda (Kabir Bedi) in Octopussy
7. Dario (Benicio Del Toro) in Licence to Kill
8. Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) in GoldenEye
9. Dr. Kaufman (Vincent Schiavelli) in Tomorrow Never Dies
10. Zao (Rick Yune) in Die Another Day

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10 Best Bond Theme Songs

In preferential order:

1. "Nobody Does It Better" – The Spy Who Loved Me (Carly Simon)
2. "Goldfinger" – Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey)
3. "A View to a Kill" – A View to a Kill (Duran Duran)
4. "Licence to Kill" – Licence to Kill (Gladys Knight)
5. "You Only Live Twice" – You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra)
6. "We Have All the Time in the World" – On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Louis Armstrong)
7. "You Know My Name" – Casino Royale (Chris Cornell)
8. "Skyfall" – Skyfall (Adele)
9. "For Your Eyes Only" – For Your Eyes Only (Sheena Easton)
10. "Diamonds Are Forever" – Diamonds Are Forever (Shirley Bassey)

The poster for Agent 007 Sees Red
  • The poster for Agent 007 Sees Red

10 Best Foreign Titles for Bond Films

In chronological order:

1. Dr. No: 007 Is The Killing Number (Japan) – Dr. No
2. Agent 007 Sees Red (Sweden) – From Russia with Love
3. Calm Down, Mr. Bond (Netherlands) – Thunderball
4. 007 Seized The Rocket Base (China) – You Only Live Twice
5. 007 Seized The Snow Mountain Castle (China) – On Her Majesty's Secret Service
6. 007, My Beloved (Finland) – The Spy Who Loved Me
7. 007 Against The Death Rocket (Brazil & Portugal) – Moonraker
8. Agent 007: Strict Confidence (Denmark) – For Your Eyes Only
9. Dangerously Yours (Canada & France) – A View to a Kill
10. To Kill Is Not To Play (France) – The Living Daylights

(Source: IMDb)

Harold Sakata as Oddjob
  • Harold Sakata as Oddjob

10 Great Character Names

In chronological order:

1. Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) in Dr. No
2. Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) in Goldfinger
3. Oddjob (Harold Sakata) in Goldfinger
4. Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama) in You Only Live Twice
5. Plenty O'Toole (Lana Wood) in Diamonds Are Forever
6. Nick Nack (Herve Villechaize) in The Man with the Golden Gun
* 7. Fatima Blush (Barbara Carerra) in Never Say Never Again
* 8. Nigel Small-Fawcett (Rowan Atkinson) in Never Say Never Again
9. Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) in GoldenEye
10. Strawberry Fields (Gemma Arterton) in Quantum of Solace

* Film not part of official series

John Kitzmiller (right) as the likable Quarrel, shown with Sean Connery
  • John Kitzmiller (right) as the likable Quarrel, shown with Sean Connery

10 Most Poignant Deaths

(Spoilers, obviously)

In chronological order:

1. Quarrel (John Kitzmiller) in Dr. No
2. Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz) in From Russia with Love
3. Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi) in You Only Live Twice
4. Tracy di Vincenzo (Diana Rigg) in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5. Vijay (Vijay Amritraj) in Octopussy
6. Della Leiter (Priscilla Barnes) in Licence to Kill
7. Sharkey (Frank McRae) in Licence to Kill
8. Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) in Casino Royale
9. Rene Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) in Quantum of Solace
10. Severine (Berenice Marlohe) in Skyfall

The sets for The Spy Who Loved Me earned an Oscar nomination.
  • The sets for The Spy Who Loved Me earned an Oscar nomination.

James Bond at the Oscars

1. Goldfinger (1964) – 1 win (Best Sound Effects)
2. Thunderball (1965) – 1 win (Best Visual Effects)
* 3. Casino Royale (1967) – 1 nomination (Best Original Song, "The Look of Love")
4. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) – 1 nomination (Best Sound)
5. Live and Let Die (1973) – 1 nomination (Best Original Song, "Live and Let Die")
6. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – 3 nominations (Best Art Direction & Set Decoration; Best Original Score; Best Original Song, "Nobody Does It Better")
7. Moonraker (1979) – 1 nomination (Best Visual Effects)
8. For Your Eyes Only (1981) – 1 nomination (Best Original Song, "For Your Eyes Only")
9. Skyfall (2012) – 5 nominations (Best Cinematography; Best Original Score; Best Original Song, "Skyfall"; Best Sound Editing; Best Sound Mixing), 2 wins (Best Original Song, "Skyfall"; Best Sound Editing)

* Film not part of official series

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