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Nelson, an American actor, was the first man to play James Bond on screen in 1954 in an anthology episode of the television series Climax! based on Ian Fleming’s novel Casino Royale.
Connery was the first and arguably the most iconic actor to play 007 in 1962.
He went on to immortalize the character in Dr. No, From Russia With Love, oldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever, and Never Say Never Again.
Simmons portrayed James Bond in the same films as Sean Connery; he was Connery’s stunt double and was used during the filming of the now-iconic gun barrel sequence.
Niven portrayed James Bond in the 1967 Casino Royale. The film sees James Bond in retirement and is more of a wacky parody than the kind of Bond film we love.
Niven was considered the perfect actor to play Bond by author Ian Fleming.
Lazenby starred in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Lazenby left the role before the film was released, even though he was later on nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance.
The next actor to play James Bond was Roger Moore.
Moore played Bond for seven films: Live and Let Die, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View to Kill.
Timothy Dalton first appearance as Bond in The Living Daylights.
After his performance received mixed reviews and his films struggled to achieve the same box office numbers as Moore’s, Dalton left the role only having appeared in two films.
Brosnan starred in four successful films: Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, and Die Another Day before stepping away from the part.
After Brosnan quit as Bond in 2004, Daniel Craig signed up for Casino Royale in 2005 after having been impressed with the its script.
Craig has starred in four films: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre.
Although he once claimed in an interview that he’d never return to the role, luckily for the fans, he decided to give it another go.
Let’s hope the 25 Bond movie comes out on time!