Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Timothy Dalton

The tallest (6'2") actor to date to play James Bond turns 62 today. Sean Connery may have defined the role, but Dalton brought back Bond's hard edge after Connery's final films, George Lazenby, and Roger Moore wore it down.

Dalton's two turns as Bond (The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill) are arguably the most realistic of the series, aided by Dalton doing many of his own stunts.

Here's to you, Tim.


John D. said...

I always thought that Dalton was closest to the Bond of Fleming's books. It's a shame that his tenure as 007 only lasted 2 movies.

Graham said...

62! Holy crap! It seems like just yesterday he was slaying Ming's minions in FLASH GORDON.

Matt said...

You know... I watched License to Kill again last week, and that is one *bad* movie. Any gritty realism that Dalton brought to the role gets undermined when he fends off attack from a stuffed swordfish.