Pierce Brosnan as James Bond (Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day)
Daniel Craig as James Bond (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall)
With the new James Bond movie Skyfall dropping this past weekend, it’s time to pick your personal Bond from the two most current iterations. In one corner we have Pierce Brosnan, the James Bond of the mid ’90s through early ’00s. Brosnan was a pretty boy, aristocratic, British dude. Homeboy was probably born in a Tuxedo. His Bond was pretty much Christian Bale in American Psycho without the music nerdery or love of hookers. On the plus side, Brosnan’s Bond inspired the amazing Goldeneye on Nintendo 64, he got to fight Russians (back Russian dudes were the hardest villains around), and he had a laser on his watch which probably came in real handy when he was trying to pickup various Eastern European jawns who smoke OD cigarettes.
Daniel Craig’s Bond is more of a brawler. Dude has that facial structure that tells you he might’ve curbstomped a dude at some point in his life. His version of Bond tends to be a lot moodier and pensive (serious Bond). Dude solves mysteries and stops the bad guys but he probably spends a lot of time drinking alone and thinking about all the heads he killed (sad Bond).
To Craig’s credit, while his Bond movies haven’t had as many wild gadgets as Brosnan’s, they have generally made more sense and been more believable. Then again Pierce Brosnan’s Bond surfed 50ft waves into North Korea while wearing a high tech wetsuit/ninja outfit. Fuck believability that’s cool. Choice is yours though….
Anyone that says Sean Connery in the comments gets faded on sight.- raythedestroyer