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Jarvio wrote:

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen - A fun and enjoyable film. It wasn't a 'good' film as such, but I enjoyed it, and that's all that maters. Solid Connery performance.

I saw this when it came out and couldn't deal with it ... it was a very loose adaptation of an Alan Moore comic that totally missed much of the cleverness and humour
at the same time it came out there was also From Hell, with Johny Depp, also based on an Alan Moore comic and also missing much of the point
funny thing was in the comics Alan Quatermain (Connery's character) was an opium addict, and the Inspector investigating the JackTheRipper murders (Depp's character) was a very clean living Victorian conservative type
but in the two films its  Depp's character who smokes opium and Connery's does not
I can just imagine Connery saying no way is he going to play a character smoking opium, then Depp saying he'd gladly do it if Connery won't, even if it contradicts the way his character was written

another good Dalton appearance in recent years: he played Rasillon, LordPresident of the Timelords in David Tennant's final Dr Who episode ... the character returned in Peter Capaldi's last series but unfortunately with a different actor

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Connery - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Lazenby - his cameo on Jim Jefferies' series "Legit"

Moore - Cannonball Run? or The Saint

Dalton - Hot Fuzz

Brosnan - Mrs. Doubtfire

Craig - Defiance

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Just watched another 6:

The Untouchables (with Connery) - Not usually my genre, but it was a decent film.

Who Saw Her Die? (with Lazenby) - Lazenby was dubbed, which was disappointing in this otherwise bizzare film.

The Cannonball Run (with Moore) - Great fun! And some good bond references for us bond fans too!

The Lion In Winter (with Dalton) - More like a play. Not my cup of tea, but technically well-made.

Mars Attacks! (with Brosnan) - Not very good. A comedy that just isn't that funny.

Munich (with Daniel Craig) - Found it hard to follow, but otherwise a good film, although too long. Interesting to see three bond actors in this film - Daniel Craig, Dominic Greene, Hugo Drax.

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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And..... another 6

The Anderson Tapes (with Connery) - Awesome film. Good crime thriller. And also features a young Christopher Walken!

The Man From Hong Kong (with Lazenby) - Finally, I get to see a Lazenby film where he is not dubbed AND has a prominent role. This film was so much better than I expected. I'd even go as far to say that it is quite like a bond film, but with Lazenby as the villain!

Gold (with Moore) - AVTAK alert! Roger Moore manages a gold mine where an evil plot is going on to flood the mine. This is so much like AVTAK which means I loved it!

Agatha (with Dalton) - After watching 3 very enjoyable films, this one was a let-down. Not bad by all means, but just average, and kinda weird too.

The Lawnmower Man (with Brosnan) - Bizarre but I absolutely loved it!

The Invasion (with Craig) - Average at best.

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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I own the Wild Geese.
that's a fantastic film, Moore plays a much darker character. In one gripping scene he forces someone to swallow a bag full of heroin.
Mamma Mia is a classic. I have a soft spot for it.
Dalton's villainous role in Hot Fuzz is a sure-fire winner.
Connery did a good job in Finding Forrestor and I love The Rock.

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I just watched North Sea Hijack with Roger Moore. I really enjoyed it, and again, he plays a much darker character than Bond.

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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James Suzuki wrote:

I own the Wild Geese.
that's a fantastic film, Moore plays a much darker character. In one gripping scene he forces someone to swallow a bag full of heroin.
Mamma Mia is a classic. I have a soft spot for it.
Dalton's villainous role in Hot Fuzz is a sure-fire winner.
Connery did a good job in Finding Forrestor and I love The Rock.

The Wild Geese isn't my cup of tea because it's just not my sort of film, but yes, Moore was very dark here, and by far the best aspect of the film.

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Jarvio wrote:
James Suzuki wrote:

I own the Wild Geese.
that's a fantastic film, Moore plays a much darker character. In one gripping scene he forces someone to swallow a bag full of heroin.
Mamma Mia is a classic. I have a soft spot for it.
Dalton's villainous role in Hot Fuzz is a sure-fire winner.
Connery did a good job in Finding Forrestor and I love The Rock.

The Wild Geese isn't my cup of tea because it's just not my sort of film, but yes, Moore was very dark here, and by far the best aspect of the film.

Moore is only used well in that first scene and does a brilliant job with it. In the rest of the film he has nothing to do. It's not his fault, but the character he establishes at the beginning is just wasted as someone only in the background.

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Gold starring Roger Moore was mentioned earlier in this thread. I remember enjoying that very much when I watched it. It was directed by Peter Hunt, and if I remember correctly, it even had a Maurice Binder title sequence. One to revisit, I think. I remember Moore and Susannah York having some good chemistry and sharing some pleasant moments in the bath together. I enjoyed the South African context of the story (it is my home country) and I remember South African actor Simon Sabela having a nice part in the film.

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Just watched Escape To Athena, with Roger Moore and David Niven too. Telly Savalas also starrs.

It reminded me a lot of FYEO with it's greek setting. It even has a monastery infiltration complete with abseiling.

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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THE MAN FROM HONG KONG had financial success internationally and its theme song, Jigsaw's "Sky High," was a #1 hit in many countries (I still hear it on oldies stations in the U.S.). I'm certain it is Lazenby's highest-grossing non-Bond movie in which he plays a significant role. It also has something of a following that has continued to grow over the years as the film becomes more accessible on home media.

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For me the following:

Sean Connery:  The Hunt For Red October, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Entrapment

George Lazenby:  The Return of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (or was I dreaming)

Roger Moore: North Sea Hijack, Cannonball Run, Wild Geese, Sea Wolves, Gold.

Timothy Dalton:  The Rocketeer, Hot Fuzz.

Pierce Brosnan:  Mrs Doubtfire, The Thomas Crown Affair, Mamma Mia

Daniel Craig:  Layer Cake, Lara Croft.

That's all I can think of personally.

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Surely wuthering heights for Tim Dalton? Or the Rocket man one, just remembered Cromwell also he played Rupert of the rhine

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Chriscoop wrote:

Surely wuthering heights for Tim Dalton? Or the Rocket man

Rocketeer & Lion In Winter.

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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I have seen most of the films mentioned in this thread now. The only one I'd downright refuse to watch is Mamma Mia

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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How could I forget Timothy Dalton was in The Rocketeer or Hot Fuzz.

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Sean - The Rock
George - The Man From Hong Kong
Roger - The Wild Geese
Timothy - Rocketeer
Pierce - The Ghost
Daniel - Defiance (Our Friends In The North, if TV shows are counted.)

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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My favourite non-bond films per each actor:

Connery - Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
Lazenby - The Man From Hong Kong
Moore - The Man Who Haunted Himself / Gold
Dalton - Rocketeer
Brosnan - The Lawnmower Man
Craig - The Force Awakens / Infamous / Tintin

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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I have all of these on VHS, DVD or Blueray.

Connery-The Molly Maguires, The Hill, Murder On The Orient Express, The First Great Train Robbery, Marnie.
Lazenby-The Man From Hong Kong
Moore-Gold, Escape To Athena
Dalton-The Informant, Framed.
Brosnan-The November Man, The Tailor Of Panama, Survivor.
Craig-The Golden Compass, The Invasion, The Adventures Of Tintin.

FRWl, OHMSS, CR, TSWLM, GF, SF, TLD,  LTK, TND, DN, FYEO, OP,TWINE, GE, LALD, TMWTGG, QOS, SPECTRE, YOLT, TB, MR, DAF, DAD, AVTAK.

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I've just re watched Dalton's "The Informant" and like Harry's Game penned by the same author, it's a great TV made movie about the "Troubles in Northern Ireland"

A low budget TV film but Dalton is superb as the Special Branch detective.

Soundtrack to the movie by the Pogues as well.

FRWl, OHMSS, CR, TSWLM, GF, SF, TLD,  LTK, TND, DN, FYEO, OP,TWINE, GE, LALD, TMWTGG, QOS, SPECTRE, YOLT, TB, MR, DAF, DAD, AVTAK.

"Do you expect me to talk?  "No Mister Bond I expect you to die"

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Just watched "The Doctor And The Devils", starring Timothy Dalton and Jonathan Pryce. Not a well known film but I thought it was excellent. Check it out!

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Glad to hear that many of you enjoyed The Rocketeer, when it came out in 1991 it was a major box office bomb. Likely because not many people were familiar with the comic book that inspired it. I still enjoy it to this day and it was the movie that introduced me to Timothy Dalton.  Also I recently watched Defiance where Daniel Craig gave a really amazing performance. I am planning on doing a marathon of his other films roles soon, I will defiantly share my thoughts here on the films that I enjoyed watching.

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If we're discussing "best" rather than "biggest," my choices for Connery would be The Offence (his best performance), Robin and Marian, The Wind and the Lion, and Zardoz.

For Moore, I'd pick both of his films directed by Peter Hunt: Gold and Shout at the Devil.

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PPK 7.65mm wrote:

Glad to hear that many of you enjoyed The Rocketeer, when it came out in 1991 it was a major box office bomb. Likely because not many people were familiar with the comic book that inspired it. I still enjoy it to this day and it was the movie that introduced me to Timothy Dalton.  Also I recently watched Defiance where Daniel Craig gave a really amazing performance. I am planning on doing a marathon of his other films roles soon, I will defiantly share my thoughts here on the films that I enjoyed watching.

I love the Rocketeer and wish Dalton could have displayed a smidge more of that charm in his Bond.

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