So to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, we're profiling the five British actors who have wowed cinema audiences as 007. And we might as well include George Lazenby while we're at it.
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A former Edinburgh milkman, Connery was the first actor to play Bond. Longtime fan favorite, Connery made a huge impact on the character (even inspiring Ian Flemming to give his creation a Scottish heritage), something subsequent Bonds have had to deal with. Highlights: Dr No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball Lowlights: You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, and the "unofficial" Never Say Never Again Also Known For: Playing the (Scottish) Spaniard in Highlander and the (Scottish) Russian submarine captain in The Hunt for Red October. Is also Indiana Jones's father and an Oscar winner for The Untouchables.
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Though the color of his hair created a stir when his casting was announced, Craig is fast becoming as much a fan favorite as Sean Connery. The franchise has gone through a bit of a reboot lately to focuse on how Bond became Bond, which some have seen as a rejuvenation, and others as a rip-off of the Jason Bourne franchise. Highlights: Casino Royale (2006), and this Lowlights: Quantum of Solace Upcoming: Skyfall, later this year Also Known For: Starring in the English-language remakes of Stig Larson's Millenium series