|Date:||November 25th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)|| |
Timothy Dalton's Bond
I think it can often be very difficult for an actor to be accepted playing a character previously established by another idolized artist.
If we count TV shows and perhaps some other films I believe Sean Connery was not the very first James Bond, but Sean was the first actor to really put Bond on the movie map big-time. That would be a tough act for any performer to follow.
Some years ago I read that when Bond creator Ian Fleming was still alive, before Connery won the role, Fleming's preference was for Roger Moore to play the role. Moore of course eventually played Bond years later after Connery walked away from it for a time.