Over the years many characters have played Bond thus giving him a physical form and shape from Sean Connery (6 films), George Lazenby (1 film), Roger Moore (7 films), Timothy Dalton (2 films), Pierce Brosnan (4 films) to Daniel Craig (3 films) now. Connery and Moore were the originals and older purists still argue over who played him better. George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton did not leave a mark and were quickly replaced. Connery, the first Bond, brought to the character a sturdy physical presence with his Scottish charm. Moore the elegant Bond had the best lines and introduced into the character a sense of humour. But essentially the character over the first 16 films remained two dimensional and true to the books. It was with Pierce Brosnan arguably one of the best Bonds, that dimensions to the character started getting added. A woman, Judi Dench became M and the franchise started looking exciting once more. Brosnan was blue steel and his classical good looks had him slip into the shoes of Roger Moore to perfection and make them his own. After four films he moved on and Daniel Craig took over. As far as looks went he was not the most exciting prospect, he did not speak much; humour was left to the ladies ( Bond girls ), but his was a raw physical presence so also he brought a brooding intensity to the character and Connery’s shoes left vacant for long found a worthy successor. The actor has added dimensions to the character. Here one cant help but compare the difference that Chris Nolan made to the Batman Franchise by changing it forever. Daniel Craig and now Sam Mendes have done the same with Skyfall…the Chrysalis has begun and the change is irreversible.