As Biography.com notes, today is the 72nd birthday of actor Timothy Dalton.
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Timothy Dalton appeared as James Bond in The Living Daylights and License to Kill.
In my view, Sean Connery is James Bond, as an advertisement once proclaimed, but I think Timothy Dalton was very good as Bond. I think he is the second best Bond.
Dalton replaced Roger Moore, who portrayed Bond in a lighthearted manner. Dalton, who was and is a serious actor, reread all of the Ian Fleming novels and then attempted to portray Ian Fleming's Bond.
I think he succeeded.
Dalton portrayed Bond as serious, quiet, cold, sardonic, tough and ruthless. He looked and acted like Fleming's James Bond.
Except for a few silly bits that I could have done without, I think The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill were very good Bond films.
Bond fans should take a second look at Timothy Dalton's portrayal of James Bond.