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The James Bond series has been fortunate to have a number of world-class directors at the helm throughout the production of 22 James Bond films to date. Here's where you'll find the background for each of the directors and descriptions of how they contributed to the Bond series and the mythos of James Bond. The first 16 Bond films were lead by only 5 directors, each helping to shape the character of Bond in different ways. With the debut of Goldeneye in 1995, "musical director's chairs" has been the preferred model, with another 5 film-makers working on the next 6 films.


Terrence Young
Guy Hamilton
Lewis Gilbert

Terence Young
Dr. No
From Russia with Love
Thunderball
Guy Hamilton
Goldfinger
Diamonds Are Forever
Live And Let Die
The Man With The Golden Gun
Lewis Gilbert
You Only Live Twice
The Spy Who Loved Me
Moonraker





Peter Hunt
John Glen
Martin Campbell

Peter Hunt
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
John Glen
For Your Eyes Only
Octopussy
A View To A Kill
The Living Daylights
Licence To Kill
Martin Campbell
GoldenEye
Casino Royale





Roger Spottiswoode
Michael Apted
Lee Tamahori

Roger Spottiswoode
Tomorrow Never Dies
Michael Apted
The World is not Enough
Lee Tamahori
Die Another Day





Marc Forster
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Marc Forster
Quantum of Solace
Sam Mendes
Skyfall








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Anonymous Worst James Bond director to date! 1 Feb 24 2013, 9:43 AM EST by Anonymous
 
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Marc Forster has made the most boring 007 movie ever. Quantum of Solace was so horrible compared to Casino Royale that I had to check up if they changed directors between the films. And sure enough. When I say that this director is completely useless, that's an understatement.
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Anonymous Change actor!! 8 Dec 22 2010, 4:47 AM EST by Anonymous
 
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When a new James bond film was released, I just had to see it!! But that was then. The actor who plays James Bond in the last two films, has destroyed the pleasure of watching a James Bond movie. James Bond is a true Gentleman, educated at Eton. But the new guy, I don't even remeber his name, is a fighter fram the backyards, and has nothing to do with James Bond. I am not going to watch a James Bond film anymore untill there comes a new actor that can give make me laugh of the "snobbish" way James is. Why do they go on making movies with this terible actor as James Bond??? Haven't anyone tought of asking Mr.Hugh Jackman to be the new James Bond?? Watch him playing with Meg Ryan in "Kate & Leopold". That's the guy to play James!!
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Cedric(006) Who Do You think Is The Best behind The Lens? 14 Nov 10 2009, 3:20 PM EST by moore4ever
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There were a total of 10 directors that helped the man framed as OO7 to make it to the big screen. Of those 10, each of has someone we personally favor. Which director do you think is the best at his job on the Bond Films?

Mine is definatly Martin Campbell. His knack on the two Bond films that he did (Goldeneye and Casino Royale). If you look at both films, not only did he introduce two of the best bonds, but his films have many distinct features.

Mainly, they are some of the most action pack films, and the woman he cast, well................

Second comes Terence Young. Dr. No, FRWL, Thunderball, need I say more?

Third - Guy Hamilton
Fourth - Peter Hunt
Fifth - Lewis Gilbert
Sixth - John Glen
Seventh - Roger Spottiswood
Eighth - Lee Tamahhori
Ninth - Michael Apted

Marc Forster - ? or ??

Who do you prefer?

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