Craig’s the youngest Bond, but is he also the best? I certainly think so.
Critics place Connery right up there, but have one ever seen a fatter Bond (see Goldfinger), or a more balding one? Connery was neither the handsomest, nor the best while carrying out stunts, and in the first few of his Bond (mis)adventures, he looks completly out at sea. Why, I’d prefer Alfred Molina over Sean Connery for the part.
On the other hand, look at Craig. He is young, an excellent actor (he proved this in Munich) and CERTAINLY NOT BALDING or PAUNCHY. In Casino Royale, he again delivers a gritty performance. All those stunts couldn’t be easy, and that now famous torture sequence? THAT is acting,and it’s here that Craig pips Connery as the best Bond. True, he was helped a lot by a decent script, but that doesn’t take anything away from the intensity with which he did the part. Others played Bond, Craig BECAME Bond.
P.S.: Don’t listen to the (not so )Great Quizzard if he tells you that Bond is neandarthalish. After all, what kind of neandarthal drives an Aston Marin or uses cell phones to track down baddies? And what’s all this nonesense about Bond not being the best spy??