The argument over who is the best James Bond has carried on for many years (and will for many more to come). To me, though, the answer is in the title above: “Nobody Does It Better.” Sung by Carly Simon for the excellent The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977, in my opinion, it says it all. There are so many things that influence someone’s belief that one actor is a better Bond than another. How do we categorize what is best? Closest to Fleming’s vision? That would be Connery, surely. Is this because the novels were fresh and couldn’t be polluted by special effects and explosions like the later movies? The film’s merits would be gained purely by the acting, writing and directing qualities of those involved.