Roger Moore’s 5 Best James Bond Scenes

On May 23, 2017, actor Sir Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89. Moore’s defining role will always be James Bond, a role he played for 12 years, making him the longest running actor to play the role.

Moore would play Bond seven times: Live And Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974); The Spy Who Loved Me (1977); Moonraker (1979); For Your Eyes Only (1981); Octopussy (1983); and A View to a Kill (1985). Aside from his role as the debonair Agent 007, he also starred in a number of television series, such as The Saint (1962-1969) and The Persuaders! (1971-1972).

Throughout his lifetime, Moore was noted for his humanitarian work, including becoming a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. He leaves behind his wife, Kristina Tholstrup, and his three children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.

In memory of the British actor, we’ve rounded up five of Moore’s most memorable scenes from the James Bond series:

5. Hang on

Bond somehow seems to always prevail in the most unlikely situations, and this scene from 1983’s Octopussy proves it. While its rather unlikely that anyone could hang on to a moving plane, fight off an armed assassin and save the bond girl, it’s certain that Roger Moore nails the role, and pulls it all off with class.

4. Bond never misses

This scene from the 1979 Moonraker shows off Moore’s cool and calm composure as he seemingly misses his target, and ends up killing one of Drax’s henchmen instead. What makes this scene so compelling to us is his simple, yet confident “did I?” proving our 007 Agent is as suave as he is precise.

3. He has ways of making you talk

The only thing we like more than a good fight scene is Bond’s persuasive ability to get what he needs. This scene from the 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me is completed by Moore’s witty “What a helpful chap,” as he fixes his tie, showing his portrayal of our hero is as sophisticated as he is clever.

2. We’ll see who has the last laugh

No James Bond movie would be complete without a train fight scene, and this one from Live and Let Die shows Moore is more than just suits and gadgets. If it isn’t Tee-Hee’s hilarious laugh that gets us, its Bond’s quick thinking to cut the wires in the pincer hand and his superhuman kick that saves our hero once again.

1. Priorities are key to success

Jam-packed with Bond’s charisma, nifty gadgets and an epic getaway, this scene shows Moore has exactly what it takes to be the ultimate secret agent. Bond’s classic “So does England,” line shows that nothing will get in the way of his success, and is completed by a suspenseful fall off the side of a mountain, only to float away to victory with his Union Jack parachute.

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Daniel Mitri is a Toronto-based writer with an interest in music, travel and food. Aside from writing, he spends most of his time playing bass guitar and frequenting 24-hour restaurants. Follow him on Twitter @MitriTweets.

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