Saturday, July 13, 2013
Sexiest Spies On TV And In The Movies
A few years ago TV Guide compiled a list of the top fifty sexiest spies on television and in the movies. I do readily admit that this list might be a little out of date since it doesn't take into consideration the most recent movies and tv series. For the sake of brevity, I'll only list TV Guide's top ten. TV Guide restricted their list to spies only, not super heroes and other crime fighter types.
10) Daniel Craig (James Bond--movie)
9) Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible--movie)
8) Diana Rigg (Mrs. Peel in The Avengers--television series)
7) Robert Redford (Joe Turner in Three Days of the Condor--movie)
6) Halle Barry (James Bond--movie)
5) Pierce Brosnon (James Bond--movie)
4) Jennifer Garner (Alias--television series)
3) Harrison Ford (Jack Ryan character--movie)
2) Brad Pitt/Angela Jolie (Mr. and Mrs. Smith--movie)
1) Sean Connery (James Bond--movie)
Relating to the entire list of fifty, there are several things I found interesting.
Three different actors made the top fifty list for portraying the same character. Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, and Harrison Ford all played Jack Ryan in various movies from Tom Clancy novels.
There was one slot (#28) that included the entire cast of the television series Mission Impossible with special mention of Barbara Bain and Greg Morris.
All the James Bond actors made the list except George Lazenbe. Timothy Dalton was #45, Roger Moore #27, Daniel Craig #10, Pierce Brosnon #5, and Sean Connery (not a surprise) at #1.
And other characters who were portrayed by different actors in the television series vs. the movie. At #38 we had Ann Hathaway as Agent 99 in the Get Smart movie and at #24 we had Barbara Felton as Agent 99 on the Get Smart television series. At #23 we had Uma Thurman as Emma Peel in The Avengers movie and at #8 we had Diana Rigg as Emma Peel on The Avengers television series. At #22 we had a tie of Robert Conrad playing James West in the television series of Wild Wild West and Will Smith portraying James West in the movie version of Wild Wild West.
Who are your favorite spies in movies and television? Is it because they're sexy? Because of their bravery? Their cleverness? Their abilities to do their jobs? Let me know.