The Mother Brain Files Underrated Actors Special: Timothy Dalton

The first time I heard the name James Bond was in the summer of 1989 when Licence to Kill was released in theaters. Being a Ghostbusters and Batman fan at the time, I did not know anything about Bond as a character and the fact that there were 15 other films that came before it. Timothy Dalton was my first exposure to the role before I even knew that Sean Connery started it and I did catch up on the films until after the release of Goldeneye in 1995. By then, I was quick to judge Dalton as my least favorite actor as 007 due to his darker interpretation of the role. Little did I know then he was attempting to recapture a real world aspect of Ian Fleming’s novels that was lost in Connery as well as George Lazenby and Roger Moore’s performances.