5. Timothy Dalton
Best Movie: "The Living Daylights" (1987)
"Too serious" best describes Dalton's tenure in the tux, at least where fans are concerned. General audiences vetoed Roger Moore's successor at the box office, as Dalton's last Bond effort (the underrated "License to Kill
") got lost in the Summer 1989 blockbuster shuffle. (Legal issues surrounding the character, which delayed Bond's return to the big screen until 1995, didn't help either.)
Like Lazenby before him, Dalton suffered from taking over the Walther PPK from a very popular and likable Bond. In retrospect, it could be argued that Dalton's gritty -- and deadly serious -- take on 007 was just ahead of its time.