My Favourite Bond

Four Bond-loving film-makers reveal which 007 flick they like best.

ROB COHEN (The Fast And The Furious, xXx)
“From Russia With Love.It was before they got out of control with the set-pieces, and when his character was most interesting. The belly-dancers, the sewers in Istanbul, the fight in the train compartment... It was like nothing you’d ever seen.”

JAY ROACH
(Austin Powers, Meet The Parents)
“Thunderball is the one I remember the most vividly, because of the underwater imagery. Connery was always my Bond. In fact he still is. I’ve never quite bought the rest of them.”

JOHN McTIERNAN
(Predator, Die Hard With A Vengeance)
“My favourite is the first one that Pierce did, GoldenEye. When I was a kid, I liked Goldfinger better. Then when the series tried to come back, Pierce’s film was the one that really revived it.”

 

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
(Spy Kids, Desperado)
“I grew up in the Roger Moore era, so The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only were the ones for me. Also Moonraker – the opening scene was incredible.”