Each James Bond actor has been ranked. Source: Getty.
It’s been an ongoing debate for decades, but now a scientific study claims to have confirmed the who is the best looking James Bond of all time, with some surprising results.
Researchers analysed every Bond, from Sean Connery and Roger Moore to the current lead actor Daniel Craig, examining their facial structure using the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which measures “physical perfection”.
Harley Street surgeon Dr Julian De Silva runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery, and uses the ratio in his work. He applied it to each actor, and after much measuring and analysis, put Goldfinger star Sean Connery in top place.
It may be a surprise to many that current Bond star, Daniel Craig, came in last in the study, with De Silva blaming his “very thin lips”, “bulbous nose” and “wide face”. He credited the actor with rugged good looks, but claimed he didn’t meet the Greeks’ classic idea of beauty.
The computer mapping technique is a mathematical equation first devised by the Greeks to measure beauty. It looks at faces (and bodies) and applies a score to certain parts. The closer the ratios are to 1.618, the more beautiful they supposedly are.
Roger Moore took second place, with De Silva claiming he had the best eye positioning of all the Bonds. Timothy Dalton came in third thanks to his “almost perfectly shaped nose”, and he was followed by Pierce Brosnan who was complimented on his nose, but lost points for his chin.
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George Lazenby was marked down for his nose, but gained marks for his lips, narrowly beating Craig.
According to the Phi ratio, the most handsome male celebrity in the world is George Clooney. But do you agree with the ranking system’s results? Here they all are in order: