Since film producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman first adapted Ian Fleming's sixth Bond novel, Dr. No, in 1962, James Bond has made for a tumultuous film franchise, from prestigious to hopeless, from exotic to trite, and from double-fisted to utterly camp. Under 10 different directors of a so-far 53-year run, James Bond, MI-6 agent 007, has been played by six different actors, all of whom, for better or worse, have left their own respective marks on Ian Fleming's tux.

Given Daniel Craig's critically-acclaimed revival of the Bond role, and with the recently divisive rumors that Idris Elba might eventually be cast as the first black Bond, 2015 is an exciting time for franchise. Ranking Bond films is already a critical pastime, so in this we're focused on performances. From very worst to the essential best, here's our ranking of all six Bonds. James Bonds.