… is to drink the “perfect martini” as he himself describes it.
Living in the shadow of the great Sean Connery meant that many didn’t consider him a worthy James Bond, but he sure made the 70’s and 80’s Bond look cool (and very much entertaining). He’s the first Bond I watched and therefore he embodied that persona in my head. It hasn’t until a few years later (when my father told me that there were other actors impersonating this British spy) that I became acquainted with these other iterations of the enigmatic “Bond, James Bond” character. But at that time, the Roger Moore’s take on James Bond had already stuck in my head and everything else felt short in comparison.
So, it’s sad to see him go, but it’s a good thing that he left this great body of work for all of us to enjoy.
R.I.P. Mr. Moore. Now you can drink as many martinis as you want.