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Yes,  the directors are, Guy Hamilton for Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever and two non-Connery efforts. The amazing Terence Young did Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Thunderball. The surprisingly good final Connery vehicle, You Only Live Twice, was supervised by the English journeyman director, Lewis Gilbert.

I am a solid Sean Connery man and don't think there is anyone else that was James Bond. I don't actually enjoy seeing Bond moved into modern times because the character, like Sherlock Holmes, is a creature of his times. If Bond isn't wearing a fedora it ain't Bond. The most interesting connection in Goldfinger, which I do think is the best James Bond movie, is its director Guy Hamilton was the assistant director on The Third Man, which had a certain wonderful English army Sergeant Paine played by the future M, Bernard Lee. "Holly Martins, the famous western writer?"

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