Top 10 Movie Spies
Ethan Hunt - Tom Cruise
Hi-tech gadgetry, backstabbing, espionage, glamorous locations, the Mission Impossible series of movies have taken the Bond mantle and updated it for the modern era.
The Saint - Roger Moore
Although not strictly a spy, Simon Templar (aka The Saint) was a gun for hire in this TV series, adapted from the Leslie Charteris novels. Largely seen as Roger Moore's grooming for his eventual Bond role.
Jason Bourne - Matt Damon
Little is known about Jason Bourne, mainly because of the fact that he always seems to be suffering from amnesia! So in between trying to rebuild his identity Bourne, ably played by Matt Damon, has to fend off all manner of assassins.
Derek Flint - James Coburn
James Coburn played spy Derek Flint in Our Man Flint, a light hearted, Bond-style 60s film spoof. Not a massive chuckle-fest. We prefer Austin Powers!
Jack Ryan - Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford played Jack Ryan, the hero of the Tom Clancy novels, uncovered an unconstitutional war on drugs in 1994 spy thriller, Clear and Present Danger.
Agent Cody Banks - Frankie Muniz
This unlikely secret agent had to juggle high school with CIA training with his biggest nemesis being his mum!
Harry Tasker - Arnold Schwarzenegger
In the comedy outing True Lies, Arnie played secret agent Harry Tasker whose biggest mission was trying to keep his job a secret from his wife, Jamie Lee Curtis.
Austin Powers - Mike Myers
Oh, behave! Yes, he's cheesy and stuck in the 60s but his attempts at a 3-point-turn in the caddy in Dr. Evil's basecamp still make us chuckle...
Robert Vaughn - The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Hustle star Robert Vaughn played secret agent Napoleon Solo in the 60s US TV spy series, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. It was his smart, witty banter with co-agent Ilya Kuryakin (David McCallum) that made the show so compelling. Oh, and the women of course
James Bond - Sean Connery
The big daddy of spy capers. No introduction needed surely? And in our opinion, Sean was always the coolest Bond, smoother than a silk codpiece with an ability to deliver those double entendres with ice-cool conviction.