or the guns used on-screen by the other actors to play James Bond, go here. Some think the two Timothy Dalton Bond movies in the '80s weren't well received, which caused a six-year gap in Bond films—but the truth is a bunch of legal disputes put the Bond movie series in limbo and led to Dalton resigning from the role. By the time everything was sorted out, it was 1994, and the role of Bond had to be recast for a new decade. One of the candidates for the role back when it went to Dalton was again tapped to shrug into 007's tux and shoulder holster: Pierce Brosnan. M was also recast for the first time in 17 films, this time played by Judi Dench, who became the first woman to portray the character of Bond's boss, replacing Robert Brown. Miss Moneypenny was also recast, ousting the aging Caroline Bliss in favor of Samantha Bond. However, Desmond Llewelyn again reprised his role as Q, MI-6's armorer, for two more films, literally turning the reins over to John Cleese in a scene during Brosnan's third Bond film, The World Is Not Enough. Llewelyn's presence in the film sort of ruins the idea of this being a complete reboot, and there are references to previous Bond films, yet with the recasting, Bond is again in his late 30s or early 40s, so...we just have to accept it and move on. Brosnan turned out to be an excellent choice for Bond, able to pull off the suave debonair scenes with aplomb, as well as the intense actions scenes. After all, he was Remington Steele.