Roger Moore, the actor who played James Bond, dead at 89

Roger Moore, third actor in the James Bond franchise, died at age 89. Considered the most suave personification of the legendary secret agent, the actor thought there were worse labels to wear the rest of one’s life. As a matter of fact, he considered himself incredibly lucky to have been selected to step into the uninimitable Sean Connery’s shoes whom he wisely didn’t try to copy, becoming his own James Bond. “During my early acting years I was told that to succeed you needed personality, talent and luck in equal measure,” Moore said in 2014. “I contest that. For me it’s been 99% luck. It’s no good being talented and not being in the right place at the right time.”