October 5th, 2012
10:15 AM ET
Sit back, relax and fix yourself a martini - shaken, not stirred - as we present to you the "Connoisseurs Guide to James Bond" in honor of International Bond Day.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film, "Dr. No," which launched an iconic franchise spun from Ian Fleming's novels.
The 1962 flick starred Sean Connery as Bond, Ursula Andress as Honey Rider and Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No. While Connery is a favorite for his portrayal of the dashing 007, a variety of actors have taken on the part, from Roger Moore to Pierce Brosnan to Daniel Craig, who stars in November's 23rd Bond film, "Skyfall."
In honor of Bond's 50th, CNN spoke with Bond "connoisseur" John Cork, the co-writer of the "James Bond Encyclopedia" and "James Bond: The Legacy."
Check out the video above to hear Cork's top Bond moments, from his favorite Bond girl (Diana Rigg's Tracy in 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"), to his favorite moment, which happens in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me."
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