Everybody who takes over as the next James Bond is guaranteed a major career boost. Timothy Dalton was no exception. He had been considered for the role before, but passed over. Pierce Brosnan, the producers' first choice, was unavailable, so the role went to Dalton. he played the character with an impish, devil-may-care attitude that didn't quite catch on with audiences the way that the carefree Roger Moore style had won them over. He only lasted two movies, and they were both forgettable, but he looked good in the role.