Surprise surprise, Daniel Craig is apparently the least attractive James Bond in the entire history of the spy movie series. At least, according to science.
According to The Daily Mail, a scientific study has found that Craig’s ‘thin lips’, ‘bulbous nose’, and ‘wide face’ placed him at the very bottom of 007 actors. The study was based on symmetrical rules pioneered by the ancient Greeks.
Dr. Julian De Silva, the director of the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery in London, explained:
“Daniel Craig scored poorly because he has very thin lips, a bulbous nose and his face is very wide.”
Sorry, Daniel Craig, women might love you, but you’re not plastic surgeons’ favorite James Bond.
According to the face mapping test, Sir Sean Connery was found to be the most handsome Bond, matching Phi, the Golden Ratio of Beauty with an accuracy of 89.2%. The Phi was used by the Ancient Greeks to measure ‘physical perfection.’
The photo used to measure Connery’s ‘physical perfection’ was taken in 1964 when he starred as 007 in Goldfinger. The 87-year old actor’s lips, jaw, chin, nose, eyes and facial shape – were judged to be near perfect.
Sir Sean Connery came the closest to the ancient Greek ideals of beauty.
The ideal is, of course, 100%. But no living man can achieve that, scientists say. After all, that’s why it is an ideal.
However, most of the actors who played James Bond throughout the decades are fairly close to the ideal – even Daniel Craig. Between him and Connery, here’s how the other actors fared:
George Lazenby came in fifth with 85.2%, one-upped by Pierce Brosnan with 85.3%. The third place was reserved for Timothy Dalton who managed to approach the ancient ideal by 86.5%, with the late Sir Roger Moore taking the ‘silver medal’ with 88.8%.
Craig, in turn, falls sixth with 84.2%. Dr. De Silva, who conducted the test, said:
“Craig has rugged good looks but they don’t accord with the Greeks’ idea of beauty. Meanwhile, Sean Connery has been feted as the most handsome Bond for years – and it is great this has now been proved by science.”
“He has beautiful facial symmetry and gets closer than any other Bond to having what the Greeks considered the perfect face. Connery has an almost geometrically perfect chin of 99.8%, his eye spacing was almost perfect and his lips are beautifully shaped. Across the 12 key markers he had the highest combined score,” he went on to add.
“These brand new computer mapping techniques allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful and the technology is useful when planning patients’ surgery,” Dr. Silva said enthusiastically.
Sir Roger Moore came in second, with 88.8%.
The bronze medal was snagged by Timothy Dalton, who approached the ancient Greek ideal of physical beauty, Phi, by 86.5%.
Pierce Brosnan conquered the fourth place with 85.3%.
According to similar research, the man who approached this ideal the closest is George Clooney, whose face fits the ideal by an amazing 91.86%.
“The Phi ratio of 1.618 has long been thought to hold the secret of beauty, and now with the computer mapping we can calculate exactly how it applies to men,” Silva concluded.