Here we met the third Bond played by charismatic Roger Moore, who appeared in in 7 films of the series starting with "Live and Let Die" (1973). He was less cruel and vain than Connery and definitely treated more courteous with women in contrast with the first Bond. Moore brought in franchise light humor and incredible tricks, which became main accent. Killings were getting more and more ridiculous and stopped scaring. Gradually, James Bond became more a comic than a hero.
Fourth 007 player Timothy Dalton saved Bond films from descending into parody. On the contrary, having an experience as a professional theater actor, he returned drama into films. Dalton's Bond wasn't obsessed with women, but on his professional duty and work, which helped him to become again a serious ranger. On Dalton, screenwriters finally abandon femme fatale images. Anyway, films of this Bond period were lost among all the other action movies of 80s. Dalton wasn't as charismatic as movie stars of that time (Schwarzenegger, Gibson and the others). And although Timothy got a good retainer for his work, he is the only one Bond player who has never been nominated for a single award. In total he appeared in 2 films.