James Bond may be broke and jobless thanks to MGM, but he was still voted the Ultimate Icon by AskMen UK.
Bond beat out time traveller The Doctor from ‘Doctor Who’ and computer game hero Super Mario into second and third place respectively.
Andrew Lubega, editor of AskMen UK, who compiled the survey, told BANG Showbiz: “For a number of decades now, James Bond has continued to be the ultimate symbol in cool for men worldwide – and in 2010 things are no different.
“He’s cool, confident, strong, sharply-dressed and not lacking in a gag or two. And if that wasn’t enough, in between killing off the bad guys he always finds time to shack up with a variety of gorgeous women.”
AsKMen UK’s Ultimate Icon for British Men:
1. James Bond
2. The Doctor (from ‘Doctor Who’)
3. Super Mario
4. Don Draper