James Bond is ultimate icon

JAMES Bond has been voted the ultimate icon.

The movie spy - most recently portrayed on the big screen by Daniel Craig - topped a poll of over 7,000 British men with a huge 64 per cent of the vote, beating time traveller The Doctor from the TV series '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."

Other people to make the list of fictional characters men most want to be like were Mad Men's Don Draper - played by John Hamm - in fourth place and superhero Kick-Ass, who was portrayed in the recent movie of the same name by Aaron Johnson, completing the top five.

Survey participants were asked which fictional character they would like to be as part of the lifestyle website's Great Male survey.

AsKMen UK's Ultimate Icon for British Men:

1. James Bond

2. The Doctor (from 'Doctor Who')

3. Super Mario

4. Don Draper

5. Kick-Ass

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