Sir Roger Moore pioneered the look to camera, sharing the joke with a twinkle in his eye, according to the Huffington Post's entertainment editor.
The actor, well known for playing James Bond, has died at the age of 89 after a battle with cancer.
Journalist Caroline Frost told Sam Delaney that although Moore's death is sad, many are now appreciating what he brought to the Bond franchise.
She also said the actor had perfect British Rada-trained comic timing.
Frost believes that after playing James Bond he was typecast, which is one of the reasons he moved into charity work, as well as being inspired by Audrey Hepburn who did similar work.
Listen to the full interview above