The PIERCE BROSNAN Appreciation thread - Discuss His Life, His Career, His Bond Films

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yes I think calling Dr Fate 'iconic' is a bit of a stretch as most of us haven't heard of him! :D
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    I believe Brosnan also turned down the role of Batman for Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    For those not familiar with Dr Fate here is a previous live action representation of the character from Smallville: Absolute Justice
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    He looks like Dr Bong.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    He looks like Dr Bong.

    They do have similar looks.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Not what I was hoping for...
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Looks silly, but fun.

  • Looks good. oceans 11 vibe. Plus Tim Roth is in it. Great actor
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    It’s definitely taking a page or two from the latter Fast & Furious films.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I rewatched TND with the Mrs last night, I haven't watched Bond in a while and I forgot how fantastic Brosnan is in that scene with Dr Kaufman. I was gripped like I'd never seen the film before. Then his ice cold delivery of "me too" before he pulls the trigger is fantastic. For me that's one of his best moments as Bond

    That film Misfits looks decent, maybe it's just me but some of Brosnan's line deliveries come across as wooden and forced. Might be better in the movie though
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    As far as “The Misfits”, I was hoping for something more “Ocean’s 11” than “Fast & Furious.
  • QsCatQsCat London
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    Doesn't look great to me. Now HERE'S a trailer for you.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I will watch The Misfits for Pierce, hopefully he will get some good screen time. It looks like a role he can have fun with and play up to his Bond persona a bit.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    I think the latest film I’ve seen with Broz was his brief appearance in THE WORLD’S END. I’d probably have to go as far back as THE GHOST WRITER for a more significant part.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I own The Ghost Writer I enjoyed that.

    The last film I saw Pierce in was the Martin Campbell directed The Foreigner which was excellent co starring a very good Jackie Chan in a more serious role than usual.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I rewatched TND with the Mrs last night, I haven't watched Bond in a while and I forgot how fantastic Brosnan is in that scene with Dr Kaufman. I was gripped like I'd never seen the film before. Then his ice cold delivery of "me too" before he pulls the trigger is fantastic. For me that's one of his best moments as Bond

    That film Misfits looks decent, maybe it's just me but some of Brosnan's line deliveries come across as wooden and forced. Might be better in the movie though

    I agree about his TND scene. One of my favorites with him. I also really like the re-meeting with Alec. They both show their human sides, which could be rare in the pre-DC era. PB’s Bond did have some great interaction scenes with others in his first 3 movies.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    I've enjoyed a lot of Broz's output in the last ten years or so - he's been in some major duds but also a few gems. I was quite disappointed that we won't be getting a November Man sequel, in particular.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Anyone who hasn't seen The Matador yet is seriously missing out.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Anyone who hasn't seen The Matador yet is seriously missing out.

    Brosnan was good in that. Not a typical role for him.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    That's what makes it so special for me. Easily my favorite non-Bond work of his, I revisit it a few times a year, it seems.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    That's what makes it so special for me. Easily my favorite non-Bond work of his, I revisit it a few times a year, it seems.

    I have only seen it once, but I did like it. Another favourite role of his, for me, is in Mars Attacks. Another atypical role.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    I also liked Brosnan's performance in the somewhat complex and enjoyable Irish drama, The Nephew, with Hill Harper.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Mrs. Doubtfire proved he could play comedy and a villain.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I watched Mrs Doubtfire at the cinema for some reason, I remember it well as it was the year Brosnan was announced as Bond, James Bond.

    Unveiled as James Bond media clips.


    Ah... 1994 simpler times indeed.

  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Pierce Brosnan interview - GMTV, James Bond

    I forgot about this interview, highly amusing and PB is very diplomatic about a certain co start ;))
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I rewatched TND with the Mrs last night, I haven't watched Bond in a while and I forgot how fantastic Brosnan is in that scene with Dr Kaufman. I was gripped like I'd never seen the film before. Then his ice cold delivery of "me too" before he pulls the trigger is fantastic. For me that's one of his best moments as Bond

    Weird nitpick, but I always felt he should have said “so am I”. It would have sounded more natural.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    I rewatched TND with the Mrs last night, I haven't watched Bond in a while and I forgot how fantastic Brosnan is in that scene with Dr Kaufman. I was gripped like I'd never seen the film before. Then his ice cold delivery of "me too" before he pulls the trigger is fantastic. For me that's one of his best moments as Bond

    Weird nitpick, but I always felt he should have said “so am I”. It would have sounded more natural.

    You know what I've never thought about that before mate. Trying to picture it in mind, it definitely fits and I can picture Bond saying it
    This reminds me of Bond saying elevator instead of lift, in TND. That was annoying
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I watched Mrs Doubtfire at the cinema for some reason, I remember it well as it was the year Brosnan was announced as Bond, James Bond.

    I saw it at the cinema because I adored Robin Williams (still do). I wonder if the reason Pierce didn't gell for me as Bond at the time is because I thought of him as that guy who stole Robin's wife!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I watched Mrs Doubtfire at the cinema for some reason, I remember it well as it was the year Brosnan was announced as Bond, James Bond.

    I saw it at the cinema because I adored Robin Williams (still do). I wonder if the reason Pierce didn't gell for me as Bond at the time is because I thought of him as that guy who stole Robin's wife!

    That maybe the case sometimes as a viewer we can take an impression of an actor over from another film.

    I never liked Pierce initially though I felt he was a bit of a wimp to play Bond, that carried over from Remington Steele I guess. Pierce has grown on me over the years and now I just think he was unfortunate to have been given average films to do for the most part. Goldeneye I now rate highly and easily his best film IMO.

    I grew up watching Mork and Mindy and Happy Days I was a fan on Williams when I was young. Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society were good films and The Fisher King is fantastic though I love Terry Gilliam's work.
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