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yep, same here.
I was in this restaurant about three weeks ago. Damn my timing! :D
Where's his beard?
What I like about it is he only allows himself to let out the pain hrough his voice, while the rest of him remains in control and focused on the task at hand.
Handsome as ever!
He recalled the conversation: “She was crying, Michael was stoic and he said, ‘You were a great James Bond. Thank you very much,’ and I said, ‘Thank you very much. Goodbye.’ That was it.
“I was utterly shocked and just kicked to the curb with the way it went down.”
He said: “It’s shocking to be told that you’re too old, that you’re past your sell-by date.
“It’s bloody frustrating that the f*****s pulled out the rug when they did.”
Edit: the interview is from 2005, I'm an idiot.
He's probably still annoyed about it ?
Pierce should have accepted their decision, the same way Timothy did when Pierce was cast in 94. I remember before Daniel was cast in 2005, Pierce was constantly in the papers wanting his job back. It just came across as really bitter, which I don't think Pierce is at all.
He probably thought he would make 2-3 more and was promised another 1 at least after DAD by eon.
I'll always feel for Brosnan because the Craig era is clearly the type of run he personally wanted his take on Bond to be, but by the end in DAD, it's anything but. Must've really stung for him to end his era on such a note only to see Craig come in and knock it out of the park with exactly what he was after all along.
It really hurts. I can understand Brosnan. He was the only Bond who was somewhat fired. A 5th Brosnan Bond film would have been something though. It would have definitely been a more grounded Bond film. There was no reason for it not to happen, but it seems Barbara & Michael wanted to move on.
It also came down to money. Brosnan wanted $25m for a fifth Bond film. And he wasnt fired, he was out of contract.
Even if he was out of the contract, it was still practically a firing. Kind of like how employers would phrase it as “We’ll have to let you go”, it’s still the same thing pretty much.
Not really! Brosnan was a Producer himself. He was long enough in the business to know about contracts. He had a 3 picture deal with an option of a 4th, which was DAD! They were under no obligation to keep him on, and despite the films success, box office wise, they surely felt as some of us did, the films were going nowhere with him in the role! It was totally the right decision, and their 'gamble' on Craig proved correct, and the boost the series needed!
I can’t say I feel sorry for him if he’s still annoyed. He did four Bond films, not many can actually make that claim.
I highly doubt he’s still miffed about it, but if he is, that just makes him look like a poor loser.
This is irrelevant to what @007ClassicBondFan actually said though. Not having your contract renewed is the same thing as being let go, in essence. Whether the gamble was proven to be correct or not doesn't change that. The series wasn't exactly in the doldrums at the time, either - they were doing very well.
Brosnan had finished his contract, then demanded for more money. Eon decided to look elsewhere.
@Mathis1 is 100% correct that Eon was under no obligation to bring back Brosnan for another.
I’m not questioning the decision to let him go. I’m questioning the decision to do it over a phone call. You can say all you want about the man, and his films, but to still practically dump him over a phone call when he was the man who helped saved this franchise from the brink of death is an undignified move on the part of Broccoli and Wilson. The least they could’ve done was tell him in person.
But it’s not like Brosnan was in the wrong for asking to earn more. He was a huge part in why those films were successful despite reviews. It was no different than Craig negotiating for a higher wage for NTTD, and just because EON felt no obligation to continue with Brosnan, does not mean the way they went about telling Brosnan was okay.