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Though not the best James Bond, Pierce Brosnan was far from the worst. In fact, I count Goldeneye as one of my favorite films of the franchise and was always a big fan of the actor’s portrayal of the iconic character. It turns out that not everyone feels that way though, as Brosnan himself says that he can’t even watch his 007 films as he doesn’t think that they were “good enough.”
“I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean…It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterization didn’t have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well,” said the actor. »
- Matt Joseph
I've enjoyed Daniel Craig as James Bond, however I have a special place in my heart for Pierce Brosnan's Bond flicks, especially Goldeneye. To me, they feel more like Bond movies than the recent ones with Craig. I'm not saying Pierce Brosnan was a better Bond than Daniel Craig, but his movies are definitely more like the older ones than Craig's. But apparently Pierce Brosnan doesn't like watching himself as Bond. The actor recently told The Telegraph »
- Jesse Giroux
While promoting his upcoming "The Love Punch" heist film, Pierce Brosnan spoke about playing James Bond in "Goldeneye," "Tomorrow Never Dies," "The World is Not Enough," and "Die Another Day." "I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery]," he said. "It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real; the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterization didn.t have a follow-through of reality -- it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well." When asked if he ever rewatched his Bond films, Brosnan replied: "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. Because it's just never good enough -- it's a horrible feeling." »
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan recognizes the role as a “gift that keeps on giving,” but he doesn't particularly enjoy watching himself order martinis shaken, not stirred. “I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond, because it's just never good enough — it's a horrible feeling,” Brosnan told UK outlet The Telegraph. Also read: MGM Accuses Universal of Trying to Make a James Bond ‘Knock-Off’ – And Lying About It Brosnan played Agent 007 in four films released between 1995 and 2002: “Goldeneye,” ”Tomorrow Never Dies,” ”The World Is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day.” “I felt I was caught in a time. »
- Greg Gilman
Regardless of where James Bond aficionados rank him in the pantheon of 007's, Pierce Brosnan is a tough personal critic. In an interview with Britain's The Telegraph, the 60-year-old actor revealed he has "no desire" to watch himself as James Bond, saying his performance was "never good enough." Photos: Fifty Years of James Bond Photos Discussing his four films as 007 -- Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002) -- Brosnan said, "I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery]. "It was
- Patrick Brzeski
Actor, who played Ian Fleming's secret agent in four Bond films, describes his portrayal of 007 as 'tame'
Pierce Brosnan has dismissed his own run as James Bond "never good enough" and admitted he hates watching himself as 007.
In an interview with the Telegraph, the Irish actor said he struggled to get under the skin of the suave British sleuth, who he played in four films between 1995's Goldeneye and 2002's Die Another Day.
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- Ben Child
In an interesting admission, actor Pierce Brosnan says that he believes his work as James Bond was "never good enough".
Reflecting back on his time as 007 over four films from 1995 to 2002, the actor tells UK tabloid The Telegraph:
"I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. 'Cause it's just never good enough. It's a horrible feeling...
I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean. It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable.
It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn't have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well."
Brosnan is grateful for the many other opportunities that playing James Bond has opened up for him: "It's the gift that keeps on giving, »
- Garth Franklin
Pierce Brosnan believes that he was "never good enough" in the role of James Bond.
He told The Telegraph: "I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean. It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me.
"The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn't have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well.
Asked if he has revisited the movies, he replied: "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. 'Cause it's just never good enough. It's a horrible feeling."
However, Brosnan did say »
Exclusive: Famke Janssen has closed her deal to reprise her role in Taken 3, opposite Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace. Another film seemed a natural, since the franchise has done more than $600 million in global box office. Janssen has so far been limited to playing the helpless housewife, and I am not sure if it has occurred to the filmmakers at Europa, but Janssen has a very particular set of skills she has acquired over a very long career, skills that would make her a nightmare for the bad guys who show up in these movies. The Dutch actress first came to prominence as the femme fatale Xenia Onatopp in the James Bond film Goldeneye, as she was cracking guys’ spines like walnuts with her aerobicized thighs. As X-Men’s Phoenix, she nearly destroyed the world with her powers. Neeson’s got to be tired by now, so isn’t »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
With films such as Taken, Unknown and his latest offering Non-Stop, Irish actor Liam Neeson has reinvented himself as an action star over the past couple of years. However, had things been different, he could have made this transition much earlier, with the producers of the James Bond franchise eyeing Neeson to take over from Timothy Dalton for 1995's GoldenEye. Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Neeson has explained why he passed on the role of the super spy 007:
"I was heavily courted, let’s put it that way, and I’m sure some other actors were too. It was about 18 or 19 years ago and my wife-to-be [Natasha Richardson] said, ‘If you play James Bond we’re not getting married!’ And I had to take that on board, because I did want to marry her."
- Gary Collinson
Tcheky Karyo will also appear in the eight-part thriller series - a co-production with Us cable network Starz.
The Missing follows Tony (Nesbitt) as he searches for his missing child Oliver in Paris, and charts the impact the hunt has on his relationship with wife Emily, played by Mr Selfridge actress O'Connor.
Goldeneye actor Karyo will play Julien, a French detective leading the police investigation into Oliver's disappearance.
"We are pleased to announce such an exciting cast that brings together the best of British and French actors, led by James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor and Tcheky Karyo, in this powerful new drama for BBC One," said Polly Hill, »
Wamg is giving away 5 DVDs of the new action thriller Wicked Blood.
The film stars Abigail Breslin (August: Osage County, Little Miss Sunshine, Haunter) Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, Machete Kills) Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, GoldenEye, Age of Heroes) James Purefoy (“The Following,” John Carter, Ironclad) and Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”, Lawless, Unstoppable).
Backed by an all-star cast, Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin is Hannah – a teenage girl desperate to free her family from the corrupt Southern underworld of violence, guns, meth and biker gangs that surrounds them. A chess-wiz, Hannah lives with her older sister, Amber (Alexa Vega), and her drug-addicted Uncle Donny (Lew Temple) and they all live in fear of “Uncle Frank” (Sean Bean) Stinson, who runs the powerful crime organization in a ruthless manner.
But when »
- Movie Geeks
Feature Michael Reed 21 Feb 2014 - 05:56
We take a look at some potential turning points that could have altered the Bond legacy significantly...
007 lists resurrection amongst his hobbies, but speculation is our game today. Your own ideal fantasy James Bond film probably depends on what sort of Bond you're into. If you like serious Bond, you probably consider it a crying shame that Timothy Dalton didn't get to make at least one more film. A fair proportion of the fandom consider Never Say Never Again to be one of the worst of the series, so for them, rolling the dice on a 1976 production with a different actor and a more exciting script would have been worth it.
Furthermore, a Sony Pictures produced rival film with, say, Liam Neeson in the late 1990s could have been fascinating. How about Connery returning to the role in his 60s? All of these possibilities »
Harry Styles likes to relax with yoga and enjoyed a yoga break on a recent holiday with Gary Barlow and James Corden. The three enjoyed a break at Ian Fleming's old Goldeneye home. The late author penned many of James Bond's spy adventures at the Jamaican property, and the British trio took the chance to have a relaxing few days before a busy month professionally. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a source said: ''The boys had a great time together - full of lots of laughs and all very chilled.'' According to reports, the One Direction heartthrob attended yoga classes during their warm weather break, although his famous friends opted out. After their brief time away, the trio will now be jumping back into work, with the Take That singer continuing his work on the band's upcoming return. Meanwhile, Harry and James will be looking ahead to the Brit Awards on Wednesday, »
You’d think it would be self-evident that there’s no way to tell whether a movie is good or bad until actually seeing it, but it’s not always the case. Although it’s increasing in fervor lately, the anticipatory intensity leading up to a movie’s release has always swayed movie fans’ perception one way or the other. Sometimes the pre-conceived notions of a movie’s quality are accurate, sometimes things thought to be sure-thing masterpieces are anything but. Sometimes, things everyone spends months dreading turn out to be terrific; the stellar reviews for The Lego Movie indicate that it may very well be one of them, and even the Robocop remake, getting some positive early notices, might be one as well. Here are five more movies we all covered our heads for before seeing the light. Casino Royale Pierce Brosnan’s tenure as James Bond yielded one legit Bond classic (Goldeneye) and a handful »
- Danny Bowes
Martin Campbell has signed on to direct the ABC drama pilot “Warriors.”
Project revolves around a group of military doctors and nurses at a facility inspired by the cutting-edge work done at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Campbell’s known for helming Bond pics “Goldeneye” and “Casino Royale,” along with 2011′s “Green Lantern” and 2005′s “The Legend of Zorro.” His previous TV pilot directing jobs have included recent ABC dramas “Killer Women” and “The Last Resort.”
- Cynthia Littleton
The James Bond franchise has had its ups and downs over its 50 year run run, but where it came together for a lot of people after several missteps was the 21st entry. Casino Royale was parallel to other successful reboots like Star Trek, Batman Begins, and X-Men: First Class which honored what had came before whilst injecting new life into their respective franchises.
Martin Campbell was chosen for the film which made sense because he had already cut his teeth on one of the more critically praised Brosnan Bond movies, GoldenEye. GoldenEye had come after a six year hiatus following Timothy Dalton resigning the role which essentially made GoldenEye a 90's version of Casino Royale. Predictably Campbell delivered in spades, pulling in little bits of inspiration from Batman Begins and the Bourne movies to create a grittier, more realistic Bond, pushing the gadgets and supercars to the background. The result »
- Gary Collinson
If you've followed this blog, you already know how much we dig Oren Moverman. He's the writer/director behind the duo of terrific dramas "The Messenger" and "Rampart," and while he's been brewing a few projects since (including the forthcoming Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy," which he wrote and has Paul Dano and John Cusack set to star in), nothing has returned him behind the camera. Now that is set to change. Moverman is set to direct "Time Out Of Mind," and no, it's not a science fiction movie. Instead, it stars Richard Gere, and is based on a story by Jeffrey Caine ("The Constant Gardener," "GoldenEye"), about a New York man who tries to patch things up with his estranged daughter, all while struggling to get his life back on track after circumstances force him into a homeless shelter. It sounds like a potent matchup of solid material with a great director/star pairing, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In an era when studios are increasingly relying on franchises to boost their bottom lines, it’s no small feat to be the gatekeeper of the longest-running film series in Hollywood history.
For nearly two decades, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the daughter and stepson of the late James Bond producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, have managed to keep the suave Agent 007 relevant to modern-day audiences in the face of significant competition from other high-octane action franchises — and studio turmoil that put Bond on hiatus more than once. The two have survived numerous regime changes at Bond’s home base, MGM, as they’ve fought to keep the Broccoli family business intact.
Broccoli, 53, and Wilson, 71, who reside in London and are being honored Jan. 19 by the Producers Guild of America with the David O. Selznick Award for lifetime achievement, have protectively watched over Bond as a team since 1995, and guarded »
- Dave McNary
The other members of the jury, which will pick the winners of the Golden Bear and Silver Bears, will be Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, 007 producer Barbara Broccoli, Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, Iranian filmmaker Mitra Faharani, American thesp-scribe Greta Gerwig, French filmmaker Michel Gondry and Hong Kong-born thesp Tony Leung Chiu-wai.
As head of Focus Features, he backed such pics as “Far from Heaven,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Lost in Translation,” “Milk,” “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Kids Are All Right,” which won Berlin’s Teddy Award.
- Leo Barraclough
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