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Trivia: GoldenEye
  • Actor-Shared Background: Some of Bond's demons parallel Brosnan's: Bond lost his wife in On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Brosnan lost his wife to cancer). Bond alludes to this in GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough, without making a big point of it.
  • Development Hell / Saved from Development Hell: Not nearly as bad as most examples, but it took 6 years for Licence to Kill to get a follow-up due to legal problems, the longest tenure between two Bond films. During that, Timothy Dalton's contract expired and Pierce Brosnan got his job.
  • Fake Nationality: There's a lot of Fake Russians.
    • The Georgian Xenia is played by the Dutch Famke Janssen.
    • The Russian Boris played by the Scottish Alan Cumming.
    • The Russian General Ourumov is played by the German Gottfried John.
    • The Russian Defense Minister Mischkin is played by the Turkish-Greek-raised-in-France Tchéky Karyo.
    • The Russian Zukovsky played by the British Robbie Coltrane.
    • The Russian Natalya is played by the Polish-born-raised-in-Sweden Izabela Scorupco
    • An of course, the Very British James Bond is played by Irishman Pierce Brosnan.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Method Acting: Before filming the sequence in the sauna where Bond hurls her into the walls, Famke Janssen encouraged Pierce Brosnan to run her into the wall as hard as he could, and actually insisted he do it, citing that the walls were padded; Cue irony as Famke promptly managed to break a rib after Brosnan did as she demanded, the very damage her murderous thighs are meant to do in-movie.
  • Tuckerization: Jack Wade is named after uncredited screenwriter Kevin Wade.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Alan Rickman turned down the role of Alec Trevalyen. There was also talk of Anthony Hopkins playing role, with Trevelayan originally intended as having been a mentor/father figure to Bond rather than an equal.
    • A subversion from a previous example. Pierce Brosnan was originally chosen to replace Roger Moore as James Bond but wasn't able to get out of his Remington Steele contract leading to Timothy Dalton getting the part.

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