YMMV / Pierce Brosnan

  • Fake Brit: To the point of Typecasting, even before he played James Bond.
  • I Am Not Spock: Even before he was cast as James Bond, he was highly identified with the character of Remington Steele.
  • Screwed by the Network: Brosnan first got offered the Bond role in 1986 with The Living Daylights. He did a screen test and a lot of promotional materials for the film, as well as a gunbarrel sequence but ultimately he had to give up the role when NBC, looking to capitalise on his new-found success, renewed Remington Steele for a fifth season. Rather than let NBC ride on EON's coattails, they simply refused to let Brosnan be Bond. Fortunately, it worked out for the best, as Timothy Dalton won the part (EON had been trying to get him since 1968) and Brosnan eventually got the part for GoldenEye.
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