Pierce Brosnan celebrates his 64th today. He graduated from the Drama Centre London and worked in English theater for several years. American audiences first became aware of him when he starred as the title character of the detective/romance series Remington Steele. During the show’s run he was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the BBC/Masterpiece Theater miniseries Nancy Astor. When the series ended, he had a few prominent film roles, including an adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s The Fourth Protocol, but it wasn’t until 1995 that his career-defining part came along.