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May 16: Happy Birthday Pierce Brosnan and Henry Fonda


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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.

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Movieline Cover Gallery 1995

Readers Rank the James Bond Actors


Bond Actors

After a few weeks of discussing all things 007, I ranked the actors who have played James Bond from worst to first.  As always, readers got a chance to do the same.  Of all the rankings we have done so far, this is probably the one with the least consensus.  Reader rankings were all over the place.  Let’s see if we can sort it all out.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About GoldenEye


Goldeneye Opening

It’s the twentieth anniversary of Pierce Brosnan’s debut as 007.  When GoldenEye was released in 1995, there were questions about whether or not the character was still relevant post Cold War.  Many had their doubts that the series should continue.  But GoldenEye proved that the James Bond formula could be adapted to a changing political climate.  Twenty years later, the series is still going strong.  So of course we are going to go back and review the totally awesome facts you need to know about GoldenEye.

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Worst To First: Ranking the James Bond Actors


Bond Actors

With the arrival of a new James Bond movie, it’s time to reevaluate my rankings of the actors who have played 007.  I haven’t seen Spectre as of this writing (it opens in theaters today), but if advanced reviews are to be believed the latest Bond movie counts as another win for current 007, Daniel Craig.  Will that be enough of an edge for him to challenge Sean Connery for the top spot?

Let’s rank the James Bond actors from worst to first and find out

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Pierce Brosnan: Unfinished Business


Brosnan - GoldenEye

We’ve been celebrating all things 007 in anticipation of the release of the new movie, Spectre.  But this month also represents the twentieth anniversary of a Bond favorite, GoldenEye.  GoldenEye was Pierce Brosnan’s first (and best) of four James Bond movies.  It came after a heart-breaking near miss in the 1980’s when he was unable to replace exiting actor Roger Moore.

In this interview from the November 1995 issue of Movieline, Brosnan discusses being abandoned by his parents, losing his first wife to cancer and his frustrated career ambitions.  Despite everything Brosnan has been through, he has a very positive outlook in life.  At the time, the future of the Bond franchise and Brosnan’s career were both very uncertain.  But the actor was looking forward to the challenge before him.

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James Bond Movie Bracket Game: GoldenEye Vs. Casino Royale


GoldenEye Vs. Casino Royale

We’re celebrating the upcoming release of Spectre, the 24th official James Bond movie, with a 007-themed bracket game!  We’ve paired up sixteen of the best Bond has to offer and letting you sort out the winners from the losers.  It’s Connery vs. Craig, Dalton Vs. Lazenby and Moore Vs. Brosnan in a battle of the Bonds!

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James Bond Movie Bracket Game: For Your Eyes Only Vs. GoldenEye


For Your Eyes Only Vs. GoldenEye

We’re celebrating the upcoming release of Spectre, the 24th official James Bond movie, with a 007-themed bracket game!  We’ve paired up sixteen of the best Bond has to offer and letting you sort out the winners from the losers.  It’s Connery vs. Craig, Dalton Vs. Lazenby and Moore Vs. Brosnan in a battle of the Bonds!

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James Bond Movie Bracket Game: GoldenEye Vs. Tomorrow Never Dies


GoldenEye Vs. Tomorrow Never Dies

We’re celebrating the upcoming release of Spectre, the 24th official James Bond movie, with a 007-themed bracket game! We’ve paired up sixteen of the best Bond has to offer and letting you sort out the winners from the losers. It’s Connery vs. Craig, Dalton Vs. Lazenby and Moore Vs. Brosnan in a battle of the Bonds!

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: GoldenEye Vs. Braveheart


Braveheart Vs. GoldenEye

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Friday Vs. GoldenEye


GoldenEye Vs. Friday

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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