Sponsored Content
« Top Ten "Questions" Saint Cindy Sheehan Wants "Answered" By President Bush | Main | You Guys All Know Andrea Harris Is, Like, Twice As Mean As Me, Right? »
August 17, 2005

Again: Brosnan Out As Bond, Supposedly

EON basically fired him.

We went through this once before. Actually, we've gone through this with every Bond before, because this is the Bond negotiation process. Actor says "Never again." EON says "Here's more money." Actor says "Okay, one more time."

Or EON says, "You're fired." Actor says, "Okay, I'll do it for 10% more than I did it for last time." EON says, "Okay, one more time."

Well, that didn't really happen with Lazenby (knocked way too hard for not being Sean Connery in his first and only outing) or Dalton (too weird-looking to be Bond; plus, the movies sucked).

But for Connery, Moore, and Brosnan, that has been the standard process.

So once again: Who will be the next Bond? Football Fans for Truth has some ideas.

Clive Owen at the top of the list, of course. Jeremy Northam, though? Too goofy. He'd be Timothy Dalton II.

Jason Stratham could do it; FFFT doesn't see him as comfortable in a ritzy casino, but that's what the tux is for, dude. Connery was, as Ian Fleming described him, "a Scottish lorry driver," without the aristocratic bearing he thought Bond should have. (Fleming, um, thought that David Niven would be the perfect Bond.)

But once Connery had the tux on, everything was copacetic.

Stratham basically auditioned for the role as Handsome Rob in The Italian Job. Wouldn't take much for him to learn an upper-class accent.

Iaon Gruffold is a good actor, but he's too young, too short, and too pretty.

Fun to talk about, I guess, but my prediction for the next Bond? Pierce Brosnan.


Brosnan On the Liberation From Bondage:

His departure from the role was a "titanic jolt to the system," says Brosnan, followed by "a great sense of calm."

"I thought. ... I can do anything I want to do now. I'm not beholden to them or anyone. I'm not shackled by some contracted image. So there was a sense of liberation."


He plays a foulmouthed, skirt-chasing hit man in the upcoming film "The Matador."

Wow. He's playing a skirt-chasing hitman in his next film? I'm glad to see him spread his wings and really fly away from the Bond image.

So far, Brosnan has played either Remington Steele (Thomas Crowne Affair, After the Sunset) or James Bond (Tailor of Panama) in most of his non-Bond roles.

Even in Mrs. Doubtfire he played Remington Steele, pretty much.

The guy's got all the thespianic range of an Andy Dick.

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:08 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
rhennigantx: "Happy Fricking Friday ..."

rhennigantx: "165 Texting is just a fad. It'll never catch on. ..."

Grumpy and Recalcitrant: "G'luck with Friday, everyone. ..."

Mister Scott (Formerly GWS): "Missed it by a pico second. ..."

Mister Scott (Formerly GWS): "first. ..."

REDACTED: "yo ..."

Lost In Space: "What's odd about the 'sandbag' thing: Wouldn't it ..."

Keezen: "Fall Gate. Fbi and doj rush in to cover up what yo ..."

ShainS -- Oppression Scientist and Your AI Interpreter [/b][/i][/s][/u]: "As the article notes, the timing of Irwin's abrupt ..."

Geezer : "Texting is just a fad. It'll never catch on. ..."

Divide by Zero [/i]: " Their Satanic Majesties Request -- 1967 The Roll ..."

bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door : "162 Futurebiotecs, made in NY, sold through Walmar ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64