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Pierce Brosnan (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer, and environmental activist. He is best known as the fifth actor to play secret agent James Bond in the Bond film series, starring in four films from 1995 to 2002 (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day) and portraying the character in multiple video games.
After leaving school at age 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration and went on to attend the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career, he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–1987). After the conclusion of the series, Brosnan appeared in films such as the Cold War spy film The Fourth Protocol (1987) and the comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). After achieving worldwide fame for his role as James Bond, Brosnan took the lead in other major films including the epic disaster adventure film Dante’s Peak (1997) and the remake of the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). Since leaving the role of Bond, he has starred in films such as the musical comedy Mamma Mia! (2008), the political thriller The Ghost Writer (2010), the action fantasy Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), the action spy thriller The November Man (2014) and the Mamma Mia! sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018).
Brosnan has received two Golden Globe Award nominations, first for the miniseries Nancy Astor (1982) and next for the dark comedy film The Matador (2005). In 1996, along with American film producer Beau St. Clair, he formed a Los Angeles-based production company called Irish DreamTime. He has also become known for his charitable work and environmental activism. In 2020, he was listed at No. 15 on The Irish Times’ list of greatest Irish film actors. In 1997, Brosnan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry.
“Together we are stronger, our voices louder, and the synergy of our actions more powerful.”—Pierce Brosnan
“You can get totally messed up trying to please everyone with what you do, but ultimately, you have to please yourself.”—Pierce Brosnan
“No one can escape life’s pain. That’s life.”—Pierce Brosnan
“I realise how precious life is, probably because I’ve seen how it can be taken away.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Try to be kind. That’s something worth achieving.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Love means that everything is right with the world.”—Pierce Brosnan
“The life of an actor lends itself to emotion, and yet you have to be tough as old boots to stay at the table.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Love is just the most beautiful, joyous feeling.”—Pierce Brosnan
“I can still run in a straight line, and I can still throw a punch.”—Pierce Brosnan
“There will be time enough some day to work less.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Being a father is a huge responsibility but a satisfying one.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Be good to people, be kind to people, show up, read the lines, hit the mark, and go home.”—Pierce Brosnan
“The scripts don’t come pouring in; I have to fight for every part.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Love cannot burn constantly.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Love is hard.”—Pierce Brosnan
“I enjoy the company of my fellow man and woman.”—Pierce Brosnan
“I love movies. I adore movies.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Love is just the most beautiful, joyous feeling. It can come from many places.”—Pierce Brosnan
“I live a very simple existence when I’m not on the road. Because when I’m on the road making a movie, I’m away from home.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Education isn’t a result. It’s a process.”—Pierce Brosnan
“You have to move forward. It’s constantly changing.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Maybe sometimes the best things are worth waiting for possibly.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Certain projects find you at the right time.”—Pierce Brosnan
“For me, acting is doing.”—Pierce Brosnan
“My family is my sanctuary.”—Pierce Brosnan
“We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment.”—Pierce Brosnan
“Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.”—Pierce Brosnan