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Pierce Brosnan may be "no-show" at James Bond 50th anniversary reunion at Oscars...
TMZ.com ^ | 2/11/13

Posted on 02/11/2013 11:56:32 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD

There's supposed to be some epic Bonding at the Oscars -- the buzz is ... all 6 actors who have played James Bond may appear on stage. But now we're hearing one of them may be a no-show, and shockingly ... it could be Pierce Brosnan.

Brosnan confessed yesterday in Malibu, "Well, they'll be missing one."

It's unclear, but his tone and body language seems to suggest he is the one that wants no part of it.

Who woulda thunk -- Sean Connery was our bet for the holdout.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 50yearsofbond; bondjamesbond; jamesbond; oscarnight2013; piercebrosnan
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1 posted on 02/11/2013 11:56:43 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Perdogg

FYI.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 11:57:20 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: All

Simply put, “The World Is Not Enough” for Pierce.......


3 posted on 02/11/2013 11:58:30 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

That’s a shame....Bond has been very good for the careers of all of these guys. In fact, even the cottage industry of comparing them with each other has been beneficial to them. This is the kind of decision he’ll regred in 10,20 years...a chance to reunite an amanzing franchise.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 12:00:37 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

No photo? I am deeply saddened.


5 posted on 02/11/2013 12:01:21 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

He’d show up probably for the “Remington Steele” reunion.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 12:02:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Sean won’t tell you in advance. I don’t think he gives a damn at this point. The greatest of all Bonds!!


7 posted on 02/11/2013 12:03:46 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Yesterday “Dr. NO” was on TV. I watched the entire thing for the umpteenth time. Next to Gold Finger, it was the 2nd best Bond flick. No ridiculous gadgets, no Rube Golberg impossible to follow plot, infused with suspense throughout, all the Bond idiosycrasy’s neatly woven in the film. And of course a young looking Connery, the best Bond actor ever.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 12:09:12 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Sacajaweau

By far.

Connery must really love to work, he just keeps cranking them out. Some great, some not so much. But everything he’s in he makes it better.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 12:10:46 PM PST by DManA
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Pierce Brosnan wasn’t much at playing Bond anyway.

You cannot turn a pussycat into a tiger.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 12:11:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Arrogant ingratitude.


11 posted on 02/11/2013 12:15:01 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

My two favorite Bonds were Connery and Brosnan.

The newest one isn’t my image of a Bond, but he does all right.

Roger Moore might have been a decent actor, but he had some stupid scripts.


12 posted on 02/11/2013 12:17:47 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DManA

I just love running across an old Sean Connery movie at a garage sale ($1)...Will keep my old video player forever.


13 posted on 02/11/2013 12:17:54 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Venturer

something is off with him. I don’t mean the acting issue. Rather I think he or someone close to him is really sick.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 12:17:54 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: entropy12

Yes, I saw “Dr. No” yesterday as well on the G4 Channel...

That whole Jamaica scene of the 1960s, along with British influence on the island nation, has always interested me.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 12:20:58 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: dfwgator

I’d rather see Dame Judi Dench as “M” at said reunion that the arrogant Brosnan......


16 posted on 02/11/2013 12:22:00 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Desmond Dekker came first.


17 posted on 02/11/2013 12:22:48 PM PST by wideawake
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To: DManA
I've seen Connery referred to as "Legend for Hire." If you've got the money to pay his rate, and he has the time in his schedule--he'll be booked two years in advance, sometimes, you can have him. Oh, and there has to be a golf course near the location.

Most of his roles these days are supporting parts that probably don't take more than a couple of weeks of the schedule to shoot. He flies in, works a few long days, plays some golf on some days off, then flies home, a check for a million or so in his pocket.

18 posted on 02/11/2013 12:26:13 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Sacajaweau

You must see The Man Who Would be King ,with him and Michael
Caine, but I’m sure you already have. One of the very best American movies of the period.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 12:27:08 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: xzins

Roger Moore’s Bond was Simon Templar operating under an assumed name.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 12:29:51 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The producers did not handle Brosnan’s replacement well. Still, if he showed up it would make him look the bigger party.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 12:33:01 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

How will Peter Sellers make it? Isn’t he dead?


22 posted on 02/11/2013 12:33:01 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Sacajaweau

Disney made a real gem of a movie in “Darby O’Gill”. Sean Connery in one of, if not his first role. He also sings in it and is not bad at all.

Now that I think of it, he sings in “Dr. No” too.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 12:34:54 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: supremedoctrine

Michael Caine tells some hysterical stories of their adventures over the years...He’s on Craig Ferguson’s show occasionally.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 12:42:41 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

I liked Michael Caine in Secondhand Lions. Love that movie.


25 posted on 02/11/2013 12:46:03 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is probably in my Top-Five all-time movies, because of Caine. He and Steve Martin were perfect together. He was even great in “Blame It On Rio.”


26 posted on 02/11/2013 12:49:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: supremedoctrine

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2269338/Sophia-topless-Joans-hair-raising-wig—Connery-kicked-door-Deliciously-indiscreet-stories-Britains-best-loved-dropper.html#axzz2KcpFrgqm


27 posted on 02/11/2013 12:50:40 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: dfwgator
He’d show up probably for the “Remington Steele” reunion.

And certainly for Mrs. Doubtfire too!


28 posted on 02/11/2013 12:52:54 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Dr. Sivana
How will Peter Sellers make it? Isn’t he dead?

Technically, Peter Sellers wasn't playing Bond, he was playing someone who was playing Bond.

David Niven was James Bond. Since Niven is also dead, your original question is still valid.

-PJ

29 posted on 02/11/2013 12:58:24 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: entropy12

The best Bond: Connery.
Best Bond film: Thunderball.


30 posted on 02/11/2013 1:10:14 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
I like the Brosnan Bond way more than Moore and Lazenby Bonds. The greatest of them all was Neil Bond of course. Star of "Operation Double 007". Wonder if he was invited.


31 posted on 02/11/2013 1:12:09 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: DManA
The tale of a band of escaped British criminals killing innocents, and stealing dynamite for a robbery, the gang leader, Slade (Anthony Quayle) is a homicidal maniac that Tarzan had put in prison before, making the Ape Man's pursuit a 'personal' vendetta. Not even the presence of an alluring distraction (Sara Shane) would deter him on his quest, and the frequent close-ups of the scarred and cold-blooded Slade, and Tarzan, with a fixed, merciless grin across his face, give clear evidence of two predators, circling for a kill. As Tarzan whittles down the gang, the stage is set for a terrific, violent climactic fight that ranks as one of the best of the entire "Tarzan" series. When Tarzan beats his chest and gives the classic Ape yell at the conclusion of TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE, he's EARNED the right!

Featured in the cast is 29-year old Sean Connery, excellent as the brutal, but wise-cracking "O'Bannion", Slade's right-hand man, and he so impressed Weintraub and director John Guillermin that the pair actually asked him to become the next screen "Tarzan", after Gordon Scott's last contracted film, TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT. Connery, thrilled, was prepared to accept the role, but a call back from another audition...to play a secret agent in an upcoming production called DR. NO, resulted in a contract, and he, regretfully, passed on Tarzan, and became James Bond, instead! Weintraub ended up replacing Gordon with his 41-year old TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT co-star, Jock Mahoney, and the new, literate Tarzan would continue on into the sixties.

TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE may not be everyone's favorite Tarzan film, but in it's daring approach to both the character and the use of actual locations, it certainly deserves it's place as a classic of the series!

Tarzan meets James Bond.

Who woulda thunk it?

32 posted on 02/11/2013 1:17:42 PM PST by Bratch
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To: yarddog
His first big movie was actually "Another Time Another Place" - it was a starring role opposite Lana Turner.

He famously had a fight on set with Lana Turner's boyfriend, Johnny Stampanato - a two-bit gangster and convert to Islam who was later stabbed to death by Turner's lesbian daughter.

33 posted on 02/11/2013 1:25:08 PM PST by wideawake
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To: dfwgator

Will he attend the Mrs. Doubtfire reunion?


34 posted on 02/11/2013 1:27:08 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; ...

thanks!


35 posted on 02/11/2013 1:45:14 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Barry Nelson wont be making it either.


36 posted on 02/11/2013 2:21:06 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: Marie Antoinette

37 posted on 02/11/2013 3:23:31 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: longtermmemmory

He does have an attitude of self-importance and an ego that won’t quit. Maybe he is just an a-hole.


38 posted on 02/11/2013 3:29:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

If you want to see the movie which purportedly gave birth to the James Bond saga, watch North by Northwest. Hitchcock’s best movie IMO. It has the villain (James Mason), The plot with international intrigue, the sultry girl seductress (Eva Marie Saint), the Hero who rescues the girl with a hair raising last minute bravado (Cary Grant) and the best suspense only Hitchcock knew how to create. Besides scenes from Chicago & Iowa cornfields, my stomping grounds for 3 decades.


39 posted on 02/11/2013 3:45:10 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Venturer
Pierce Brosnan wasn’t much at playing Bond anyway.

I agree, Brosnan just isn't cut out for the spy game - too small and wimpy.

The best Bond was obviously Connery but with the advancement of more violence and intensity, Daniel Craig is doing an excellent job as the new Bond.

40 posted on 02/11/2013 3:51:11 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: stylin19a

His urn will be making an appearance.


41 posted on 02/11/2013 3:51:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Gold Finger, Dr. No, Never say Never, Diamonds are for ever, and then Thunderball in that order. The remake of Casino Royale is pretty good also.


42 posted on 02/11/2013 3:52:21 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: yarddog

You ain’t lived until you’ve seen Sean sing “Underneath the Mango Tree.”


43 posted on 02/11/2013 3:55:24 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Sacajaweau

I would guess all those stories were offered on Ferguson’s show and his show only. He has an effortless way of getting his guests very loose, almost giddy before long, and everyone I’ve seen on his show is revealed in their spontaneous best selves.Would’ve been great to see the late Richard Harris on Ferguson.


44 posted on 02/11/2013 3:58:41 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: entropy12; Eric in the Ozarks; Perdogg; All

Dame Shirley Bassey will also make an appearance on Oscar Night — singing “Goldfinger”.

Adele will sing “Skyfall”.

(Oscar Night is Sunday, Feb. 24th)


45 posted on 02/11/2013 4:16:47 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: entropy12

My parents piled me and my brothers into the car for a $1.00 per carload drive-in showing of Dr. No when it was released. Not long after, Goldfinger came out and I was soon glueing together my Aston-Martin model (complete with all the Bond accessories) and turning my dad’s hat into a weapon.


46 posted on 02/11/2013 4:29:20 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I got a big LOL from your hat joke!


47 posted on 02/11/2013 4:46:37 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12
By the way, "Can entropy be reversed?"
48 posted on 02/11/2013 5:19:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
That's the major missing part of Thunderball; Tom Jones does a good job, but Shirley Bassey’s vocals are superb. I also noted Bond doesn't smoke in Thunderball...
49 posted on 02/11/2013 5:40:33 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Shirley Bassey’s rendition of “Goldfinger”, is the best of all the Bond songs.


50 posted on 02/11/2013 6:17:30 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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