Skip to comments.Pierce Brosnan may be "no-show" at James Bond 50th anniversary reunion at Oscars...
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.
Simply put, “The World Is Not Enough” for Pierce.......
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.
No photo? I am deeply saddened.
He’d show up probably for the “Remington Steele” reunion.
Sean won’t tell you in advance. I don’t think he gives a damn at this point. The greatest of all Bonds!!
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.
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.
Pierce Brosnan wasn’t much at playing Bond anyway.
You cannot turn a pussycat into a tiger.
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.
I just love running across an old Sean Connery movie at a garage sale ($1)...Will keep my old video player forever.
something is off with him. I don’t mean the acting issue. Rather I think he or someone close to him is really sick.
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.
I’d rather see Dame Judi Dench as “M” at said reunion that the arrogant Brosnan......
Desmond Dekker came first.
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.
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.
Roger Moore’s Bond was Simon Templar operating under an assumed name.
The producers did not handle Brosnan’s replacement well. Still, if he showed up it would make him look the bigger party.
How will Peter Sellers make it? Isn’t he dead?
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.
Michael Caine tells some hysterical stories of their adventures over the years...He’s on Craig Ferguson’s show occasionally.
I liked Michael Caine in Secondhand Lions. Love that movie.
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.”
And certainly for Mrs. Doubtfire too!
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.
The best Bond: Connery.
Best Bond film: Thunderball.
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!Tarzan meets James Bond.
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!
Who woulda thunk it?
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.
Will he attend the Mrs. Doubtfire reunion?
Barry Nelson wont be making it either.
He does have an attitude of self-importance and an ego that won’t quit. Maybe he is just an a-hole.
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.
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.
His urn will be making an appearance.
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.
You ain’t lived until you’ve seen Sean sing “Underneath the Mango Tree.”
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.
Dame Shirley Bassey will also make an appearance on Oscar Night — singing “Goldfinger”.
Adele will sing “Skyfall”.
(Oscar Night is Sunday, Feb. 24th)
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.
I got a big LOL from your hat joke!
Shirley Bassey’s rendition of “Goldfinger”, is the best of all the Bond songs.