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"I Was Never Good Enough As Bond" Says Pierce Brosnan

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 15, 2014 4:22 PM
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If it was a surprise to Pierce Brosnan to realize he was 60, it's certainly a shock to the rest of us as well. Brosnan recently said:“The next morning all the birthday cards were there and there was one in the middle that said 60. Just that number alone…”

Liam Neeson Reveals He Turned Down The Chance To Play James Bond

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2014 3:47 PM
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While Liam Neeson has carved out a career in his late 50s and early 60s as an ass-kicking, take-no-prisoners action hero in "Taken," "Taken 2," "Non-Stop," "Unknown" and "The Grey," with "Run All Night" in the can and "Taken 3" shooting, this renaissance might have come earlier in his career.

Bond, Dracula, Batman & More: Who Played These 10 Iconic Characters Best?

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 21, 2014 3:10 PM
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Bond, Dracula, Batman & More: Who Played These 10 Characters Best?
This past weekend saw the release of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the latest film to feature Tom Clancy's CIA analyst. It's probably fair to say that the film didn't live up to Paramount's expectations as a franchise re-starter, opening in fourth at the box office with a disappointing $15 million, and is heading to a rather ignominious future as a film that you watch ten minutes of on cable before realizing that you've already watched it.

You Might Be Waiting 3 Years For The Next James Bond Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 9:43 AM
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So, remember about a year ago when it was announced that "James Bond 24" aka the followup to "Skyfall" would be released in 2014? While that still could possibly happen, it's looking increasingly like a longshot as the latest update from MGM suggests we might be waiting much longer for the next 007 outing.

6 Directors Who Could Helm The Next James Bond Film

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 6, 2013 12:02 PM
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Somewhat shocking (to fans), but not completely surprising news this AM. Sam Mendes, the director of "Skyfall," the highest grossing -- by a large margin with $1.1 billion -- and arguably most popular James Bond film ever decided to pass and won't be directing "Bond 24." While the "American Beauty" director suggested in recent interviews he might take on the next installment -- something the Bond producers would have loved, we're sure -- he had flipped and flopped and it doesn't come as huge surprise Mendes moved on if you've paid attention to his creatively peripatetic career.

Watch: This Is What The Oscar Tribute Should've Been; Film Student Celebrates 50 Years Of Bond In 4 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 10:36 AM
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We've already run down our highlights and low points from Sunday night's Oscar ceremonies, but one thing we failed to mention was what a colossal missed opportunity the tribute to 50 years of Bond was. Highly publicized before the broadcast, the segment flopped, presenting a poorly cobbled-together montage overlaid with rather gaudy and cliche graphics, that failed to capture the journey the character has taken over five decades and what has made 007 timeless. Well, leave it to a 19-year-old film student from the Netherlands to show the Academy how its done.

Steven Spielberg Says He Offered To Direct A Bond Film In The '70s, But Was Turned Down

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 23, 2012 10:02 AM
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Who would have thought at the beginning of the '70s that the guy who directed "Duel" would emerge ten years later with two the biggest films of the decade under his belt, with "Jaws" and "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind." But looking back, it's also interesting to consider what could have been. While Spielberg no longer has to chase jobs and has scripts coming to him, back then, he was still a filmmaker on the rise looking to make a name for himself. You might recall the budding filmmaker sent a script to the fake movie company the CIA set up for the operation outlined in Ben Affleck's "Argo," and had thinks gone differently, Spielberg would have taken on one biggest franchises of all time.

Daniel Craig Denies A Two-Part 'James Bond' Story Arc Is Next; Calls Idea "Impossible"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 31, 2012 5:11 PM
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Here's a little bit of reality to dampen your excitement. Earlier this week it was reported that "Skyfall" screenwriter John Logan had been hired to write a lengthy James Bond story that would take place over the course of two films, "Bond 24" and "Bond 25" essentially. Considering it's never been done before and the idea would be ambitious for the Bond series, the appetites of many fans were whetted over the news.

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