Pierce Brosnan got a new role as the 007 star, and this role changed his life. He was already a famous star in the television industry, but despite that, he went ahead and changed his life’s trajectory, changing everything in the world.
He is one of the most recognizable figures of the James Bond series. His work has been exemplary, but there are times when people make mistakes and do things that can cause them a role. Pierce isn’t the one shielded from it, and he now shared the story.
The Irish actor talked about what went down in his life, and what happened because of that small error. He appeared on The Tonight Show and talked about his life with Jimmy Fallon. The conversation got interesting as he shared information on what cost him a role.
I remember saying something stupid to Tim Burton. I said, ‘You know I can’t understand [why] any man who would wear his underpants outside his trousers. But there you go … the best man got the job.
Michael Keaton ended up bagging the role, which he went on to play again in Batman Returns in 1992. Things didn’t turn out too badly for Brosnan, either – instead of Batman he got James Bond, a role he played four times in total between 1995 and 2002, and in which – for some – he remains the ultimate 007.