Quentin Tarantino was once asked to rank the top actors who have graced the screen as James Bond. He would state to Empire: “Connery’s at the top, but I really, really like Pierce Brosnan. I didn’t care for the movies that they put him in, which I always thought was a bit of a tragedy, because I thought he was a very legitimate Bond.”
He then added: “I’m a huge Roger Moore fan — I just like Roger Moore a little better when he’s not playing Bond.”
With Brosnan being neck and neck for Tarantino’s favorite bond, Tarantino once pitched the actor an idea for a James Bond movie while they were both very drunk.
Brosnan said: “It was after Kill Bill Vol. 2, and he wanted to meet me, so I went up to Hollywood one day from the beach, and I met him at the Four Seasons. I got there at 7pm, I like to be punctual. 7:15 came around, no Quentin. He was upstairs doing press.”
As Pierce waited around to speak to the famed director, he would get a little too lit.
He continued: “Someone sent over a martini, so I had a martini, and I waited till 7:30, and I thought, where the heck is he? Word came down, apologies, so I thought, okay, I’ll have another martini.” Brosnan recalled that he was “fairly smokered” when Tarantino eventually arrived – and after the director decided to top up his drink, he was “fairly smokered” too.
The duo would finally get to talking as he said about Tarantino: “He was pounding the table, saying, ‘You’re the best James Bond, I wanna do James Bond!’ And it was very close quarters in the restaurant and I thought, please calm down, but we don’t tell Quentin Tarantino to calm down.”
Sadly, the film never happened.