Any actor who is fortunate enough to play one of the most iconic characters in cinematic history, James Bond, will be set up for the rest of their lives. Not only is the money obscene but you will be immortalized.
But in today’s “cancel culture” any celebrity that says anything nice about Donald Trump quickly puts their career at risk.
Now this actor that starred as James Bond stirred controversy recently when he complimented President Trump and liberals are furious about it.
Seven actors have suited up in the iconic black tux with a martini in hand and said “Bond. James Bond,” that include Sean Connery, Barry Nelson, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan.
Technically, one could count David Niven when Columbia bought the rights to “Casino Royale” to do a one-off but it was really a comedic send-up that many argue shouldn’t be considered a part of the 007 canon.
James Bond did wonders for many of their careers. Sean Connery became one of the most celebrated actors of all time following his James Bond period. Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton definitely benefited from donning the tuxedo. Daniel Craig has made enough money for 50 lifetimes in five films he’s done in the franchise (the fifth to be released in 2020).
But nobody benefited from James Bond more than Irish-born and England native actor Pierce Brosnan. One of the biggest reasons why he rocketed to superstardom wasn’t the actual movies per say. No, Brosnan was fortunate enough to take the role of Bond at a time when the video game industry exploded into the home market, which accelerated his film career by proxy.
When “GoldenEye” was released on Nintendo 64, it was a game changer, literally. And Brosnan was the face of it. Since he left the franchise with “Die Another Day” in 2002 almost 18 years ago, Brosnan has been consistently working in some hidden gems like “The Ghost Writer” and straight to video-on-demand flops but he’s nowhere near the star power he was in his prime Bond days.
Brosnan is somewhat of an outlier in Hollywood and that’s certainly the case with what he recently said about President Trump and liberals were furious with him. Brosnan conceded after threatening to move back to Ireland when Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary in the 2016 General Election that he was doing a great job with the economy.
Brosnan said, “I think what he’s done for the economy is very good. People are working, and that’s a step in the right direction.”
He added, “This country is part of my life. I’m an American citizen. I love America and America’s been very good to me. And I want to see happiness come back into our society.”
It’s refreshing to hear someone of his celebrity stature who is unafraid of the inevitable backlash to say something truthful like this. Liberals were furious with Brosnan over his comments. Many were filled with hateful vitriolic language towards “The Thomas Crown Affair” actor.
Here are some of the “tamer” ones:
rip pierce brosnan. sam. you’re the worst father out of the three. don’t hang out with bill and harry. stay away from sophie and her kid. you’re dead to me now. i hate you. bye. https://t.co/Dt41UcNdp5
— tones (@starksbruce) December 20, 2019
Pierce Brosnan saying Trump is good for the economy is like saying Die Another Day was a good Bond movie https://t.co/goxbhtaD3o
— Slypig News Network (@slypignews) December 22, 2019
— leanne (@dqrkling) December 20, 2019
Get back on your yacht and sail away @PierceBrosnan
Trump is no leader. Obama was the impetus for our good economy. 🙄Another celebrity in a bubble of ignorance needing attention speaks. Spare us!
— GreenPeaches🇺🇸🧢🌊🗽⚖️AG’s shouldn’t be partisan (@GreenPeaches2) December 20, 2019
— Basqueing Snark (@Basquerading) December 20, 2019
Pierce Brosnan bringing shame upon intelligent Irish men everywhere.
Becoming wealthy really can turn someone into a complete wank.
— me. (@monkeyshinery) December 22, 2019
And there you have it. These are just several examples from the “tolerant” left who pretend to be open minded and empathetic until you say something they vehemently disagree with and then everything goes right out the window.