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Pierce Brosnan Mr Remington Steele as James Bond
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18 September 2008

Pierce Brosnan Mr Remington Steele as James BondActor, film producer and environmentalist Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born May 16, 1953 in Castletown, Co. Meath, Ireland. After leaving school at the age of 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. Years later, Brosnan attended drama school in London for three years, and landing a leading role in the popular television series Remington Steele following his brief on-state career.

Brosnan is a very well-known actor, appearing in notable movies such as The Thomas Crown Affair, Dante’s Peak, Mars Attacks, Mrs. Doubtfire, and The Lawnmower Man, among many others. Though these are popular movies and undoubtedly cemented Brosnan’s role as a leading man in Hollywood, it wasn’t until Brosnan took over the role as super-agent James Bond that the world stood up and took notice.

Brosnan’s early years were spent in the modest area of Drogheda, Ireland, where he as raised as a Catholic. After Brosnan’s father abandoned the family, his mother moved to London to work as a nurse.

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James Bond Plays the Casinos - The Top Five Scenes
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18 June 2008

James Bond Plays the Casinos - The Top Five Scenes

Although Casino Royale is an obvious clue that the movie will feature gambling, gambling scenes and James Bond's predilection for the game of Baccarat, this James Bond movie is far from being the only movie that includes scenes of Bond enjoying one of his favorite pastimes.

The James Bond character reflects everything that is the ultimate gambler--coolness in the face of danger, calm when the opponents are obviously increasing to the boiling point, intelligent enough to know when to play a hand and how to make the best use of the hand he is dealt, and oozing with self-confidence.

Casino Royale was written by Ian Fleming, with the casino scene based on a visit to the Casino Estoril located in Lisbon. In history, the Casino in Portugal's capital was a popular gathering place for German agents during World War II.

The novel and earlier versions of the movie have Bond playing Baccarat, but the signature movie capitalized on the increasing popularity of a game called Texas Holdem--a form of poker.

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