LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Pierce Brosnan attends the UK Premiere of "Black Adam" at Cineworld Leicester Square on October 18, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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The 15 Best Pierce Brosnan Performances, Ranked
15. Lawnmower Man
Pierce Brosnan plays a computer scientist named Lawrence Angelo, who dreams of developing a virtual reality simulation abetted by mind-enhancing drugs for the U.S. military. "The Lawnmower Man" is a pretty rotten movie and a low point in Brosnan's pre-Bond career, but it has its own specific charms.
14. Dante's Peak
"Dante's Peak" is a disaster film that strains scientific credulity, yet Brosnan is a dependable lead amidst all the mayhem that goes down, in one of his first post-Bond leading roles. The film gives Brosnan the opportunity to flex one of his signature strengths as an actor: believably depicting physical pain on screen.
13. Mamma Mia! 1 & 2
Brosnan is the weakest link vocally of "Mamma Mia!" which is a shame because he gets the most musical numbers of the male leads. In the 2018 sequel "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," he gets far less to do and fewer characters to bounce off of, but this also blessedly means less of his underwhelming vocal performances.
12. Tomorrow Never dies
"Tomorrow Never Dies" is a solid Bond installment, though Brosnan's chemistry with Michelle Yeoh leaves a lot to be desired. Nonetheless, Brosnan proved with his second outing as James Bond that his debut in "Goldeneye" was no mere fluke, and he had the goods to stick around for another seven years.
Brosnan plays the role of a stern and disapproving father who has come to embrace his son's artistic passion by the end of "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga." While his accent is dodgy, and his character embodies a host of clichés, Brosnan makes the most of his moments in this Netflix streamer.