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Pierce Brosnan Endorses Cillian Murphy As Next James Bond

Cillian Murphy arrives at the BAFTA Tea Party on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at The Maybourne Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) cillian murphy

Former 'James Bond' star Pierce Brosnan has endorsed Cillian Murphy as the next actor to portray the iconic spy. Brosnan made his pick at the Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles, stating that Murphy would excel in the role of James Bond. Brosnan, who portrayed Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002, including 'GoldenEye' and 'Die Another Day,' passed the torch to Daniel Craig, who played the character in five movies from 2006 to 2021.

Since Craig's departure, speculation has been rife about who will take on the role of 007. While names like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Regé-Jean Page, and Henry Cavill have been mentioned, no official announcement has been made. Cillian Murphy, known for his recent portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer in 'Oppenheimer,' has garnered critical acclaim and is a frontrunner for the Best Actor Oscar.

Murphy's rising star in Hollywood, coupled with his recent success in awards season, positions him as a strong contender for the coveted role of James Bond. With his upcoming film 'Small Things Like These' already generating buzz after its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, Murphy's schedule appears open for potential future projects, including the possibility of donning the iconic tuxedo as the next James Bond.

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