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Brosnan met Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli years before he scored the role, when his first wife, Cassandra Harris, appeared in "For Your Eyes Only." More than a decade later, he landed on the big screen as Bond himself. Brosnan's Bond debut, 1995's "Golden Eye," was hugely successful, and grossed more than $350 million worldwide. He went on to front the critically acclaimed box office winners "Tomorrow Never Dies" and "The World Is Not Enough."
Soon after his last film with the franchise, 2002's "Die Another Day," he told reporters he wanted to continue on as Bond, but voiced his support for Daniel Craig once Craig landed the role.