Pierce Brosnan Plays GoldenEye 007 Against Jimmy Fallon

By Connor Sears , Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:18 PM EDT
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Apparently it isn't easy to step back into Bond's derby shoes after being out of the game for more than a decade.

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On The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon invited former James Bond portrayer Pierce Brosnan to a multiplayer match of the popular GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64 game. Brosnan, who had starred in the 1995 GoldenEye film, accepted the challenge, saying he had only played once before. The two then made their way to a genuine N64 setup already in place at the studio and loaded up a match on the Complex map.

The match plays out just about as you might expect and lasts less than a minute. Fallon, noticibly giddy at the opportunity to play against Brosnan, was clearly a fan of the game and likely played it quite a bit back in its heyday – he said playing against Bond himself was a long-standing dream of his. Brosnan, in clear contrast, looked to have about the same air of confusion that any 60-year-old would understandably fall into when confronted with a free-for-all first-person shooter match armed with Nintendo's least accessible controller. He covers it up nicely, though, with the same suave demeanor that landed him the Bond gig in the first place.

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With Brosnan never even picking up a weapon – yet skillfully donning suit of body armor – it was only a matter of time before Fallon reached him and ended the match. Who knows, though? Maybe Brosnan went for the melee-focused judo chop approach to give Fallon a fighting chance. He is Bond, after all.

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