Pierce Brosnan Ponders Fifth Bond

Pierce Brosnan wants to make another Bond movie after the next one - "Die Another Day".

He told Reuters that "Number Five still appeals," after flying into the Cannes film festival for a spectacular party night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the world's most successful spy films.

"Would I do another one? I'd do another one, yes," said the actor who has so enthusiastically stepped into the role first filled back in 1962 by elegant lady-killer Sean Connery in "Dr No."

Asked to sum up the perennial appeal of Bond, the Irish actor said: "It's the women, the gadgets, the sex, the romance, the fantasy world, the ultimate hero."

More than half the world's population has seen a James Bond movie and Brosnan, who has been celebrating his 50th birthday this week, is phlegmatic about having of one of the most recognizable faces on the planet.

"It is an interesting character to live with because he precedes you wherever you go in the world. You are internationally known. It makes traveling very easy," he said, gazing out at the Mediterranean from an exclusive hotel in Cap d'Antibes. The elegant setting would not be out of place in a Bond movie.

Playing the role has never been a burden for Brosnan. "I will always be known as one of the Bonds. So you make peace with that and I'm very proud of it," he said.

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