Pierce Brosnan Setting Style Trends Through the Years

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Pierce Brosnan Being Stylish Through the YearsBob Riha Jr - Getty Images

Besides playing James Bond, Pierce Brosnan may be best known for his undeniably good sense of style. The Irish actor, who took on the role of James Bond in the award-winning films from 1995 to 2002, not only has mastered the art of acting but managed to perfect the art of dressing too. From his casual linen looks and pared-down off-duty ensembles to his red carpet suiting choices that always seem to involve an unexpected accessory (such as a silk scarf or pair of tinted sunglasses), the famous star consistently is impressively dressed.

The performer has had countless number of style-forward moments throughout the years. Take a look ahead at some of our favorites.

1978: In the United Kingdom

It seems that Brosnan always had an eye for style. In this photograph, snapped in the 1970s by Jeremy Fletcher, the young actor wears a cropped jacket with belted jeans.

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1983: Posing at Home

In 1983, Brosnan posed for the camera in his Los Angeles home, wearing an unbuttoned silky red top and dark blue jeans.

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1985: 1st Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

A few years later, the Irish actor kept it casual by wearing an oversized Celtics jacket and khaki pants to attend the Saint Patrick’s Day parade with his late wife, Cassandra, and children, Charlotte and Christopher.

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1985: A Printed Blazer

Brosnan walked the Out of Africa red carpet wearing an out-of-the-box printed blazer, a studded belt, and a matching black top in the mid-80s.

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Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

1986: A Leather Look

One year later, he decided to go for a sleek look by switching out a traditional blazer for an oversized leather one. Here, he’s pictured with Cassandra while stopping by the then-popular West Hollywood restaurant, Tramps.

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Laid-back in Layers

Brosnan opted for a layered look while dining at Spago, a buzzy Michelin-starred restaurant in Hollywood owned by Wolfgang Puck. Here, he can be seen wearing a loose-fitting white button-down shirt under a light khaki overcoat.

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1990: Casual in Khaki

The Irish actor is the master of casual dressing. Here, he’s pictured arriving at the Total Recall premiere party wearing a suede-like jacket, light-colored belted pants, and a black top.

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Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

1992: Golden Globes Rehearsals

Not only does Brosnan make sure he looks picture-ready for red carpets, but he also goes all out for rehearsals. Here, he’s seen at the Golden Globes rehearsals wearing a plaid blazer with a white shirt and sunglasses. The star would reach heightened levels of fame a few years later after starring in GoldenEye.

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1998: A Beige LInen Suit

The actor and his then-girlfriend (now wife) attended the "An Evening at the Net" benefit for United Friends of the Children in 1998. While Smith opted for a floor-length dress, the actor decided on a black tee shirt tucked into a pair of oversized cream-colored linen trousers. The following year, the actor appeared on screen as James Bond again in The World Is Not Enough.

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Ron Galella, Ltd. - Getty Images

2001: Appearing on Leno

Brosnan kept it cool by wearing a camel-colored jacket and a gray tee when he appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2001. The then-48-year-old actor was there to promote his film, The Tailor of Panama. Some short months later, he would film Die Another Day.

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2003:Evelyn Premiere

A couple of years later, he was pictured at the Evelyn premiere held at the Palacio de la Musica cinema in Madrid, Spain, wearing a Bond-like look.

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2005: 31st American Film Festival

The star looked dapper, arriving at the 31st American Film Festival held in Deauville, France, in the early 2000s.

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2006: Lunch at Bilboquet

In 2006, Brosnan was snapped wearing a monochrome outfit while walking the streets of New York City after getting lunch at Bilboquet off Madison Avenue. This was the same year that he starred in a Western film titled Seraphim Falls.

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2007: At the Serpentine

He attended the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in Hyde Park, London, with his wife that following year. Brosnan decided on a more tailored look for the occasion.

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2009: Cirque Du Soleil Opening Night Gala

Brosnan looked every bit California cool while attending the Cirque Du Soleil opening night gala in Malibu. That night he switched out his usual black or white shirt for a striped sky blue one.

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2011: Filming I Don't Know How She Does It

Even Brosnan’s characters have good fashion sense. Here, the actor can be seen on set in New York City filming the romantic comedy I Don’t Know How She Does It. The movie also stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelsey Grammer, and Olivia Munn.

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2013: Scarves, Scarves, and More Scarves

We love how Brosnan accessorizes his outfits—whether sunglasses or scarves, the actor always hits the mark.

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2018: A James Bond-Esque Look

The actor wore a suit even James Bond would be proud of to attend the Breakthrough Prize ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. The awards honor the world’s leading scientists.

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2022: Looking Super at a Black Adam Event

Once again mastering the art of casual wear, Brosnan was photographed at the Black Adam photo call in Hollywood wearing an all-beige outfit.

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2023: Brosnan's First Met Gala

The actor attended this year’s Met Gala wearing a look designed by none other than Tom Ford. The outfit included a black blazer with a subtle floral print, tailored trousers, and rose-colored glasses, which were a hit that night. Surprisingly, this was Brosnan’s and his wife’s first-ever Met Gala.

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