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Jimmy Fallon learns Pierce Brosnan is terrible at 'GoldenEye'

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Jimmy Fallon and Pierce Brosnan play the classic 'GoldenEye' video game on 'The Tonight Show'
Jimmy Fallon takes on Pierce Brosnan in 'GoldenEye' videogame

Jimmy Fallon claimed it's been one of his longtime dreams to play the classic N64 video game "GoldenEye" with the actual (former) James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan. And on Tuesday night's "Tonight Show," the host got his wish.

We hope he's satisfied, because from the at-home seats, one thing was astoundingly clear: Brosnan was terrible at the game.

To be fair, it's not like the actor who played 007 in four films, including "GoldenEye" in 1995, ever claimed to be a whiz at the first-person shooter. After all, he only played James Bond  -- he's not actually James Bond. But still, one hoped he was just being modest when he told Fallon, "I played it once and shot myself in the foot."

But no, sadly, when he picked up the controller to do battle against Fallon before the studio audience, Brosnan was as terrible as he claimed. In fact, he was worse, as he couldn't seem to figure out how to even pick up a gun in the game.

"When in doubt, chop," Brosnan said as he had his character karate chop through the game.

During his exploits as Bond, Brosnan got a chance to handle all manner of hi-tech gadgets from Q, but when he picked up the N64 controller, it seemed like he was looking at an alien relic from an ancient society. Maybe he's a hardcore X-Box guy?

Luckily for Brosnan, Fallon put him out of his misery pretty quickly. It was hard enough to witness the former Bond fumble against his former on-screen foe. 

At least he can rest easy telling himself that Sean Connery probably wouldn't have done much better.

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