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Former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan, Has Knife Confiscated At Airport

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | August 05, 2015

Former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan, Has Knife Confiscated At Airport

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When you are a famous actor, there are certain perks that come with the territory. None of these, however, include bringing a hunting knife onto a plane.

As we travelers all know, knives are relegated to the bin of dangerous items along with bottles of conditioner deemed too big in size.

This is a lesson Pierce Brosnan, the man renowned for playing super cool characters like Ben Pearson and James Bond, learned as he was asked to kindly leave his knife behind by TSA.

BBC reports: “The former 007 star was prevented by Transportation Security Administration agents at Burlington International Airport in Vermont with the 10in (25cm) hunting knife in his hand luggage.”

There was no immediate comment from the 62-year-old actor, so we are left to wonder if he forgot that he had packed the knife or just really has trouble opening those tiny bags of peanuts.

The report does offer, however, that Brosnan “was reportedly embarrassed and angry when the knife was taken away by agents.”

Not to worry, Champ. We have all been in similar circumstances, forking over a pocketknife or some other trinket when we forget to discard it before heading out on a trip.

Fortunately, for the few of us who haven’t appeared in an iconic role for film, we now know the rules are spread evenly across the board.

Brosnan does have some consolation, because when you are famous people make mash-up trailers putting you in the role of James Bond once again:

It’s nice to see Brosnan back to his espionage endeavors, traveling the world and laying siege to baddies across the world.

Because, as we now know, the real-life version of Brosnan has to ditch his 10-inch knife at security checkpoints like the rest of us.


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