PIERCE BROSNAN might not top everyone's list as the best James Bond but he was arguably the funniest.
As 007 he was cool, suave and easy on the eye.
More importantly, the Irishman had a knack for knowing when to play it serious and when to mine the character for laughs.
Brosnan always excelled in Bond’s more dramatic moments, but it was his ability to deliver innuendo-laden one-liners with a touch of class that put him alongside Sean Connery and Roger Moore as great 007s.
To celebrate the great man's birthday, here's a selection of 10 funniest lines as James Bond – for your eyes only, of course.
Xenia Onatopp: “You don't need the gun.”
James Bond: “Well, that depends on your definition of safe sex.”
9. The World Is Not Enough
Elektra: “I could have given you the world.”
Bond: “The world is not enough.”
Elektra: “Foolish sentiment.”
Bond: “Family motto.”
8. Die Another Day
Verity: [After a fencing class] “I see you handle your weapon well.”
James Bond: “I have been known to keep my tip up.”
7. Tomorrow Never Dies
Bond: [Whilst being in bed with his Scandinavian language tutor] “I always enjoyed learning a new tongue.”
Miss Moneypenny: “You always were a cunning linguist, James.”
6. The World Is Not Enough
The Cigar Girl: “Would you like to check my figures?”
James Bond: “Oh, I'm sure they're perfectly rounded.”
5. Die Another Day
Jinx: “Wait, don't pull it out. I'm not finished with it yet.”
Bond: “[Fitting a belly button ring] See? It's a perfect fit.”
[Q has blown up a dummy with an explosive pen]
Q: "Don't say it..."
James Bond: "The writing is on the wall."
Q: "Along with the rest of him."
3. The World Is Not Enough
Elektra: "You wouldn’t kill me. You’d miss me."
Bond: [Shoots Elektra] "I never miss."
2. Die Another Day
Bond: "Do you believe in bad luck?"
Jinx: "Let’s just say my relationships don’t seem to last."
Bond: "I know the feeling."
1. The World Is Not Enough
Bond: [In bed with Christmas Jones] “I was wrong about you.”
Christmas Jones: “Yeah, how so?”
Bond: “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.”