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Jimmy Fallon and Pierce Brosnan duke it out as 007 on 'Tonight Show'

Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM ET

Pierce Brosnan was one smooth James Bond when he took over the iconic role from 1995 to 2002, but there's apparently a deadlier 007, and his name is Jimmy Fallon.

When the actor visited "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday, the comedian revealed that he was a huge fan of the Nintendo 64 game "GoldenEye 007," based on Brosnan's first Bond film. "This is a childhood dream of mine ... or college-age," Fallon admitted. "I would love to play 'GoldenEye' with you."

And with that, the two grabbed their controllers for a match to the death.

Though the actor made a great 007 in the movie, he didn't quite have the stuff when it came to the (really short) game.

It was a bit of an awkward defeat (Fallon made it look so easy!), but Brosnan said there was a moment when he was filming a James Bond movie that also went less than smoothly. "Making the Bond movies was just a hair's breadth off of parody at times," he admitted. And one film's ski scene in particular had him looking "not very cool."

But Brosnan is back to saving the day and looking great while doing it. He stars as ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux in the upcoming spy thriller "The November Man," which opens on Aug. 27.

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights at 11:35 on NBC.

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