Pierce Brosnan Reveals The Part He Was Deemed 'Too Handsome' To Play

August 20, 2014 6:22 PM

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It's hard to believe there are roles even actors -- people whom society has recognized as being more attractive than the average Joe -- can be too pretty for. Alas, there seem to be, as Pierce Brosnan found out when he gave a call to Frank McCourt, the author of the 1996 memoir "Angela's Ashes," in hopes of being cast in the film adaptation.

"I remember reading 'Angela's Ashes,' and I really wanted to play the part in 'Angela's Ashes,' being an Irishman," he recounted in a HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday. "[I] called Frank McCourt up to throw my hat in the ring, and he said, 'Nope. Too handsome. Too handsome.'"

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