What better fantasy man for these turbulent times than James Bond? He’s dashing, fearless, unshakable and, unfortunately, not real. Happily, the man who has portrayed him since 1995 is cut from the same cloth. Pierce Brosnan embodies the values we look for in our heroes: character, charisma and integrity—and his flawless features sure don’t hurt. “He’s charming and a true gentleman,” says Rene Russo, his Thomas Crown Affair costar. Joining Brosnan is a world-class roster of other gifted men who, like 007, fire our imaginations.