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Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor have a lot in common: They're both devoted fathers, have irresistible accents and share top billing in this weekend's new thriller, The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski.
But Brosnan is definitely more interested in politics than his costar. When asked what he'd do first if he was a real-life political leader, Brosnan, 56 (who plays a former prime minister in The Ghost Writer), didn't hesitate: "Education, education." But 38-year-old McGregor, an avid motorcycle rider, had a more personal agenda. "Education would be really good, but I'd come up with something really silly," he told iVillage. "In London you have to pay to park your motorcycle in a motorcycle bay. I'd abolish that immediately!"
Though The Ghost Writer's intense drama and suspenseful plot make it a film for adult audiences, the actors are no strangers to kid-friendly flicks, which gain major cool points with their own children. McGregor, dad of two daughters, is well-known for his roles in the Star Wars movies. Brosnan, who has two young sons (as well as three adult children from a previous marriage), appears in this month's Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which some have pegged as the next Harry Potter.
"They know Dad was James Bond," Brosnan said of his sons. "They know Dad is now in Percy Jackson. When I finish this tour, I'm going to go with my 8-year-old and read Percy Jackson to his class."
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