Inside Opinion

What's on the minds of Tacoma News Tribune editorial writers

NOTICE: Inside Opinion has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Inside Opinion.
Visit the new section.

Pope and Bond villain, separated at birth?

Post by Cheryl Tucker on March 15, 2013 at 11:26 am |
March 15, 2013 1:13 pm
Pope Francis
Pope Francis
Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce

Randy McCarthy from our newsroom thinks the new pope, Francis, has a doppelganger – British actor Jonathan Pryce. The actor is probably best known for starring in “Brazil” and as a Bond villain in “Tomorrow Never Dies.”

I see the resemblance, although the pope seems to have a few pounds on Pryce. (If you’re not seeing the photo of Pryce, click on the headline.)

Randy’s wife, former TNT reporter Lisa Kremer, found this appropriate-in-hindsight quote from “Tomorrow Never Dies” by Pryce’s character, Eliot Carver:

Soon I’ll have reached out to and influenced more people than anybody in the history of this planet, save God himself. And the best he ever managed was the Sermon on the Mount.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for Report violators to