Pierce Brosnan
Who knew that James Bond was from Drogheda, Ireland? Though Daniel Craig has taken his place, Pierce Brosnan is still considered one of the hottest 007s of all time. Reuters

St. Patrick's Day may be over but that's no reason to stop celebrating the Irish! In fact, several of Hollywood's hottest leading men hail from Ireland. We don't know exactly why Irish men are so appealing. Perhaps it's the accent or their brassy attitude. Maybe it's their understated sex appeal. Whatever the reason, Irishmen typically start acting in small budget films in their homeland and eventually move on to blockbusters. Fir instance Michael Fassbender emerged from a quiet town in Cork and after a role in the small budget Hunger, he has taken on several high profile roles. This is also true of Cillian Murphy, who appeared in Batman Begins and in Time.

Here's a look at 5 of today's hottest irish actors!