I just saw this as well. They say he was the highest paid actor from '78-'82 and in one year he had four movies screening nationwide. I always enjoyed his movies.
All the best,
All the best,
Here’s a list of some of the roles he turned down:
Michael Corleone in The Godfather
Han Solo in Star Wars
Richard Gere’s role in Pretty Woman
Jack Nicholson’s role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
& Terms of Endearment
Bruce Willis’ role in Die Hard
to name some.
Others were reported to be Taxi Driver, Rocky, Rosemary’s Baby, and M.A.S.H. The one he regretted the most was James Bond. He felt it wasn’t proper for an American to do the role and later regretted it.
All the best,
Burt was the man in late 70s to mid 80s.I remember watching him as a Mississippi Pliot on a River Boat when I was a kid.He was always entertaining .Yeah i saw,those movie roles he turned down .He would of made a great Hans Solo .But he was great as the Bandit and in Boogie Nites and the Crew .It was a shame seeing his body break down in later years .He did a lot of his own stunts and was a Mans Man.Thank you Burt for all the laughts and great movies .Your in Heaven with your Gang now .Yeah ,with your feet up having a Sotch n a cigar .RIP ,Bandit .
RIP, Burt. Here in Palm Beach County he was a constant presence. He had a local theater (Jupiter) for public performances by mostly local actors of stage plays and a "school" where people could learn the job. He was everyone's friend down here and had a great rep of being a super guy. We will miss him--another nice, pleasant person gone. We seem to need all we can find right now, so this is a shame.
Oddly, there’s a YouTube video with Marlon Brando unloading on Burt Reynolds. I’m not sure what brought that diatribe on but examined objectively they were rather similar in terms of romantic comedy, even somewhat similar in serious acting style, and charming with the ladies, charming on talk shows. They even looked quite similar physically when they were young. And they were both as big as you can get in movies, at least for a while.
@mofimadness, "My first sports car that I ever owned was the Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am edition. T-Tops, killer paint job and a ROCKIN' stereo!"
My first car was a 75 Chevy Monza my high school job boss gave me for free that was an absolute basket case. But as soon as I had enough money, like you and partly because of the movie, I bought a red 76 Trans Am with t-tops (yeah, they leaked, but were so worth it) and really cool honeycomb wheels. That interior, especially, the dash was as slick as things got. Strangled by mid-70s emissions technology, but over the next few years, I got it running the way the Pontiac 400s from an earlier time did. On the stereo side, my dad got me a beautiful Clarion head unit out of a wrecked Saab 9-3. You should have seen the way the guys at the Saab dealership looked at my scruffy butt when I showed up to get some documentation on it. EVERY single person asked how I got the radio, with an "yeah, right..." smirk reaction to my answer. Adding a couple of amplifiers and some speakers got it to seriously bangin' level.
You're absolutely right, what a cool car! Thanks for jogging my memory back to awfully fun times.
Again, much respect to Burt...
That’s right yo,
Maybe Burt didn’t play an instrument, but he “played” with more Grade A women/actresses/models than anyone on this forum. :)
I mean, Cannonball Run .. you can’t diss that movie:
And here is just the “short list” of actors In Cannonball Run.
Cast (57) Burt Reynolds. J. J. McClure. Roger Moore. Farrah Fawcett. Pamela. Dom DeLuise. Dean Martin. Jamie Blake. Sammy Davis Jr. Jack Elam. Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing. Adrienne Barbeau. Terry Bradshaw. Terry. Jackie Chan. Bert Convy. Brad. Jamie Farr. Peter Fonda. Chief Biker. George Furth. Michael Hui. Subaru ...