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American actor, Birth: 11-2-1936, Death: 6-9-2018 Burt Reynolds Quotes
1.
Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.
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2.
When an actor marries an actress they both fight for the mirror.
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3.
Money doesn't buy happiness. It buys great hookers - but not happiness.
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All you really have in the end are your stories.
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The best way not to fail again is to be absolutely positive that when you do it this time, you're going to do it right.
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6.
If you hold on to things long enough, they get back into style. Like me.
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7.
My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.
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I can tell a young person where the mines are, but he's probably going to step on them anyway.
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Quote Topics by Burt Reynolds: Style Car Thinking Wells Enough Hollywood People Stories Giving Heart Long Awards Important Dad Men Laughing Drug Class Young Two Wonderful Cousin Texan Magic Steps Thanks Quarterback Gigs Failing Idiot
9.
You're not a man until your father says you're a man.
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10.
If you hang onto something long enough, it will come back in style.. Like ME.
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11.
That's a big responsibility, and the details obsess me. And, also, I no longer feel I have to do the Tonight Show every time I open my mouth. Twenty years ago, I told myself I'd rather direct than act, and it's taken me this long. You lose your passion in acting. You make too many mistakes. Maybe that's why I make so many movies; if you don't like this one, another one's opening on Tuesday. But then I spent six months of my life on 'At Long Last Love,' a picture nobody saw. I enjoyed making it, I learned from it, I grew, but that's too much time out of my life.
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12.
I'm terrified of marriage. I'm terrified of not doing something so important and at the same time I think you shouldn't rush into these things.
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13.
There are no awards in Hollywood for being an idiot.
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14.
Women are my drugs and alcohol. When I'm involved with one woman, I'm involved with one woman. Period. But between romances, I am carnivorous.
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15.
There are three stages of an actor's career. Young, old, and "You look good".
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16.
The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting, but never for being right and dull.
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17.
In football you can make it if you've got the 'I'm-going-to-get-up-off-the-ground-and-kick-your-ass' attitude.
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18.
A fan is a fan is a friend no matter what current he/she/it operates on, AC or DC. Thanks for being one of mine.
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19.
I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to.
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20.
I'm paying the third highest alimony and child support in the world. And the only two ahead of me are sheiks.
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21.
The most important thing to remember is: to protect your quarterback - ME!
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22.
My acting is a bit like basketball. Most females in my films come off very well. I give great assist. And if I'm lucky, I even score.
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23.
The more the art dominated my life and my house, the more the house became a home.
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24.
Sometimes you have to lose yourself 'fore you can find anything.
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25.
You get to a certain age, where you know you can't go over the wall, but I'll never get to the age where I can't go through it.
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26.
Trans Am sales went up 70 percent after Smokey and the Bandit, and I was promised a free car every year for life by the Pontiac president.
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27.
But then when I'm in a halfway successful movie, it irritates the hell out of the critics in New York, because they'd like to kill my pictures if they could. So maybe I'm pretty good in the movie. Then they use all these words like I'm 'surprisingly' good, or 'shockingly enough,' I'm good. It's like I crawled out from under a magazine and they're surprised I can act.
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28.
Friends come in herds and they leave in herds. Hollywood loves an adventure, but you have to hit bottom. Then they love to save you and be a part of it. Or think they're a part of it.
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29.
I regret that I do not have the dignity of Ricardo Montalban, the class of Dean Martin, or the humor of Bill Cosby. I do have the heart of a lion.
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30.
All of the younger actors keep coming up to me and asking me where all of the land mines are because they know I've stepped on them all.
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31.
Our family really didn't have a car; we had my dad's police cruiser. Later he got a Buick, and that's what I was driving when I had a wreck. I'm lucky it was as big and strong as it was, because that Buick is what saved my life.
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32.
I'm really much more like Phil Potter from [the 1979 film] Starting Over. People do think I'm the Bandit [from Smokey and the Bandit ], and I'm a lot more serious than that.
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33.
Florida is a very healing place.
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34.
Gator [ McKlusky from White Lightning] was a criminal and a felon, but he had a good heart - he's probably a cousin to Bo. Bo was not a felon and definitely never wanted to hurt anybody - the final scene confirms that. He confesses to Buford T. Justice that he is right behind him. Gator McKlusky would not have done that.
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35.
Jay Leno is wonderful and a good friend, but it will always be the Carson show to a lot of people.
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36.
It was a bit of a lark when I agreed to do [Smokey and the Bandit], and I knew we'd have fun if we could get Jackie Gleason.
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37.
I love Stroker Ace. I love the whole team. Jim Nabors really stole the show, and Ned Beatty, well I've made more of my movies with Ned Beatty than anybody else.
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38.
Having done 300 television shows and almost 60 movies, I'm tired of having guys who are younger than some sandwiches I've had, telling me to turn left at the couch. There's no appreciation of actors and no sense of history.
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39.
I had an Indian Scout motorcycle during high school, but I never could take it to school. My dad would sneak out at night and pull the spark-plug wires.
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40.
The moment you grab someone by the lapels, you're lost.
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41.
We got Sally Field onboard [in Smokey and the Bandit] and it changed the entire dynamic. About a third of the way into filming, I was in the car with Sally and there was this little moment where we kind of looked at each other, and then we both turned and looked over at Hal [Needham]. He gave us a thumbs up and said, "Yeah!" And we kind of knew there was some magic going on.
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42.
I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act.
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43.
If I want to be up for an Academy Award, I'm either going to have to play a tour de force of some kind or have a tracheotomy just before the nominations.
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44.
I had known Hal [Needham] for a while by the time he moved in, so I was sure we'd get along well, and we did. He'd go off and do his gigs and I would do mine, and when we were lucky we got to work on the same ones.
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45.
Goldie [Hawn] is one of the sharpest ladies I've ever worked with. She doesn't miss a thing. She's my greatest audience. She laughs at all my stories and in the right places, too.
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46.
Smokey and the Bandit was the first picture [Hal Needham ] directed, and I knew he could handle it. I had just directed Gator, and he saw my style and used that as a pattern.
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47.
If you've as many films as I have, and missed as many opportunities as I have to do good work and been pissed off about it, you say, "Well, now you've got to start getting it right." If you get a chance, you really want to cook. And the tragedy is, when you finally feel that way about yourself, about your work, nobody wants to give you a chance. And that happens to a lot of actors. But I'm feeling very wanted these days, so there must be something in the air.
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