Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor, director and voice artist. Some of his notable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in the Smokey and the Bandit films, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby "Gator" McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Charlie B. Barkin in All Dogs Go to Heaven, Jack Horner in Boogie Nights, and Woodrow "Wood" Newton in the television series Evening Shade. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
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I'm going to retire hopefully like Cary Grant did. I'll be on stage telling a story, everyone's going to applaud and laugh and then I'll drop like a rock.
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.
I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to.
If you hold on to things long enough, they get back into style. Like me.
Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.
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.
My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.
The moment you grab someone by the lapels, you're lost.
The only way you can hurt anyone in this business is by succeeding and hurting their pocket book maybe or just smiling and not giving up.
There are no awards in Hollywood for being an idiot.
There are three stages of an actor's career. Young, old, and 'You look good.'
There's no appreciation of actors and no sense of history.
You can only hold your stomach in for so many years.
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.