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Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds's biography

Burt Reynolds is 82 years old actor born at Lansing. He was born on Tuesday 11th of February 1936. He is often nicknamed as Buddy. According to year of birth 1936 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 11th of February means he is Aquarius. Aquarius is an Airy sign. They are smart thinkers, social, communicative, independent and intelligent people.He was married 2 times.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as singer, American football player, screenwriter, film producer, film director. He is recently known as television actor.

Burt Reynolds's dad

Burt Reynolds's father's name is Burton Milo Reynolds, Sr..

Burt Reynolds's family

Burt Reynolds's ex spouses

Loni Anderson

Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson have been together since 1988 for 6 years. She is known as television actor. His ex spouse was born on Sunday 5th of August 1945.

Judy Carne

Burt Reynolds and Judy Carne have been together since 1963 for 2 years. She is known as comedian. His ex spouse was born on Thursday 27th of April 1939 in Northampton. His ex spouse died on Thursday 3rd of September 2015 in Northampton. Judy Carne was 79 years old, when this happened.

Burt Reynolds's schools

We found 4 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Florida State University, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, Palm Beach State College.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, but only played in two seasons. He was a star running back. His college football career was ended by a knee injury.

Burt Reynolds's career

His main focus is to be actor. He is famous thanks to Deliverance. You could see him also in Evening Shade.

Burt Reynolds's partners

Sally Field

Burt Reynolds and Sally Field have been together since 1976 for 4 years. She is known as actor. His partner was born on Wednesday 6th of November 1946 in Pasadena.

Dinah Shore

Burt Reynolds and Dinah Shore have been together since 1971 for 4 years. She is known as singer. His partner was born on Tuesday 29th of February 1916 in Franklin County. His partner died on Thursday 24th of February 1994. Dinah Shore was 58 years old, when this happened.

How did Burt Reynolds die

He died on on Thursday 6th of September 2018 when he was 82 years old at Jupiter. Burt Reynoldss death was caused by heart attack. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Burt Reynolds's Awards

  • Appears in three films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing: Deliverance (1972), The Mean Machine (1974) and Smokey and the Bandit (1977).
  • He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Florida State University in 1981 and later endorsed the construction of a new performing arts facility in Sarasota, Florida.

Burt Reynolds's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Boogie Nights in 1997
  • He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for work Cannonball Run II in 1985
  • He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for work Rent-a-Cop in 1989

Burt Reynolds's quotes

  • [on young filmmakers] 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.
  • [After his nomination for Boogie Nights (1997)] My being nominated this year is no comeback story because I simply refused to go away.
  • [on Dinah Shore] One of the greatest ladies I ever knew was Dinah Shore and she taught me right away if you can't laugh at yourself, you have no business in this business. If I have any class--and that's probably debatable--it's due to Dinah.
  • [on the stunt scenes he did for his thriller Crazy Six (1997)] I told them, "Look, I can do this. I can still fall; I just can't get up!" But the character is dead, anyway!
  • 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.
  • [on playing an aging Jewish shopkeeper in Waterproof (2000)] It's a real challenge. I just hope Billy Crystal doesn't get P.O.'d.
  • [Interview in McCall's magazine] 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.
  • I am beginning to think there's a lot of nice people around in this business.
  • [on his career's phases and the Oscar] I've gone through every single career phase of getting to this point. If they give the award for being old, not giving up and for loving acting almost as much as loving life, then it's definitely mine.
  • [on his strengths and weaknesses] 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.
  • [on his success in Hollywood] The only way you can hurt anyone in this business is by succeeding and hurting their pocketbook maybe or just smiling and not giving up.
  • [on his career mistakes] 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.
  • [on his bad movies] My films were the kind they only show in prisons and in airplanes, because nobody can leave.
  • [on his comeback] If you hold on to things long enough, they get back into style. Like me.
  • [In 1981] 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.
  • [on marriage] 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.
  • [on Larry King Live (1985), talking about the great parts he turned down] There are no awards in Hollywood for being an idiot.
  • 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.
  • There are three stages of an actor's career. Young, old and "You look good".
  • 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.
  • [on Deliverance (1972) author/co-star James Dickey] He's the kind of man that, after he has had four martinis, makes you want to drop a grenade down his throat.
  • [on longtime girlfriend Sally Field] You know, I never told Sally that I loved her. I should have done that.
  • [on his divorce from Loni Anderson] I'm paying the third highest alimony and child support in the world. And the only two ahead of me are sheiks.
  • [on Goldie Hawn] Goldie 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.
  • [on Frank Capra] He was my favorite director. Woody Allen and I once sat in a restaurant and picked five pictures we'd take to an island. And much to my shock, he didn't take a Capra picture and I took two. He took three Ingmar Bergman movies.
  • [on Sally Field] She's tough, she's gritty, she's got a great sense of humor and she gets prettier every day.
  • [about Ossie Davis] I want so badly someday to have his dignity. A little of it anyway.
  • [commenting on the number of Native Americans he's played in his career] The only Indian I haven't played is Pocahontas.
  • [about his "spaghetti western" Navajo Joe (1966)] They hacked up an old wig and glued it on my head. I looked like Natalie Wood.
  • When I worked with Willie Nelson--who is just about the nicest man I've ever worked with in my life--I thought, "If I'd have been gay, it would've saved me millions, just because we'd still be happily married".
  • 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.
  • The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting, but never for being right and dull.
  • [2015 interview] I've done more than 100 movies. I'm proud of maybe five of them.
  • [on Charlie Sheen's HIV status] I don't feel bad for him. He's getting what he deserves. If you're going to misbehave like that, they're going to get you . . . He misbehaved badly. Very badly.
  • I'm going to keep working until they shoot me and take me off and bury me. And I hope they film it.
  • [on Cary Grant] Nobody understood what the hell that accent was. I don't think he did, but it was wonderful.
  • [to Leonard Maltin at their first meeting] I'd love to slug ya but there are ladies present.
  • I once said that I'd rather have a Heisman Trophy than an Oscar. I lied.
  • My career is not like a regular chart, mine looks like a heart attack. I've done over 100 films and I'm the only actor who has been canned by all three networks. I epitomize longevity.
  • [on being photographed for 'Cosmopolitan' as the first male centrefold] It was a total fiasco. I thought people would be able to separate the fun-loving side of me from the serious actor, but I was wrong.
  • Armored Command (1961) is one of the first pictures in which Howard Keel had a non-singing role. He should've sung; we need all the help we can get.
  • (On Navajo Joe (1966)) It wasn't my favorite picture. I had two expressions - mad and madder.
  • (On Armored Command (1961)) It was the one picture that Howard Keel didn't sing on. That was a terrible mistake.
  • (On Armored Command (1961)) As in my previous film, I played a rapist again and I was beginning to worry about being typecast.
  • (On his early TV work) I played heavies in every series in town.
  • (On Deliverance (1972)) It's the first time I haven't had a script with Paul Newman's and Robert Redford's fingerprints all over it. The producers actually came to me first.
  • (1972) I've waited 15 years to do a really good movie. I made so many bad pictures. I was never able to turn anyone down. The greatest curse in Hollywood is to be a well known unknown.
  • The night of the Academy Awards, I counted a half-dozen Burt Reynolds jokes. I had become a household name, the most talked-about star at the award show.
  • (On directing Gator (1976)) I waited 20 years to do it and I enjoyed it more than anything I've ever done in this business. And I happen to think it's what I do best.
  • I'm not sure if I can swagger anymore, but I can limp with the best of them.
  • I'd rather direct than act. I'd rather do that than anything. It's the second-best sensation I've ever had.
  • (1989) When I was doing very well. I wasn't conscious I was doing very well, but I became very conscious when I wasn't doing very well. The atmosphere changed.
  • When you crash and burn, you have to pick yourself up and go on and hope to make up for it.
  • Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.
  • Most guys with toupees overcompensate. They want too much hair. They end up piling it high, looking like a weird flower.
  • My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.
  • I'm just trying desperately to hang on to my true friends. Like Jon Voight. We laugh all the time at how stupid we are.
  • If I hadn't been an actor, I would have been a coach, and I would have been a good one. All teaching is is communicating.
  • Frankly, it's embarrassing to have a house filled with giant portraits of yourself.
  • I hate prejudice of any kind, whether it be color or sexual preference.
  • I haven't been somebody who's been smart about his money. There are a couple of actors who are quite brilliant with the way they've handled their money. But they're not very good actors.
  • You can only hold your stomach in for so many years.
  • I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to.
  • It's always possible to spend more money.
  • I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act.
  • The moment you grab someone by the lapels, you're lost.
  • Jay Leno is wonderful and a good friend, but it will always be the Carson show to a lot of people.
  • I don't take myself seriously, and I think the ones that do, there's some sickness with people like that.
  • If I was as tough as I'm made out to be in movies, I wouldn't have to worry.
  • I'm proud of Deliverance (1972) because it was a very dangerous film to make, and they all said it couldn't be done, and we did it. And Jon Voight and I are now like brothers.
  • To be successful in business, you have to be ruthless.
  • I sometimes will be very shut off from everybody. I can be very pettish and sometimes not available when you need me. At those times, I'm very selfish and worrying about my own problems.
  • Sometimes I'm surprised people even know who I am.
  • I felt good when I did a stunt, and if it was really dangerous - like if I got out on a horse or a bull that was rank, or jumped out of this building on a bag - I felt great.
  • John Boorman was the best director I've ever had.
  • I've tried very hard to be thought of as a serious actor.
  • The stupidest thing I ever did was turn down Terms of Endearment (1983) to do Cannonball Run II (1984). Jim Brooks wrote the part of the astronaut for me. Taking that role would have been a way to get all the things I wanted.
  • I thought Deliverance (1972) was a very good film. But it didn't have the success financially that Smokey and the Bandit (1977) did, although that film made more money than Star Wars in the first week.
  • Paul Newman is the personification of cool.
  • There are three stages of an actor's career: Young, Old, and 'You look good!'
  • I realized very quickly that the public has a perfect right to tell you what they want to see.
  • A lot of those friends who turned their backs were a pain in the ass too. I also knew some people who had AIDS and I had a whole different kind of respect for them after what happened. I tried all I could to help them.
  • [on being compared to Marlon Brando] He was so arrogant and he had every right to be, he was on top of the mountain. The mustache I thought would help. And it did.
  • I don't fear dying. I talk to God every night. I just think of the luck I've had. I'd like my epitaph to be, 'He had a hell of a good time and he was a good friend'. The only thing I fear is getting sick and being a bother to people.
  • It's beautiful hair but it's not mine. When I die they'll find this beautifully dressed man with this beautiful hair. They'll say, "Well, he left a note - 'Pass this to his brother, he needs it badly.'"
  • I hate prejudice of any kind, whether it be color or sexual preference. I don't give a shit if you had a goat. If it's a happy goat, and you're happy, I'm happy for you. However, I may not want to have dinner with the both of you.

Burt Reynolds's body shape

Lets describe how Burt Reynolds looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.