Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor, considered an icon of 1970s American popular culture.
Reynolds first rose to prominence when he starred in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965), Hawk (1966), and Dan August (1970–1971). Although Reynolds had leading roles in such films as Navajo Joe (1966) and 100 Rifles (1969), his breakthrough role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role – often a lovable rogue – in a number of subsequent box office hits, such as White Lightning (1973), The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977) (which started a six-year box office reign), Semi-Tough (1977), The End (1978), Hooper (1978), Starting Over (1979), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), Sharky’s Machine (1981), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), and Cannonball Run II (1984), several of which he directed himself, as well as Don Bluth’s animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989). He was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
May these Burt Reynolds Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.
1. “It’s always possible to spend more money.” Burt Reynolds
2. “I hate prejudice of any kind, whether it be color or sexual preference.” Burt Reynolds
3. “When you crash and burn, you have to pick yourself up and go on and hope to make up for it.” Burt Reynolds
4. “The moment you grab someone by the lapels, you’re lost.” Burt Reynolds
5. “We’re only here for a little while, and you’ve got to have some fun, right?” Burt Reynolds
6. “I realized very quickly that the public has a perfect right to tell you what they want to see.” Burt Reynolds
7. “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.” Burt Reynolds
8. “The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting, but never for being right and dull.” Burt Reynolds
9. “Paul Newman is the personification of cool.” Burt Reynolds
10. “Sometimes you have to lose yourself ‘fore you can find anything.” Burt Reynolds
11. “If I hadn’t been an actor, I would have been a coach, and I would have been a good one. All teaching is communicating.” Burt Reynolds
12. “If you hold on to things long enough, they get back into style. Like me.” Burt Reynolds
13. “You get to a certain age, where you know you can’t get over the wall, but I’ll never get to the age where I can’t go through it.” Burt Reynolds
14. “I can tell a young person where the mines are, but he’s probably going to step on them anyway.” Burt Reynolds
15. “Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.” Burt Reynolds
16. “You’re not a man until your father says you’re a man.” Burt Reynolds
17. “I walk with a cane because it hurts like hell without it. Would I give any of it up? Not a chance. Nah, I’d do it again. Everything.” Burt Reynolds
18. “I’ve always gotten along well with Texans. You’ve got to.” Burt Reynolds
19. “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.” Burt Reynolds
20. “There are three stages of an actor’s career. Young, old, and ‘You look good.'” Burt Reynolds
21. “When an actor marries an actress they both fight for the mirror.” Burt Reynolds
22. “My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.” Burt Reynolds
23. “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.” Burt Reynolds
24. “I don’t know why I think this, but maybe I’ve got my best work ahead. Maybe I’ll be putting my teeth in the glass, and maybe it will be a very different kind of role, but I want to do something where I’m not driving a car or a truck, where it’s real. Something that people wouldn’t expect me to do. Probably a man in search of himself. But we’re always searching for ourselves anyway.” Burt Reynolds
25. “I don’t take myself seriously, and I think the ones that do, there’s some sickness with people like that.” Burt Reynolds
26. “The most important thing to remember is: to protect your quarterback – ME!” Burt Reynolds
27. “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.” Burt Reynolds
28. “Florida is a very healing place.” Burt Reynolds
29. “You can only hold your stomach in for so many years.” Burt Reynolds
30. “To be successful in business, you have to be ruthless.” Burt Reynolds
31. “The more the art dominated my life and my house, the more the house became a home.” Burt Reynolds
32. “I’m paying the third highest alimony and child support in the world. And the only two ahead of me are sheiks.” Burt Reynolds
33. “Jay Leno is wonderful and a good friend, but it will always be the Carson show to a lot of people.” Burt Reynolds
34. “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.” Burt Reynolds
35. “All you really have in the end are your stories.” Burt Reynolds
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