But Enough About Me by Burt ReynoldsScandalous, sentimental, frank, and sincere—the ultimate inside account of a television and film icon.
Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he’s encountered on his amazing journey. In his words, he plans to “call out the assholes,” try to make amends for “being the asshole myself on too many occasions,” and pay homage to the many heroes he has come to love and respect.
Beginning with Reynolds’s adolescence as a notable football player and the devastating car accident that ended his sports career, But Enough About Me takes readers from the Broadway stages where Reynolds got his start to his subsequent rise to fame. From Oscar nominations, to the spread in Cosmopolitan magazine that remains a notorious pop-cultural touchstone to this day, to the financial decisions that took him from rich to poor and back again, Reynolds shares the wisdom that has come from his many highs and lows. He is also ready, now more than ever, to dish. Reynolds famously romanced Dinah Shore, Sally Field, and Loni Anderson, to name only the top few; batted eyes at Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Goldie Hawn, Farrah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe, Candice Bergen, and so many more; went a few rounds (or more) with the likes of Donald Trump and Helen Gurley Brown; and rubbed elbows with Jon Voight, Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Johnny Carson, among many others. Through it all, Reynolds reflects on his personal pitfalls and recoveries and refocuses his attention on his legacy as a father and an acting teacher, leaving readers with a classic from one of Hollywood’s most enduring and treasured stars.
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In his new memoir, actor Burt Reynolds writes about the highs and lows of his life in the spotlight, opening up about his love life, his favorite film roles and revealing why he declined the roles of James Bond and Han Solo. It has to be an Englishman. Bond, James Bond. You know, I can't do it. It was Field who convinced him to do that famous nude centerfold for Cosmopolitan magazine in Reynolds wed Anderson, his second wife, in
Burt Reynolds, whose blend of Southern-fried machismo and wise-guy playfulness launched his worldwide celebrity in the s, first as a freewheeling chat-show guest, then as a nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine and finally as a Hollywood action star, has died at His agent, Todd Eisner, confirmed the death to the Associated Press. Additional details were not immediately available. Tire-screeching fare such as Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run largely bookended Reynolds's reign as a top box-office draw and cemented his onscreen persona as a carefree man's man with an arm around a lady and his foot on the gas pedal. Reynolds had ties to Florida his whole life, growing up in the state and attending Florida State University. He owned a theater in Jupiter and home in Hobe Sound that was later foreclosed on.
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No Hollywood star has exposed his emotions, his love life, career and ambitions, or his body, quite as openly as did Burt Reynolds, who has died aged He acted in scores of films, directing many of them, and produced and appeared in hundreds of TV movies and series. Many were eminently forgettable, though a role in Boogie Nights won him a best supporting actor Oscar nomination. It was his extravagant and explosive lifestyle, aspects of which affected his career, that often made the headlines. The magazine sold 1. The publicity upset conservative Hollywood and possibly cost him abest actor Oscar nomination; in a interview he said that he regretted having done the shoot. Further notoriety came from his marriages, the first to the comedian Judy Carne , the second to the actor Loni Anderson.
His death was confirmed Thursday by his agent Todd Eisner. Anyone who breaks their tail bone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. BurtReynolds led a really fun cast in Spokane and we laughed all day, every day he was on the set. A wry humor and a warm heart defined this wonderful man. He will be sorely missed.
Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke — , Hawk , and Dan August — Although Reynolds had leading roles in such films as Navajo Joe , his breakthrough role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance Reynolds was voted the world's number one box office star for five consecutive years from to in the annual Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll , a record he shares with Bing Crosby. After a number of box office failures, Reynolds returned to television, starring in the sitcom Evening Shade — He also claimed Cherokee and Italian roots, both of which remain unverified.