Burt Reynolds interview about The Bandit Run!

Published April 25, 2010 Reynolds talks about the upcoming Bandit Run, inspired by his 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit." It will feature a caravan of Trans Am drivers who will start out in Georgia then make a stop at the museum on May 19, in Jupiter, FL. Go to www.TheBanditRun.com for full details and to register!

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Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor, director and producer. He starred in many films, such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit and Boogie Nights. Albert R. Broccoli asked Reynolds to play James Bond, but he turned the role down, saying "An American can't play James Bond. It just can't be done. His breakout performance in Deliverance (1972) made him a star, and he gained notoriety when he posed naked in the April (Vol. 172, No. 4) issue of Cosmopolitan. Reynolds claims the centerfold in Cosmopolitan hurt the chances for the film and cast to receive Academy Awards. In 1977, Reynolds declined the role of Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, Instead Reynolds starred with Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason and Sally Field in Smokey and the Bandit, and later took the lead role in Stroker Ace (1983). On March 15, 1978, Reynolds earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the late 1970s, Reynolds opened Burt's Place, a nightclub restaurant in the Omni International Hotel in the Hotel District of Downtown Atlanta. In 1982, Reynolds became a co-owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits, a professional American football team in the USFL, whose nickname was inspired by the Smokey and the Bandit trilogy and Skoal Bandit, a primary sponsor for the team as a result of also sponsoring Reynolds' race team. Reynolds also co-owned a NASCAR Winston Cup team, Mach 1 Racing, with Hal Needham, which ran the #33 Skoal Bandit car. Movie Credits, Year Title Role 1966 Navajo Joe Joe 1969 100 Rifles Yaqui Joe Herrera 1969 Sam Whiskey Sam Whiskey 1972 Fuzz Detective Steve Carella 1972 Deliverance Lewis Medlock 1973 Shamus Shamus McCoy 1973 White Lightning Robert "Gator" McKlusky 1974 The Longest Yard Paul "Wrecking" Crew 1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings W.W. Bright 1975 Hustle Lieutenant Phil Gaines Also, executive producer 1976 Silent Movie Himself Cameo 1976 Gator Robert "Gator" McKlusky Also director 1977 Smokey and the Bandit Bo "Bandit" Darville 1977 Semi-Tough Billy Clyde Puckett 1978 The End Wendell Sonny Lawson Also, director 1978 Hooper Sonny Hooper Also, producer 1980 Rough Cut Jack Rhodes 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II Bo "Bandit" Darville 1981 The Cannonball Run J.J. McClure 1981 Sharky's Machine Sgt. Thomas Sharky Also director 1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd 1982 Best Friends Richard Babs 1983 Stroker Ace Stroker Ace 1983 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 The Real Bandit 1984 Cannonball Run II J.J. McClure 1984 City Heat Mike Murphy 1985 Stick Ernest "Stick" Stickley Also director 1986 Heat Nick Escalante 1987 Malone Richard Malone 1988 Switching Channels John L. Sullivan IV 1989 Breaking In Ernie Mull 1996 Striptease Congressman, David Dilbeck 1996 Mad Dog Time "Wacky" Jacky Jackson 1997 Boogie Nights Jack Horn 2005 The Longest Yard (Re-Make) Coach Nate Scarborough 2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Boss Hogg 2011 Not Another Not Another Movie

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