Happy Birthday: Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds.jpgBurt Reynolds

Born: February 11, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan, USA

Married to:
Loni Anderson (29 April 1988 – 17 June 1994) (divorced) (1 child)
Judy Carne (28 June 1963 – 9 July 1965) (divorced)

[on Paul Thomas Anderson]: “Most filmmakers today have no sense of the history of our business, but he knows every shot John Ford made. And he doesn’t lack for confidence. He really knew which shots he wanted to make. I remember the first shot in Boogie Nights (1997), which is one of the longest shots in history. And I, being the irascible old type I am sometimes, said, ‘Have you timed this? Is this longer than Citizen Kane (1941) ?’ And he said, ‘Oh, yes. It’s three seconds longer.'”

[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…

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