Burt Reynolds Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th November 2015

Quote: "I love that girl. I've got a crush on her. I'd like to do the show just to meet her." Burt Reynolds is smitten by Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay.

11th November 2015

Quote: "After I grew it, I got better parts and better ladies... I really am so used to it that I don't think I'd (ever shave it). I think I'd really miss it. I know that sounds silly, but I would." Hollywood veteran Burt Reynolds has no plans to get rid of his signature moustache after previously shaving it on-camera for his 1974 film The Longest Yard.

29th October 2012

Quote: "One day we were walking along Broadway and nobody noticed. I couldn't believe it and I said, 'This is unbelievable! We're walking along, it's Marilyn Monroe, nobody's going crazy.' And she said, 'Oh, you want to see her?' And I said, 'Sure!' and all she did was change her body posture and all of a sudden within 10 feet we couldn't move. We were surrounded by people. It took five policemen (to escort us). She became Marilyn. That's a great movie star." Actor Burt Reynolds was mesmerised by the Some Like It Hot bombshell.

29th October 2012

Quote: "When I met him, he was very rude to me. I went over and introduced myself, he was sitting in a bar. I said, 'Mr. Brando, I'm Burt Reynolds and I have always wanted to meet you. I think you're the best actor in the world and forgive me for interrupting you.' He went, (smacks lips). I don't know what all that meant! I'm pretty sure he had no respect for me. I think that's probably when I grew the moustache, that night." Burt Reynolds admits he grew his famous facial hair to stop the comparisons to his hero Marlon Brando.

30th August 2011

Quote: "No way! I will die on set. Film is my life. I am a machine you can't just turn off." Movie veteran Burt Reynolds, 75, has no plans to retire.

22nd May 2010

Fact: Movie veteran Burt Reynolds is already back at work just three months after major heart surgery - he will play a retired spy in the upcoming season of U.S. TV series Burn Notice. The 74 year old was diagnosed with clogged arteries after a routine check-up earlier this year (10) and underwent heart bypass surgery in February (10).

1st March 2008

Fact: Burt Reynolds has placed his three-acre Hobe Sound, Florida mansion on the market for $11 million (GBP5.5 million).

16th January 2008

Quote: "I didn't like it. When you meet those people, you want to put on rubber gloves and go take a bath." Burt Reynolds on the real life porn stars he met on the set of hit film BOOGIE NIGHTS.

15th January 2008

Quote: "I wouldn't guess. If I give a number, it'll sound like I studied humility with DICk Cheney." Former womaniser Burt Reynolds refuses to reveal how many woman he has slept with.

11th January 2008

Quote: "Tom Selleck's was too manicured. Mine's manlier. Burt Reynolds' was good, though." MY NAME IS EARL actor Jason Lee compares his moustache to the facial hair of other famous actors.

14th December 2007

Quote: "My knees have been operated on twice. The knee is just gristle now, bone on bone. It hurts. But it makes me a terrific weatherman." Burt Reynolds, 71, insists his aching joints help him predict the weather.

8th March 2007

Fact: Movie icon Burt Reynolds has been turned into a M+M candy for a quirky new ad. A chocolate treat has been dressed up as Reynolds' SMOKEY + THE BANDIT character, complete with cowboy hat and trademark moustache for the print ad.

9th January 2007

Quote: "I haven't seen him in 30-some odd years. It's like it's stuck in everybody's craw. I only dated him for like five years." Oscar winner Sally Field can't understand why people are still so interested in her romance with Burt Reynolds.

11th August 2006

Fact: Burt Reynolds is set to join the cast of hit sitcom MY NAME IS EARL. The movie veteran will play a Donald Trump-like tycoon called RICHARD CHUBBY in an upcoming episode.

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