Burt Reynolds

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Burt Reynolds Pencil Portrait
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Dear God, if I ever needed reminding just how fickle fame can be, then the recent passing of Burt Reynolds was a timely reminder. How could I explain to anyone under the age of forty how huge a film star he truly was in the 70’s? Watching a re-run of his Piers Morgan interview, you couldn’t help but feel for a man who had –by his own admission – emotionally hurt the greatest love of his life. He hadn’t repaired the relationship, he hadn’t atoned for his behaviour and mistakes, and they hadn’t made up. The sadness was etched all over his face. That’s “heavy duty” in anyone’s book.

There were professional regrets as well. Over the years, he had turned down a lot of roles that would wind up becoming iconic characters. In an interview with Business Insider, he recalled how he could have played the first American James Bond, but felt – quite wisely – that 007 was a role only an Englishman could play. Before Harrison Ford took a break from carpentry to play Han Solo, Reynolds was allegedly offered the role in Star Wars.” But for some reason, the actor just didn’t connect with the part. “Now I regret it. I wish I would have done it,” Reynolds said.

The pivotal mistake in his late forties– and therefore at a time when he needed to reconnect with more serious roles – was Terms of Endearment.“ James L. Brooks wrote the lead male character especially for Reynolds, but the star said no, as he’d already committed to playing in Stroker Ace.” While all these choices didn’t affect his career at the time (Reynolds did just fine in the ’70s without Bond or Solo), overall they hurt his legacy. He could have been an Oscar-winner or part of one of the most popular franchises of all-time. Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Harrison Ford were all taken seriously in a way that Reynolds never was. Perhaps if he’d said “yes “a little more, things might have been totally different.