Good Ole Burt; Cool-Eyed Clint Hollywood's honchos, Saturday night's heroes

Schickel, Richard
January 1978
Time;1/9/1978, Vol. 111 Issue 2, p48
The article offers the author's insights on the success of actors Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. The author says that the making of the motion picture "Smokey and the Bandit" starred by Reynolds with Jackie Gleason costs approximately 4 million dollars, but earned around 100 million dollars while Eastwood's "The Enforcer" grossed 400 million dollars. He notes that the transition from 19th to 20th century roles of both actors significantly influenced their success. He also mentions the similarities of both actors such as their respectful approach to the audience. According to producer Carl Pingitore, Eastwood's talent as an actor is much better than most of the people thought. Meanwhile, actor Charles Bronson was described as great action star next to Eastwood and Reynolds.


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