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Roles Burt Reynolds Turned Down

The public loved Burt Reynolds, but they might have loved him even sooner had he not turned down several key roles. The producer of the James Bond films, Albert R. Broccoli, offered him the role when Sean Connery declined to star in any further James Bond films. “An American can’t play James Bond,” said Burt Reynolds, “It just can’t be done.” He would have been great as James Bond.