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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I love weird celebrity photo-op pics. Remember I posted one a while back that had Tommy Chong hanging out with The Blues Brothers? I love that! So, today I give you the two manliest men of the ‘70s (maybe Bronson should be in there, too) in a photo-op.

We have Clint Eastwood on the set of Hooper taking a picture with Burt Reynolds. The guy in the middle is producer Lawrence Gordon, who deserves to be in this picture with two badasses if only because he produced Rolling Thunder, one of the most hardcore awesome revenge movies of all time. Oh, and also Die Hard and Predator. Those, too.

Thanks to Steve Mitchell for digging this one up! Click to embiggen!



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Tomorrow’s pic just walks away.

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  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by Professor_Bedlam

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Hooper was the one film of Reynold's that I loved

    by proevad

    when I was a kid and teenager. Haven't seen it since though, so it might be a pile of shit. Funny how time plays mind tricks.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Oh, and never saw City Heat

    by proevad

    sometimes negative reviews work.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Damn!! Thats an awesome picture!!

    by david starling

    And kinda a signal to the future - when they both starred in the awesome City Heat!!

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    your original BTS pic of the Humungus was really awesome

    by Tigger Tales

    can't wait to see what tomorrow's will be

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I too liked Hooper as a kid but haven't seen it since

    by jim

    If it's on DVD I'm going to seek it out and watch it again. Even if it does hold up, no way will it come close to the total greatness of The Stunt Man. But then, so few films do.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    City Heat

    by Papa Lazaru

    I only discovered City Heat about 3 months ago when flicking through my 30 odd disk Clint Box set. Holy Shit I thought. How the fuck did I get to be a 31 year old film geek and not even know this film existed. I had to watch it immediately , there and then. Needless to say the disappointment was palpable. Such a waste of the manly badassness that is Eastwood and Reynolds

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Second wallpaper from this column.

    by The Shropshire Slasher

    The first was the above mentioned Chong/Blues Brothers.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    They are pondering what Choppah ponders...


    if Loni Anderson and Sondra Locke gave anal?

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Fuck, what a great shot.

    by Cheif Brody

    Man...I wish I had a time travelling Trans-Am to go back to that set and watch Hooper getting made. Burt was hard to beat for cocky, cool badassness. I miss the shit out of the old Burt. <p> Clint smiling in a picture is always icing on the cake. Thanks for the nostalgia, Quint.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    That's a whole lotta awesome for one pic

    by Mattman

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Photoshopping my face over that dude's in the middle

    by deelzbub


  • Sept. 15, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    You can practically hear Burt smacking his gum.

    by fustfick

    Ah...the days of cocaine and bubblegum....those were the Halcyon Days! Now it's pilates and Vitamin Water.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Let's go clean'em up.

    by Orionsangels

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Burt and Clint were on the cover of Time magazine in 1978.

    by Tacom

    The headline was "Hollywood's Honchos."

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Vitamin Water Zero


    Tastes like they bottled 'bitter aftertaste' and stuck it in the fridge. CHOPPED.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Great pic, I too just dicovered "City Heat".

    by welcometothepartypal

    It SHOULD of been awesome but sadly it was just O.K. Read there was alot of problems with directors/writers etc. Burt broke his jaw in the first fight we see in the film. I wish they tried for a second outing. Reviews say "Pink Cadellac"(how the fuck do spell that?)was worse. Can anyone confirm? I have it, just haven't spun it yet.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Burt, Sally

    by Gene_Parmesan

    Jan-Michael Vincent, Robert Klein, Brian Keith, Terry Bradshaw, Don Rickles, James Best, Adam West...what's not to love? If only they could've worked in Dom Deluise and Jerry Reed, but they were probably too busy making "Hot Stuff".

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Never too early for Fudgepack Friday!


    Since it's already Friday in Asia, why not get it going now? Today's contestant: Christina Hendricks. Is her pillowy ass open for business?

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Thanks to Steve Mitchell

    by Kevin

    Yep,cool stuff!

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    The bigger the cushion . . . . . . the better for pushin' . . .

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    When Burt Reynolds dies...

    by ames prather

    ...his mustache MUST be preserved in the Smithsonian. ??Pseudo?? Out.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Does Deliverance count as a "Burt Reynolds Movie"?

    by Royston Lodge

    If so, I think it should be regarded as the best "Burt Reynolds Movie" out there.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Need Help!!!!!!!

    by Bobo_Vision

    Can someone give me a link to the leaked nude Scarlet Johannsen photos??????

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I miss Burt in films...

    by gotilk

    the man was underrated and mis-used. Hell, I watched a Smokey and the Bandit film again recently( I think it was 2) and although those films sucked ass, the chemistry of the cast (especially Burt and Dom Deluise) has been unmatched. Magic. And dammit... those films are funny, even if they are shitty. He should have won a supporting Oscar for Boogie Nights. If he dies without an Oscar, I'll never watch the Oscars again. (wow... MR Sacrifice , eh? LOL!!)

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    And why is there a statue of liberty in the shot?

    by gotilk


  • Sept. 15, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    At what point did Burt sartre

    by JMoe

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    At what point did Burt start wearing a rug???

    by JMoe

    Pre Smokey and the Bandit, me thinks ....

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST


    by leisuredrummer

    You're gonna have to thoroughly throsh through the internet just like everyone else has! Or look here: and here:

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Best Weird celeb pic was Gary Coleman on set with the Hoff

    by Jay Eyler

    You have Gary Coleman standing with Hasselhoff in front of KITT. That's epic, but this is pretty damn sweet, and cool instead of funny. Thanks Quint.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Burt's Rug(s)

    by elmo

    Way back in the sixties and early seventies, Burt had some TV series (like Dan August) and some B movies (if you ever get a chance to see Skullduggery, about a monkey / man missing link that you can have sex with and / or eat for dinner, watch it!) where he had kind of a cool comb over, seemed to make him more macho, a la Sean Connery. Smokey pretty much saw the toupe appear, and it's gotten weirder ever since.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    HOOPER is actually a lot of fun...

    by Rebeck2

    It stands up pretty well actually. Because it has that naturalistic 70's vibe, and the subject was second nature to Hal Needham. There's some genuine wit (oh so rare in a Needham movie) and yet a real feeling that the stuntman lifestyle takes a heavy toll - on the body and on the self-esteem. It's like NORTH DALLAS FORTY that way - it seems to be a comedy, but there's a little something darker underneath. Only in the 70's! Now if they would just put this out on DVD in Widescreen the way it deserves to be seen.

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    Obscure Reynolds Films Worth Seeking Out

    by Rebeck2

    SHAMUS - great 60's private eye flick. WW AND THE DIXIE DANCEKINGS - a sweet little comedy from 1974, and BEST FRIENDS - an underrated comedy/drama with Goldie Hawn about married screenwriters (based on Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin). Otherwise there's the classic DELIVERANCE and everything else is shit, IMO. Has anyone ever mismanaged their career any worse than him?

  • Sept. 15, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Oh, And...

    by Rebeck2


  • Sept. 15, 2011, 11:36 p.m. CST

    leisure drummer......thank you!!!!!

    by Bobo_Vision

    Look at that ass!!!

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    Man, I love Hooper. I ordered it on DVD once and it was pan and scan. I was pissed. They need to fix that. It is my favorite of Burt's movies. I love Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit and Boogie Nights, but Hooper is my favorite. It is just so fun to watch. It seems like a bunch of friends made a movie together and you can tell that they all had chemistry together. Clint and Burt were really good friends going back to their days in TV in the Sixties. Then they made City Heat and their friendship soured. That movie was not worth what might have been. They could have done some good shit together, but no. That movie is so boring and disappointing. Pink Cadillac is better. It's actually kind of funny. And Scarlett has a beautiful naked ass. I always figured she did. And her tits look nice too.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 12:46 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    Burt Reynolds was also on a show in the 70s called Hawk. He played a part Native American police detective. It was pretty bad ass.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Burt: "Clint's here? Quick get me an apple crate to stand on!"

    by murray_hamilton

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Burt in Space Cowboys, instead of Tommy Lee Jones

    by murray_hamilton

    Always thought Clint should've thrown him a bone on that one. Hmm...maybe he did and burt turned him down. Oh well.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 4:39 a.m. CST


    by kingralphuk

    This is the picture you speak of! God bless the Hoff and RIP Gary Coleman.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    ScarJo's ass must be put in a museum.FACT.

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Only managed half of "City Heat" and had to turn it off.

    by ChickenStu

    Because it was a crock of shit.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    More Burt BTS pics!

    by JMoe

    My vote, Smokey and the Bandit, and Cannonball Run

  • Right now Clint is thinking- I'm gonna rip that toupee off Burt's head and where it as a beard. Then in a few years I'll film a movie with him and have a stuntman replace the balsa wood stool with a real one. Then I'm gonna take that stool to his face and his career will never recover

  • Nope. Wasn't balsa

  • for me. No wonder I'm always jumping massive ravines with a jet car

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I'll have to get my hands on Hal Needham's book,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Stuntman!: My Car- Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life...would love to get him and Vic Armstrong in the same room. I'm sure Lee Majors' series The Fall Guy was influenced by Hooper.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Love them both!

    by ZodNotGod

    These two would have been flawless in "Butch Cassidy." Even moreso than Newman & Redford. It's a shame the didn't get together one more time and make a good flick. Burt was really hurt by his injury. Filming began in February 1984, and on the first day, Reynolds was accidentally hit in the face with a metal chair during the filming of a fight scene. His jaw was broken and he was restricted to a liquid diet, causing him to lose over 30 pounds by the time filming wrapped. His condition made headlines in the tabloids, who suspected he had AIDS. He TMJ and then became addicted to painkillers, putting him off the A-list for good. They have been apart so long, I had forgotten they were friends. Too bad Burt wasn't the Sheriff in "Unforgiven" or a Space cowboy.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Smokey & The Bandit Rules...and NO it's not SHITTY!

    by ZodNotGod

    Have a thing for Hooper and the Gator movies too.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    How's my cockus erectus?

    by solitaire

    My favorite Burt Reynolds movie. It has the fun, the characters, actual pathos and holds up as great entertainment. When I was a kid, the scene where Jan-Michael Vincent's character is filming the spy sequence wearing the spandex ninja suit and repelling down the side of a building was the shit. Also, as far as on screen couples, you are hard pressed to find a couple today that has that same effortless charisma thet Reynolds and Sally Field had. Love this film.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Love the Burt!

    by ZodNotGod

    With the exception of two, (Smokey 1 and Hooper) Burt was ramroded by that idiot Hal Needam. A savy technician sure, but about as subtle as a Benny Hill sketch. I dig “The Cannonball Run” for it’s car porn and Burt’s smart ass snark, but what an unnecessarily bad movie. He was always a good actor, a capable actor that we rarely saw enough of; “Starting Over” was one of his best performances, the posturing, joking, wild man is nowhere to be seen, he’s enveloped by character and its amazing. Just imagine if Burt had accepted the Nicholson role in "Terms of Endearment," or had he accepted the Bond role in "Diamonds Are Forever," a wise choice for rejecting that one at least. His career would have been more varied and might mimic Eastwood’s and offered more roles to suit his sensibilities than to his bank account. Ah well, its sad to see his home is in foreclosure, and its even more sad to know his very rich Hollywood friends and colleagues aren’t stepping up and helping him out. Shameful.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is great fun too!

    by ZodNotGod

    Burt's chemistry with Dolly is constantly funny.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    @leisuredrummer- Your the man! How the heck do those get leaked?!

    by welcometothepartypal

    Scarjo and Jessica Beil, my fav's right now.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Beil's pics were confirmed that they were real?

    by KilliK

    i thought those were fake.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Burt would have become a great action director.

    by KilliK

    Have you seen Sharkie's Machine (or something like that?) directed by him? It was directed with style and showed that Burt had a director's eye.It is a pity it went unnoticed,which is not the first time for actors-turned-directors.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    This pic will be shown in the future as the peak of our CIVILIZATION.

    by squirtloaf

  • Sept. 16, 2011, noon CST

    Tomorrow's pic....

    by REDD

    "The Road Warrior", aka "Mad Max 2".

  • Sept. 17, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Sharky's Machine

    by proevad

    was a good movie, that got shit on by critics at the time. Still don't why. It was pretty fucking twisted. Tarantino twisted before Tarantino. Maybe people just weren't ready for it. Anyway, not a perfect movie--but a damn good flick with a killer stunt at the end.