1. – Burt Reynolds, At Long Last Love, 1975. He did not want any of it to look real, so he would sing ‘n’ dance with his lover Cybill Shepherd. “But Christ,” realised the ex-critic, “the critics would kill me.” He later published a written public apology for the film
2. – Robert Carradine, The Big Red One, 1979. All the new movie brats wanted to back maverick auteur Samuel Fuller’s saga of his 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, in North Africa and Europe in WW11. The new company of Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola and William Friedkin nearly produced it in 1974 when Peter wanted to play Zab with Scorsese as the Italian-American Private Vinci.
“Peter will be remembered for The Last Picture Show, which is one of the greatest movies of all time. It’s like Lawrence of Arabia or Doctor Zhivago; it achieves a level of excellence that makes it impossible to seem dated. I also thjnk he will be remembered as a historian and writer who loved and understood film better than anyone.” – Ellen Burstyn.
“Having Peter Bogdonavich as my first acting teacher in my first film, The Last Picture Show, was a blessing of enormous proportion. There are simply no words to express my feelings over this deepest of losses. May Peter live long in all our memories.”- Cybill Shepherd.
“Peter was my heaven & earth. A father figure. A friend. From Paper Moon to Nickelodeon he always made me feel safe. I love you, Peter “ – TatumO’Neal.
“People talk mostly about The Last Picture Show, but I watched Paper Moon & What’s Up Doc? & They All Laughed dozens of times growing up. He loved movies & we loved him for it. “ – director James Gunn
Birth year: 1939 Death year: 2022 Other name: Usual occupation: Film director Casting Calls: 2