Reynolds: The easiest people for me to direct are jocks because they have been directed since the age of nine—Joe Klecko was wonderful in Smokey and the Bandit II. I'm never surprised by it. This ain't the Super Bowl. Just look me in the eyes and don't trip over the furniture, as Spencer Tracy said.
SI: Is there any role in a sports movie that you wish you had played?
Reynolds: I would love to have had a shot at North Dallas Forty, but believe me, I would not have been as good as my friend Nick Nolte. There are still some parts around for old coaches that I might get offered.
SI: You're one of the most famous people in Florida. Can you promise that you will not run for governor?
Reynolds: Without a doubt. I don't have skeletons in my closet. I have bodies.