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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Honoring a Legend

Honoring a Legend

In honor of the recent passing of a legendary movie star, here are a few fun facts about him and his career that you may or may not have known. See if you can guess who we're honoring with this quiz.

This movie star had a promising football career at Florida State until a serious knee injury and subsequent car accident ended it.

From 1973 to 1984 he held the top spot on an annual poll of the "Top 10 Money Makers" in movies.

He turned down the roles of James Bond and Han Solo, and the roles of Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman and John McClane in Die Hard.

Another role he turned down and regretted deeply was a lead in Terms of Endearment, which was specifically written for him. According to Esquire, he said, "Taking that role would have been a way to get all the things I wanted." The role went to Jack Nicholson, and the movie took home several Oscars, including one for Nicholson.

His career was rejuvenated in an Oscar-nominated performance in Boogie Nights, in a role he turned down seven times.

Who is this legendary actor?

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