“When I met him, he was very rude to me. I went over and introduced myself, he was sitting in a bar. I said, ‘Mr. Brando, I’m Burt Reynolds and I have always wanted to meet you. I think you’re the best actor in the world and forgive me for interrupting you.’ He went, (smacks lips). I don’t know what all that meant! I’m pretty sure he had no respect for me. I think that’s probably when I grew the moustache, that night.” Burt Reynolds admits he grew his famous facial hair to stop the comparisons to his hero Marlon Brando.