Burton Gilliam, from Dallas has been one of Hollywood’s iconic character actors for over 35 years,he started his film career by being cast in 2 Academy Award-winning films in a row. Peter Bogdanovich's PAPER MOON as "Floyd, The Desk Clerk", next was Mel Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES as "Lyle". He's appeared in FLETCH, BACK TO THE FUTURE III & more than 40 other films & has worked with Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Nicolas Cage, Michael J. Fox & others including luminaries Jimmy Stewart & Roy Rogers.
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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (United Artists, 1974). Australian One Sheet (27" X 39.75"). Crime. Starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach, Gary Busey, Burton Gilliam, Claudia Lennear, Bill McKinney, Vic Tayback, and Dub Taylor. Directed by Michael Cimino.
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Burton Gilliam - Norman McGuire's "The Lucky Man"
Blazing Saddles 27x40 Movie Poster (1974)
The ProBagAds tablet bag in the frame with our host Michael Finney and "Blazing Saddles"and "Fletch" actor Burton Gilliam at the hospitality suite. Great time mingling with these stars.
Eddie Cibrian on the left; actor Burton Gilliam as "Floyd", the randy desk clerk (in "Paper Moon", 1973) on the right. "Paper Moon" was a film with such great, well-known actors but had some stellar, first-time actors that sadly, never again acted.