Burt Reynolds; Star in Deliverance, Boogie Nights, Smokey and the Bandit; Dies at 82

Known for his trademark mustache, his comeback role in “Boogie Nights” earned him an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe; he starred on TV and the big screen.

Burt Reynolds, age 82, died Thursday morning September 6, 2018 at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida. The dashing star appeared in romantic comedies Starting Over (1979) with Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) with Dolly Parton; Best Friends (1982) with Goldie Hawn; and, The Man Who Loved Women (1983) with Julie Andrews.

Reynolds was top-grossing star every year from 1978 through 1982, and in 1978, he was starring in four movies playing in theaters at the same time — Smokey and the Bandit, Semi-Tough, The End, and Hooper.

Among his most memorable roles, including comedy and serious performances, were his work in Deliverance, White Lightning, Gunsmoke, Dan August, The Longest Yard, Boogie Nights, Evening Shade, and Smokey and the Bandit — one of his favorites.

Smokey and the Bandit Movie CLIP – Runaway Bride. (1977)

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Sally Field On Burt Reynolds Calling Her The One Who Got Away: ‘Well, Yeah’ | Entertainment Weekly

The 79-year-old actor opened up to ET about his past loves, including Sally Field and Loni Anderson.

Burt talks about the role he played in casting one of the “mountain men” from the ‘70s cult classic.

He’s appeared in nearly 100 films and was Hollywood’s top box office star for years. Now Burt Reynolds plays an aging actor traveling to Nashville in “The Last Movie Star.” The actor tells TODAY’s Hoda Kotb that of the many women in his life, Sally Field comes first – and that in the story of his life, he would want George Clooney to play him.


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