Burt Reynolds Is Dead At 82

Submitted by: fancylad 2 weeks ago in Entertainment News & Politics

He should've won that fucking Oscar for Boogie Nights.

An excerpt from the TMZ: Burt Reynolds died of a heart attack Thursday morning at a hospital in Florida, according to multiple reports. Reynolds was 82. 

Burt was transported to a Florida hospital after going into cardiac arrest. His family was by his side when he passed. Reynolds had heart problems for years -- he underwent major heart surgery in February 2010.


Survivors include his son, Quinton; he and Loni Anderson adopted him when he was 3 days old.
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Male 972
He was in 2 episodes of Flipper in 1965.
And in The Twilight Zone in 1963 (The Bard)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000608/?ref_=nv_sr_1

That is a massive and impressive career! 1958 to 2018... 60 years.
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Male 6,708
So what would they call that old Trans Am if they remade it?  i do not think they would keep the same name.
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Male 2,122
And amazingly he was married to Judy Carne of Laugh-In fame.
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Male 2,122
Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed and Sally Field.  Smokey and the Bandit was at best a routine formula B movie, those three and their chemistry made it a riot.

You could tell they were having a blast the whole time.
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Male 2,122
He should have bagged an Oscar for that ‘stache alone.
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Male 2,204
He was a fraternity brother of mine.  He was an amazing film actor; going from Deliverance to The Longest Yard to Smokey and the Bandit was an amazing feat.

I think if he was 30 years younger he could have been a better Tony Stark than RDJ.


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Male 2,122
lockner01 I wouldn’t call him an amazing actor, but he was definitely an entertaining one.
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Male 12,244
So he was 40 in those movies
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Male 2,204
monkwarrior He was born in 1936. Started acting in TV in 1958. His big movie break was Deliverance in 1972. His last movie was filmed in 2018. 

He only shot 3 movies when he was 40 years old.  He has well over 100 film and tv acting credits. As well as a handful of directing and producing credits.
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Male 12,244
lockner01 I guess i should have been more specific... those being 'smokey and the bandit kinda movies'
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Male 5,378
I'm pretty sure I have made this face on more than one occasion :)

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Male 5,378
Ode to Burt:  The Norm Macdonald edition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEghu90QJH4

Anyone else see the EP of My Name Is Earl with Burt and Norm as father and son?
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Male 207
Ad astra, Turd Ferguson.
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Male 154
Amazon Prime:
The Longest Yard
Smokey and the Bandit
Gator (and some others)
 
Netflix:
Boogie Nights
 
I was hoping for Sharky’s Machine….
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Male 2,122
piscivous Hustle with Catherine Deneuve wasn’t bad either
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Male 21,741
piscivous I haven't thought of Sharky's Machine is ages. Great movie.
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Male 21,741
He was my hero back in the day. My dad took me to see Smokey and the Bandit opening weekend and young me was a fan for life. A cool, rugged, funny, good-looking guy who got all the women -- he was the prototype man in the 70s. The '80s and '90s were not great for him, but he made a strong comeback with Boogie Nights, which gave him some cache during the final couple decades of his professional career. He was a good at drama as he was at comedy -- not everyone can pull that off convincingly. 
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Male 5,378
I guess I am watching Cannon Ball Run tonight. 

RIP Burt. 
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Male 12,681
R.I.P. you magnificent bastard. 
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Female 935
holygod I second that.
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When I was in elementary school there was one kid who claimed that Burt Reynolds was his uncle
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Male 44,403
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Male 44,403
Such a shame. Burt was the ultimate Man's Man.
Not to mention every woman in the 70s and one little gay boy were in love with him.
Turns out he could actually act as well as look good.
Longest Yard is my favourite. Deliverance is a great one too. 
But nothing tops Smokey and the Bandit.

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Male 2,122
Gerry1of1 that wasn’t an out take scene from the prison shower was it?
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Male 44,403
woodyville06    No. It's from 'Silent Movie' with Mel Brooks and Dom Delouise 
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