Burt Reynolds, RIP
Actor Burt Reynolds has died at age 82. He had a long, enduring career, beginning on TV starring in westerns and detective shows, but then graduated to movie stardom with John Boorman's 1972 thriller Deliverance, the same year he famously appeared nude in Cosmopolitan. He had a successful '70s run with such films as White Lightning, The Longest Yard, and Semi-Tough. He made a bunch of films with director Hal Needham, starting with the original Smokey & The Bandit, as well as two Cannonball Run films, Hooper, and others. In the early '90s he transitioned back to television with Evening Shade, before having his movie career reignited with Boogie Nights. Quentin Tarantino cast him in his new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which also stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio but TMZ reports he had yet to film his role. Burt had an easy charm and an unforgettable laugh that made him a real screen presence. Rest in peace, Burt.
Watch a few movie clips and talk show appearances, and read a few tributes to Burt, below