Burt Reynolds (82) died earlier today of cardiopulmonary arrest.
Most people think of Smokey and the Bandit when mentioning Burt Reynolds, but he has been successful in a lot of other movies. I can't imagine how many people will be watching Smokey and the Bandit tonight as a tribute to his legacy.
My favorite Burt Reynolds movies
- Boogie Nights (1997)
- Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
- The Cannonball Run (1981)
- The Longest Yard (2005)
- The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Smokey and the Bandit is his home run movie, but I highly recommend watching Boogie Nights and The Longest Yard if you haven't seen it yet.
I've been thinking recently as I get older a lot of the stars I grew up on are going to start passing away, legends of the big screen that I grew up watching.
My favorite actors in their 80's
- Morgan Freeman
- Donald Sutherland
- Sean Connery
- Michael Caine
- Robert Duvall
Burt Reynolds Trivia
- Burt Reynolds was the top-grossing actor from 1978 - 1982?
- He turned down Boogie Nights seven times before doing it and receiving an Oscar nomination
- In 1978 Burt Reynolds had 4 movies in the theaters at the same time
- Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Han Solo, John McClaine, male lead in Pretty Women, and lead in One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest.
- Burt Reynolds acting career spanned almost 60 years
- Burt Reynolds had an album called
Ask me what I amin 1973
You will be missed Burt, you are a legend.
Raise your hand if you are going to re-watch Smokey and the Bandit tonight!