R.I.P. Burt Reynolds

in movies •  4 months ago


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 am in 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!

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My favorite.


And thoughts Saturday Night skits of him were hilarious.

Fun fact. He was fired from gunsmoke the same day Clint Eastwood was fired from rawhide. They ran into each other on the way out and asked why the other was fired. Renolds was fired because they said he couldn't act and Eastwood because his neck was to skinny. Heard it on the radio today.

I never got to watch a lot of Burt Reynolds back in his early days. I feel like one of my earliest (and to this day, fondest) memories of him was his legendary work in 1996's Strip Tease with Demi Moore:

Well maybe not tonight because of NFL, but definitely soon. Smokey and the Bandit is one of my favorite movies. It'll probably be on TV all weekend and I won't be complaining. Jackie Gleason was great in that one too. I'll have East Bound and Down ringing in my ears all weekend.

RIP Burt.

What a pain an excellent actor. R.I.P.

im pretty sad myself.... the legend is gone....

Might have to watch Smokey and the Bandit, might have watched it as a kid but not sure tbh. It's an interesting day when you find out news like this via Steemit! Thanks for letting me know. RIP Burt 💙💛💚💜

What a pain an excellent actor. R.I.P.

I am not ready to accept this news. Smokey and the Bandit is my favorite movie of all time. I spent an entire summer of my childhood watching the movie in repeat, several times a day, until I knew every word by heart.

Farewell Bandit! "For the good old American life: For the money, for the glory, and for the fun... mostly for the money."

Rest on Burt Reynolds - a legend goes to a better place. I read 80's! mark sorry to ask how old are you?

I'll watch "Smokey and the Bandit" over the weekend.

I loved Burt Reynolds. Not as much as Clint Eastwood, as I remember when Burt was the biggest star in the world, and I was thinking, wait a minute, Burt should be number two, Clint should be number one.

But god, looking back, I loved Burt Reynolds. "Deliverance," which I caught on TV back in the day, was so scary ("Duelling Banjos" is the freakiest movie music imaginable), and Burt really proved he could act in that movie.

But mostly, Burt was just so likeable and charismatic. Along with Deliverance, my favorites were Smokey, Smokey 2, The original 1974 Longest Yard, Hooper and White Lightning. I even loved the sequel to White Lightning, Gator.

How damn likeable was that man in those movies. As an English boy at an English school, his movies defined the lure of the USA for me, a world of total freedom, where a laughing, joking, mustachioed, outlaw and his bunch of friends just had crazy action-filled adventures, and never got caught!

RIP, Bandit! :(

Huge loss to the memory patch, many a great movies. Surely wasn't expecting news like this today.

Here's some more trivia. He was not proud of Boogie Nights.

The Crew was a good Reynolds movie.
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Awesome tribute post @themarkymark. It would appear we have similar tastes in actors.

R I P Burt

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