Burt Reynolds, star of "Smokey and the Bandit," dies at 82

  1. Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds, star of films like "Boogie Nights" and "Deliverance," has died at 82. He reportedly died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.
    Burt Reynolds has died – "Boogie Nights, "Deliverance" actor was 82; cause of death not yet released - CBS News

    I didn't really see too many of his movies. I liked him in "Deliverance".

    And, I did enjoy him in "Gunsmoke" and "Evening Shade".

    May he rest in peace ...
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  3. by   herring_RN
    My kids were in Jr. High when I took them and their friends to "Smokey and the Bandit" movies.
    Boring for me. Fun for 12, 13, and 14 year olds.
    He had a fun humor on talk shows.
  4. by   amoLucia
    That banjo music melody theme from Deliverance is iconic.

    He was such a rascal !

    Died of an MI I heard this morning.
  5. by   nursej22
    My mom used to like him on Gunsmoke, but I barely remember that. I remember all the scandal about him dating Dinah Shore, and then that centerfold!
    I liked his sense of humor and his expressive eyes. And that voice. Rest in peace.
  6. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I saw the appearance of Burt Reynolds on the Tonight Show -- where he shaved off HALF if his mustache and finished the show that way. I thought Johnny Carson was going to wet his pants, he was laughing so hard.

    I enjoyed the silliness of the Smokey and the Bandit, and Stroker Ace, and oh, naturally I can't recall the name of the last one that I really liked. Those movies just took me out of my life and my head for a while, and made me smile at his nonchalance, he was kind of cool; He was charismatic and genuinely funny, yes with the twinkle in his eyes. But, ya know what I liked most of all?

    I think the very best thing about Burt Reynolds was that he had the BEST laugh!
  7. by   Leader25
    Burt was the first male centerfold in Cosmopolitan mag or playgirl mag,Gorgeous but I remember the nasty critical remarks by those so jealous of his good looks.Going to miss him .The movie with Dom Deluise was so funny .RIP Burt.
  8. by   peachtreednurse
    A hilarious absolutely hysterical movie is "The End" where Burt as the main character receives a terminal diagnosis but rather than let nature or medicine take their course he hires a crazy obsessive hit man portrayed by Dom Deluise?-- who he can't seem to call off...
    Anyway I recall LOL funny...but who knows anymore!!!???
    Another was with Jill Clayburgh called "Starting Over" and Candace Bergen another funny classic chick-flick I loved.
    Last edit by peachtreednurse on Oct 4

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