Burt Reynolds has died in Florida at the age of 82-year-old.
Reynolds, one of the biggest American movie stars in history, starred in films such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights and more. For his performance in Boogie Nights, Reynolds was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Reynolds was born on February 11, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan. He was recently cast in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which is scheduled for release in August 2019.
via The Hollywood Reporter:
Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s, died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter.
Always with a wink, Reynolds shined in many action films (often doing his own stunts) and in such romantic comedies as Starting Over (1979) opposite Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) with Dolly Parton; Best Friends (1982) with Goldie Hawn; and, quite aptly, The Man Who Loved Women (1983) with Julie Andrews.
Though beloved by audiences for his brand of frivolous, good-ol’-boy fare, the playful Reynolds rarely was embraced by the critics. The first time he saw himself in Boogie Nights, he was so unhappy he fired his agent. (He went on to win a Golden Globe but lost out in the Oscar supporting actor race to Robin Williams for Good Will Hunting, a bitter disappointment for him.)
In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Reynolds was cast as George Spahn, an American rancher who once owned the Spahn Ranch near Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California that once housed Charles Manson and his followers. It is unclear whether Reynolds had completed shooting Once Upon A time In Hollywood.
Reynolds, who was twice married, is survived by his only son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds.