Burt Reynolds, one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men during the ’70s and ’80s with such films as “Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit, and “The Longest Yard,” died on Sept. 6 at age 82.
Reynolds’ breakout role came in John Boorman’s “Deliverance,” in which he plays a member of a group of friends on a canoe trip in Georgia who encounter violent locals and treacherous rapids.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
One of Reynolds’ most iconic roles was as the Bandit in the epic car-chase comedy “Smokey and the Bandit,” co-starring Sally Field.
The Longest Yard (1974)
Reynolds is a former football pro who recruits a group of prisoners to play against their guards in Robert Aldrich’s “The Longest Yard.”
Playing a pro football player, Reynolds was part of a love triangle set in the sports world in the comedy “Semi-Tough.”
The Cannonball Run (1981)
An all-star cast, including Roger Moore and Farrah Fawcett, appeared with Reynolds in the car-racing comedy “The Cannonball Run.”
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Starting Over (1979)
Reynolds plays a divorced man who must choose between his ex-girlfriend and his ex-wife in the Alan J. Pakula comedy.
1998 Golden Globe Awards – Boogie Nights
Burt Reynolds returned to the Golden Globes stage to accept his trophy for best supporting actor for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights.” Lauren Bacall was the presenter.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Reynolds was a sheriff having a long-term affair with local madam Dolly Parton in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” adapted from the Broadway musical.
The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
Blake Edwards directed the American remake of Francois Truffaut’s comedy, “The Man Who Loved Women,” starring Reynolds and Julie Andrews.
1992 Golden Globes – Evening Shade
Reynolds won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy for the football sitcom “Evening Shade.”
Evening Shade (1990-1994)
Reynolds was once again cast as a football coach, this time on TV, for a high school team in Evening Shade, Ark. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role.
The Longest Yard (2005)
Reynolds returned, this time as the coach, for the remake of his earlier hit “The Longest Yard.” This time Adam Sandler played the football pro and Chris Rock co-starred.
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Reynolds was Oscar nominated for supporting actor for his role as porn filmmaker Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling saga of the adult film business, “Boogie Nights.” He reportedly turned down the role several times before finally accepting.