The real bandit, Burt Reynolds, dead at 82

The real bandit, Burt Reynolds, dead at 82

The real bandit, Burt Reynolds, dead at 82

His manager, Erik Kritzer confirmed the news on Thursday that Reynolds died that morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida.

Burt Reynolds sits on a 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am at the world premiere of "The Bandit" at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2016 in Austin, Texas.

The Georgia native, whose easy-going charms and handsome looks drew prominent roles in films such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Boogie Nights", suffered a cardiac arrest, Eisner said. I was interested in having a good time.

"It was the only time I saw men get up, sick, and walk out of a theater", he added.


He then scored small parts in the late 1950s before landing a role in the New York City Center revival of "Mister Roberts" in 1957, as well as a recurring spot in the TV series "Gunsmoke". His role as pornographic filmmaker Jack Horner in "Boogie Nights" resurrected his film career and earned him an Oscar nomination as well as a Golden Globe award for best actor.

Smith's most memorable Reynolds reference was in Mallrats, when T.S. and Brodie talk with Alyssa Jones about a party during which Alyssa had sex with Clerks baddie Rick Derris on a pool table, while Rick and Alyssa were dressed as Smokey and The Bandit.

The macho star also appeared in 1972's Deliverance, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. In March, he said on the "Today" show that ex-girlfriend Sally Field, who was also his co-star in "Smokey and the Bandit", was the love of his life. This was a previous health concern for the actor, who underwent heart surgery in 2010. Married twice, to Loni Anderson Reynolds and Judy Carne, he's survived his his adopted son Quinton from his second marriage.

"I worked as an actor for 60 years, I must have something I can give", he told CNN. "He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me". He was cast in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino directed "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", scheduled for release next year. Reynolds often did his own stunts on film and television.

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