RIP Burt Reynolds


#1

#2

Rip. I watched a lot of Smokey and the Bandit as a kid and he was the epitome of cool for me.


#3

Shame he’s gone. Yep, also grew up with Smokey and The Bandit and The Cannonball Run films.

Deliverance is obviously simply a stunning film.


#4

Loved Boogie Nights


#5

Snap.

Did we all have grandads who stuck Burt Reynolds films on to keep us quiet as nippers?


#6

Sad he’s gone, but I can’t believe he was 82. If you’d asked me yesterday I would have said, ooooh late sixties? Obviously in my head it’s still 2002 (which I would be fine with, for the record).

Like others, I loved The Cannonball Run and Smokey films when I was a kid.


#7

All Dogs Go To Heaven :((


#8

Enjoyed him in Archer


#9

Me, my Bro’s and my sis use to watch smoky and the bandit and cannonball run so fucking much when we were young.

:cry:


#10

Yep they were a huge thing when I was a kid. The sort of films that everyone would talk about in the playground and watch whenever they were on TV.
Remember the first time that i saw Deliverance too, how much darker it was compared to the others her films that we were more familiar with.


#11

Like everyone else, must have watched Smokey and the Bandit/Cannonball Run a million times when I was a kid, but how good was he in Boogie Nights?

Very. That’s the answer.

One hell of a cool mofo.


#12

He was a huge part of my growing up through the Smokey and Cannonball films. Also remember watching The Longest Yard one weekend evening with my mum - one of the first times I ever heard real American swearing :open_mouth:

Must have watched Deliverance maybe…a dozen times? He is absolutely brilliant in that. Remember when Boogie Nights came out, I really hoped that was going to be the trigger for a late career renaissance as a character actor. Didn’t come to pass, but fuck it, not many people get a dozen super repeat watchable films out of a career.

Good career, good actor, good memories. Burt :+1::+1::+1:


#13

I too love the Bandit films

When I think of Burt I always think of Norm’s impersonation of him on SNL


#14

He was going to be in the new Tarantino apparently. I would have liked to have seen that

I loved smokey and cannonball run as a kid, but I’ve not seen either for years and years (is it me or are they never on TV or Netflix and the like these days) , so ive ordered both for a Future Burt evening

Those out take reels over the credits


#15

He really was brilliant in ‘Boogie Nights’ and should have won the Supporting Actor Oscar that year. I always found it weird that he said he didn’t like ‘Boogie Nights’!


#16

On Tuesday I was talking about Burt to the full roaster and we had a double check to see if he was still alive and were relieved to see that he was…

Seemed like a good bloke.


#17

He didn’t get on with PTA - I suspect some actors find it hard to separate the quality of a film they are in from the experience they had making it


#18

I suppose that must be true. He also said he had issues with the subject matter as he finds anything to do with pornography to be amoral.


#19

to soon to post his playboy centerfold?


#20

Probably not considered his best film but I love ‘without a paddle’