Rip. I watched a lot of Smokey and the Bandit as a kid and he was the epitome of cool for me.
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.
Loved Boogie Nights
Did we all have grandads who stuck Burt Reynolds films on to keep us quiet as nippers?
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.
Me, my Bro’s and my sis use to watch smoky and the bandit and cannonball run so fucking much when we were young.
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.
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.
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
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
I too love the Bandit films
When I think of Burt I always think of Norm’s impersonation of him on SNL
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
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’!
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.
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
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.
to soon to post his playboy centerfold?
Weird to imagine what he’d have been like as Bond or Michael Corleone.