Burt Reynolds, legendary actor of 'Smokey and the Bandit' fame, dead at 82


Burt Reynolds, the legendary actor who starred in iconic films including “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Longest Yard” has died, Fox News confirms. He was 82


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I recently rewatched Hooper. Not quite as funny as I remembered, but still very entertaining. It led me to his imdb bio page and then a few articles. He led an interesting life.

I think Cannonball Run holds up. That one is still hilarious.

White Lightning is one of my favorites.

Sorry to hear it. May he Rest In Peace.

Cannonball Run and Stroker Ace are seared into my memory for some reason, they were on TV a bunch when I was a kid I think. He had some good parts later on, RIP.

RIP, Burt. Never knew he played football at FSU. Knew he was an alumni, though.

This settles it, tonight I’m doing The Naked Man, Burt Reynolds pose.

Deliverance was a tremendous movie. I thought it took him to whole new levels.

RIP Bandit. You, Jerry and Jackie can kick it again.


Thought he was older than that?

That is Bandit II. The 1980 Turbo Trans Am.

Yepp. 301 Turbo. The oddest actual Pontiac designed engine ever put out.

One of the lesser known Reynolds films was a dark comedy called “The End”. I actually went to a live interview in NYC that Reynolds did when the film was being screened. Good cast - Dom DeLuise, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Sally Field, Carl Reiner. Spotty at times, but worth checking out.

Always enjoyed his work. I didnt’ realize he’d died but I’ve been watching his gunsmoke episodes this week on TBS.

They’re running a full week of them.

Farewell Mr. Reynolds, you did a great job of entertaining generations.