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    BBC News Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies, 82



    Burt Reynolds, the wisecracking 1970s movie heartthrob and Oscar nominee, has died at the age of 82.

    According to Us Weekly, he passed away in a Florida hospital of a heart attack, attended by his family.

    The moustachioed actor had undergone heart bypass surgery in 2010. Reynolds is survived by his son, Quinton.

    He shot to fame in 1972's Deliverance, and also starred in Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights and The Cannonball Run.


    The veteran actor's agent, Todd Eisner, told NBC News his passing was "heartbreaking".

    Reynolds died at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted that Reynolds was one of his heroes.
    Reynolds' breakout movie role was in 1972's Deliverance, which told the tale of four men attacked by a madman in rural Georgia.
    The box office hit netted three Oscar nominations and made Reynolds a Hollywood sex symbol.
    His career peaked in 1977 when he played roguish trucker Bo Darville in action comedy Smokey and the Bandit. Only Star Wars grossed more at the box office that year.

    But his roles went into freefall in the 1980s and his finances ruined by failed investments in restaurants and a Florida football team.

    He made a 1997 comeback with his role as a porn film director in Boogie Nights, which won him an Oscar nomination.





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    He was married twice, firstly to British actress Judy Carne in 1963, but they divorced two years later amid accusations of her over-spending and his infidelity.
    Reynolds went on to marry actress Loni Anderson in 1988, but that also ended bitterly in 1993.
    After the divorce from Carne, Reynolds filed for bankruptcy with $11m in debts. In 2014, he was forced to sell many prized memorabilia, including his Golden Globe award.
    But when Vanity Fair journalist Ned Zeman asked him what he would have done differently, Reynolds said: "I would have spent more money and had a lot more fun."

    As a young man, Reynolds was a skilled football player, and it won him a scholarship to Florida State University.
    After a knee injury ended his sporting prospects, Reynolds landed his first acting role in a local production of the play Outward Bound. He received the 1956 Florida State Drama Award for that performance.
    Reynolds is also known for turning down famous roles, including James Bond and Han Solo.

    Up until his death, he had been filming a Quentin Tarantino movie about Charles Manson - Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.




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    Default Re: Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies, 82

    Sad loss RIP

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    Sad news. Seemed a great guy and was great in interviews I saw. RIP

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    Rest in peace bandit you will always be a hero of mine.
    Damn it’s true what my Nan once said! you know your getting old when your idols and friends start falling like flies. Soon you will look in the mirror and ask yourself where did that time go?
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    Default Re: Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies, 82

    Great actor, Deliverance was a masterpiece, R.I.P.

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    Right, this weekend is dead (no pun) for me, so I'm gonna fill it with some Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit action!

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    Default Re: Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies, 82

    the stories he could tell. rip Burt

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    Film Burt Reynolds Didn't Shoot His Scenes for Tarantino's Once Upon a Time


    Hollywood lost a legend in Burt Reynolds as the actor passed away earlier this week at the age of 82. Reynolds had continued to work right up to his passing and was cast in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in a key role. It wasn't initially made clear if the actor had already completed his part in the upcoming period drama but unfortunately, we now have word that Reynolds hadn't yet filmed his scenes.
    Burt Reynolds had been scheduled to film his scenes for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in the coming weeks. The movie has been in production for weeks now and with the massive ensemble cast that Quentin Tarantino has assembled for his latest, it's surely been a difficult balancing act dealing with everyone's schedules and availability. According to Reynolds' niece Nancy Lee Hess, he had been very much looking forward to working on the movie. Hess had this to say in a brief statement.
    "My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino, and the amazing cast that was assembled."
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in Los Angeles During 1969. It centers on Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who play a former TV star and his stuntman respectively, trying to navigate the new Hollywood landscape. Charles Manson and his followers will play a role in the movie, with Damon Herriman on board to play the famous murderer. Burt Reynolds, before his death, was set to play the part of George Spahn, who owned the ranch where Manson and his "family" lived.
    This would have been a very fitting final role for a legend such as Burt Reynolds. During his long career, he starred in such hits as Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance and Cannonball Run. He earned an Oscar nomination for his work in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights and earned praise for his work in last year's A24 release The Last Movie Star. Quentin Tarantino is a man who knows how to get the most out of his actors and would surely have brought the best out of Reynolds, even if he was only going to be in the movie briefly.
    Some of the other cast members in the impressive ensemble include Lena Dunham, Maya Hawke, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Clifton Collins, Emile Hirsch, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Scoot McNairy, Al Pacino and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate. There is no word at the present time as to what Quentin Tarantino will do, be it to recast the role or ax the part altogether now that Burt Reynolds can't be the one to do it. With filming well underway, if the part is going to be recast, we should be hearing word on who will be filling those shoes in the very near future. This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
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    Default Re: Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies, 82

    Shame on the Tarantino movie.

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    Default Re: Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies, 82

    Quote Originally Posted by BertRoot View Post
    Shame on the Tarantino movie.
    Sounds selfish, but that really does suck... gutted

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    Default Re: Hollywood star Burt Reynolds dies, 82

    Quote Originally Posted by CominAtcha View Post
    Right, this weekend is dead (no pun) for me, so I'm gonna fill it with some Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit action!
    Unfortunately I wish I hadn't bothered. I could get past the first Cannonball Run in the end. Hasn't aged well and was pretty awful.

    Nostalgia eh?

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