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Tom B.
RIP Burt Reynolds
Fri Sep 7, 2018 9:40am

Burt Reynolds, the ex-jock from Florida, starred in 'Deliverance' and 'Boogie Nights' but preferred making such populist, fun fare as 'Smokey and the Bandit,' 'The Cannonball Run' and 'Starting Over’ died Thursday morning September 6, 2018 at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida. Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights (1997) and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s, always with a wink, Reynolds shined in many action films (often doing his own stunts). Born in Lansing, Michigan on February 11, 1936 he appeared in three Euro-westerns: “Navajo Joe” (1966), “100 Rifles” (1969) and the TV film “Johnson County War” (2002).

    • Re: RIP Burt ReynoldsIndio, Sat Sep 8 9:08am
      Rest In Peace Burt. Navajo Joe is a wonderful movie. You may not have liked it and dismissed it as something people had to be “forced to watch,” but whether you like it or not, this will always be... more
      • Re: RIP Burt ReynoldsTwo Gun Jordan, Sat Sep 8 8:50pm
        One night I was hanging with a friend and he brought up the story about how Burt turned down DIE HARD. He started to talk about what could have been, spaghetti western wise, if Burt had done DJANGO... more
        • Re: RIP Burt ReynoldsIndio, Mon Sep 10 11:28am
          Very interesting Two Gun...I am sure Burt felt that way looking back many years after the films were made. What bothers me about it is if he did Django and it was as wildly successful as it was with... more
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