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Burt Reynolds RIP

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  • Burt Reynolds RIP

    The BBC is announcing the death at the age of 82 of Burt Reynolds.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45441860

    Nick

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    From the Guardian.

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...-movies-career

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    • #3
      A life in pictures

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...fe-in-pictures

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      • #4
        I was surprised to find that he was 82 - he always seemed much younger. A huge star in the seventies, and perfectly happy to slightly send himself up - a great turn in Burn Notice and Archer, which just reinforced the legend. He will be missed.

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        • #5
          I watched him recently in The Last Movie Star (2017) playing a decrepit former action star desperately trying to reconnect with former glories, he looked terrible and it was a low budget, witless effort, with the best moments coming from clips of Burt's old movies. A sad comedown and thankfully (not quite) his last picture and hopefully he managed to make a more fitting epitaph.

          I will always remember in for Deliverance.

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          • #6
            The Guardian obituary.

            https://www.theguardian.com/culture/...nolds-obituary

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            • #7
              Hadley Freemans piece about interviewing him is interesting - the guy was a lot more than the charming flirt that he often portrayed, and had real ups and downs, which he dealt with.

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              • #8
                He once said Deliverance was his best acting role .
                Burt was Burt , thats the role he played best . Rip .

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                • #9
                  R.I.P.

                  He seemed to be everywhere in the 70s. Will always remember him for Sam Whiskey, Deliverance and a particular favourite of mine Hustle, where he and director Aldrich persuaded the reluctant Catherine Deneuve (she hated L.A.) to make one of her rare English language roles (and of course she was great). Often quote the line, "Wake up and smell the coffee. This is Guatemala with colour TV.!"
                  Last edited by agutterfan; 7th September 2018, 10:09 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Burt was a delight. I enjoyed all his movies. A particular favourite is Semi-Tough, because Jill Clayburgh was a delight, too, and they were great together.

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                    • #11
                      Underrated, heart throb actor who did a nice line in sending himself up on occasion; a sort of American version of Roger Moore... although when he was younger Burt always reminded me of Marlon Brando.

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                      • Bonekicker
                        Bonekicker commented
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                        Yes, when I heard the two interviews with a stuntman who had worked with him and John Ryhs Davies on R4 this morning, I had exactly the same thought. Both pretty down to earth, very easy going, univerasally liked, who actually were better actors than they liked to portray themselves as and who had interesting Iives.

                        Turning down Garbo- Wow!

                    • #12
                      His influence on the popularity of moustaches around the world should not be forgotten. Hooper , Smokey and the Bandit and as the prison-yard quarterback in the 1974 version of The Longest Yard.

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