Actor Burt Reynolds dead at age 82

1977 Actors Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in the film 'Smokey and the Bandit'

Burt Reynolds, 1970s/'80s Film Icon and Emmy Winner, Dead at 82

When asked if Reynolds was awake, the man replies, "semi. he's breathing, but not answering questions". Reynolds kept trying to win an Oscar in his later life, with his first nomination coming in 1997 for Boogie Nights.

Burt Reynolds had a major appearance is one of Mr Beans first forays into the movie world.

"There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away". British audiences fondly came to notice Burt Reynolds in Specsavers ads on TV, and he managed his later years with good humour and self-deprecation. He told Vanity Fair that he had "certain regrets and issues I've lived with". "And I've had a good time through it all". Reynolds continued to support Florida State after becoming a big-time Hollywood star and was often spotted on the sidelines or in the stands during gameday. I know we will always remember his amusing laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor.

Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter.

Reynolds was not married at the time of his passing.

In 2013, he was hospitalised and placed in intensive care for flu-like symptoms and dehydration. And he went and did exactly that. Maybe she'll phone me one day.

At the same time, Reynolds was looking forward to working with Tarantino and was intrigued about new opportunities. Reynolds also checked into a drug rehab clinic in 2009.

He then scored small parts in the late 1950s before landing a role in the New York City Center revival of "Mister Roberts" in 1957, as well as a recurring spot in the TV series "Gunsmoke".

In 1972, he made his breakthrough performance in the Oscar-nominated "Deliverance", the film he remained the most proud of throughout his career.

He was considered box office gold in the 1970s and early 80s with such films as "Smokey and the Bandit", "Starting Over", and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas".

One of his most recent projects was The Last Movie Star, a film directed by Adam Rifkin.

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He rebounded in 1997 with a nomination for a best supporting actor Academy Award for Boogie Nights.

Reynolds is survived by his adopted son, Quinton, from his second marriage to Loni Anderson. Reynolds also generated attention for financial woes and his struggles with prescription pain medication.

The American actor starred in many huge movies of the 1970s and beyond, includingSmokey and the Bandit and Deliverance.

The success of Smokey and the Bandit, though, had a bit of a surprisingly negative effect on Reynolds' career as an actor.

From James Bond to Hans Solo in George Lucas' 1977 blockbuster "Star Wars", Reynolds also reportedly was among Paramount Pictures' top choices to play Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 epic "The Godfather".

Reynolds made his directing debut with 1976 action film Gator and 1978's black comedy The End.

The former high school and college athlete plays a washed-up football star in this 1974 film, which pits prisoners in a football game against their guards.

"It didn't make as much money as a lot of the others", Reynolds said.

"I took the part that was the most fun..."

Burton Leon Reynolds Jnr was born on February 11, 1936, and grew up in Florida.

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