Thursday, September 6, 2018

RIP Burt Reynolds

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).


  1. Navajo Joe is one of the best Spaghetti Westerns that I saw!
    R.I.P. Mr. Reynolds, many fans around the World will miss you...
    Stephan, from Brazil

  2. Biltmore: I met him in 2000. I was working in a bookstore and he came in and bought all the copies of an audiobook that we sold. He did the reading for it. I think it was MOBY DICK. He was going to give them out as Christmas gifts to the cast and crew.

    September 6, 2018 at 4:06 PM