Actor Burt Reynolds, who played good ol' boys and rugged action heroes in an acting career that spanned seven decades, has died.
He had a big comeback in 1997, earning an Oscar nomination for his performance in Boogie Nights. Reynolds and Anderson adopted a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds, now 30. Reynolds also generated attention for financial woes and his struggles with prescription pain medication. The movie's infamous rape scene may have helped the public - especially men - better understand the horrors of sexual attacks, Reynolds said. Film pundits never much cared for his laissez faire style, but audiences loved him.
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Reynolds made his directing debut with 1976 action film Gator and 1978's black comedy The End. He also starred in the notorious 1975 musical flop "At Long Last Love", a film so atrocious that director Peter Bogdanovich publicly apologized for making it.
His niece said that although he had had health issues in the past, his death was unexpected. Reynolds' niece Nancy Lee Hess confirmed the new in a statement: "My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino, and the unbelievable cast that was assembled".
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Reynolds said in 2012 that he regretted some of his film choices. But Reynolds said he regrettably skipped some roles that were more challenging in favor of some fun parts.
"I was flattered and intrigued", Reynolds wrote in his memoir.
Burt was born Burton Leon Reynolds Junior on February 11, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan, although he grew up in Florida.
The Chicago Sun-Times's Roger Ebert and the New York Times's Janet Maslin agreed that his portrayal of Jack Horner was a career highlight: "Burt Reynolds rises to this occasion by giving his best and most suavely amusing performance in many years", the latter wrote, adding that he gave Jack "an extra edge by playing a swaggering, self-important figure very close to the bone".
His acting career began on stage in NY in the 1950s. His first taste of stardom came in the television series Gunsmoke and Dan August. "I said, 'I just want to thank you for many hours of entertainment, '" Marx tweeted.
His most personal role was in the 1979 comedy "Starting Over", playing the divorced Phil Potter opposite Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen. Reynolds also won plaudits for his role on the 1990s television sitcom, Evening Shade. But his '60s output, which included "Navajo Joe", "100 Rifles" and "Sam Whiskey", did little to further his feature film aspirations.