Global  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Remembering Burt Reynolds

One News Page Staff Friday, 7 September 2018
Remembering Burt Reynoldsby 👩‍💻 Stephanie Boyd

Of all the Hollywood stars that have come and gone across the years, very few – if any – match up to the unique charisma of Burt Reynolds, whose prolific career spans several decades in a variety of iconic roles and movies. Reynolds has this week sadly passed away following a heart attack at the age of 82, according to his agent. Reynolds’ passing leaves behind an extensive legacy of character acting and undeniable on-screen charm which will, even in many years to come, be very sorely missed. It’s likely that most people reading this will have seen – or will have heard of – at least one of his movies. Now, of course, is a fantastic time to revisit them in his memory – and it’s likely many network TV channels and maybe even streaming services will roll out a few classics from his back catalogue.

Reynolds eclipsed all around him whenever he was on screen – he had an undeniable swagger and charm which stayed with him up until his later years, and as such, his was a face and a style you could hardly forget. Perhaps recognizable most of all for his iconic moustache, Reynolds’ look often came packaged with his brand of acting. He drifted between roles as swarthy tough guys to more comedic turns – all the while cementing his status as a sex symbol from the 1970s onwards, never truly drifting away from the public’s consciousness.

Hollywood Icon, Sex Symbol Burt Reynolds Dead At 82
Hollywood Icon, Sex Symbol Burt Reynolds Dead At 82

Reynolds was only ever nominated for one Oscar in his lifetime, for his part in Boogie Nights in 1998 – though he may have disliked the movie openly – and to many, he was perhaps best known for his roles in Cannonball Run, Smokey and The Bandit and Deliverance. In the latter, the star stunned audiences in controversial scenes where he was subjected to on-screen rape – a shocking moment which Reynolds regarded as one of cinema’s most important.

Reynolds’ career in recent years had been a little more muted following reported problems with private ventures – though he had been lined up to star alongside other big names in Quentin Tarantino’s next picture, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, due for release in 2019. Sadly, the star had passed before he had started to shoot his scenes.

Burt Reynolds will be remembered for being a specific kind of screen actor – one who will be greatly missed – and one whose catalogue of fantastic films merits re-discovery.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Published < > Embed
News video: Remembering Burt Reynolds

▶ Remembering Burt Reynolds 00:52

Director of Operations for what's now the Maltz Theater in Jupiter reflects on his personal relationship with Burt Reynolds

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Stars Who Died In 2018 [Video]Stars Who Died In 2018 00:49

As we welcome in 2019, we will also have to say farewell to a number of celebrities that the world lost in 2018. Comicbook.com compiled a tribute to stars that passed away in 2018. The list..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Celebrities who we have lost in 2018 [Video]Celebrities who we have lost in 2018 02:09

We want to pay our respect to some of the names who have passed away in 2018 and who will be missed greatly as we welcome in the New Year.

Credit: SplashNews - Published

Stars We Lost in 2018 [Video]Stars We Lost in 2018 05:44

We said goodbye to many notable figures in 2018. The music world saw the loss of the legendary Aretha Franklin and young stars like Mac Miller. Hollywood said goodbye to actor Burt Reynolds and..

Credit: Inside Edition - Published

Famous People We Lost in 2018 [Video]Famous People We Lost in 2018 01:25

Famous People We Lost in 2018 Dolores O'Riordan (September 6, 1971 - January 15, 2018) Stephen Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018) Barbara Bush (June 8, 1925 - April 17, 2018) Kate..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

2018 Year In Review Obits [Video]2018 Year In Review Obits 02:14

Stephen Hawking, Burt Reynolds and President George H.W. Bush are among the prominent leaders and legends who passed away in 2018. Here is a look back at the celebrities, politicians, entertainers and..

Credit: CBS 2 Chicago - Published

The Famous People We Lost In 2018 [Video]The Famous People We Lost In 2018 01:25

Here's are the famous people that have passed in 2018. Gone, but absolutely not forgotten.

Credit: Celebrity Wire - Published

2018: A look back at the celebrities who passed away [Video]2018: A look back at the celebrities who passed away 03:10

Some of the biggest names in the showbiz world passed away in 2018.

Credit: Reuters Studio - Published


Tweets about this

ISpaceReporter

InterSpaceReporter Image copyright BBC/Getty Images/PA Image caption Clockwise from top left: Barry Chuckle, Ken Dodd, Aretha Franklin… https://t.co/vGx7FJ5Eom 43 minutes ago

viperrob

Rob HoHoHo Snow Remembering Aretha Franklin, Stan Lee, Stephen Hawking, Anthony Bourdain, Verne Troyer, Dolores O'Riordan, R. Lee E… https://t.co/qxLwv6haYr 2 days ago

rosmakloma

Mark Stan Lee Anthony Bourdain George H. W. Bush Barbara Bush Steven Hawking Burt Reynolds John McCain Aretha Franklin m… https://t.co/sfTGMishMr 3 days ago

jsequential

Jake Reid This was such a nice piece on remembering Burt Reynolds by @BenMank77 https://t.co/t4i3HmfZJA 4 days ago

cobbenergypac

Cobb Energy Centre Remembering all the greats we lost in 2018: https://t.co/8vGs7KNp3F 4 days ago

rayumunna

RAY O. UMUNNA Remembering icons, from Burt Reynolds to Aretha Franklin https://t.co/msEBiB7C9J 6 days ago

nagma61388748

nagma h ahmed Remembering icons, from Burt Reynolds to Aretha Franklin https://t.co/cX8NvXctdT 1 week ago

TheVonhessen

The.vonHessen.Group RT @arbybarbie1: Remembering the ones we lost this year.. David Ogden Stiers, Burt Reynolds,CharlotteRaye, Bill Daley, Margot Kidder, Celes… 1 week ago


Other recent news in Celebrities

MPs lose BREXIT: the newspaper front pages slam MayFans praise Caitlyn Jenner for ‘authentic’ 10 YEAR CHALLENGE post
KIM KARDASHIAN unveils tiny waist in revealing outfit alongside sisters Khloe and Kourtney – after confirming she's expecting fourth child with Kanye WestThis Morning: Nick Knowles BLASTS "unsupportive" I'm A Celebrity crew in bitter rant at HOLLY WILLOUGHBY
•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest