Let’s take a look at a few classic films starring legend actor Burt Reynolds. Our moustache monsieur is most known for:
Smokey and the Bandit (1977): This movie is a classic action/comedy in which Burt played Bo Darville ‘Bandit’. In this movie, Bandit and his best friend Cledus ‘Snowman’ Snow take on a challenge with a reward of $80,000 to transport cases of Coors knowing very well it is illegal as it is considered bootlegging. Eventually a high speed chase occurs as Bandit, who is driving a black Pontiac Trans Am, is enjoying the company of a runaway bride by the nickname of Frog. Sally Field, Pat McCormick and Jackie Gleason also star in this 1970’s classic which is still enjoyable to this day.
“For the good old American lifestyle: For the money, for the glory, and for the fun... mostly for the money.”
Go to Heaven (1989): This is still a family favorite, especially for 80s babies. In this animated film Burt is Charlie B. Barkin is a German Shepard. It is one of those family movies that show death, violence, more death, Hell and a little gambling too. Wait, why is this an animated child’s movie again? In any event, Reynolds did the voice of the protagonist in this story who dies, goes to Heaven then finds a way to go back to earth.
Boogie Nights (1997): This is a good one! Burt Reynolds stars as Jack Horner. He works alongside Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly and Robert Downey Sr. to name a few. TO summarize, this film is about the porn industry. It includes depictions of suicide, drug usage etc. You know the usual. Burt Reynolds Won a Golden Globe Award for the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role and was nominated for many others.
The Longest Yard (1974): (Not the Adam Sandler version) this film is a fan favorite for those who enjoy movies about sports. This film was nominated for an Oscar and Reynolds starred as Paul Crewe.
Those were just a few movies amongst a lifetime of great films, not to mention TV series and appearances. The legendary actor made an impact on comedy and action films for decades and will continue to influence Hollywood in a positive way for decades to come.