Remembering Burt Reynolds

Celebrating a Legend Through Pictures
Thu September 06, 2018 at 6:19 PM PDT

Today we lost one of the biggest box office stars of the 1970s and 1980s, when Burt Reynolds passed away at the age of 82. In a career that spanned over 55 years, he appeared in over 100 films and more than 50 television shows. Below are some photos and trailers to remind us of his talent and legacy.  

Angel Baby - 1961

Angel Baby - Burt Reynolds and Salome Jens
Burt Reynolds, seen here with Salome Jens, made his feature film debut in Angel Baby.

Armored Command - 1961

Armored Command - Burt Reynolds
Burt's second film was the World War II drama Armored Command.

Deliverance - 1972

Deliverance - Burt Reynolds
Deliverance featured one of Burt's best performances, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. 

Deliverance - Burt Reynolds
Burt on the set of Deliverance.


The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing - 1973

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing - Burt Reynolds
Burt played the outlaw Jay Grobart in the Western The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing


Hooper - 1978

Hooper - Burt Reynolds
Burt was the #1 box office star when Hooper was released.

Hooper - Burt Reynolds
Hooper was the sixth highest-grossing movie of 1978.

Sharky's Machine - 1981

Sharky's Machine - Burt Reynolds
Burt directed and starred in the gritty crime thriller Sharky's Machine.

Sharky's Machine - Burt Reynolds and Rachel Ward
Rachel Ward and Burt Reynolds on the set.


Best Friends - 1982

Best Friends - Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn
Burt and Goldie Hawn with some canine companions in the romantic comedy Best Friends.

Cannonball Run II - 1984

Cannonball Run 2 - Burt Reynolds
Burt with fellow legends Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra in Cannonball Run II.


City Heat - 1984

City Heat - Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood
City Heat
brought together two of the biggest stars of their era: Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood.


The Player - 1992

The Player - Burt Reynolds, Charles Champlin, Tim Robbins, Brion James
Burt (seated with film critic Charles Champlin) had a brief but memorable cameo as himself in The Player. Brion James and Tim Robbins can be seen in the upper right corner.

Striptease - 1996

Striptease - Burt Reynolds
Burt played a corrupt congressman in the comedy Striptease

Boogie Nights - 1997

Boogie Nights - Burt Reynolds, William H. Macy and Ricky Jay
Burt, seen here between Ricky Jay and William H. Macy, played an adult film director in Boogie Nights.

Boogie Nights - Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore
Burt recieved a Best Supporing Actor Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe for his performance in Boogie Nights.


The Dukes of Hazzard - 2005

Dukes of Hazzard - Burt Reynolds

Burt played the infamous Boss Hogg in the 2005 feature film The Dukes of Hazzard, inspired by the popular TV series. 

Dukes of Hazzard - Burt Reynolds and Willie Nelson

A musical legend and a movie legend: Willie Nelson and Burt Reynolds on the set of The Dukes of Hazzard.