Burt Reynolds remembered: Entertainers mourn one of their heroes

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Burt Reynolds was tragically pronounced dead today at the age of 82. Nevertheless, he had continued to act and was reportedly set to appear in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is now in production. The film is expected to hit theatres in 2019. In 2013, he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital due to dehydration and severe flu symptoms.

In 2010, Reynolds underwent heart surgery. "I don't take myself seriously, and I think the ones that do, there's some sickness with people like that".

"I always wanted to experience everything and go down swinging".

Reynolds inspired a wide range of responses over his long, erratic career: critical acclaim and critical scorn, commercial success and box office bombs.

Burt Reynolds, the star of films like "Smokey and the Bandit" and "The Longest Yard", died at the age of 82, it was reported on September 6. Boogie Nights is one of my fav films.

"I didn't open myself to new writers or risky parts because I wasn't interested in challenging myself as an actor".

He recently released his autobiography, But Enough About Me, in 2015. "As a result, I missed a lot of opportunities to show I could play serious roles".

"It was the only time I saw men get up, sick, and walk out of a theater", he added. He had a son, Quinton Reynolds, with Anderson in 1988. In 1977 he starred with Sally Field and Jackie Gleason in the comedy programmer Smokey and the Bandit, which proved to be his most successful undertaking ever and was followed by the inevitable sequels.

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Reynolds was born February 11, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan, and moved to Riviera, Florida, where his war-hero father Milo was the chief of police. His family settled in Riviera Beach, Florida, after his father, who served in the Army, returned from Europe in 1946. Reynolds manager confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter that the actor died at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.

Although he meant to go pro, his career was cut short by a series of injuries.

Overall, Reynolds' career spanned more than 200 credits across film and television.

His big film break came when he was cast in 1972's Deliverance, about a group of friends on a rafting trip in Georgia, who are tormented by some psychotic locals.

Sharing a picture of the Boogie Nights actor on her Instagram story, she wrote: 'Very lucky to have met the man, the myth, the legend, Burt Reynolds RIP'. Otherwise, Reynolds has a role in a film called Defining Moments that is due out later this year, and he was slated to star in a western that was in pre-production called The French Cowboy.

But Burt Reynolds shined the brightest in the late 1970s after starring in the high-speed action adventure Smokey and the Bandit in 1977.

Over two years ago, Reynolds sparked health concerns over his frail appearance.

He was nominated for an Oscar in 1997, for his portrayal of porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights. However, it's the roles that Burt Reynolds turned down during the height of his fame that might be more noteworthy.