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Burt Reynolds dead at 82

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posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 07:03 PM
He was (I think) one of my fathers favorites. East bound and the 1970's seem so far away to me..

I remember growing up in a rural area being say 10 and me and my pals all rode our bikes up to the tavern. It was in the middle of nowhere, there is a shopping center there now. Anyway, we would pay a dime to play a few rounds of pool and the old farmer dudes would play against us and buy us a beer if we even got one pocket.

That memory, it just seems sort of like people were better back then. More real. Not afraid. That is oddly what I think of when I think of Burt Reynolds.

posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 07:06 PM

originally posted by: Gazrok
When we met him a few years ago, he still had the stache.....

My favorites have to be Cannonball Run movies. He and Dom were a hell of a team.

I forgot about Dom! Such a rich will be so missed Burt...but we will all remember you.

posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 07:30 PM
Quint Asper!

I miss Burt Reynolds. He was great.

posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 07:43 PM
I loved the Gunsmoke episodes that he was on!
Plus Deliverance and Bandit
RIP Burt

posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 07:44 PM
When Sister BERT-rille and the Bandit got together in the 70s.....even God was smiling.

RIP Burt.
edit on 6-9-2018 by gort51 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 08:42 PM
He was great in Apocalyspo now

posted on Sep, 6 2018 @ 09:54 PM
He’s the reason I owned a trans-am! Goodbye brother

posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:05 AM
I don't have a fave. I liked most all of 'em.

Yet another icon from my youth is gone. Getting older can suck sometimes.

posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 02:49 AM
Magnum p.i?

Wasn't he Ryan Reynolds' dad?

posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 12:35 PM
I always assumed Burt must have smelled
like cinnamon chewing gum and leather jackets.

posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 01:20 PM
He's not in this clip but it mentions him and I've always liked it.

posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 07:57 AM
Saw the rerun of Piers Morgan's Life Stories which I'd not normally watch because Morgan is an epically anal twerp of the highest order or as Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry character says in a film "You are a legend in your own mind"..

But ignoring Morgan because Burt was on it I watched, what a sincere and genuine man he was, he screwed up and he admitted it with no false 'feel sorry for me' nonsense. He pined for Sally Field as a mistake that could have been "the one" he would have loved forever. They both felt it but it never happened and its a mistake he regretted. He spoke of his stand up dad who he loved dearly but had to wait so long before he could havea real chat with him as his dad was stern.

But with all this he said to the audience something like "I've had a hell of a life and enjoyed it". The broken jaw almost destroyed him (I remember the papers with the 'aids' stories running riot) as did the addiction to painkillers but he never played the poor hard done by person, he was always "Burt" the smooth mans man and the ladies delight..

Seemed a rare genuine man who kept his old friends throughout life and people around him loved him..

RIP Burt...Him, the wig and the tache will live on in my memories from the bloopes with Dom (what a fantastic pairing) and his epic Deliverance, never saw Boogie Nights (he hated the film as he said it glorified the porn industry but liked his performance) but I hear he was brilliant...

As for Brando's douche like dislike of him for no reason other than he said he could not act which was crap, probably off his head on drugs..

Have a watch of that Life Stories thing if you can, its full of snippets about the people he worked with and how he got on with them all bar Brando who stopped Burt from being in The Godfather..

A reall Hollywood legend and one o last few, Clint Hopefully won't join him soon but as they were best mates from way back it might be a mega team in the here after..

posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 11:57 PM
a reply to: reject

posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 01:56 PM
When we met Loni Anderson a year ago, we had her sign a pic of her and Burt.
She spoke of him very fondly, and you could tell she thought highly of him. I think it was about 3 years or so ago, when we met Burt. He was nice, but we didn't get as much time with him as we did with Loni. We happened to catch her at a good time, and had some good conversation.

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