In some tragic news, Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82.
The Oscar nominee passed away in a Florida hospital with his family at his side after suffering a heart attack.
A career that began in 1958, it was 1972’s Deliverance that puts Reynolds on the map in a major way. From there, he would go on to become one of the most recognisable movies stars on the planet, with him famously playing the iconic Bandit in the Smokey and the Bandit trilogy. Other credits include the likes of Shark, The Mean Machine, The Cannonball Run, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Evening Shade, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Player, Striptease, and the uber-cool Boogie Nights for which he received a Best Supporting Actor nom at the 1998 Oscars and also won a Golden Globe for his turn as porn director Jack Horner. More recently, 2017 saw Reynolds star in the utterly stunning The Last Movie Star, in which he played an aging movie star who reflects back on his dwindling glory days, and he was signed up for a role in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The thoughts of all here at STARBURST go out to the family, friends, and fans of Burt Reynolds. Rest in peace, Bandit.