Burt Reynolds opened up about his work in a final interview before he died
In an interview published one day before Burt Reynold's death, the veteran actor said he had no plans of slowing down.
Reynolds told Fort Myers Florida Weekly that he was proud of the work he did and that he loved film roles that challenged him to show vulnerability.
His career spanned six decades with more than 188 film credits to his name, and Reynolds was working up till the time of his death.
He passed away from a heart attack at a Florida Hospital early Thursday morning at the age of 82. Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa.
Reynolds began his career in the late fifties with minor roles in television shows and made-for-TV movies, such as "Flight" and "The Lawless Years."
He became a household name with his performance of Quint in "Gunsmoke" and appeared in more than 50 episodes from 1962 to 1965.
Of his performance in "The Last Movie Star," Reynolds said in an interview two years go that the film reminded him what a great actor he could be. He said:
“For the first time, I got to show vulnerability. It was a good exercise for me as an actor.”
His schedule kept him busy, and he appeared in five films and one television show in 2017 alone. His movie "Shadow Fighter" was released earlier this year.
Reynolds will also appear as Chester in "Defining Moments." The film is completed and set to be released in December.
He told USA Today: "I've been very, very lucky through ups and downs. When you crash and burn, you have to pick yourself up and go on and hope to make up for it."
RIP Burt Reynolds. He was like no other. pic.twitter.com/hLQgctLVzp— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 7, 2018
He was filming "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" at the time of his death, but the Internet Movie Daba Base has since removed that credit from his portfolio.
Reynolds was married to Loni Anderson for five years during the late eighties and early nineties, and the pair adopted their only son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds.
The veteran actor was also in a relationship with Sally Fields for several years, whom he described as the love of his life.