logo

Do you recognize this iconic 1970's actor?

Cheryl Kahla
May 08, 2018
04:56 P.M.

This 82-year-old award-winning actor rose to fame during Hollywood's Golden Era and was known as one of the film industry's heartthrobs during the 1970's.

Advertisement

He was nominated for 6 Golden Globes and won two; he was also nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards and won a Primetime Emmy Award, a People's Choice Award, and a Golden Boot.

Before becoming a household name, he had dreams of being a professional football player, but an injury ruined his prospects of establishing himself as a sportsman.

Instead, he sought out the bright lights of Hollywood. Jumble Joy reported that sixty years after he landed his first film role, a film was made about his life and career.

Were you able to recognize this iconic actor? He is none other than Burt Reynolds. The film made in his honor is titled The Last Movie Star and was released on March 30, 2018.

Advertisement

While the protagonist in the film is a fictional character named Vic Edwards, portrayed by Reynolds himself, the role was written for Reynolds to memorialize his contribution to the film industry.

The director, Adam Rifkin, noted that he would have scrapped the project if Reynolds declined the role. The film also stars Chevy Chase in the role of Sonny and Clark Duke as Doug McDougal.

Reynolds landed his first role in 1958 when he appeared in two episodes of the TV series, Flight. He continued to ply his craft in shows such as M Squad, The Lawless Years and Riverboat.

Today, he is known for his appearance in some of the Hollywood's most famous films, including Deliverance, Evening Shade and Boogie Nights.

Advertisement

"My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave."

Reynolds is not ready yet to retire from acting and appeared in four films during 2017. Fans can also look forward to his upcoming appearances in Defining Moments and The French Cowboy.

The later is still in pre-production, but Defining Moments will be released later this year.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Brian Keith’s 3 Spouses Were All Actresses — Facts about His Marriages

December 13, 2023

Donna Mills 'Lucked Out' When She Met Her Partner of over 2 Decades – Now They Enjoy Life as Farmers

December 14, 2023

Paige Tamada Went from Child Star to Human Resource Specialist – More about Her Now

December 08, 2023

Shelley R Bonus Was Richard Pryor's Wife in the Late 60s – More about Her

January 15, 2024

This Actor Won 2 Oscars – At 93, He's Retired & Living Away from the Spotlight in New Mexico

October 29, 2023

Sean Connery Was 'Hard to Watch' before Death & Couldn't Express Himself – His Final Days

December 20, 2023

Taraji P. Henson Revealed That She Fired Her Entire Team and Admitted It Was Her Best Business Decision

December 27, 2023

Sheila Marie Ryan Dated Elvis Presley before Marrying James Caan

December 02, 2023

How Handsome Brad Pitt Would Look In 20 Years as an 80-Year-Old: Photos via Al

January 22, 2024

Inside Toby Keith's Secluded Ranch Where He Lived during His Battle with Cancer – Photos

February 06, 2024

This Girl Was Told She Was 'Not Pretty Enough' for Film Yet She Won 2 Oscars & Raised Sons Following in Her Footsteps

November 08, 2023

‘Grease’ Star Stockard Channing Changed after Moving to Another Country & Her Partner’s Death – What Happened to Her

February 15, 2024

‘Grease’ Star Stockard Channing Changed after Moving to Another Country & Her Partner’s Death – What Happened to Her

April 30, 2024

Mariska Hargitay, Mom of 3, Has Been Slammed for Getting ‘Fat’ Yet Loves Her ‘Curves’ & Beams in Form-Fitting Dress

February 16, 2024