Hollywood Star Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

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He was nominated for an Oscar in 1997, for his portrayal of porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights. Reynolds - who played football while he attended Florida State University - played an ex-professional football player who returns to rural Evening Shade, Arkansas, to coach a losing high-school football team.

Although he meant to go professional, his career was cut short by a series of injuries. Reynolds often did his own stunts on film and television. His first credited role was the 1958 TV series "Flight".

Reynolds has also become well known for the roles that he turned down over the years.

Reynolds' notoriety soared through the late 1970s and 1980s, during which time he spearheaded the "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run" movie franchises. The former couple appeared in four films together before calling it quits in the '80s. That marriage ended in 1994.

Reynolds was married to Judy Crane from 1963 to 1965 and Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993.

But he also turned down some of the biggest roles in Hollywood history. His father was in the military, and the family briefly lived in MI before settling in Florida when Reynolds was 10 years old.

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"I miss her terribly", he told magazine at the time. "Even now, it's hard on me".

"It seemed like a good idea at the time - but now I think it was really stupid".

In 1972, the same year Deliverance was released, he showed versatility by also starring in Woody Allen's comedy Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask. "You find the flawless person and you screw it up".

Pictured in 1978 with the love of his life, Sally Field. "But you can't regret things like that, you have to move on", Reynolds said. Reynolds was now shooting Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.

Last April the fading box-office legend showed showed up bravely showed up at the premiere of his final Hollywood hurrah, a film aptly called "Dog Years", but fans were horrified at his appearance.

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