Five To Watch: Burt Reynolds

Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds passed away today at the age of 82.  If you’re looking for a way to relive his outstanding career at home, here’s five movies you can watch at home to pay homage to one of the biggest stars of the 70s and 80s.

 

1.    – BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997)  Streaming on...Netflix

The movie that scored Reynolds his lone Oscar nomination.  Burt played a kingpin porn tycoon.  The role DID land him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.  The highest award the actor achieved.  

 

2.    – SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) Streaming on...Amazon Prime Video

Maybe the most famous role of his career, Burt Reynolds became synonymous with the character The Bandit.  Reynolds called co-star Sally Field “the love of his life”

 

3.    – THE LONGEST YARD (1974) Streaming on...Hulu

One of the better football movies ever made.  Reynolds played Paul Crewe, an inmate leading a prison football team against the guards who worked there.  He appeared in a cameo role in Adam Sandler’s mishandled 2005 remake.

 

4.    – ARCHER: THE MAN FROM JUPITER (2012) Streaming on...Hulu

Burt Reynolds played himself often.  Including in the adult animated sitcom, Archer, about a spy who drinks a lot, and idolizes Burt Reynolds.  One episode features Reynolds dating Archer’s mother with hilarious results.

 

5.    – GATOR (1976) Streaming on...Amazon Prime Video & Hulu

Burt Reynolds made a lot of movies.  Not all of them were good.  Burt Reynolds himself would tell you that.  One of the better bad movies in the Burt Reynolds filmography is Gator.  The sequel to White Lightning starred Reynolds as con man, Gator McKlusky, who is forced to take down a corrupt politician. 

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