2018-09-06

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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  February 11, 1936
  • Accomplishments:  academy award, Oscar
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Reynolds has said the Christian film "Waterproof" is "one of two films I've done I can say I'm really proud of."

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965) and Dan August (1970–1971). His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role in a number of box office hits, such as The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Semi-Tough (1977), Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). After a few box office failures, Reynolds returned to television, starring in the sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Boogie Nights (1997). He passed away on September 6, 2018.


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