Some of Burt Reynolds's most famous movies include "Deliverance," "The Longest Yard" and "Smokey and the Bandit." Other famous Reynolds films include "Boogie Nights," "Evening Shade" and "Mystery, Alaska."Continue Reading
Some of Burt Reynolds's most famous movies are those from the 1970s, in which he was a major action star. Following a starring role in "Deliverance," which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Reynolds starred in other action films, including "Gator," "White Lightning" and "The Cannonball Run." One of Reynolds's most famous roles playing Bandit in "Smokey and the Bandit." The film was a massive success at the box office, leading Reynolds to reprise his role in "Smokey and the Bandit II."
Following a lull in the 1980s, Reynolds saw a major career resurgence in the 1990s, appearing in criticially acclaimed dramas. His greatest critical success came in 1997, when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Boogie Nights." During this time, Reynolds also appeared in dramas such as "Citizen Ruth," "Evening Shade" and "Striptease." In the 2000s, Reynolds has primarily appeared in comedies, such as "Without a Paddle" and "The Longest Yard," the latter film being a remake of a 70s film in which he also starred.Learn more about Art & Literature