The actor also played football in college.
The film was a massive success, and earned $126 million at the box office, which today would equate to $508 million. We were laughing about the mistakes we made and he talked about a couple of films he wished he hadn't made. "I was interested in having a good time", Reynolds said in his 2015 memoir, "But Enough About Me" about his career.
Burton Milo Reynolds Jr. was born in Waycross, GA, on February 11, 1936.
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Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for 12 years and has authored 307 opinions, concurrences and dissents. On Friday, the Trump administration said it would withhold more than 100,000 pages on the basis of presidential privilege.
At Palm Beach High School, he first made a name for himself as a football star and earned an athletic scholarship to Florida State University. Reynolds briefly contemplated a career in the police force, but a teacher recognised his talent while reading Shakespeare in English class and pushed him toward acting.
His most famous roles came in the late '70s and early '80s, when he starred in such movies as Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run, Semi-Tough and The Longest Yard. And off-screen, he also cultivated an outlaw vibe - including posing nude on a bearskin rug for Cosmopolitan.
Reynolds turned down the roles of Han Solo in Star Wars, astronaut Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment and John McClane in Die Hard. He often played a lovable rascal who outwits local authorities as in director Hal Needham's 1977 crowd-pleasing action comedy Smokey and the Bandit, co-starring his girlfriend Field and Jackie Gleason, and its two sequels. While Reynolds ended up losing the award to Good Will Hunting's Robin Williams, he did take home a Golden Globe.
But he also turned down some of the biggest roles in Hollywood history.
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Traffic from various parts of South 24 Parganas and Behala were also diverted from the Diamond Park area, an officer said. Currently, state disaster teams are at the spot and are trying to rescue those trapped with aid from locals.
Later the red leather jacket Reynolds wore in Smokey and the Bandit was part of a collection of memorabilia sold off by the actor in 2014 to pay off mortgage debts of a rumoured $1.4 million.
Again, the star expressed regrets.
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Tributes have been paid to Reynolds.
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In a statement , she added: "This is a bad day for LGBTI rights, and indeed human rights, in Malaysia ". In Muslim-majority Malaysia, Islamic courts handle the religious and family matters of Muslim citizens.
Well known for his many romances, Reynolds' tempestuous relationship with his ex-wife Loni Anderson was key tabloid fodder in the 1980s and the divorce left him millions in debt just when his film career faltered.