Friday October 30, 2020

Self-deprecating and amusing, Reynolds still has star power

Reynolds remains self-deprecating to the very last page.

31st January, 2016
Burt Reynolds in Deliverance Picture: Getty

If you’re under 40, Burt Reynolds’ name probably means very little to you. Even his last film role of real note – a silver-tongued porn movie producer in Boogie Nights – feels a lot longer ago than 1997. Where did he go? Why has the career of a man who was as much a cultural fixture of the American 1970s as the Eagles, Richard Nixon and Muhammad Ali essentially been dormant for two decades?

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