Burt Reynolds

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  1. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Shut Up Carl.

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    We may never be that cool as a country again.
     
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    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    The country survived the deaths of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. I'm sure it can survive the passing of a known wife-beater.

    Sorry, just never saw much in Reynolds, even in Boogie Nights, although I did enjoy The Longest Yard.
     
  3. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Shut Up Carl.

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    Known wife beater? I never heard that.
     
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    nelsonmuntz Point Center

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    I always thought Reynolds was completely mediocre as an actor, but he was excellent in Boogie Nights.
     
  5. Rappin'Rodney

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  6. John

    John Mr. Meme

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    just watched Cannonball Run - he was a fun actor.
     
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  7. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Shut Up Carl.

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    Yeah those movies along with Smokey and the Bandit and Stroker Ace basically had their own genre.
     
  8. B1GEast

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    Stick and Sharky'' Machine were great films.

    I agree that Newman and McQueen were bigger and better, but Reynolds was truly an icon.

    We'll never figure out why he passed over so many good roles.
     
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  9. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Hoping to see something that looks like basketball

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    Have to add Hooper to that list. He was good in Deliverance, though it's not the same kind of movie for sure.

    RIP. For the record, I think the closest modern equivalents are Ryan Reynolds and Chris Pratt. All is not lost.
     
  10. John

    John Mr. Meme

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    it's crazy listening to the roles he turned down.

    • James Bond. ...
    • Michael Corleone in “The Godfather” ...
    • Han Solo in “Star Wars” ...
    • Richard Gere's Role in “Pretty Woman” ...
    • Jack Nicholson's Role in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” ...
    • Bruce Willis' Role in “Die Hard” and Jack Nicholson's Role in “Terms of Endearment”
     
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  11. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Shut Up Carl.

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    All three were different kinds of cool in my opinion.

    When I was a kid my Dad and I sat next to Paul Newman in a greasy spoon in CT and we chatted about auto racing since he owned one of the best Indy Car teams in history. He was so much cooler in person. I told him Slapshot was my favorite movie and he joked that I was too young to be watching that kind of film.
     
  12. storrsroars

    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    Newman hit on a date of mine at a gas station on Rte1 in Southport. I had stopped at a gas station for a pack of smokes, Newman was filling up. I didn't see him, but date did and went to ask for an autograph. He famously didn't sign and told her no, but he'd buy her a beer.

    She was 17 at the time (I was 19). And her dad was DA. So probably a good thing that didn't go down, lol.
     
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