”My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.”

Today actor Burt Reynolds passed away at the age of 82.

Enduring, strong-featured, and cheerful star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in T.V. westerns in the ’60s. He then carved his name into ’70s and ’80s popular culture as a sex symbol and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a wisecracking, Southern-type “good ol’ boy.”

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