Burt Reynolds

Highest Rated: 100% The Bandit (2016)
Birthday: Feb 11, 1936
Birthplace: Waycross, Georgia, USA
Charming, handsome, and easy-going, lead actor and megastar Burt Reynolds entered the world on February 11, 1936. He attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, and became an all-star Southern Conference halfback, but - faced with a knee injury and a debilitating car accident - switched gears from athletics to college drama. In 1955, he dropped out of college and traveled to New York, in search of stage work, but only turned up occasional bit parts on television, and for two years he had to support himself as a dishwasher and bouncer.In 1957, Reynolds's ship came in when he appeared in a New York City Center revival of Mister Roberts; shortly thereafter, he signed a television contract. He sustained regular roles in the series Riverboat, Gunsmoke, Hawk, and Dan August. Although he appeared in numerous films in the 1960s, he failed to make a significant impression. In the early '70s, his popularity began to increase, in part due to his witty appearances on daytime TV talk shows. His breakthrough film, Deliverance (1972), established him as both a screen icon and formidable actor. That same year, Reynolds became a major sex symbol when he posed as the first nude male centerfold in the April edition of Cosmopolitan. He went on to become the biggest box-office attraction in America for several years - the centerpiece of films such as Hustle (1975), Smokey and the Bandit (1977) (as well as its two sequels), The End (1978), Starting Over (1979), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), and The Man Who Loved Women (1983). However, by the mid-'80s, his heyday ended, largely thanks to his propensity for making dumb-dumb bumper-smashing road comedies with guy pals such as Hal Needham (Stroker Ace, The Cannonball Run 2). Reynolds's later cinematic efforts (such as the dismal Malone (1987)) failed to generate any box office sizzle, aside from a sweet and low-key turn as an aging career criminal in Bill Forsyth's Breaking In (1989). Taking this as a cue, Reynolds transitioned to the small screen, and starred in the popular sitcom Evening Shade, for which he won an Emmy. He also directed several films, created the hit Win, Lose or Draw game show with friend Bert Convy, and established the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater in Florida. In the mid-'90s, Reynolds ignited a comeback that began with his role as a drunken, right-wing congressman in Andrew Bergman's Striptease (1996). Although the film itself suffered from critical pans and bombed out at the box office, the actor won raves for his performance, with many critics citing his comic interpretation of the role as one of the film's key strengths. His luck continued the following year, when Paul Thomas Anderson cast him as porn director Jack Horner in his acclaimed Boogie Nights. Reynolds would go on to earn a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, and between the twin triumphs of Striptease and Nights, critics read the resurgence as the beginning of a second wind in the Deliverance star's career, ala John Travolta's turnaround in 1994's Pulp Fiction. But all was not completely well chez Burt. A nasty conflict marred his interaction with Paul Thomas Anderson just prior to the release of Boogie Nights. It began with Reynolds's disastrous private screening of Nights; he purportedly loathed the picture so much that he phoned his agent after the screening and fired him. When the Anderson film hit cinemas and became a success d'estime, Reynolds rewrote his opinion of the film and agreed to follow Anderson on a tour endorsing the effort, but Reynolds understandably grew peeved when Anderson refused to let him speak publicly. Reynolds grew so infuriated, in fact, that he refused to play a role in Anderson's tertiary cinematic effort, 1999's Magnolia. Reynolds's went on to appear in a big screen adatpation of The Dukes of Hazzard as Boss Hogg, and later returned to drama with a supporting performance in the musical drama Broken Bridges; a low-key tale of a fading country music star

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% The Last Movie Star Vic Edwards 2018
No Score Yet Miami Love Affair Robert 2018
No Score Yet Henri Actor 2017
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Actor 2017
No Score Yet Pocket Listing Ron Glass 2016
100% The Bandit Actor 2016
No Score Yet Apple of My Eye Charlie 2016
No Score Yet Hollow Creek Seagrass Lambert 2015
No Score Yet A Magic Christmas Buster 2014
No Score Yet Category 5 Pops 2014
No Score Yet Hamlet & Hutch Papa Hutch 2014
97% Paul Williams Still Alive Actor $38.1K 2012
No Score Yet Reel Love Wade Whitman 2011
No Score Yet A Bunch of Amateurs Actor 2009
No Score Yet Not Another Not Another Movie C.J. Waters 2009
No Score Yet According to Dom Actor 2009
12% Delgo Delgo's Father $0.6M 2008
3% Deal Tommy Vinson 2008
No Score Yet Rona Barrett's Hollywood: Nothing but the Truth Actor 2008
56% Randy and the Mob Elmore Culpepper 2007
No Score Yet Celebrity Rides: Burt Reynolds: Burt Builds a Bandit Actor 2007
4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale King Konreid $4.6M 2006
No Score Yet Forget About It Sam LeFleur 2006
5% Broken Bridges Jake Delton $0.3M 2006
No Score Yet End Game General Montgomery 2006
82% Cloud 9 Billy Cole 2006
No Score Yet Grilled Cookie Goldbluth 2006
No Score Yet Legend of Frosty the Snowman Actor 2005
14% The Dukes of Hazzard Boss Hogg $80.3M 2005
31% The Longest Yard Coach Nate Scarborough $158M 2005
No Score Yet Gumball 3000: 6 Days in May Actor 2004
No Score Yet Snapshots Larry Goldberg 2004
14% Without a Paddle Del Knox $58.2M 2004
38% Hotel The Flamenco Manager 2003
No Score Yet Hard Ground John McKay 2003
No Score Yet Gumball 3000: The Movie Actor 2003
No Score Yet Hotel Actor 2003
No Score Yet Miss Lettie and Me Samuel Madison 2002
No Score Yet The Hollywood Sign Kage Mulligan 2002
No Score Yet Johnson County War Hunt Lawton 2002
No Score Yet Time of the Wolf Archie MacGregor 2002
33% The Last Producer Sonny Wexler Director 2002
No Score Yet Strike Force Irish 2001
No Score Yet Waterproof Eli Zeal 2001
No Score Yet The Hunter's Moon Clayton Samuels 2001
14% Driven Carl Henry 2001
No Score Yet Tempted Charlie Le Blanc 2001
No Score Yet Founding Fathers Actor 2000
20% The Crew Joey `Bats' Pistella $12.5M 2000
No Score Yet The Final Hit Sonny Wexler Director 2000
No Score Yet Hostage Hotel Logan McQueen 1999
38% Mystery, Alaska Judge Walter Burns 1999
No Score Yet Big City Blues Connor 1999
No Score Yet The Premonition Logan McQueen 1999
90% Pups Daniel Bender 1999
No Score Yet Hard Time Director Logan McQueen Det. Logan McQueen 1998
0% Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Mentor 1998
No Score Yet Crazy Six Dakota 1998
20% Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business Mentor 1998
41% Bean Gen. Newton 1997
93% Boogie Nights Jack Horner 1997
13% Meet Wally Sparks Lenny Spencer 1997
No Score Yet Raven Raven 1997
No Score Yet Hunter's Moon Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Cherokee Kid Otter Bob 1996
80% Citizen Ruth Blaine Gibbons 1996
17% Mad Dog Time "Wacky" Jacky Jackson 1996
No Score Yet Frankenstein and Me Les Williams 1996
No Score Yet The Maddening Roy Scudder 1995
No Score Yet The Man from Left Field Jack Robinson Director 1993
14% Cop & 1/2 Nick McKenna 1993
No Score Yet The Man Upstairs Executive Producer 1993
98% The Player Himself 1992
No Score Yet Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War, Vol. 1 Actor 1992
No Score Yet Modern Love Col. Parker 1990
89% Breaking In Ernie Mullins 1989
18% Physical Evidence Joe Paris 1989
55% All Dogs Go To Heaven Charlie 1989
60% Switching Channels John L. Sullivan IV 1988
15% Rent-A-Cop Tony Church 1988
No Score Yet Spencer Tracy Legacy Actor 1987
33% Malone Malone 1987
20% Heat Nick Escalante 1986
No Score Yet Uphill All the Way Poker Player 1986
No Score Yet Shattered: If Your Kid's on Drugs Actor 1986
29% Stick Director Stick 1985
19% City Heat Mike Murphy 1984
13% Cannonball Run II J.J. McClure 1984
33% The Man Who Loved Women David Fowler 1983
20% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 The Real Bandit 1983
20% Stroker Ace Stroker Ace 1983
58% Best Friends Richard Babson 1982
56% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Sheriff 1982
86% Sharky's Machine Director Sgt. Tom Sharky 1981
No Score Yet Paternity Buddy Evans 1981
31% The Cannonball Run J.J. McClure 1981
17% Smokey and the Bandit II Bandit 1980
No Score Yet Rough Cut Jack Rhodes 1980
No Score Yet Starting Over Phil Potter 1979
69% Hooper Sonny Hooper Producer 1978
62% The End Wendell Sonny Lawson Director 1978
88% Semi-Tough Billy Clyde Puckett 1977
79% Smokey and the Bandit The Bandit 1977
14% Nickelodeon Buck Greenway 1976
82% Silent Movie Himself 1976
0% Gator Director Gator McKlusky 1976
No Score Yet Lucky Lady Walker 1975
67% Hustle Lieutenant Phil Gaines Executive Producer 1975
No Score Yet W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings W.W. Bright 1975
23% At Long Last Love Michael Oliver Pritchard III 1975
81% The Longest Yard Paul Crewe 1974
83% White Lightning Gator McKlusky 1973
No Score Yet The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Jay Grobart 1973
43% Shamus McCoy 1973
90% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask Switchboard 1972
93% Deliverance Lewis Medlock 1972
No Score Yet Fuzz Detective Steve Carella 1972
No Score Yet Run, Simon, Run Simon Zuniga 1970
No Score Yet Caine (Man Eater)(Shark) Caine 1970
No Score Yet Hunters Are for Killing Actor 1970
No Score Yet Sam Whiskey Sam Whiskey 1969
No Score Yet 100 Rifles Yaqui Joe Herrera 1969
No Score Yet Impasse Pat Morrison 1969
No Score Yet Fade In Rob 1968
No Score Yet Operation CIA Mark Andrews, CIA 1965
No Score Yet Navajo Joe Navajo Joe 1965
No Score Yet Armored Command Skee 1961
No Score Yet Angel Baby Hoke Adams 1961
No Score Yet Riverboat Actor 1959

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
91% Archer
2009-2018
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2010
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
Paul Anderson
  • 2010
No Score Yet Freddie
2005-2006
Carl
  • 2006
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Richard Chubby
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005-2018
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Coach Walcott
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Russ Burton
  • 2004
  • 2003
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Mr. Burt
  • 2002
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Himself
  • 1993
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1980
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Quint Asper Quint
  • 1975
  • 1974
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  • 1972
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  • 1963
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  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1972
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Rocky Rhodes
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Bill
  • 1960
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest

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