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Hollywood Legend Burt Reynolds, dead at 82


Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds has passed away at his home in Jupiter, Florida, at the age of 82.

One of Hollywood's most popular, and highest paid, leading men of the '70s and early '80s, Reynolds starred in such hits as Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run. 

Reynolds was an American football player, but made the switch to acting after he injured his knee in a car accident. His southern-bred swagger and 'man rug' (chest hair) had women swooning, and made Reynolds one of the biggest Hollywood hunks of the time. Burt_Reynolds_Dan_August.JPG

He famously turned down some BIG roles too - James Bond and Han Solo !!

After a few flops, Reynolds made a comeback in 97' in Boogie Nights, which earn him an Oscar nod. Career revived, he went on to star in more movies, like The Longest Yard, and The Dukes of Hazzard  and was set to appear in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Charles Manson biopic.

It's been reported that Reynolds had a heart attack. 

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