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Old 09-06-2018, 02:25 PM   #1
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:32 PM   #2
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Burt Reynolds passed away at age 82
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Hard to believe. OK, he was 82 so I guess that's to be expected, but in another sense it's still shocking. He always seemed so intense, manly, strong, and full of energy. And now, dust to dust.
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RIP sir. Job well done.
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Hard to believe. OK, he was 82 so I guess that's to be expected, but in another sense it's still shocking. He always seemed so intense, manly, strong, and full of energy. And now, dust to dust.
I saw him (on TV) two years ago at an auction of the car used in the Smokey & the Bandit movie. He looked pretty frail at the time, so this wasn't a surprise to me.
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Despite the ups and downs of a Hollywood life, Reynolds seemed to have no regrets.

"I always wanted to experience everything and go down swinging," he wrote in the final paragraph of his memoir. "Well, so far, so good. I know I'm old, but I feel young. And there's one thing they can never take away: Nobody had more fun than I did."
Probably true. And he certainly gave his public a lot of enjoyment.
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As I understand it he died of heart attack and has suffered from heart problems for several years. Sad to see he is gone, I always enjoyed his movies.
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I thought he was so ...hot
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I saw him (on TV) two years ago at an auction of the car used in the Smokey & the Bandit movie. He looked pretty frail at the time, so this wasn't a surprise to me.
I had not seen him since Smokey and the Bandit days, so I'll take your word for it. In my mind, he will be forever young.
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There you go. I couldn't agree more; that says it all.
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RIP Burt Reynolds.

At one point, I believe he being considered as the next Marlon Brando. He did a real good job in the movie "Deliverance". I watched that movie but really didn't follow much else of his career.
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I loved him in "Boogie Nights", oh...wait! Maybe it was Heather Graham?
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He had an infectious laugh. Liked many of his movies. Maybe my favorite was The Longest Yard (the original)
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never saw any movie he was in where I did not enjoy his performance, if not always the rest of the film. In that, he was iconic to me, like Sean Connery and Michael Caine are also.

Sharkey's machine, as both a riveting action movie, and for his excellent performance, will always be dear to me, especially as it was set locally, back when one of the hotels with an outside elevator was a thing.
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He had an infectious laugh. Liked many of his movies. Maybe my favorite was The Longest Yard (the original)

+1. Also one of my favorites. RIP.
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For a 10 year period, he was.the.highest grossing movie star in the world. I.just loved Burt's sarcastic personality.

We used to see him around Nashville when he was dating.Dinah Shore. She was a native Tennessean. Come to think about it, Mrs. Shore was the original Cougar being 20 years older than Burt.
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A life well lived.

Thanks Burt. You made me laugh - - - and think.
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Hard to believe. OK, he was 82 so I guess that's to be expected, but in another sense it's still shocking. He always seemed so intense, manly, strong, and full of energy. And now, dust to dust.
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never saw any movie he was in where I did not enjoy his performance, if not always the rest of the film. In that, he was iconic to me, like Sean Connery and Michael Caine are also.
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I saw this in a link about his death, and thought it was a wonderful quote:

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I always wanted to experience everything and go down swinging. Well, so far, so good. I know I'm old, but I feel young. And there's one thing they can never take away: Nobody had more fun than I did.
I feel kind of like that sometimes. I'd imagine that many of us do.

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