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A top sex symbol and box office draw in the 1970s and '80s, Burt Reynolds was born in Waycross, Ga., on Feb. 11, 1936. Moving to Florida as a teen, Reynolds excelled in football before an injury ended his potential to turn pro.

After heading to New York, he began working in television and theatre and soon landed roles on the national series "Riverboat" and "Gunsmoke." Reynolds's star-making turn was in Deliverance (1972), followed by performances in The Longest Yard, Gator and his comic breakthrough, Smokey and the Bandit (1977). His success continued with Semi-Tough, The Cannonball Run and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

In 1990, he started work on the television series "Evening Shade," for which he won an Emmy. A renewed interest in Reynolds's career came in 1997 with his role as a porn director in Boogie Nights, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Burt Reynolds in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1982 R

A sheriff and a whorehouse madam team up to battle publicity-seeking politicians and the Moral Majority to protect their town's most popular business, the "Chicken Ranch," a notorious Texas whorehouse, from the threat of closure.

  • Burt Reynolds in Citizen Ruth Citizen Ruth
  • Burt Reynolds in The Cannonball Run The Cannonball Run
  • Burt Reynolds in Deliverance Deliverance
  • Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit Smokey and the Bandit
  • Burt Reynolds in Silent Movie Silent Movie
  • Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights Boogie Nights
  • Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard The Longest Yard
  • Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit II Smokey and the Bandit II
  • Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
  • Burt Reynolds in White Lightning White Lightning
  • Burt Reynolds in All Dogs Go to Heaven All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Burt Reynolds in The Dukes of Hazzard The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard The Longest Yard
  • Burt Reynolds in Stroker Ace Stroker Ace
  • Burt Reynolds in City Heat City Heat
  • Burt Reynolds in Striptease Striptease
  • Burt Reynolds in Mystery, Alaska Mystery, Alaska
  • Burt Reynolds in In the Name of the King In the Name of the King
  • Burt Reynolds in 100 Rifles 100 Rifles
  • Burt Reynolds in Driven Driven
  • Burt Reynolds in Without a Paddle Without a Paddle
  • Burt Reynolds in End Game End Game
  • Burt Reynolds in Broken Bridges Broken Bridges
  • Burt Reynolds in Gator Gator
  • Burt Reynolds in Bean: The Movie Bean: The Movie
  • Burt Reynolds in Heat Heat
  • Burt Reynolds in Hustle Hustle
  • Burt Reynolds in Physical Evidence Physical Evidence
  • Burt Reynolds in Hotel Hotel
  • Burt Reynolds in Grilled Grilled
  • Burt Reynolds in Deal Deal
  • Burt Reynolds in Not Another Not Another Movie Not Another Not Another Movie
  • Burt Reynolds in Navajo Joe Navajo Joe
  • Burt Reynolds in Sam Whiskey Sam Whiskey
  • Burt Reynolds in Nickelodeon Nickelodeon
  • Burt Reynolds in Rent-A-Cop Rent-A-Cop
  • Burt Reynolds in Cop and a Half Cop and a Half
  • Burt Reynolds in Pups Pups
  • Burt Reynolds in The Hollywood Sign The Hollywood Sign
  • Burt Reynolds in Cloud 9 Cloud 9
  • Burt Reynolds in Randy and the Mob Randy and the Mob
  • Burt Reynolds in Reel Love Reel Love
  • Burt Reynolds in Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary Edition: Vol. 1 Gunsmoke: 50th Anniversary Edition: Vol. 1
  • Burt Reynolds in Shark Shark
  • Burt Reynolds in Lotsa Luck: The Complete Series Lotsa Luck: The Complete Series
  • Burt Reynolds in The Spencer Tracy Legacy The Spencer Tracy Legacy
  • Burt Reynolds in B.L. Stryker: Season 1 B.L. Stryker: Season 1
  • Burt Reynolds in Evening Shade: Season 1 Evening Shade: Season 1
  • Burt Reynolds in Crazy Six Crazy Six
  • Burt Reynolds in Hard Time: Hostage Hotel Hard Time: Hostage Hotel
  • Burt Reynolds in Founding Fathers Founding Fathers
  • Burt Reynolds in The Final Hit The Final Hit
  • Burt Reynolds in Strike Force Strike Force
  • Burt Reynolds in Rites of Autumn Rites of Autumn
  • Burt Reynolds in Gumball 3000: 6 Days in May Gumball 3000: 6 Days in May
  • Burt Reynolds in Rona Barrett's Hollywood Rona Barrett's Hollywood