Hollywood lost another icon. Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82.
The actor, famous for roles in "Smokey and the Bandit," "Deliverance," "The Longest Yard" and "Boogie Nights," died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida, his manager Erik Kritzer told The Hollywood Reporter.
According to TMZ, cause of death was a heart attack and his family was by his side when he died.
Reynolds won a Golden Globe in 1998 for his supporting role as a porn director in "Boogie Nights" and was nominated for an Oscar for the same performance. It was the only Oscar nod he got over the course of his illustrious acting career that began on television all the way back in 1958. Reynolds, however, famously hated the movie (and said as recently as 2018 that he's still never watched it) and clashed with director Paul Thomas Anderson on the set.
"It just wasn't my kind of film," Reynolds told Conan O'Brien this past spring. "It made me very uncomfortable."
Enjoy that interview below. It's clear that even in his old age, he still had his charming wit. When O'Brien asked if it's true that tensions with Anderson got so high he wanted to hit the filmmaker in the face, Reynolds joked, "No, I didn't want to hit him in the face -- I just wanted to hit him."
He became a full-blown movie star by the late '70s, reigning as tinseltown's top-grossing star for a five-year stretch between 1978 and 1982.
Another accolade: he's one of the few men to cover Playboy magazine. More famously, the sex symbol posed nude for a Cosmopolitan centerfold in 1972. While promoting documentary "The Bandit," which chronicled the making of 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," he said he regretted that decision.
"It was really stupid. I don't know what I was thinking," he said during an interview at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. "I really wish I hadn't done that."
More recently, Reynolds delivered a layered and heartfelt performance as the lead in director Adam Rifkin's film "The Last Movie Star," which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. "It was very close to me, this picture," Reynolds said of the dramedy about an aging movie star tricked into attending an amateur film festival at a bar. "A lot of the things that happened on-screen are happening to me now."
According to IMDb, he also had a small role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Manson murder drama "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." It's not clear, however, if he shot the part before his death
He told The Guardian in 2015 that he only actually liked five of the films he made, with 1974 football drama "The Longest Yard" being his favorite.
Perhaps that's because Reynolds could really relate to the role. Before becoming a star on the big screen, he was a star on the football field in college at Florida State.
"He was a trailblazer," the action star and former California governor said. "He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor - check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family."
Earlier this year, Reynolds named actress Sally Field as his one true love that got away and said he'd like George Clooney to play him in a movie if one was ever made about his life.