When I hear d yesterday that Burt Reynolds had passed away, I have to say I really felt the loss. It’s funny really. When you think of the movies he was in it seemed like he was this overly macho arrogant kind of man until you sat down and actually watched the movies. Then you saw him..you saw his personality come through his characters. He seemed approachable unlike most Hollywood actors. He seemed like your next door neighbor that you could just sit out on your porch and have a beer with.
I never had the chance to meet him but would have loved to. I grew up watching his movies: Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run, White Lightning, Deliverance, among others. He made life seem amazing and fun and has even been quoted about his movie career “I was doing it for the fun”. He will be missed in Hollywood because there will never be another Burt Reynolds. RIP