Burt Reynolds', known for films like The Longest Yard and Deliverance, legacy continues to live on in Hollywood years after his passing. An icon of American culture, Reynolds rose to fame in the 1960s and 70s and would eventually become one of the world's biggest box office stars. Join us in taking a look back at the late actor's best roles, and Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard.
Burt Reynolds The Longest Yard Best Roles
Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard is perhaps one of the best-remembered roles of Reynolds' career. The sports comedy put Reynolds in the lead role as "Paul Crewe" and would top the box office charts.
The peak of Burt Reynolds' career would come in 1977 with Smokey and the Bandit. The action-packed film was one of the biggest hits of his career and its sequel, Smokey and the Bandit II, would also be successful.
Yet another car film Burt Reynolds made into a huge success was 1981's The Cannonball Run and its 1984 sequel. From 1978 to 1982, Reynolds became the number one box office star in the world, landing himself on the Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll.
In his later career, Burt Reynolds continued to star in a number of films including The Last Producer (2000), Snapshots (2002), Broken Bridges (2006), and The Last Movie Star (2017).
Following his death in 2018 at the age of 82, Reynolds would also appear posthumously in 2019's An Innocent Kiss and 2020's Defining Moments. Burt Reynolds has left an enormous impression on Hollywood and his legacy will live on forever in films like The Longest Yard.