Burt Reynolds

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Burton Leon Reynolds Jr.
  • Birth Place: Lansing, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/11/1936, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; director
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Burt Reynolds Fast Facts:
  • Aspired to be a professional football player until a knee injury sidelined him.
  • When asked to fill in for Johnny Carson as host of the Tonight Show in 1971, he invited ex-wife Judy Carne to be a guest, even though the two had not spoken since their divorce years earlier.
  • Big break came with the 1972 film Deliverance.
  • Famously posed nude for a Cosmopolitan centerfold in April 1972.
  • Opened the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre in Jupiter, FL, in 1979. 
  • Was offered the lead in Terms of Endearment (1983), but turned it down due to a prior commitment to appear in Stroker Ace (1983).
  • A broken jaw suffered on the set of the 1984 film City Heat caused a severe joint disorder that confused doctors and spawned rumors that he had AIDS.
  • Burt Reynolds Relationships:
  • Burton Leon Reynolds Sr. - Father
  • Loni Anderson - Ex-wife
  • Fern Reynolds - Mother
  • Quinton Reynolds - Son
  • Judy Carne - Ex-wife
  • Dinah Shore - Ex-significant Other
  • Sally Field - Ex-significant Other
  • Nancy Ann - Sister
  • Burt Reynolds Awards:
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1980 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor - Winner
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1983 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
  • 1984 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor - Winner
  • 1983 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor - Winner
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1979 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor - Winner
  • 1982 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor - Winner
  • 1982 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
  • 1991 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
  • 1979 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer - Winner
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1997 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (1958)

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