Remembering Burt Reynolds: 'I know I'm old but I feel young'

06 September 2018 - 22:19 By Jessica Levitt
Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds poses for a portrait during an interview with Reuters at a hotel in central London, Britain December 3, 2015
Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds poses for a portrait during an interview with Reuters at a hotel in central London, Britain December 3, 2015
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Tributes have been pouring in for Burt Reynolds after his manager confirmed the American actor died at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida on Thursday morning.

The star, who played a key role in movies including Boogie Night, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Best Friends, was 82.

In his 2015 memoir, But Enough About Me, Reynolds spoke about an unhappy time in his career saying that he didn't open himself "to new writers or risky parts because I wasn't interested in challenging myself."

He was Hollywood's top grossing star from 1978 to 1982.

Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors, died at age 82 on Thursday September 7 2018.

After decades in the entertainment industry Reynolds said he still felt "young."

"I always wanted to experience everything and go down swinging. Well, so far, so good. I know I'm old but I feel young."

RIP Burt Reynolds.

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