More Burt Reynolds Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Without A Paddle)Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Burt Reynolds has enjoyed enormous success as an actor and director in feature films, television and stage productions. In addition to receiving an Oscar nomination and winning the Golden Globe Award for Boogie Nights, Reynolds was honored by the New York Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics with Best Supporting Actor awards for his memorable role in that film.
Reynolds' feature films include Driven, The Crew, Mystery, Alaska, Striptease, Citizen Ruth, Bean, Cop and a Half, Deliverance, Starting Over, White Lightning, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Hustle, Semi-Tough, Hooper, Stroker Ace, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas ,.The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Sharky's Machine, Gator, The End and The Final Hit. He also directed the latter four films.,
In addition, Reynolds has enjoyed an auspicious career in television, as an actor, director and producer. Among his forest endeavors in this medium is the hit series Evening Shade (as star, executive producer and, more often than not, director). For this series, Reynolds won his ninth People's Choice Award as Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series, the 1991 Emmy Award for Best Performance in a Comedy and the Golden Globe Award for the same category. His additional television credits include Riverboat, Gunsmoke, Hawk, Dan August and B.L. Stryker. Additionally, he hosted a series of specials titled Burt Reynolds' Conversation With. He also starred in, directed and produced the CBS television movie The Man From Left Field. Reynolds directed and starred in Turner Network's most ambitious project yet, Hard Time, a sixhour movie thriller trilogy.
Reynolds made his Broadway debut in Look, We've Come Through, with director Jose Quintero. In addition, he has directed eight productions, and starred in two, at the Jupiter Theatre, which he founded in Jupiter, Florida. He also tours the country with his one-man show, An Evening With Burt Reynolds.
His numerous achievements have been recognized in equally numerous ways: He was named America's Favorite All Around Motion Picture Actor (People's Choice Award) for a record six consecutive years; the Most Popular Star for five years running; Star of the Year (National Association of Theatre Owners); and No. 1 Box Office Star for five years in a row, still an unmatched record.
Burt Reynolds' commitment to his profession and his devotion to education are probably best exemplified by the program he created to give college students scholastic credit and wages for their work while obtaining an education at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre (B.R.LT.), located in Tequesta, Florida. Reynolds created a chair at Florida State University, donating generous endowments there as well as -to Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
His autobiography My Life reached The New York Times Best Seller List just after publication, becoming an international success. And recently, Reynolds received the prestigious Children at Heart Award, for his humanitarian efforts benefiting and aiding the children of Chernobyl.
Reynolds starred in the independent films Tempted, Snapshots, Hotel, directed by Mike Figgis, and Time of the Wolf. He also starred in the miniseries Johnson County War, which received huge ratings on the Hallmark Channel in 2002, and in Hallmark's Hard Ground, which aired in July of last year, breaking Hallmark's record and coming in as the most watched movie of the night.
Upcoming for Reynolds is a starring role in a contemporary version of The Longest Yard, in which he portrays a former college football coach serving time in prison. The film, also starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, will be released in 2005.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "Without A Paddle" (25-Aug-2004)
Biography #3Burt Reynolds continues to be one of the world's best recognized, most beloved superstars. With a career that spans nearly 30 years, he was recently seen starring in Striptease opposite Demi Moore, as well as Citizen Ruth with Swoozie Kurtz, Two If By Sea with Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary, The Maddening with Angie Dickenson, and Mad Dog Time with Richard Dreyfuss and Jeff Goldblum. He will next co-star with Cathy Moriarty in the futuristic thriller The Master Mechanic.
Reynolds first gained critical attention with his performance in the Oscar-nominated classic Deliverance. He has a remarkable roster of more than 50 films, including Hustle, The Longest Yard, Hooper, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, City Heat, as well as such renowned hits as Smokey and The Bandit, The Cannonball Run series and Stroker Ace for director Hal Needham, with whom Reynolds has had a long association.
Equally at home behind the camera as he is acting, Reynolds has directed several films, including Gator, Sharkey's Machine and the comedy The End.
Having made more than 200 television appearances, Reynolds recently returned to the medium where he began his tenured career to star in his series Evening Shade. His performance in the series garnered him his ninth People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series, the Emmy Award for Best Performance in a Comedy and the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Comedy.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)