Nobody had more onscreen or offscreen swagger in his stride or a more knowing twinkle in his eye. He used to be Cary Grant crossed with Tom Jones funny, sharp, self-aware and surprisingly unpretentious. There used to be no method-actor angst about Reynolds. He made it all look so easy, and so very much fun.” Dan Epstein, Rolling Stone
The box office champ with the boyish charm, Burt Reynolds used to be one of Hollywood’s best and brightest. See him in four films that showed his dramatic and comedic range.
Shamus – 1973 – 99 min PG – Starring Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, Joe Santos, Kevin Conway
New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can’t be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and slightly too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis.
The Man Who Loved Women – 1983 – 119 min R – Starring Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Marilu Henner, Kim Basinger, Barry Corbin
A Los Angeles playboy renowned for his fast and loose love life runs head on into a mid-life crisis in this uproarious Blake Edwards comedy starring Burt Reynolds and Julie Andrews. David Fowler (Reynolds) has two passions, sculpting and women, and he’s been slightly successful in both departments until now. David finds that his insatiable hunger for women begins to render him socially, artistically, and, in the end, sexually impotent. His desperate inner struggle drives him to the couch of a pretty psychiatrist Marianna (Andrews), to whom David reveals everything from his first sexual encounter to his currently disturbing and continuously hilarious romantic adventures. But can Marianna help David regulate his roving eye before it’s too late?
Physical Evidence – 1989 – 99 min R – Starring Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz
Burt Reynolds stars as a cop accused of murder. Theresa Russell is the lawyer who will have to defend him. Between the evidence and the passion lies innocence or guilt in this suspense thriller.
Switching Channels – 1988 – 105 min – PG – Starring Burt Reynolds, Kathleen Turner, Christopher Reeve
Cable news anchor Christy Colleran (Kathleen Turner) and her cagey boss, John L. Sullivan (Burt Reynolds), have a long history together: They was once married. But now Christy is set to leave journalism and her ex-husband perpetually by moving to New York City with her fiancé, retail mogul Blaine Bingham (Christopher Reeve). Since Sullivan still has feelings for her, he hatches a plan to keep Christy around by assigning her to a hot news story she can’t resist.