Live Poll: In Memory of Burt Reynolds

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Perennial star Burt Reynolds has passed away at age 82. A prolific actor with over 180 credits, his final film appearance was scheduled be in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), currently filming in the Los Angeles area.

One of the most popular stars and sex symbols in the 1970s. The terms "beefcake," "hunk" and "stud" could arguably have been created to describe him.

While Mr. Reynolds created several unforgettable characters in his long career, we'd like to know: which of his characters is your favorite?

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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/w8vV--9sbJ0/
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Posted 10 months ago

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Burt Reynolds  (1936–2018)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000608/
Actor: Movie (103 credits)
2019 The French Cowboy (pre-production) ... John
2018 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (filming) ...  George Spahn
2018  Defining Moments (completed) ... Chester
2018  Shadow Fighter  ...  Paddy Grier

Actor: TV (77 credits)
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IMDb Date - Death in 2018
http://www.imdb.com/search/name?death_d ... _date,desc

IMDb Date of Death of 2018-09-06
https://www.imdb.com/search/name?death_date=2018-09-06

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2018

Burt Reynolds
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Reynolds

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018)
was an American actor, director and producer.
He first rose to prominence starring in television series
such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965) and Dan August (1970–1971).
His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972).
Reynolds played the leading role in a number of box office hits,
such as The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Semi-Tough (1977),
Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981)
and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).
After a few box office failures,
Reynolds returned to television,
starring in the sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for his performance in Boogie Nights (1997).

Reynolds reportedly died of cardiac arrest
at a Florida hospital on September 6, 2018.
He had been suffering from heart problems for a number of years
 

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Sometimes, I realize I spend too much time focused on polls even when I don't make them... when I heard about Burt Reynolds' death, I was sad and shocked but my immediate thought was "pretty sure someone's already working on a tribute poll on IMDb", nothing wrong with that but I don't know, I didn't feel comfortable with that reaction...

... looking forward to seeing your poll. 

R.I.P Burt (not Bert)
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Yeah. My mouth kind of fell open when I read it. He's been sick for a long time and it shouldn't be a surprise at his age, but it still shocked me.

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURT!
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Yep, it's the end of an era, I think we should get ourselves ready to hear more and more devastating news like this... I know my heart will be broken to pieces if some actors die... but Burt is quite a shock. He was one of these faces I knew before putting a name on it. Very sad...
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The baby boomer generation...just like they generally have more people, they are going to have more celebs/actors so I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more soon. :(
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I first saw his face as Bandit. Never lost this cool impression.
So rest in peace, Bandit.
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Hi Jen, I had put in a Post that was removed on the same topic about ten minutes after I heard. I checked and searched for a topic on it and there was none. I'm asking if it is supposed to be posted without a box being checked off in the related categories. I must have messed up because I checked the box for data issues and policy discussions. A Board Admin removed it. Don't want to mess up again. How do I do it right the next time?

Also I've been a Fan of Reynolds Since "Gator". Always laughed my A** of when he was on Carson. He had a great laugh!

Burt Reynolds at an event for Dog Years 2017Burt Reynolds in Navajo Joe 1966

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Thank you to for your support & Likes too! In a month I'll tell you something. He sent a personal comment also. It would be inappropriate right now. Heck I might not tell you later. Scared of him.
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I surmise that the founder is the ultimate authority over the forum, but he is reasonable and very forgiving. I've wondered about the main site, but my suspicion is that the Amazon company and a collection of partners significant clout in that arena. I'm most concerned about the technical limitations of the site, along with the progress toward reducing the limitations.
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I wish I could talk. Thanks. Agree with all you've said.
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The Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away
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Understandable.
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on https://www.imdb.com/ page:

Remembering Burt Reynolds
Celebrate the career and the charisma of the iconic actor, who died Thursday at age 82.

Remembering Burt Reynolds: 1936 to 2018 - 77 photos
https://www.imdb.com/imdbpicks/remembering-burt-reynolds/rg515414784/

Burt Reynolds' Legendary Career 
Watch the video »
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls025720609/videoplayer/vi3462511385


from this list:

IMDb Original Video to Enjoy This Summer
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https://www.imdb.com/list/ls025720609/ 

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Cliff, I don't know - I'm not really familiar with the technical side of this site.
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Thanks anyway.
Sorry your sad about Bert
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List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029930366/

Waiting for some better movies to be approved.
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PHOTOS to be approved
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Jen,

I updated your original post in this thread to include a link to your list.

I also included the intro and question from your list.
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Thanks Dan. I'm just waiting for a couple more photos. I'll post here when it's ready.
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Gator McKlusky from White Lightning (1973) and Gator (1976)

Titles: Gator
People: Burt Reynolds

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hey jen... i always appreciate your contribution when someone passes...

and here we're talking about burt reynolds...an actor i grew up with always being there...

'deliverance'...'gator'...'longest yard'...'sharkey's machine'...'rent-a-cop'....etc...

his wonderful tv show 'evening shade'...and his other show 'b.l.stryker'...

he spanned the decades with his charm and laughter...

he is already missed...
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Took me all day....I miss having characters!

I just watched The (original) The Longest Yard a week or two ago. He was such a badass.
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yes he was... and i was definitely referring to the original as well....
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Typo:
.. his final film appearance was scheduled to be in ...
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really great photos jen...
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Himself in "Silent Movie". Love self-dérision!
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#34 my friend.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-favorite-burt-reynolds-title
Poll Suggestion: Favorite Burt Reynolds Title

Vote for your favorite Burt Reynolds Title
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029920795/

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Joined on September 7, 2018
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/burt-reynolds-favorites
Burt Reynolds Favorites

What's your favorite Burt Reynolds performance?

by Lew Archer



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The list is essentially done. I'm still waiting for a couple of photos to be approved, but they are just "better" photos for characters that are already on the list, It could be published as is and when they are approved I could add them and ask for a re-push.
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*whew* That looks like a horrendous pile of....also-rans.
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SILENT MOVIE ! Mel Brook's film with Burt Reynold's hilarious cameo!

Come on, Jen. It's one of his funniest roles, he's literally parodying himself, mocking his 70s macho persona. If you haven't seen the film, you can find it anywhere just to check the Burt Reynolds part, once you see it, you'll realize the role has to be listed in his Top Greatest Roles. 
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Too late. It's live and already has 35 options.
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Ooooooh.
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Congratulations, Jen. :)
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MANY Members do Polls here

Dan Dassow, Champion keeps a history on his site
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/dan_dassow 

http://mypollwatch.blogspot.com/2018/ ? ?

Nobody keeps a weekly count in their original thread ? ?

https://www.imdb.com/poll/w8vV--9sbJ0/results

Results of 113 votes:

maybe add..

 1. Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, and Ricky Jay in Boogie Nights (1997) - 27
 2. Burt Reynolds in Deliverance (1972) - 23
 3. Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) - 23
 4. Burt Reynolds in The Cannonball Run (1981) - 9
 5. Burt Reynolds in All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) - 6
 6. Burt Reynolds in Evening Shade (1990)  - 4
 7. Burt Reynolds in My Name Is Earl (2005) - 3
 8. Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Johnny Carson, and Carol Wayne in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) - 3
 9. Burt Reynolds in Sharky's Machine (1981) - 2
10. Burt Reynolds in Bean (1997) - 2


11. Burt Reynolds and Bill Goldberg in The Longest Yard (2005) - 2
12. Burt Reynolds at an event for Gunsmoke (1955) - 1
13. Burt Reynolds in Shamus (1973) - 1
14. Burt Reynolds in The End (1978) - 1
15. Burt Reynolds in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) - 1
16. Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds in Best Friends (1982) - 1
17. Burt Reynolds and Norman D. Golden II in Cop & 1⁄2 (1993) - 1
18. Burt Reynolds in Striptease (1996) - 1
19. Burt Reynolds stars as Judge Burns - 1
20. Burt Reynolds in Driven (2001) - 1
21. Burt Reynolds and Tony Randall in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) -  0
22. Burt Reynolds in Gator (1976) - 0
23. Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard (1974) - 0
24. Burt Reynolds in Semi-Tough (1977) - 0
25. Burt Reynolds in Hooper (1978) - 0
26. Burt Reynolds in Starting Over (1979) - 0
27. Burt Reynolds in Stroker Ace (1983) - 0
28. Burt Reynolds and Cynthia Sikes in The Man Who Loved Women (1983) - 0
29. Burt Reynolds in City Heat (1984) - 0
30. Maureen Flannigan and Donna Pescow in Out of This World (1987) - 0
31. Burt Reynolds co-stars as Blaine Gibbons - 0
32. Dan Hedaya and Burt Reynolds in The Crew (2000) - 0
33. Burt Reynolds in Without a Paddle (2004) - 0
34. Burt Reynolds in The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) - 0
35. Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter in The Last Movie Star (2017) - 0
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add Recent Activity ? ?

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fpcapussela voted for #25
BaronKiddak voted for #25
padlad voted for #3
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zackdsimpson voted for #25

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Congratulations yrnej on your 608th live poll! As of 12-Sep-2018 8:02 PM Pacific your polls have 789,028 or more votes, for an average of 1,298 votes per poll.

In Memory of Burt Reynolds
6862nd Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/w8vV--9sbJ0/

This is the 2,134th Image poll. Such polls have a total of 4,004,246 votes for an average of 1,876 votes per poll.
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Here are my five choices for FAVORITE BURT REYNOLDS FILMS & ROLES from the IMDb list, listed on here in rated order:

1.) "BANDIT", from "SMOKEY & THE BANDIT(1977)";
2.) "SONNY HOOPER", from "HOOPER(1978)";
3.) "MIKE MURPHY", from "CITY HEAT(1984)";
4.) "STROKER ACE", from "STORKER ACE(1983)"; &
5.) "J.J. McCLURE", from "THE CANNONBALL RUN(1981)"