Actor Burt Reynolds dead at age 82
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Burt Reynolds, the actor known best for iconic roles in "Deliverance" and "Smokey and the Bandit," among others, died Thursday at age 82.

Reynolds died after suffering from cardiac arrest, his agent Todd Eisner said, according to CNN.


The actor starred in TV shows such as “Gunsmoke” and “Dan August” before rising to fame for his performance in the 1972's “Deliverance.” He was later nominated for an Oscar for his role as porn director Jack Horner in the 1997 hit “Boogie Nights” and won an Emmy for his role in the sitcom “Evening Shade.”

Despite a career of defining roles, Reynolds also turned down a number of what would become some of Hollywood's biggest parts.

Reynolds reportedly waved off roles as James Bond and "Star Wars" character Han Solo. He was also reportedly one of Paramount Pictures's top picks to play Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 film "The Godfather."

“Defining Moments,” a film featuring one of Reynolds's last roles, is scheduled to be released in December.

Reynolds was filming “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” with Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, at the time of his death. The film will hit theaters in 2019, according to US Weekly, which was the first to report the death.

Reynolds is survived by his son.