Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (aka “The Bandit”) was an award-winning and beloved actor, director, producer and former American football player.
His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role in a number of box office films, including The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and The Cannonball Run (1981). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Boogie Nights (1997). He sadly passed away on September 6, 2018 after suffering a heart attack.