Burt Reynolds: Co-Stars Pay Tribute to Legendary Actor Following His Death

Playing 4 Burt Reynolds Co-Stars Who Helped Make Him a Legend

Burt Reynolds, who appeared in numerous movies throughout his career, has worked with hundreds of actors throughout that span. 

The 82-year-old died Thursday of a heart attack, but his legacy will live on through his work in films like "Deliverance," and "The Longest Yard."

Here are four of Reynolds’ most legendary co-stars, many of whom paid tribute to him following the news of his death.

Sally Field

Reynolds met Sally Field on the set of the 1977 hit, "Smokey and the Bandit."

Their on-screen chemistry carried over into real life and the pair later dated, appearing in several more films together over the years. Decades after their breakup, he told Entertainment Tonight she was the love of his life. 

In a statement to Entertainment Tonight after his death, Field said, "My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy."

Jon Voight 

Voight and Reynolds only appeared in one film together, 1972's "Deliverance," but the two became friends. 

It was "Deliverance" that secured Reynolds as a leading man for the 1970s.

Voight, who was already popular after starring in "Midnight Cowboy," went on to star in such films as "Coming Home" (for which he won an Oscar), "The Champ" and "Varsity Blues." 

Mark Wahlberg

Reynolds played adult film impresario Jack Horner to Wahlberg’s porn prodigy Dirk Diggler in 1997’s “Boogie Nights.”

The hit earned Reynolds a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination. 

“Rest in Peace to a legend and a friend,” Wahlberg tweeted following Reynolds’ death.

Dom DeLuise 

DeLuise appeared in several films with Reynolds in the 1970s and 1980s, including both "Cannonball Run" films, "Smokey and the Bandit II," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "The End."

The pair couldn’t help make audiences, and each other, laugh.

When DeLuise died in 2009, Reynolds told Entertainment tonight, “Dom always made everyone feel better when he was around. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much."

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