Burt Reynolds on Screen

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About the Book

In a prolific career spanning six decades, actor Burt Reynolds was a definitive American icon and one of the world’s most famous stars of film and television. As much a folk hero as a Hollywood celebrity, he began as a stuntman and bit player in B Westerns and TV shows before landing a starring role on NBC’s Riverboat (1959–1961). His breakthrough role in Deliverance (1971) made him famous and the sleeper hit Smokey and the Bandit (1977) made his name a household word.
This first critical overview of Reynolds’ work examines his complete filmography, featuring candid discussions with costars and collaborators, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and a wealth of film stills.

About the Author(s)

Wayne Byrne is a librarian, film historian and journalist, writing for Hot Press magazine. He lives in Ireland.

Bibliographic Details

Wayne Byrne
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 100 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7498-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3811-9
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“Wayne Byrne’s book on the cinematic and television career of Burt Reynolds is both entertaining and highly informative: this is a brilliant, professional biography of a sometimes misunderstood and underrated talent. If you think you knew Reynolds and his oeuvre, think again. Burt Reynolds on Screen is a definitive work that deserves to be read.”—Paul Farren, Film Ireland