But he only took up acting after a promising football career was cut short by a knee injury while playing at Florida State University. Following Deliverance, some of his most popular roles came in 1974's The Longest Yard, which was eventually remade with Adam Sandler in 2005.
He received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of adult film director Jack Horner in 1997's "Boogie Nights".
The actor starred in TV shows such as "Gunsmoke" and "Dan August" before rising to fame for his performance in the 1972's "Deliverance".
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The deal was done even before the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government assumed power, he added. Pompeo is expected to raise on his visit is counterterrorism in the region.
Born in southern Georgia, Reynolds and his family moved to MI and eventually to southeastern Florida, according to his profile on the website of the Florida Artist Hall of Fame, in which he was inducted in 1993. He rebounded a bit with the hit sitcom, Evening Shade, for which he won an Emmy in 1991, but outside of Boogie Nights, he had trouble finding good roles in his later years.
Part of the prize for that award was a scholarship to a NY theatre, the Hyde Park Playhouse; speaking many years later Reynolds credited those experiences, and Duncan's support, for launching his acting career.
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Reynolds passed away at Jupiter Medical Centre in Florida. The couple adopted a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds. He also made several guest roles in shows such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Perry Mason" and "The Twilight Zone", among others.
Among the movies Reynolds made in his home state were "Smokey and the Bandit II" (1980), "Cop and a Half" (1993) and "Striptease" (1996). As did his infamous appearance in the nude as a Cosmopolitan centerfold in April 1972. "I took the part that was the most fun - 'Oh, this will be fun.' I didn't take the part that would be the most challenging", told television interviewer Piers Morgan in 2012. He was also married to English actress Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965.
In a statement on social media, Schwarzenegger called Reynolds one of his heroes and praised the actor's trailblazing spirit as well as his sense of humor.
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It's also a shame for other reasons as well, mainly the return the Blue Jays received from Cleveland, or lack thereof. The 32-year-old Donaldson was the league's top player in 2015, when he batted.297 with 41 homers and 123 RBIs.