Hard Times Fall On Hollywood Legend

Hard Times Fall On Hollywood Legend

Jonathan Jennings, Staff Writer

Burt Reynolds is a famous actor and director. Starring in 88 movies including Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and The Bandit, and White Lightning. Reynolds has accomplished many feats, such as winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in Boogie Nights and had a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Through the years, he has experienced an incredible amount of success. He earned over $14,000,000; but adjusted to inflation it would be over 40 million. He was the most popular actor in the 1970’s in Hollywood. He was the first choice of George Lucas to play Han Solo in the original Star Wars in 1977.

However, recently he has been spiraling downward. Reynolds is being sued by the Bank of Florida for missing $1.4 million in payments towards his house.

Now, he is auctioning off items he has acquired over the years to help pay this debt. Reynolds says he is holding the auction because “it’s just time for the stuff to go”, but evidence points to financial troubles.

Reynolds is auctioning off over 650 items he has collected or been given. These items include countless numbers of paintings, sculptures, sports memorabilia, prop guns, etc.

One of the unique treasures is the autographed Mohammad Ali boxing gloves. On the left glove it states “to Burt/Muhammad Ali”. You can also bid for a Mickey Mantle autographed baseball.

If you are a Reynolds fan or have an interest in 70’s and 80’s nostalgia, take a look.