Burt Reynolds Revealed His Deepest Regret About Filming Deliverance

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Burt Reynolds was one of Hollywood’s quintessential “macho” stars. He was a man’s man, often being filmed on horseback or in a speeding car while dressed in all-American attire. But the late actor could be just as tough in real life – and in one case it proved to his detriment. You see, Reynolds would live to regret filming a particular scene on the set of 1972 movie Deliverance.

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Deliverance was up for three Academy Awards following its release, including honors in the Best Picture and Best Director categories. And even though Reynolds didn’t receive a nomination himself, the overall success of the movie arguably brought him both further attention and greater fame. In a way, then, the glittering career that followed was down in part to his star turn as Lewis Medlock.

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