23 Jan 2016

Burt Reynolds: movies, money and mistakes

From Saturday Morning, 8:12 am on 23 January 2016

In his heyday Burt Reynolds was huge.

He was Hollywood's biggest box-office star from 1978 to 1982, an unparalleled run following his starring role in Smokey and the Bandit.

He had money, and mansions, and wives - including the famous Loni Anderson, who he divorced in 1993.

But his money went in various ways including bad investments and bad marriages.

He says he feels, in a way, like a man whose house was blown away in a hurricane -  his possessions have gone, but he's thankful to be alive (despite a flurry of online hoaxes announcing his death).

Kim Hill talks to Burt Reynolds, who is now 79, about his life, career and his autobiography: But Enough About Me.