Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Burt has enjoyed enormous success as an actor and director in feature films, television and stage productions. In addition to receiving an Oscar nomination and winning the Golden Globe Award for Boogie Nights, Burt was honored by The New York, Chicago and Los Angeles Film Critics, and The National Society of Film Critic with Best Supporting Actor Award for his memorable role in that film.
Burt's numerous achievements were recognized when he was named American's Favorite All Around Motion Picture Actor( People's Choice Award) for a record six consecutive years; the Most Popular Star for five years running: Star of the Year (National Association of Theatre Owners); and # 1 Box Office Star in the world for five consecutive years, still an unmatched record.
Burt has enjoyed an auspicious career in television as an actor, director and producer. Among his finest endeavors in this medium is the hit series Evening Shade. For this series, he won his ninth People's Choice Award as Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series, the 1991 Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Comedy.
Additional television credits include Riverboat, Gunsmoke, Hawk, Dan August and B.L. Stryker. In 2001, he directed and starred in Tuner Network's most ambitious project yet, Hard Time, a six-hour movie thriller trilogy.
Among his most prominent feature films are Striptease, Citizen Ruth, Cop and a Half, Deliverance, Starting Over, White Lightening, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Hustle, Semi-Tough, Hooper, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit and Sharky's Machine.
Burt's commitment to his profession and devotion to education can perhaps be best exemplified by the program he created to give college students scholastic credit and wages for their work while obtaining an education at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre located in Tequesta, Florida. He recently received the prestigious "Children At Heart Award" for his humanitarian efforts benefiting and aiding the children of Chernobyl.
Recently he starred in the feature film Driven, with Sylvester Stallone. He just completed filming Time Of The Wolf for release later this year. The 4-hour mini-series Johnson County War is scheduled for release later this year.
Burt's autobiography My Life reached the New York Times Best Seller List just after publication.