Several years ago, Burt Reynolds was heralded for a “comeback performance” in the movie, “Boogie Nights.” It was thought that he was an almost lock for an Academy Award.
It didn’t happen.
And then it seemed Burt Reynolds, one of the biggest movie stars of all-time, kinda disappeared.
And now he’s back in a new movie called, “The Last Movie Star.” As I read the official synopsis below, I’m struck by the WAYYYY too similar autobiographical information with the character he play:
“…Reynolds plays an aging actor named Vic Edwards who was very popular in his earlier career. He was a college football player, then a stunt double and then a leading man. He heads to Nashville (after getting advice from a friend played by Chevy Chase) to get a lifetime achievement award. Instead of being given a hotel suite and pampered, he finds that it’s a low budget festival put on locally and that he’s the only major honoree who has ever shown up. While he’s there, however, he goes on a journey of self-discovery.”
The film debuts on DirecTV next week (February 22) and then in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on March 30.