News | Entertainment
19 Sep 2019 15:06
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Burt Reynolds died after rehearsing lines for his final movie role

    The 82-year-old actor passed away last September before shooting any of his 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' scenes as a blind ranch owner but the movie's director, Quentin Tarantino, claims one of the final things the screen legend did before suffering a heart attack was go through his script with his assistant


    The filmmaker told Esquire magazine: "I found out from three different people that the last thing he did just before he died was run lines with his assistant.

    "Then he went to the bathroom, and that's when he had his heart attack."

    Brad Pitt also appears in the movie and he admitted the two days he shared on set with Burt gave him some of the "greatest moments" in his career.

    He said: "I'll tell you one of the greatest moments I've had in these however many years we've been at it in this town: getting to spend two days with Burt Reynolds on this film.

    "You've gotta understand, for me, growing up in the Ozarks and watching 'Smokey and the Bandit', you know, he was the guy. Virile. Always had something sharp to say - funny as s**t. A great dresser. Oh, man.

    "And I had never met him, so being there with him reminded me of how much I enjoyed him as a kid. And then getting to spend those days with him in rehearsal, I was really touched by him."

    Following Bert's death, his niece, Nancy Lee Brown Hess, admitted he had been looking forward to working with Tarantino and fellow actors Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and Kurt Russell on the movie.

    She said in a statement: "My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino (in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood') and the amazing cast that was assembled."

    Bruce Dern eventually took over the role of the rancher.

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     19 Sep: Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman is “back at home and resting comfortably” following his hospitalization
     19 Sep: Jessica Alba’s children help her to “have compassion and empathy”
     19 Sep: Chloe Bennet was told she “wasn’t white enough” for Hollywood
     19 Sep: Eva Mendes finds her daughters “inspiring”
     19 Sep: Jimmy Kimmel’s son is “doing great” after undergoing heart surgery in 2017
     19 Sep: Janet Jackson is a “wonderful mother”, according to her sister La Toya Jackson
     19 Sep: Gwendoline Christie feels proud to have “represented” women “outside of the constraints of conventional society” with her role in ‘Game of Thrones’
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Having an All Black son has ruined the rugby test experience for Bernard Goodhue More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Business and consumer confidence wobbles may mean we've not reached bottom in the economy's growth cycle More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    The body of a 63-year-old man has been found in the Hutt River 14:57

    Health & Safety:
    Mental health still the number one reason people visit their GP, report finds 14:47

    Politics:
    Justin Trudeau brownface photo emerges as Canadian Prime Minister faces election battle 14:47

    Entertainment:
    Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman is “back at home and resting comfortably” following his hospitalization 14:46

    Environment:
    The Amazon rainforest fires continues to burn and there are fears the worst is yet to come 14:37

    Entertainment:
    Jessica Alba’s children help her to “have compassion and empathy” 14:16

    Law and Order:
    Two Auckland teens have been arrested after a police chase - involving multiple collisions with other vehicles this morning 14:07

    Business:
    Business and consumer confidence wobbles may mean we've not reached bottom in the economy's growth cycle 13:47

    Entertainment:
    Chloe Bennet was told she “wasn’t white enough” for Hollywood 13:46

    Rugby:
    Having an All Black son has ruined the rugby test experience for Bernard Goodhue 13:37


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd