This motion picture is about the life of a Hollywood stuntman. No, really.
For decades, Burt Reynolds was absolute box office gold. Enduring, strong-featured, and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in TV westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970/1980s popular culture as a male sex symbol (posing nearly naked for Cosmopolitan magazine) and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a wisecracking, Southern-type "good olé' boy. (The dude is from Michigan.)
He played All Star Southern Conference halfback at Florida State University. He was The Bandit. He won a Golden Globe for Boogie Nights and never watched it, because he hated the director.