"I don't like those people, I feel like they are due for a very hard time because they tried to do legitimate film and they're never going to be able to", he said.
'They stay alive, even forty years later. Reynolds had lived in Florida for many years and had suffered ill health in recent years. "She was the love of my life and I screwed the relationship up", he told the Daily Mail.
Tributes poured in for the late star, including from fellow actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other celebrities.
Reynolds was not married at the time of his passing.
In 2013, he was hospitalised and placed in intensive care for flu-like symptoms and dehydration. "It's a one-way street, if you go down that road as an actor, you're finished". Maybe she'll phone me one day.
At the same time, Reynolds was looking forward to working with Tarantino and was intrigued about new opportunities. Reynolds also checked into a drug rehab clinic in 2009.
Before these parts came his way, Reynolds made a living on the small screen with roles in Dan August and Gunsmoke.
With his trademark mustache, rugged looks and macho aura, Reynolds was a leading male sex symbol of the 1970s.
During the '70s, he was a top box office draw and Hollywood heartthrob, famously appearing nude on a bearskin rug in a 1972 issue of Cosmo magazine.
The career of Burt Reynolds, centre, took off again after his Oscar-nominated performance in Boogie Nights in 1997. In some ways, Burt Reynolds was a cross between Steve McQueen and the Elvis Presley who appeared in dozens of his own indistinguishable movie vehicles.
Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds attend the 44th Emmy Awards in 1992. Reynolds also generated attention for financial woes and his struggles with prescription pain medication. The actor rose to prominence in the 1970s and 1980s with roles in films such as "Deliverance", "Smokey and the Bandit", "The Longest Yard" and "Semi-Tough".
Many of Reynolds' films were set in the South.
During his career, he would also become known as much for the hit movies he racked up as the big roles he turned down. He also starred in the notorious 1975 musical flop "At Long Last Love", a film so atrocious that director Peter Bogdanovich publicly apologized for making it. Reynolds amassed his wealth from his long career in film and television. He was so interested in continuing his success as a star that he would repeatedly turn down more challenging roles in favor of slighter fare that he figured that audiences wanted from him.
Reynolds said in a 2016 interview that the split was his fault and called it his "biggest disappointment".
Reynolds was named to the Seminoles Hall of Fame in 1977.
Reynolds excelled in football and was a star halfback at Florida State University before an injury derailed his career.
He began acting after enrolling in a junior college.
Turning his attention to acting, he made the move to NY, struggling to find work for several years until landing a role on stage alongside Charlton Heston in Mr. Roberts in 1956.