Conan O'Brien

Burt Reynolds hated 'Boogie Nights' so much that he fired his agent afterward

Burt Reynolds hated 'Boogie Nights' so much that he fired his agent afterward

In the mid-1990s, Burt Reynolds hit an especially rough patch. A number of questionable career moves had caused the charismatic actor, once the highest-grossing in the business, to fall out of public favor. Bad investments and spending habits - coupled with a very public, very expensive divorce - led him to file for bankruptcy. His star was fading, and quickly.

Until "Boogie Nights," that is. Paul Thomas Anderson's second feature, set in the porn industry during the late 1970s, hit theaters in October 1997 and received a great deal of critical acclaim - something Reynolds, who played auteurist porn director Jack Horner, hadn't experienced in years. It earned the actor, who...

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