April 17, 2024 8:24 pm

Mark Wahlberg Recalls Burt Reynolds' Aggressive Behavior on Boogie Nights
Mark Wahlberg Recalls Burt Reynolds' Aggressive Behavior on Boogie Nights

Mark Wahlberg Recalls Burt Reynolds’ Aggressive Behavior on Boogie Nights

“Don’t you ever laugh at me, kid!” This is how the late Burt Reynolds reacted when Mark Wahlberg chuckled at one of his lines of dialogue in Boogie Nights (1997). Reynolds (Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit) was at one time a preeminent Hollywood A-lister, but his career was in a bit of a funk when he joined the cast of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. And when Reynolds decided to use an Irish accent for his character, porn filmmaker Jack Horner, Wahlberg made the mistake of laughing at the veteran actor.

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​Boogie Nights stars Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds got off on the wrong foot when their characters first met at the restaurant. Read More