The most shocking things that came out of the Burt Reynolds documentary were about pain pills, women, and bankruptcy.

The CW's "I Am Burt Reynolds" documentary airs Dec. 31. Here are the most important things you should know about him, from his business highs and lows to his larger-than-life personality.

As early as the 1970s, Burt Reynolds was not only one of the world's most famous actors thanks to a string of hit movies like Smokey and the Bandit, 

but he was also one of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols. In 1972, he posed naked for a Cosmopolitan cover story just for fun.

"He made being a movie star look like fun," said Adam Rifkin, who directed him in The Last Movie Star (2017). 

In the documentary I Am Burt Reynolds, which is currently showing on The CW, close family and friends of Reynolds, such as Loni Anderson, and coworkers such as Rifkin, Jon Voight, and Bruce Dern, talk about his life. Reynolds died of heart failure in Jupiter, Florida, in 2018.

One thing they all agreed on was that Reynolds was funny and larger than life. He was also very, very good-looking and could make anyone fall in love with him. He was also a great actor, especially when playing comedic parts.

He was also bad. In the documentary, his ex-wife Loni Anderson talks about how he has had a long-term problem with being addicted to prescription drugs and how he can be violent at times. She also talks about his money problems.

He filed for bankruptcy in 1996 after being ripped off by con artists and putting money into a string of bad investments. He was also known for spending a lot of money

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