Upon hearing of Burt Reynolds‘ recent heart surgery (and expected full recovery!), I got a little wistful recalling some of his more popular movies from the 70’s and 80’s. Other than Clint Eastwood, I can’t think of another movie star who was featured in so many cool posters — if not, entirely successful movies. And I’m not talking about the macho, rugged, respectable Deliverance Burt or The Longest Yard Burt — I mean the funny, goofy, cheesy Burt from Paternity (by of my faves, Birney Lettick) and Stroker Ace…Get well, Burt. We love ya!
Starting out as an apprentice to UK legend, Tom Chantrell, Tom Beauvais sketched out quite a colorful path for himself, designing several memorable quads for Mad Max, Honkytonk Man, and Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.