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Mark Wahlberg Honors ‘Boogie Nights’ Co-Star Burt Reynolds: ‘Rest in Peace to a Legend and a Friend’

Reynolds died on Thursday at the age of 82

Mark Wahlberg paid tribute to his “Boogie Nights” co-star and friend, Burt Reynolds, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 82 on Thursday.

He posted a picture of the two in a scene from the 1997 Oscar-winning Paul Thomas Anderson film, captioning it, “Rest in peace to a legend and a friend. #BurtReynolds.”

Others who have worked with Reynolds, such as Reba McEntire and Paul Wesley, also paid tribute to the late star.

“Boogie Nights” depicted the rise and fall of pornographic actor, Dirk Diggler, whose real name is Eddie Adams. Wahlberg played Adams while Reynolds played pornographic filmmaker Jack Horner, who first discovers Adams and launches him to fame.

The film garnered critical acclaim and landed Reynolds a Golden Globe win for Best Supporting Actor as well as an Oscar nomination for his role. Anderson directed and Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle and John C. Reilly rounded out the cast.

Reynolds starred in other hit films as well, including 1982’s “Best Friends” and 1977’s “Smokey and the Bandit.”