Who is Ryan Reynolds?
He is a Canadian actor and producer. He is best known for playing Deadpool in the eponymous Marvel film series. He has also appeared in action films like Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern, Free Guy, and Red Notice.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ryan Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson between 2008 and 2011. In 2012, he married Blake Lively, and the couple has three daughters together.
Ryan Reynolds’ first big role was in Hillside, a Canadian soap opera that ran between 1991 and 19923. After that, he appeared in small roles on different shows, like The X-Files.
1998 saw him landing the lead role on Two Guys and a Girl, which ran until 2001. From this role, Reynolds was able to move into movies, although he has appeared in films previously, like The Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie. He was in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder in 2002, Blade: Trinity and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle in 2004 and Waiting… in 2005. Reynolds established himself as an actor working in comedy, romantic comedy, and action.
In 2009, he was in The Proposal, a highly popular romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock, and also X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he first took the mantle of Deadpool. The film was highly criticized for choosing to handle the character, but Reynolds was seen as being good in the role.
Reynolds played another superhero role in 2011’s Green Lantern. He also started working in voice acting, offering his voice for The Croods in 2013 (and later the sequel in 2020), Turbo in 2013 as well, and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu in 2019.
His biggest successes came with Deadpool and Deadpool 2, released in 2016 and 2018, respectively, where he played the title role. Deadpool broke records for an R-rated comedy and a new type of superhero film. In 2017, he was in Life with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson.
2021 saw the release of Free Guy, a successful action-comedy film where Reynolds played a video game character that developed a personality. The action-comedy ‘Red Notice’ released in 2021 has been very successful, wherein he was seen with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot. His upcoming projects involve the sci-fi film The Adam Project, and Spirited, a Christmas musical.
Ryan Reynolds was offered the role of Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer but turned it down.
He failed his drama class in high school.
In 2008, Ryan Reynolds ran a marathon to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation to create awareness and raise money for Parkinson’s, a disease that the actor’s father had.
The actor has his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and another star on the Ontario Walk of Fame.
Reynolds has played two roles from Marvel properties: Hannibal King and Deadpool, appearing first in a Wolverine film and later in two solo films. He also played Green Lantern, a DC superhero.
He was once hit by a car being driven by a paparazzi. Fortunately, it did not lead to any serious damage.
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