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Ryan Reynolds



Handsome actor Ryan Reynolds may be best known to television viewers for his role in the popular Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, though if it weren't for his close friend Chris Martin, Reynolds' star may have not risen quite as smoothly as it did. Born in 1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to a food wholesaler father and a retail store saleswoman, Reynolds harbored an affection for acting from his early youth, and was undeterred after failing a drama class at the age of twelve. Making his television debut two years later on the Nickelodeon show Fifteen, the aspiring youngster crossed the border and relocated to Florida for the taping of the show, moving back to Vancouver soon after production ceased in 1991. Turning up in numerous television series such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch and made-for-TV movies in the following years, Reynolds soon grew despondent that his career was not moving along as smoothly as he wished. Recognizing his friend's frustrations, fellow actor Martin suggested that the two pick up and head for the Hollywood hills. Crashing in a cheap hotel and having his jeep stripped and rolled down a hill did little to raise Reynolds' spirits, though the determined actor carried on, landing his role on Two Guys in 1997. The only actor to read for the role of Berg, Reynolds won the favor of the producers and was soon on his way to success in the States. Following with roles in the teen horror comedy Boltneck (1998) and later Dick (1999) and Finder's Fee (2000), Reynolds soon began assuming his position among the hot young actors of the early millennium, taking the lead in 2001 for Van Wilder.



Prominent roles in more high-profile films followed, including the part of Hannibal King in 2004's Blade Trinity, and the lead role of George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the classic horror movie The Amityville Horror. He soon followed this up with starring roles in two comedies: 2005's Waiting and Just Friends. With his career on a meteoric path upward, he continued to branch, snagging starring roles in films like the supernatural thriller The Nines, and the romantic comedy Definitely Maybe, eventually signing on to play the character of Deadpool in the next installment in the X-Men franchise X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as well as starring alongside Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy The Proposal.



Officially having made the transition into Leading Man Actor, Reynolds took a few unexpected roles in smaller films, playing supporting characters in 2009's Adventureland and making a quirky comedic turn in 2010's Paper Man. By 2011, however, Reynolds was ready to get back in the game, taking the lead in the super hero movie Green Lantern. The next year he appeared alongside Denzel Washington in the action thriller Safe House. He made cameo appearances in two Seth MacFarlane films, Ted and A Million Ways to Die in the West, and voiced a character in the animated film The Croods.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Deadpool 2
  • Wade/Deadpool
  • Producer
2018
No Score Yet The Croods 2
  • Guy
2017
No Score Yet The Hitman's Bodyguard
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Life
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Truth in Advertising
  • Fin Dolan
2017
30% Criminal
  • Bill Pope
2016
84% Deadpool
  • Producer
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool
2016
No Score Yet Huntwatch
  • Actor
2016
89% Mississippi Grind
  • Curtis
2015
19% Self/less
  • Young Damian
2015
54% Woman in Gold
  • Randy Schoenberg
2015
73% The Voices
  • Jerry
2015
29% The Captive
  • Matthew
2014
13% R.I.P.D.
  • Executive Producer
  • Nick
2013
67% Turbo
  • Turbo
2013
70% The Croods
  • Guy
2013
53% Safe House
  • Matt Weston
2012
20% Fireflies in the Garden
  • Michael Taylor
2011
81% The Whale
  • Executive Producer
  • Narrator
2011
25% The Change-Up
  • Mitch Planko
2011
26% Green Lantern
  • Hal Jordan/Green Lantern
2011
No Score Yet Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics
  • Narrator
2010
87% Buried
  • Paul Conroy
2010
32% Paper Man
  • Captain Excellent
2010
No Score Yet VIPs
  • Actor
2010
44% The Proposal
  • Andrew Paxton
2009
38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool
2009
89% Adventureland
  • Mike Connell
2009
30% Chaos Theory
  • Frank Allen
2008
71% Definitely, Maybe
  • Will Hayes
2008
65% The Nines
  • Gary/Gavin/Gabriel
2007
29% Smokin' Aces
  • Richard Messner
2007
42% Just Friends
  • Chris Brander
2005
31% Waiting
  • Monty
2005
23% The Amityville Horror
  • George Lutz
2005
No Score Yet School of Life
  • Michael D'Angelo
2005
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Hannibal King
2004
74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Male Nurse
2004
No Score Yet Foolproof
  • Kevin
2004
No Score Yet Just the Two of Us
  • Actor
2004
34% The In-Laws
  • Marc Tobias
2003
19% National Lampoon's Van Wilder
  • Van Wilder
2002
60% Finder's Fee
  • Quigley
2001
No Score Yet Buying the Cow
  • Mike Hanson
2000
70% Dick
  • Chip
1999
29% Coming Soon
  • Henry Lipschitz
1999
No Score Yet Boltneck
  • Karl
1998
No Score Yet Tourist Trap
  • Wade Early
1998
56% Life During Wartime
  • Howard Ancona
1997
No Score Yet We All Fall Down
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Seth
1996
No Score Yet A Secret Between Friends: A 'Moment of Truth' Movie
  • Ben
1996
No Score Yet In Cold Blood
  • Bobby Rupp
1996
No Score Yet Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
  • Andy
1995
No Score Yet Ordinary Magic
  • Actor
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Actor
  • Guest
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Spence
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host

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