Ryan Reynolds is practically a household name at this point. The 44-year-old’s acting roles have established him among the most famous American actors reaching an apex of fame that hasn’t subsided after playing “Deadpool” in 2016. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2017 and has named “Sexiest Man Alive” on multiple occasions.
His voice acting roles and lesser live-action roles are nothing to scoff at either. Ryan has often taken a perceivably lackluster role and added charisma that is all his own. (Like playing a disgruntled bodyguard in “‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”)
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Ryan’s lead role in the “Deadpool” movies (1 & 2) were actually the catalyst to a much larger accomplishment. Besides making it possible for the red-clad anti-hero to be officially welcomed into the Marvel universe, the movies broke box office records with the first movie becoming the most profitable R-Rated movie ever!
Hilariously, the “Turbo” voice actor has expressed his frustration over how difficult it was to get the movies approved to begin with. He shared that many of the studio executives weren’t convinced that such a raunchy, profanity filled action movie could succeed within the Marvel brand.
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Despite having met his wife on the set of the “Green Lantern” movie (He married Blake Lively in 2012, a year after divorcing Scarlett Johansson) Ryan has actually expressed a jocular remorse over the movie. The film sits at a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a rating so bad that the “Deadpool” franchise has actually made jokes about it within the films.
After the end-credits of the second film, Deadpool actually shoots Ryan while he’s holding the script for the Green Lantern film!
You can view that hilarious “Easter-egg” below!
‘Creating Something Positive’
Ryan shared during an interview that he consistently makes fun of the film because he wants to view a bad project as a positive experience:
“I think it’s more about just laughing at myself, not laughing at other people, necessarily, that are involved in a project. But laughing at myself and my own contribution to that failure or however you want to characterize it.
It was just something that I thought was worth examining, you know? And in examining it, you take that energy that is – typically, maybe it’s hurtful or maybe it’s something that’s dragging you down – and you end up creating a sort of mental Judo with it. You’re using its energy against it and creating something positive out of it.”
‘It’s Not Me’
There was a rumor floating around that Ryan would reprise his role as Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) in the Zack Snyder cut of “Justice League”, but Ryan fully debunked this as false on social media, expressing how he has no intention of taking this role again!
“It’s not me. But what a cool pirate flag to cameo as Hal. Maybe it’s another GL? But for me, the suit stays in the closet. I mean, computer.”
Amazingly, Ryan hasn’t settled for acting stardom, however, and even made the cover of “Entrepreneur Magazine” after developing amazing marketing videos and products!
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