Ryan Reynolds: biography
Ryan Reynolds is a Hollywood actor of Canadian origin, and a film producer. Viewers can watch Reynolds in such films as Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Just Friends, The Proposal, The Amityville Horror, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Green Lantern, but the comic thriller Deadpool brought him large fame.
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born in Vancouver. The father of the future actor was a retired policeman and sold food products wholesale. The mother worked at the grocery store. Besides Ryan Rodney, the family had three sons. Ryan was the youngest child. But only Ryan chose an acting career. The boy dreamt about the profession of a play actor since an early age.
The creative biography of Ryan Reynolds began already in the third grade. The boy played a small role in the school play. When he was a teenager the boy played in the popular American youth series Fifteen. At that time Ryan finally decided for himself that he would become an actor.
In 1994, Ryan Reynolds graduated from the Vancouver School. The same year, Ryan entered the Kwantlen University. But the student life ended quite soon. The guy did not really want to study, focusing on work. Reynolds worked as a salesman in a grocery store, a barman in nightclubs and yachts. And Ryan found time to create a comedy band, and called it "Yellow Snow."
Ryan’s first serious debut in the movie was the movie Serving in Silence. The young actor played a bit part there as well as in the films Ordinary Magic and The Odyssey which were released in the first half of the 1990's. But Reynolds managed to play in these episodes so that he was noticed and appreciated. On the way to success, the actor did not refuse from the proposed work, even if it turned out to be very a small part. Reynolds was very hardworking and diligent. Moreover, he distinguished with his good knowledge and a sense of humor.
1998 brought a real success to Ryan Reynolds. The actor received an offer to play in the youth film Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place which quickly won the love and attention of the audience. Ryan appeared in the image of a charming and witty student. Handsome appearance and undoubted charisma contributed to the perception of the new hero of the movie screen.
It was possible to consolidate the success the same year in popular films Coming Soon, Tourist Trap and Dick. Film critics praised Reynolds’s work, and the youth audience found a new favorite actor. However, it was not Ryan's starring role.
In the early 2000’s, Ryan Reynolds starred in a number of films that took the actor to the Hollywood stardom. Reynolds appeared in the films We All Fall Down and Intern Academy. Then the movies National Lampoon’s Van Wilder and Buying the Cow were released.
The army of actor's fans doubled. The actor had to do hard training for further filming. Reynolds has built up an impressive muscle. Ryan Reynolds's weight was 86 kg with a height of 188 cm after complex training and special nutrition consisting of proteins and complex carbohydrates.
In 2005, the actor played in the romantic comedy Just Friends with Amy Smart and Anna Faris. The movie was a stunning success and brought huge box-office earning. Critics claim that it was only due to Ryan Reynolds performance.
The same year, the actor became even more popular with a comedic role in the film The Amityville Horror. This is a remake of the famous horror film, but it is shot in a humorous genre. But the actor came up himself the most successful comic stories for the film.
The actor played in a number of successful films at the end of the first decade of the 2000’s. The best of them are Fireflies in the Garden and Definitely, Maybe.
Film critics noted also the films Paper Man and Chaos Theory, where the actor managed to convincingly play in different roles, once again demonstrating the art of drama.
In 2009, Reynolds played a major role in the romantic comedy The Proposal, where Sandra Bullock was the actor's partner on the set.
In 2009, Ryan also appeared in the blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this film, the audience first saw the actor in the image of Deadpool. Fans said that the image was non-canonical because the character, known as the "talkative mercenary", was shown with a sewn up mouth in the film. The small part of Deadpool on the screens was not warmly received, but it marked the beginning of Reynolds's struggle for the adaptation of the series of comic books about Deadpool.
In 2011, the actor again tried his strength in the comic film and starred in a fantastic action movie Green Lantern, based on the comics of the DC Publishing. Reynolds starred as superhero Hal Jordan. The film received negative reviews from critics, Green Lantern was ranked as the worst adaptation of comics.
The same year, Reynolds played in the comedy The Change-Up with a 17+ rating. Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman played the main roles of childhood friends, a bachelor and a faithful husband who were constantly jealous of each other until they exchanged bodies.
In February 2012, Reynolds, along with Denzel Washington, played the leading roles in the action movie Safe House. The shooting of the movie about the CIA agents took place in Cape Town.
The fantastic comedy R.I.P.D. was released on the screens on July 19, 2013. The film was based on the comic book of Peter M. Lenkov. Reynolds played the role of a policeman who caught and sent souls to the world of the dead which stayed among the living people.
In early 2014, the actor starred in another comedy mixed with a crime thriller. The actor played a mentally ill guy who heard the voices of animals in the film The Voices. In the movie, the cat advised him to become a serial killer, and the dog said to remain a law-abiding citizen. The premiere of the film took place at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2014, Ryan Reynolds also added to his list the film which differed from comedy or action movies. It was the Canadian thriller The Captive. Reynolds played the father, who went in search of a kidnapped daughter.
In 2015, Reynolds appeared in the biographical movie Woman in Gold. The film tells about the Jewess Marie Altmann, whose family was killed in the Holocaust. Elderly Altmann tries to return the stolen portrait of her aunt, a reminder of the lost family. The main role in the drama was played by Helen Mirren.
In the summer of 2015, the actor played the main role in the fantastic thriller Self/less. The film is based on the idea that the human personality can be rewritten from one data storage device to another as computer information. An elderly businessman does not want to die and turns to a company that promises to provide a new body. Having changed the body, the businessman finds out that the new body is not created by genetic engineering. In the past, it was a man with a family and his own memory. Besides the classical struggle against the system, the thriller raises ethical issues about the value of human life, philanthropy and capitalist society.
The heroine of the first famous Reynolds’s love affair was the Canadian singer Alanis Morissette. It lasted for 3 years. The couple started dating in 2002. Two years later, they announced an engagement. But the wedding did not happen. In 2006, Ryan and Alanis announced the final break.
In the middle of 2008, Reynolds's fans found out about his unexpected engagement with Scarlett Johansson. In a while, the wedding took place at a resort near Vancouver. Two Hollywood stars married for the first time. But in December 2010 they broke up.
Nowadays Ryan Reynolds is happy in a new marriage. Blake Lively has become the actor’s wife in September 2012. In December 2014, they had the daughter, James. His wife gave birth to a second child the daughter Ines on September 30, 2016. Blake and Ryan share the responsibility of caring for children equally, the father sits with his daughters when the wife is busy on the set, and vice versa. Ryan Reynolds is fond of his family, his account on Twitter is filled with posts about daughters.
Ryan has a sense of humor and self-irony. So, the statements of the actor about children and paternity often become aphoristic, they are translated into different languages and quoted by fans.
Ryan Reynolds is also registered on Instagram. The actor has 11.8 million subscribers. Most of the photos on his profile, unlike Twitter, are devoted to working, charity, meetings with fans, social events and promo-pictures with Deadpool.
Ryan Reynolds now
In 2016, Reynolds starred in the next film Criminal about the transmigration of souls. The actor played a minor part in the fantastic thriller.
In February 2016 the comic-blockbuster Deadpool was released on the screens. Reynolds played the main role of the mercenary Wade Wilson, later the anti-hero of Deadpool. In addition, Ryan acted as the producer of the project. The actor tried to release the film since 2004, gradually collecting money and a crew. After the reviews on the cameo in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine they decided that the spin-off would renew the character's image because the desired image was lost in the X-Men.
At the end of 2014, it became known that Deadpool would become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2015, Ryan Reynolds said that the future film would have R rating. According to the crew, the high rating was chosen in order not to limit the screenwriters.
The film received a large-scale advertising campaign. Promotion group released trailers on holidays, they made special videos for different countries, playing national color, creating posters, memes, rebuses and fan symbols. Before the premiere of the film in Russia, Ryan Reynolds appeared on the First Channel in the popular program Evening Urgant, where he told about the upcoming comic comedy. The film Deadpool has its own verified page on Instagram. The profile about Deadpool has 1.6 million subscribers.
The film focused on the formation of Deadpool as a character. At the beginning of the film, he is shown as an ordinary mercenary who saves his life and agrees to a dangerous experiment.
Deadpool became the highest grossing film in the R rating, the box-office of the action movie exceeded the budget 13 times. The film topped the ratings of the year. The film received two MTV Movie Awards for the fight between Ajax and Deadpool and for the role of Deadpool. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award and for the Producers Guild of America Award.
In 2016, Ryan Reynolds received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ryan appeared at the Golden Globe Award ceremony on January 8, 2017. The actor did not receive the statuette for the main role but attracted the attention of fans in a scandalous way. Reynolds and Andrew Garfield, who played the role of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, kissed during the ceremony. The present stars were not embarrassed, and the Internet was flooded with fan art and memes of Deadpool and the Spider-Man. Garfield commented on the kiss three days later, saying that he wanted to show Reynolds that he would be loved regardless of the win or loss in the nomination.
The fantastic horror film Life with the participation of Reynolds was released on March 18, 2017. A group of researchers stationed on the ISS receives a sample of soil from Mars, and they have discovered life in the probe. The checks confirm the discovery. The living creature actually resides in the ground, but scientists also discover that the creature is hostile and tries to kill the astronauts. The main roles in horror were played by Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds.
The premiere of the comic thriller The Hitman’s Bodyguard is planned on August 17, 2017. The main roles in the film were played by Ryan Reynolds, who embodied the image of bodyguards, and Samuel L. Jackson, who played the role of the killer. According to the story, two heroes have been sworn enemies and constantly pursued opposite goals, but they are forced to help each other to survive for 24 hours.
In 2018, the sequel of the comedic action movie Deadpool 2 will be released. The film, as well as the first part, will have R rating. The short video, anticipating the plot of the sequel, appeared at the end of the first film Deadpool and other Marvel comics-blockbusters. According to rumors, Ryan persuades Hugh Jackman to return to the role of Wolverine in this film, although the actor has said that he will no longer play this character.
- National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
- Buying the Cow
- Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place
- Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
- Just Friends
- Definitely, Maybe
- Blade: Trinity
- Smokin' Aces
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- Woman in gold