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Ryan Reynolds

Birth Name: 
Ryan Rodney Reynolds
Birthday: 
Saturday, October 23, 1976
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Birth Place: 
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 
6' 2"

Ryan is the youngest of four children. His father, Jim, was a Vancouver food wholesaler. His mother, Tammy, was a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in "Hillside" (1990) (aka "Fifteen"), a Nickleodeon series taped in Florida with many other Canadian actors. After the series ended, he returned to Vancouver where he played in a series of forgettable TV movies. He did small roles in Glenn Close's Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995) (TV) and CBS's update of In Cold Blood (1996) (TV). However, his run of luck had led him to decide to quit acting.

One night, he ran into fellow Vancouver actor and native Chris William Martin. Martin found Ryan rather despondent and told him to pack everything: they were going to head to Los Angeles, California. The two stayed in a cheap LA motel. On the first night of their stay, Reynold's jeep was rolled downhill and stripped. For the next four months, Ryan drove it without doors. In 1997, he landed the role of Berg in "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (1998). Initially, the show was reviled by critics and seemed desperate for any type of ratings success. However, it was renewed for a second season but with a provision for a makeover by former "Roseanne" (1988) writer Kevin Abbott. The show became a minor success and has led to additional film roles for Ryan, most notably in the last-ever MGM film, a remake of The Amityville Horror (2005). Ryan was engaged to Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, another Nickelodeon veteran, between 2004-2006.

Interviews

Ryan Reynolds (Adventureland)

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is set to enjoy his biggest year to date with star turns in ensemble comedy Adventureland, comic-book blockbuster Wolverine and romantic comedy The Proposal.... Read more
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Rosario Dawson On For Queen Of The Night

With a leading man (that would be one Ryan Reynolds) in place and shooting set to start soon, Canadian director Atom Egoyan has tracked down the other main element for his new thriller Queen Of The Night.... Read more
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Ryan Reynolds Is Highlander

A double-dose of '80s reboot news to delight/horrify you this dank afternoon. Following on from some interesting Starship Troopers news earlier, it's emerged that Ryan Reynolds will be kilting up to play Connor MacLeod in the new Highlander.... Read more
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Ryan Reynolds Wanted For Highlander

He may not have met with huge success with in last stab at an iconic character (Green Lantern), but that isn’t deterring Ryan Reynolds from considering another.... Read more
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Jeff Bridges in Final Talks to Star Opposite Ryan Reynolds in 'R.I.P.D.'

Jeff Bridges is final negotiations to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D., Universal's supernatural action comedy about a ghost-busting police force. Bridges steps into the role that was to have been occupied by Zach Galifianakis, but the comedian ultimately never sealed the deal.... Read more
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Ryan Reynolds Voicing Turbo

When you picture a slow moving, slimy, odd creature beloved by French diners, the name “Ryan Reynolds” does not automatically spring to mind. But DreamWorks clearly thinks he has the potential to be a snail, and is in negotiations with him to voice the heroic central gastropod in Turbo.... Read more
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Safe House (BLU-RAY)

“Safe House” is the story of a CIA agent named Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds), who’s tasked with watching and maintaining a CIA interrogation safe house in Cape Town, South Africa.... Read more
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Safe House

Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is just your average low level CIA employee who is tasked with operating a safe house in South Africa. While that might sound like an awesome job, he has spent the past 12 months sitting alone in said safe house twiddling down the hours in the day.... Read more
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The Change-Up (BLU-RAY)

I honestly went into The Change Up with an open mind. If you know me you know that I don’t find Ryan Reynolds to be that great of an actor or comedian. For me he peaked at Van Wilder (if you can call that peaking) and pretty much every job thereafter was some slight spin off of that character.... Read more
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The Change-Up

At one point or another, everyone has wondered what it would be like to switch places with one of their friends.... Read more
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Videos

The Captive (Trailer #1)

The Captive (Trailer #1)

The Captive starring Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos ... Read more
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The Captive (French Trailer)

The Captive (French Trailer)

The Captive (French Trailer) ... Read more
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R.I.P.D. (A Look Inside) Featurette

R.I.P.D. (A Look Inside) Featurette

R.I.P.D. (A Look Inside) Featurette ... Read more
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R.I.P.D. (International Trailer)

R.I.P.D. (International Trailer)

R.I.P.D. (International Trailer) ... Read more
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 The Croods (Trailer 3)

The Croods (Trailer 3)

The Croods starring Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone ... Read more
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