Creator / Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor who is most recognizable as the eponymous Deadpool, the role which cemented his dual trademarks of adept comic timing and weirdly charming cockiness, made him a big star as well as typecast him. Later, he got to branch out in big films as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern film. He stars as Wade Wilson/Deadpool again in the Deadpool movie. In his lesser known work, he's also proven himself an exceedingly fine dramatic actor who can turn off the familiar sardonic persona. He was named one of the sexiest men alive in an issue of People magazine.

Sometimes he contributes to The Huffington Post. Be sure not to confuse him with another Canadian actor who plays a character named Malcolm Reynolds and also used to star in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Also, don't confuse him with the anime voice actress Ryan Reynolds.

He was previously married to Scarlett Johansson and later married to Blake Lively, with whom he has a daughter.

Has a Twitter account that may serve as proof that he actually IS Deadpool.

Selected filmography:

He provides examples of:

  • Awesome, Dear Boy: invoked His reason for wanting to play Deadpool, he became a fan of Deadpool after he found a comic where Deadpool referenced Reynolds himself while he describes himself. To put it in to perspective, Ryan Reynolds had been lobbying for Fox to make a Deadpool movie ever since at least 2005,note  even going so far to accept, at the time, a bit role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine just to play him. His wish finally got granted in 2014, when Fox finally green-lit the movie and cast him as the Merc with the Mouth.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Being snarky has become such an integral part of his characters that a good role of thumb is that if his characters isn't saying something sarcastic and witty, it's a pretty good sign that shit just got real.
  • Fake American: invoked Almost every role he plays is this. Most people don't realize he's Canadian.
    • On that note, he subverts Fake Nationality in Deadpool by actually being Canadian.
  • Handsome Lech: Most of his characters can be described with a quote from Deadpool: "Weirdly charming cockiness."
  • Mr. Fanservice: Frequently and not without reason. Even in scary roles: Best Week Ever called the remake of The Amityville Horror starring him "the scariest movie you'll ever masturbate to".
  • Old Shame: invoked
    • Reynolds is pretty ashamed of his role in the short-lived Nickelodeon teen drama Fifteen. He once admitted that he almost gave up acting entirely because of that show, only continuing his career after discovering there were better acting jobs available.
    • He's also been known to occasionally mock his lackluster Green Lantern movie.
    • He also disliked X-Men Origins: Wolverine for ruining the character of Deadpool and made fun of it in the 2016 movie.
  • Playing Against Type: invoked Quite a few of his roles such as Buried and The Amityville Horror. He can be pretty damn scary when he wants to be.
  • Promoted Fanboy: invoked He became a comics fanboy roughly the same time he started playing comic book characters. In fact, the reason he became a fan of Deadpool to begin with is because he found a comic where Deadpool describes himself as looking like "Ryan Reynolds crossed with a Shar-Pei"; he eventually got to portray Deadpool himself in the movies. And after filming was completed, he took the Deadpool suit home with him.
  • Romance on the Set: invoked With Blake Lively, whom he met on the set of Green Lantern. They are now married with their second child on the way.