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"Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky."

Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor with dual trademarks of adept comic timing and weirdly charming cockiness. His performance as the eponymous Van Wilder 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 starred as Wade Wilson/Deadpool again (in Truer to the Text fashion) in the Deadpool movies, which wouldn't have happened without his personal determination. He's set to continue playing the character even after the X-Men film franchise was absorbed and rebooted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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, or the other Canadian actor with the same first name.

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

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

He also bought a gin label called Aviation American Gin and decided to continue his Deadpool-like shenanigans by taking it upon himself to advertise it personally. He also has an ownership stake in Mint Mobile, and has personally advertised in their commercials and had Rick Moranis appear in an advertisement.


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"You're Welcome, Canada."

Deadpool has a pointed statement to make about Ryan Reynold's earlier career choices.

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