Do you love movies? Then you know, or you’ve heard about Ryan Reynolds, the Canadian-American actor. If you’ve been spending all your free time on the best online slots in Canada instead, then you should watch the Mississippi Grind (if you haven’t already).
The 2015 movie, starring Ben Mendelson, a gambling addict, and his best friend Ryan Reynolds, insights a gamble of friendship as it takes the viewers through gambling friends’ journey. But while the Mississippi Grind is bound to make you fall in love with Ryan Reynolds, there’s more to the man than good looks and a sarcastic but captivating charm.
So here are ten facts you probably don’t know about Ryan Reynolds.
1. Did You Know He Failed Drama Class?
Yes, Ryan did fail his high school drama course. It’s hard to imagine he has acted in several movies and that people consider him god enough to present him with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
2. Where He Met His Wife
Ryan met his wife, Blake Lively, on the set of The Green Lantern. Blake was his love interest in the film. The paradox in this is that Ryan is very public about his distaste for the Green Lantern. Well, at least he got his life partner from the movie and three children.
3. The Song Torch By Alanis Morissette Is About Ryan
Before Ryan met his wife, he was engaged to the singer-songwriter, Alanis Morissette. However, the two broke up later in 2007. Alanis then revealed that the song was indeed about Ryan.
4. He Conquered His Fear Of Flying
Before the movie Green Lantern, Ryan was afraid to fly because of a bad skydiving experience when he was a teenager. But it was not just being in the film and flying all over the place that helped him get over his fear. The thought of his nephews and nieces also helped.
5. The Sexiest Man Alive
Back in 2010, People Magazine named Ryan the Sexiest Man Alive. He was later named the Sexiest Dad Alive in 2016 by the people.
6. He Quit Acting
Ryan almost quit acting when he was still a young man in Canada. At the time, he was only getting parts that did not offer him the success he wanted for his career. Lucky for us, a friend actor convinced him to move to Los Angeles to find better acting roles.
7. Yet He’s Been In Both Marvel And DC Movies
Ryan is one of the few actors that have had the privilege of acting in both DC and Marvel movies. These include the Green Lantern, X-Men: Origins, and Deadpool.
8. He Is Mentioned In The Deadpool Comics
He might be the Deadpool character in Hollywood, but Deadpool actually mentions that he looks like Ryan Reynolds in the comics. But the comics did spell his name as Renolds. The act partly inspired Ryan to play the character of Deadpool. He waited ten years before this could happen.
9. He Turned Down Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Ryan was supposed to star as the nerdy pal Hander Harris in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. However, he turned down the role because he did not want to play a high school guy since he had just finished high school. According to him, high school had been awful.
10. He Is A Huge Green Bay Packers Fun
Yes, Ryan does love and support the Green Bay Packers.
Ryan Reynolds might have started as a small screen actor. But one thing remains certain today; he is one of the best actors of our generation.