Mar 29, 2014 01:22 AM EDT
Ryan Reynolds is a versatile actor who's known for his portrayal in Green Lantern and Safe House. He also made headlines for marrying Scarlett Johansson and later, Blake Lively.
His full name is Ryan Rodney Reynolds. So basically its RRR.
He was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Reynolds is the youngest of four brothers, and two of his three older brothers are policemen.
He is of Irish descent.
He apeared as a snowflake in a fourth grade play.
Ironically, he flunked drama class in high school.
He attended Kwantlen College for a few months before leaving to pursue his acting career.k
Reynolds created an improv comedy group in Vancouver called "Yellow Snow."
Reynolds had his first kiss behind a dumpster at school at age 13. How romantic!
He made his acting debut playing Billy on the Canadian soap opera "Hillside," also known as "Fifteen" in the U.S.
Growing up, he used to work at a grocery store to make extra money.
Reynolds was offered the role of Xander in the show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." The part instead went to Nicholas Brendon.
His claim to fame is as Michael 'Berg' Bergen on ABC's "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (1998-2001).
He thought Beacon Street Pizza from Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place was a real pizza place. When Ryan went to Boston to promote Van Wilder, he went looking for the parlor only to find out it was fictional.
He loves riding motorcycles. Ryan owns three motorcycles which are a customized 2005 Harley-Davidson Springer Softail, a 2006 Ducati Sport 1000, and a 2005 Confederate.
His favorite color is yellow and he says it's his "personality color."
He was raised Catholic but he later said in an interview that he believes "religion poisons everything good in this world."
For his character in "Just Friends," Reynolds played an overweight high school boy. Reynolds wore a 12-pound makeup face that took four hours to put on. When he stepped outside in full makeup he was so unrecognizable that when a fan came up to him, he pretended he wasn't himself.
Reynolds dated Rachael Leigh Cook from 2001 - 2002. He showed off his romantic side by secretly following her to London and surprised her while she was shooting her film "Blow Dry."
For his film "Buried," Reynolds said that he suffered from claustrophobia towards the end of filming, similar to his character who is trapped in a coffin. The coffin he shot in was gradually filled with more sand as filming went on. He described the last day of shooting as "unlike anything I experienced in my life, and I never ever want to experience that again."
While he was filming "The Amityville Horror", Reynolds purposely chose not to become close with the actors who played his children so that when his character began going crazy, it would be easier for him to act abusive. He did such a good job that the children later said in an interview that "Ryan doesn't like us!"
He loves traveling, scuba diving, fishing, and swimming.
He started dating singer Alanis Morissette in 2002 and they got engaged two years later.
In 2002, Reynolds badly injured his back jumping from a bridge in Zurich, Switzerland.
He is committed to the characters that he plays. For his role as Hannibal King in "Blade: Trinity," Reynolds gained 25 pounds. According to Men's Fitness his three-month-long workout was six days a week and consisted of a 3,200-calorie daily diet.
Reynolds and Morissette were traveling in Indonesia when the tsunami struck in 2004. They were uninjured since they were staying on the opposite end of the island from where the tsunami hit.
In February 2007, they announced they had broken up. Morissette said her album Flavors of Entanglement was created out of her grief after the breakup. The song "Torch" was written about Reynolds.
However, Reynolds didn't stay single for long. He began dating Scarlett Johansson and they announced their engagement in May 2008.
Johansson and Reynolds got married on September 27, 2008 in a quiet ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia.
Reynolds was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine at the same time that his then wife, Scarlett Johansson, was named Babe of the Year by GQ Magazine. Talk about a hot couple!
In October 2008, Reynolds wrote for The Huffington Post regarding his plan to run the New York City Marathon for his father, who suffers from Parkinson's disease.
Reynolds and Johansson announced their divorce in 2010.
In February 2010, Reynolds was named the new face of Hugo Boss fragrances.
On February 12, 2012, Reynolds appeared on the BBC's Top Gear as the Star In a Reasonably-Priced Car. He posted a time of 1.43:7.
Reynolds is a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers.
His favorite city in the world is Amsterdam.
He has a tattoo on his right wrist of Nine O'clock Gun, the cannon that goes off nightly in Vancouver.
His favorite singer is Neil Young.
Reynolds favorite actors are Albert Brooks and Steve Martin.
After a bad skydiving in which his parachute failed to open at the first attempt, he has had a fear of flying. This made it particularly hard for him while playing the Green Lantern but he overcame this fear through repetition . "By the fourth or fifth day of doing it you kinda start to get used to it."
Reynolds met Blake Lively while filming Green Lantern and the two became inseparable.
Blake and Ryan purchased a home together in Bedford, New York, in April 2012. Its a duplex with all the modern amenities and Blake was highly interested in buying this property as she was seen several times inspecting it with Ryan first and later without him. The house costs $7.5 million.
They quietly tied the knot on September 9, 2012, near Charleston, South Carolina with 70 guests.
Ryan's net worth is $45 million.
He has been nominated 4 times for a People's Choice Award (for Best Actor and Best Comedy Actor).