Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor, film producer, and entrepreneur. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside (1991–1993), and had minor roles before landing the lead role on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998-2001), collectively with Traylor Howard, Richard Ruccolo, Nathan Fillion, Suzanne Cryer, Jillian Bach, Jennifer Westfeldt, Julius Carry, and David Ogden Stiers. He also voiced in the animated series Zeroman (2004-2005), with Leslie Nielsen.
TV movie and miniseries include Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995), with Glenn Close, Judy Davis, Jan Rubeš, Wendy Makkena, and Molly Parker; A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie (1996), with Lynda Carter, Katie Wright, and Marley Shelton; In Cold Blood (1996), with Anthony Edwards, Eric Roberts, and Sam Neill; Richard Benjamin’s Tourist Trap (1998), with Daniel Stern, Julie Hagerty, and Paul Giamatti; and William Dear’s School of Life (2005), with David Paymer and John Astin.
Reynolds made his film debut in Ordinary Magic (1993), with Glenne Headly. Other early films include The Alarmist (1997), with David Arquette, Stanley Tucci, Kate Capshaw, and Mary McCormack; Coming Soon (1999), with Bonnie Root, Gaby Hoffmann, Tricia Vessey, and Mia Farrow; Dick (1999), with Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell, Bruce McCulloch, Saul Rubinek, Terri Garr, Dave Foley, and Harry Shearer; Boltneck (2000), with Matthew Lawrence; and We All Fall Down (2000), with Darcy Belsher, Martin Cummins (who also directed), Helen Shaver, Françoise Robertson, Nicholas Campbell, and René Auberjonois.
Films in the early 2000s include National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002), with Tara Reid, Kal Penn, Paul Gleason, and Tim Matheson; The In-Laws (2003), with Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candice Bergen, Robin Tunney, Maria Ricossa, and Lindsay Sloane; Foolproof (2003), with David Suchet, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky, and James Allodi; Blade: Trinity (2004), with Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel, Kris Kristofferson, Dominic Purcell, Parker Posey, Triple H, Natasha Lyonne, and Patton Oswalt; The Amityville Horror (2005), with Melissa George Chloë Grace Moretz, and Philip Baker Hall; Waiting… (2005), with Anna Faris, Justin Long, David Koechner, John Francis Daley, Kaitlin Doubleday, Alanna Ubach, Chi McBride, and Luis Guzmán; and Just Friends (2005), with Amy Smart, Faris, Chris Klein, Christopher Marquette, and Julie Hagerty.
Films in the mid to late 2000s include Joe Carnahan’s Smokin’ Aces (2006), with Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Andy García, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Ray Liotta, Chris Pine, and Matthew Fox; The Nines (2007), with Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, and Elle Fanning; Chaos Theory (2008), with Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend, Sarah Chalke, and Mike Erwin; Definitely, Maybe (2008), with Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Abigail Breslin, and Kevin Kline; Greg Mottola’s Adventureland (2009), with Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, and Margarita Levieva; X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), with Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, and Dominic Monaghan; and The Proposal (2009), with Sandra Bullock, Malin Åkerman, Craig T. Nelson, Mary Steenburgen, and Betty White.
Films in the 2010s include Paper Man (2010), with Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Kieran Culkin, Hunter Parrish, and Lisa Kudrow; Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern (2011), with Blake Lively (whom he later married), Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Taika Waititi, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, the voices of Geoffrey Rush, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Clancy Brown; The Change-Up (2011), with Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, and Alan Arkin; Safe House (2012), with Denzel Washington, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Rubén Blades, Nora Arnezeder, and Robert Patrick; animated film The Croods (2013), with Nicolas Cage, Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman; animated film Turbo (2013), with Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson; R.I.P.D. (2013), with Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stéphanie Szostak, and Marisa Miller; and Atom Egoyan’s The Captives (2014), with Bruce Greenwood, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, and Alexia Fast.
Films in the mid to late 2010s include The Voices (2015), with Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver; Mississippi Grind (2015), with Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller, Lio Tipton, Robin Weigert, and Alfre Woodard; Women in Gold (2015), with Helen Mirren, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, and Jonathan Pryce; Self/less (2015), with Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, and Ben Kingsley; Criminal (2016), with Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Gal Gadot, Michael Pitt, Jordi Mollà, Antje Traue, Scott Adkins, and Amaury Nolasco; Deadpool (2016), with Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand; Life (2017), with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya; The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017), with Jackson, Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant; Deadpool 2 (2018), with Josh Brolin, Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, Miller, Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy; Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019), with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy; and 6 Underground (2019), with Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy and Dave Franco.
Films in the 2020s include the animated film The Croods: A New Age (2020), with Cage, Stone, Keener, Duke, Leachman, Peter Dinklage, Mann, and Kelly Marie Tran; Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021), with Jackson, Hayek, Frank Grillo, Tom Hopper, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman; Free Guy (2021), with Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery and Waititi; Red Notice (2021), with Dwayne Johnson and Gadot; and The Adam Project (2022), with Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Keener, and Walker Scobell.
Each review will be linked to the title below.
(*seen originally in theaters)
(**seen rereleased in theaters)
- Ordinary Magic (1993) – directed by Giles Walker
- My Name Is Kate (1994) – directed by Rod Hardy – TV movie
- Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995) – directed by Jeff Bleckner – TV movie
- A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie (1996) – directed by James A. Contner – TV movie
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996) – directed by Tibor Takács – TV movie
- In Cold Blood (1996) – directed by Jonathan Kaplan – miniseries
- The Alarmist (1997) – directed by Evan Dunsky
- Tourist Trap (1998) – directed by Richard Benjamin – TV movie
- Coming Soon (1999) – directed by Colette Burson
- Dick (1999) – directed by Andrew Fleming
- Boltneck (2000) – directed by Mitch Marcus & John Blush (uncredited)
- We All Fall Down (2000) – directed by Martin Cummins
- Finder’s Fee (2001) – directed by Jeff Probst
- National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002) – directed by Walt Becker
- Buying the Cow (2002) – directed by Walt Becker
- The In-Laws (2003) – directed by Andrew Fleming
- Foolproof (2003) – directed by William Phillips
- Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) – directed by Danny Leiner – cameo
- Blade: Trinity (2004) – directed by David S. Goyer
- School of Life (2005) – directed by William Dear – TV movie
- The Amityville Horror (2005) – directed by Andrew Douglas
- Waiting… (2005)* – directed by Rob McKittrick
- Just Friends (2005) – directed by Roger Kumble
- Smokin’ Aces (2006) – directed by Joe Carnahan
- The Nines (2007) – directed by John August
- Definitely, Maybe (2008)* – directed by Adam Brooks
- Chaos Theory (2008) – directed by Marcos Siega
- Adventureland (2009) – directed by Greg Mottola
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)* – directed by Gavin Hood – also additional dialogue
- The Proposal (2009)* – directed by Anne Fletcher
- Paper Man (2010) – directed by Kieran & Michele Mulroney
- Buried (2010) – directed by Rodrigo Cortés
- Green Lantern (2011)* – directed by Martin Campbell
- The Change-Up (2011) – directed by David Dobkin
- The Whale (2011) – directed by Suzanne Chisholm & Michael Parfit – narrator – documentary – also executive producer
- Fireflies in the Garden (2011) – directed by Dennis Lee
- Safe House (2012) – directed by Daniel Espinosa
- Ted (2012)* – directed by Seth MacFarlane – uncredited cameo
- The Croods (2013) – directed by Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders
- Turbo (2013) – directed by David Soren
- R.I.P.D.: Rest in Peace Department (2013) – directed by Robert Schwentke
- The Captive (2014) – directed by Atom Egoyan
- A Million Ways to Die (2014)* – directed by Seth MacFarlane – uncredited cameo
- The Voices (2015) – directed by Marjane Satrapi
- Mississippi Grind (2015) – directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
- Woman in Gold (2015) – directed by Simon Curtis
- Self/less (2015) – directed by Tarsem Singh
- Criminal (2016) – directed by Ariel Vromen
- Deadpool (2016)* – directed by Tim Miller – also co-producer
- No Good Deed (2017)* – directed by David Leitch – short
- Life (2017) – directed by Daniel Espinosa
- The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)* – directed by Patrick Hughes
- Deadpool 2 (2018)* – directed by David Leitch – also co-writer, co-producer
- Great Bear Rainforest (2019) – directed by Ian McAllister – narrator – documentary
- Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)* – directed by Rob Letterman
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) – directed by David Leitch – cameo (credited as Champ Nightengale)
- 6 Underground (2019) – directed by Michael Bay
- The Croods: A New Age (2020) – directed by Joel Crawford
- Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021)* – directed by Patrick Hughes
- Free Guy (2021)* – directed by Shawn Levy – also co-producer
- Red Notice (202-) directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
- The Adam Project (202-) – directed by Shawn Levy – also co-producer