Ryan Reynolds started his acting career when he was just 15 years old. Since then, he has appeared in many TV shows and movies. Here are 5 of his more notable movies:
Ryan was cast as Hannibal King in this third and final movie of the vampire trilogy Blade. This role was particulary tough for Ryan as he had to change his physique quite dramatically to play the muscle-bound, tough Hannibal. This movie finds Blade (Wesley Snipes) teamed up with a group of vampire hunters called Nightstalkers (Ryan as Hannibal King and Jessica Biel as Abigail Whistler). Together they must battle the powerful Danica Talos who has awakened the King of all vampires from his sleep. Danica believes that if they drink his blood, all vampires will be transformed into Daywalkers. Meanwhile, Blade and the Nightstalkers attempt to create a virus to wipe out all vampires once and for all. The two sides eventually battle it out with life or death consequences.
Ryan stars opposite Sandra Bullock in this well-received romantic comedy. He plays Andrew, assistant to the insufferable Margaret (Sandra Bullock), the powerful editor-in-chief of a publishing company. When Margaret learns that her visa expired and she is about to be deported back to Canada she blackmails Andrew, who secretly hates her, to marry her. They need to convince a skeptical immigration officer so the two travel to Andrew’s hometown in Sitka, Alaska for the weekend. There, Margaret meets his friendly family and she eventually develops guilt over the blackmail. She leaves Andrew at the alter and agrees to be deported. However, Andrew follows her as he has fallen in love and the two become engaged so that Margaret can stay and they can develop their relationship. The movie also stars the hilarious comedy queen, Betty White, as Andrew’s grandma.
Ryan won rave reviews for his performance as Paul, a US truck driver working in Iraq who wakes up trapped in a coffin, buried alive. He is bound and gagged and only has a Zippo lighter and a Blackberry. He desperately calls for help but cannot offer much insight into his whereabouts beyond ‘somewhere in the Iraqi desert’. He soon realizes that he will run out of air before they can find him and his desperation grows. Eventually, Paul realizes that he can only depend on himself to survive.
This superhero movie, based on the DC Comics, features Ryan as pilot Hal Jordan. Hal is the first human recruit to a brotherhood of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps. The Green Lanterns have sworn to keep intergalactic peace and order but find themselves unable to defend the universe from a new enemy, Parallax. As such, they have recruited Hal to help them. Each Green Lantern is given a ring that gives the bearer superpowers and Hal struggles with them at first. Eventually, he is able to master them and proves to be the key to defeating Parallax. The movie also stars Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Hal’s love interest.