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‘Green Lantern’ I screen-tested for twice. I fought for the role. And I’m glad I did, because I felt like I earned it.

Ryan Reynolds

A live action movie is work, and an animated movie is you showing up in your pajamas once every three months, or in my case, just a splash of baby powder. It’s not any kind of heavy lifting.

Ryan Reynolds

A nicely fitted two-button suit is the best thing any guy can have. Guys are lucky: We can wear a suit over and over, just with different shirts and ties.

Ryan Reynolds

A producer is someone who actually calls the shots. An executive producer is just a guy that eats more food at craft service.

Ryan Reynolds

A well-tailored suit is important – and I don’t like wearing belts with mine – it should be tailored to your body.

Ryan Reynolds

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 Reynolds

Any great director is also someone who is incredibly intelligent about whom they hire around them.

Ryan Reynolds

Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up.

Ryan Reynolds

Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.

Ryan Reynolds

As a kid, I think I wanted to be the on-set dresser for ‘Charlie’s Angels’. My goals weren’t lofty. No. I just wanted to someday quit my paper round and that was about it.

Ryan Reynolds

By the time I came to L.A. I’d already cried on movies of the week with two of the women from ‘Knots Landing’.

Ryan Reynolds

Character acting is a much braver pursuit than a guy who runs around and intermittently clenches his jaw muscles.

Ryan Reynolds

Even if my father wasn’t speaking to me, he would never, ever miss a baseball game.

Ryan Reynolds

Every time I’ve gotten myself into trouble, it’s because I’m choosing a project based on a long-term career goal as opposed to something that speaks to me at the moment.

Ryan Reynolds

Four months after we finished shooting, I’d been in New Orleans shooting another movie and my agent and I were having a bite to eat – actually in London – and he’s sitting there and goes, ‘Wow, I just can’t believe how ripped you are.’

Ryan Reynolds

Fragrance is a very personal gift, and I think that’s why it makes a great Christmas gift. There’s a very distinct signature to it, so if you give it as a gift, I like to think that it’s from a person that thinks very highly of you.

Ryan Reynolds

Guys are lucky: We can wear a suit over and over, just with different shirts and ties.

Ryan Reynolds

He has such a clear vision of exactly what he wanted out of each character, out of each set, out of each wardrobe change, out of each emotional beat, and action.

Ryan Reynolds

I believe in energy like dark energies. I believe that when a family moves into a house where six murders took place, there’s going to be some bad juju in that house. But then again what the hell is wrong with you to be moving in that house to begin with?

Ryan Reynolds

I can’t say I’ve ever finished a film and been particularly thrilled with myself or patted myself on the back. And maybe that’s what keeps me going, and that’s a good thing. It speaks volumes about how I perceive myself.

Ryan Reynolds

I come from a family of cops, and all of them share that understanding that they put their lives on the line.

Ryan Reynolds

I did as much as I could in Vancouver. You can only play so many ex-‘Falcon Crest’ sons in so many movies of the week before you burn out.

Ryan Reynolds

I don’t get a lot of romantic comedy scripts.

Ryan Reynolds

I don’t personally believe that villains exist. Villains are just a way of saying that somebody has an opposing conviction.

Ryan Reynolds

I don’t think you can help but personalize a role. You almost play to none of the preconceived notions of it. It’s more or less a personal experience and journey.

Ryan Reynolds

I feared disappointing my father more than anything in the world.

Ryan Reynolds

I find that I get a little depressed if I don’t move my body each day, so sometimes it’s just as simple as walking, and other times it’s training for a marathon or some kind of personal goal that I’m trying to meet.

Ryan Reynolds

I firmly believe that you can’t manufacture chemistry with anyone, let alone a kid.

Ryan Reynolds

I grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ryan Reynolds

I had to wear that suit, so I put in my required time in the gym. But I’m not one of those actors who romanticizes his trials working out and brags that he can bench press a panda now.

Ryan Reynolds

I have a discipline that has served me very well in my career and in my personal life… and that’s gotten stronger as I’ve gotten older. I’ve always felt if I don’t just have a natural knack for it, I will just out-discipline the competition if I have to – work harder than anybody else.

Ryan Reynolds

I have daddy issues. So I keep tissues on me at all times.

Ryan Reynolds

I just like to look beautiful sometimes.

Ryan Reynolds

I just love bikes. It’s not the safest passion to have, but I guess it’s better than Russian roulette.

Ryan Reynolds

I know there are actors we all want to beat up a little. I think it’s important to do whatever it takes, and whatever it takes sometimes involves some physical or mental discipline. There’s a lot at stake.

Ryan Reynolds

I like doing the mainstream, right-down-the-pike broad comedies as much as I like doing the kind of unorthodox different stuff.

Ryan Reynolds

I love Canada. It makes a nice hat for America. When America runs out of water, it’s the first place I’ll go.

Ryan Reynolds

I love doing six versions of any joke, so if they’ll give me six takes, I’d love to do it.

Ryan Reynolds

I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!

Ryan Reynolds

I played rugby for years, and I had a rugby jacket that I lost when I was 14. Somehow, my brother found it in storage 15 years later, and he gave it back to me for my 30th birthday. That was amazing and probably one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.

Ryan Reynolds

I read the ‘Deadpool’ series back in the ’90s. I’m not, like, a huge comic book reader, per say, though. I’ll check out ‘Archie’ when I’m in the grocery line, but that’s about it.

Ryan Reynolds

I remember being upset because I was finally legal to drink in Canada, and I decided to throw that all away and move to America, where I had to wait another two years. I came here to do improv and to try to join the Groundlings.

Ryan Reynolds

I remember that coming to America was scary for me because everything here is just bigger, better, shinier, you know?

Ryan Reynolds

I run in a pair of New Balances with a thinner sole, but they’re nothing like those barefoot shoes that show all five toes. I have a bit of a phobia about those.

Ryan Reynolds

I see guys with, like, eyebrow art, and I wanna tell them, ‘You don’t have to go too crazy on your brows. Take it easy, man!’

Ryan Reynolds

I think a fragrance is more of a signature than even what you wear – something you’ll remember more down the road than a shirt.

Ryan Reynolds

I think every relationship is going to go through a few rough patches. Those are what make it stronger, I think.

Ryan Reynolds

I think everybody involved in a movie thinks about the box office. It’s the ‘biz’ part of showbiz.

Ryan Reynolds

I think there’s escapist moviemaking, and we want to be captivated and taken away. If it’s done right, you can craft an incredible film. There have been superhero films that I think are brilliant pieces of art.

Ryan Reynolds

I think we can all use a little more patience. I get a little impatient sometimes and I wish I didn’t. I really need to be more patient.

Ryan Reynolds

I think we know too much about actors as it is and their personal lives and it’s this information age where we’re stimulated constantly by the celebrity buzz effect or whatever it is, these web sites and blogs and different things.

Ryan Reynolds

I think you have to let go of this idea that you can be precious about everything, and let it be the abstract mess that it is.

Ryan Reynolds

I understand the climate we live in and why people are curious. But it’s just tough and almost emotionally violent – for anyone, I think – to see your personal life summarized in a sentence.

Ryan Reynolds

I was a really nervous kid. I was extremely sensitive. Incredibly perceptive.

Ryan Reynolds

I’ll say this: The media wasn’t invited to my marriage, and they’re definitely not invited into the divorce.

Ryan Reynolds

I’m a bit of an M&M nut. I like the blue ones. I pick them out.

Ryan Reynolds

I’m not a hockey fan, which is probably why I had to leave Canada in the first place.

Ryan Reynolds

I’m not one of those actors who romanticizes his trials working out and brags that he can bench press a panda now.

Ryan Reynolds

I’m pretty good at surprising friends and family with gifts. I tend to go towards the more sentimental side of giving.

Ryan Reynolds

I’m six foot two. If I need security around me, there’s a problem.

Ryan Reynolds

I’m sure I have a lot to atone for, if there is a judgment day. It’s gonna be a long list for me. It goes right up until I was about 18, and then I sort of straightened out.

Ryan Reynolds

I’m terrified that I’m genetically predisposed to only having boys. That’s frightening. By the time I was 10 years old, and I’m not exaggerating, I knew how to patch drywall.

Ryan Reynolds

I’ve always just liked working. I like being a working actor.

Ryan Reynolds

I’ve had an alarming amount of concussions.

Ryan Reynolds

I’ve had the pretty good fortune of working with some decent guys and gals.

Ryan Reynolds

If you ask me to describe my relationship, I mean – words are too clumsy to accurately describe how I feel in that regard, particularly in an interview. It’s a strange thing.

Ryan Reynolds

If you’re going to commit to that, you’re going to have to find some way to make it bearable and enjoyable.

Ryan Reynolds

It was comical because you’re at a firing range, all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns.

Ryan Reynolds

It’s a nice visual. I had just done Blade and I put on more weight for Blade and I thought I might as well use it so I kept it and added a little more. I wanted him to be a big bear.

Ryan Reynolds

It’s funny, because there are so many stereotypes out there about actors and movie stars in general, but I’ve had a great opportunity to meet a lot of them, and maybe it’s just because they don’t behave that way around me, but I rarely see that kind of abuse of power.

Ryan Reynolds

It’s just that… working on ‘Green Lantern,’ I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don’t really know exactly where you’re going with it or you don’t really know how to access that world properly – that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with.

Ryan Reynolds

It’s tough. It’s very tricky to throw a morally flexible character onto the screen and have an audience empathize. It’s always an exercise in restraint.

Ryan Reynolds

It’s very tricky to throw a morally flexible character onto the screen and have an audience empathize. It’s always an exercise in restraint.

Ryan Reynolds

Like a lot of people, I’ve got a self-loathing streak that’s alive and well. It acts as a de facto engine when I’m working, but it also has its extraordinary pitfalls, too.

Ryan Reynolds

Making a mix CD – albeit slightly old school – is generally a pretty cool gift and something I like to receive, or giving someone a book that moved you. Writing an inscription inside makes it even better.

Ryan Reynolds

Marathon running, for me, was the most controlled test of mettle that I could ever think of. It’s you against Darwin.

Ryan Reynolds

My career has been an inch at a time.

Ryan Reynolds

My family is as far from a stage family as you could ever possibly find.

Ryan Reynolds

My father was a police officer before he retired. One of my brothers is also a police officer, and I think they kind of expected I would do something along those lines, like become a fireman or something.

Ryan Reynolds

My tattoo is of a cannon in Vancouver that I got in a fleeting moment of stupidity maybe 14 years ago. A lot of people have really beautiful tattoos, and I get real tattoo envy. But then other people basically just treat them like bumper stickers for their bodies.

Ryan Reynolds

My very worst day on ‘Green Lantern’ was nowhere near as difficult as my finest day on ‘Buried.’

Ryan Reynolds

People have their complexities. They have their heroic moments and their villainous moments, too.

Ryan Reynolds

The problem with romantic comedies is you know the ending by the poster. So they’re not movies you can keep doing over and over again expect satisfaction somehow.

Ryan Reynolds

The stunts on the ground I can do, but I’ve never been good with heights.

Ryan Reynolds

There’s a lot of actors I think that appear so much more together as the characters they portray as opposed to the actual people, so I know I’ve said this before: Hollywood’s not a place where you’re rewarded for growing up.

Ryan Reynolds

There’s a very real possibility in this industry of going out and leading your life and then going home and being a voyeur of your own life. You can literally go watch yourself – where you went last night, what you did, what the things that people presuppose about you. It’s kind of crazy.

Ryan Reynolds

There’s an old saying that you don’t ever finish a movie, you abandon it, and I really believe that. I never walk away from a take and pat myself on the back.

Ryan Reynolds

There’s nothing my brothers and I didn’t put a hole in. We turned our home into a Wiffle house.

Ryan Reynolds

We might be too proud to admit it as guys, but we still need to learn how to manage responsibility, how to face our challenges.

Ryan Reynolds

We started training a month before the movie started and then by five months in, we were at our peak shape.

Ryan Reynolds

When I exhale, I just turn right into Louie Anderson.

Ryan Reynolds

When I meet thousands of fans of the comic – when I realize every one of them can recite the Lantern Corps oath (‘In Brightest Day, in blackest night…’) – I know how important this is to people.

Ryan Reynolds

When I’m not training for a movie, it’s more relaxed. I do a lot of running. Usually I’ll run four to six miles about three times a week. You try to eat right, but you don’t always.

Ryan Reynolds

When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.

Ryan Reynolds

When your dad’s a cop, calling 911 is really just like calling Dad at work.

Ryan Reynolds

You know, there’s nobody where I’ve said, ‘Man, I really want that guy’s career.’ I mean, each of us has to make our own go of it.

Ryan Reynolds

You’d be hard pressed to find more drama in ‘Days of Our Lives’ than you do in an average job each day.

Ryan Reynolds

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