Ryan Reynolds Celebrates His 47th Birthday Today, Here Are 10 Facts About Him You Didn’t Know

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Ryan Reynolds gained widespread recognition for his role as the irreverent antihero Deadpool and is celebrated for his quick wit, affable personality, and impressive comedic timing, making him a beloved figure in both the entertainment industry and popular culture. Today our favorite actor celebrates his 47th birthday, and we have decided to share some curious facts about him.

Ryan once failed drama class.

You might not expect it, but Ryan Reynolds once failed a drama class in high school. In 2016, when he got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hugh Jackman teased him about it. Despite the rough start, Reynolds now plays some of the biggest roles in movies.

He fears of flying.

Being afraid of flying can be a real challenge for an actor, especially considering how many films are shot overseas. Ryan Reynolds has had to grapple with this fear when working on such movies. It’s definitely a tough fear to cope with in the entertainment industry, but Reynolds has consistently faced it.

Ryan started his career as a soap opera star.

If you look at Ryan Reynolds today, it’s surprising to think that he once acted in a soap opera early in his career. But as he grew older, he ventured into different opportunities, moving away from that genre.

One of his closest friends tried selling photos of his daughter.

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Achieving fame comes with numerous advantages, but it also brings many challenges that the public often overlooks. While some celebrities’ friends remain unchanged even after their friend becomes a star, others may change their behavior. One of Ryan Reynolds’ closest friends attempted to sell photos of Reynolds’ child. Unsurprisingly, this led to the end of their friendship.

He kept his move to Los Angeles for an acting career a secret from his parents.

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Ryan Reynolds’ early aspiration of a career in comedy was short-lived. He had already set his sights on pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles before making the move. Surprisingly, his parents were unaware of this plan until he actually arrived in the big city. This lack of prior knowledge prevented them from trying to change his mind about his chosen path.

Ryan went on a double date with Blake Lively who was there as his friend’s date.

As you may know, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have been married since 2012. However, before they began dating, they found themselves on a double date together, but with different partners. It’s a humorous anecdote, considering where they are now in their relationship.

He turned down the chance to star in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Fans of Ryan Reynolds might be disappointed to hear that he declined a significant role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It turns out Ryan could have been cast as a vampire slayer, Xander, years before taking on the role in Blade Trinity. He expressed his love for the show but turned it down because he didn’t want to portray a high school student.

He once bailed on a movie for love.

Ryan met actress Rachael Leigh Cook in early 2001, and they hit it off right away. However, shortly after, she had to travel to Britain for her film Blow Dry. Ryan, undeterred by international travel and scheduling conflicts, surprised her in London. In fact, he even had to drop out of one of his own film projects to make it happen! The two ended up dating for about a year.

He once appeared in the TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Reynolds appeared in the 1996 TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which served as a pilot for the later TV series. In the movie, he portrayed Seth, Sabrina’s crush, who turned out to be less decent than she had expected. Reportedly, Reynolds and Melissa Joan Hart also briefly dated that same year.

Ryan’s been engaged three times and married twice.

Ryan Reynolds has a history of romantic involvement. He was engaged three times and married twice. In 2004, he announced his engagement to Alanis Morissette but called it off in 2007. He then dated Scarlett Johansson in late 2007 and married her in September of the same year. However, they filed for divorce in 2010.

Later, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, whom he met on the set of Green Lantern, announced their relationship in October 2011 and tied the knot in September 2012.

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