Ryan Phillippe

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Quotes (24)

  • Ryan>: (on marrying and having kids again after his divorce with Reese Witherspoon) I can see doing it again, yeah. And I can certainly see possibly having children again. I'm pretty young, and there are many beautiful things about that idea of marriage and family. It just doesn't always work out perfect for everybody. But I've done all I'm going to do in terms of talking about that part. It's fair to her and fair to myself to move on.

  • Ryan: (on seeing pictures of Jake and Reese together) It's bizarre. There's plenty of times when I say, 'What a strange situation I've found myself in.' But at a certain point you know it's going to happen, so you are prepared in some fashion.

  • Ryan: (on Reese and Jake Gyllenhaal) He's a good dude, I love her [Reese] and I want her to be happy, and it seems like she is.

  • Ryan: I want my work to be fulfilling and interesting, and that's it. It's not about chasing a pay cheque, or chasing the lights. The only reason I attract paparazzi at a supermarket is because I was married to the highest-paid actress in the world. Even though I'm not with her any longer, there is a certain amount of notoriety that I guess sticks beyond.

  • Ryan: (on his divorce from Reese Witherspoon) After the divorce, I was a physical wreck. I wanted to die. I was ready to kill myself. I was not taking care of myself at all. I would wake up and cry and vomit. Now, it's f***ing easy to cry on cue. When I was younger, I didn't have enough to cry about. But since I've had kids, I feel my work has become better.

  • Ryan: (on his split with Reese Witherspoon) Going through something like this, as difficult as it is, my daughter has been the inspiration, my 7-year-old daughter Ava. The little girl is beyond her years in conscientiousness and maturity. I know it sounds pathetic – I'm a 32-year-old guy, but my 7-year-old daughter is getting me through the toughest time in my life, and that's beautiful too.

  • Ryan: (on his split from wife, Reese Witherspoon) I'm not guilty of a lot of things I have been accused of. My priority is and always has been the health and safety of my family.

  • Ryan: (on undergoing therapy) Why make people feel as if working on themselves or working on their relationship is a negative thing? The biggest mistake is not doing that, ignoring it and having the marriage fall apart due to laziness.

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Trivia (22)

  • Ryan is sometimes mistaken for singer Justin Timberlake.

  • Ryan's last name Phillippe is pronounced Fil-lih-pee.

  • Ryan won Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture for his role in the films Gosford Park and Crash.

  • Ryan is dating Australian actress Abbie Cornish. The two met on the set of the film Stop Loss.

  • Ryan has two children (Ava Elizabeth and Deacon) with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.

  • Ryan was in Outkast's "Hey Ya" music video.

  • Ryan originally was offered the role of Paul in the film Unfaithful but the studio decided to make the character European instead of American so the role went to Olivier Martinez.

  • Ryan was a presenter at the 2000 MTV Movie Awards.

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