Ryan has appeared along with Scarlett Johansson in a public service announcement to encourage young people to vote.
In September 2008, Reynolds became the first celebrity chair for Team Fox, a fund-raising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which aims to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Ryan slipped from being No.6 in AfterElton.com's Hot 100 Men of 2007 to No.10 in 2008. In 2009, he was ranked No.4 among Entertainment Weekly's Comedy Hotties (Men) for playing Andrew Paxton in The Proposal. He was also listed at No.6 among Premiere.com's "The 40 Most Handsome Hollywood Men (Right Now)" in August 2009.
On May 5, 2008, Ryan and Scarlett Johansson announced they were engaged. The couple married on September 27, 2008.
Ryan appeared in the following TV movies: My Name is Kate, In Cold Blood, Tourist Trap, and School of Life.
Earlier in Ryan's acting career, he worked between midnight and eight in the morning at a grocery store to gain income.
While Ryan was 15 and living in Vancouver, he put up an improv comedy group called Yellow Snow.
Ryan was in Sugarcult's music video for "Bouncing off the Walls."
Ryan owns a Harley-Davidson Springer Softail and a 2005 Confederate Hellcat motorbike.
Ryan wrote two articles for The Huffington Post, an Internet newspaper, in June 2007: "Competitive Eating" on June 6, 2007 and "The Clown God" on June 12, 2007.
Ryan won the 2003 Young Hollywood Award for "Next Generation - Male" category. In 2005, he also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scary Scene for his movie The Amityville Horror.
In February 2007 it was revealed that Ryan and Alanis Morrisette had called off their engagement, after first becoming engaged in 2004.
Ryan has expressed great interest in portraying the DC Comics character the Flash, should Warner Bros. ever decide to do a film adaptation of the comic book.
In 1993, Ryan received a Youth in Film Award nomination for best actor for his work on Nickelodeon's Hillside. Ten years later, he was nominated as the MTV Awards for Breakthrough Male Performance for his role in Van Wilder.
Ryan is 6' 2½" (189cm) tall. He has light brown hair and light brown eyes.
When Ryan and ex-girlfriend Rachael Leigh Cook first met in 2001, they instantly hit it off. Ryan surprised Rachael by pulling out of his filming schedule and following her to London where she had to film Blow Dry. They dated for about a year.
On the first day of filming Just Friends, Ryan fell while skating and separated his shoulder.
When Ryan works out, he usually goes for about an hour to two hours a day.
In 2004, Ryan threw the opening pitch at the Chicago Cubs game. He was so excited about the honor that he trained for two weeks for it.
Ryan is a football fan. His favorite team is the Green Bay Packers.
Ryan loves to travel, go fishing, swimming, snowboarding and scuba diving.
Ryan attended Kwantlen College for a few months before dropping out to pursue his acting career.
Ryan is of Irish decent and was raised Catholic while growing up.
On September 2005, Ryan had an accident with a car while he was on his motorcycle. He was lucky and escaped with no injuries, as the car just skimmed the foot pedal.
Ryan and then fianceé Alanis Morrisette were vacationing in Indonesia when the great tsunami of 2004 struck. They were safely on the opposite side of the island.
Ryan was offered the role of "Xander" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) but turned it down.
On an episode of The Outer Limits (1995), Ryan played a ghost trapped in a haunted house. Oddly enough, in The Amityville Horror (2005), he plays a living man trapped in a haunted house.
To celebrate their one year anniversary in May 2003, Ryan and his former girlfriend Alanis Morissette wore matching rings on their fourth fingers of their right hands.
Despite his acting experience on Fifteen, Ryan failed his high school drama class.
A skydiving incident wherein the parachute failed to open upon his first try caused him to develop a fear of flying.
Since Two Guys and a Girl initially took place at a Boston pizza parlor named Beacon Street Pizza, he assumed that it was an actual place. So during one trip to Boston (while promoting his movie Van Wilder), he tried to locate the pizza parlor in question, unaware that it was fictional.
Ryan: 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: (on wanting children with wife Scarlett Johansson) I feel like I need to fulfill the genetic paradigm, the destiny of it. It definitely appeals to me.
Ryan: I won't ask a woman if she's pregnant unless the baby is crowning. We've all seen that happen, where you say, 'So, when are you due?' And there's just that blank stare.
Ryan: (on working with Julia Roberts in Fireflies in the Garden) I was so excited until I found out the scenes I have with her are when she's playing my mother. I was like, 'Couldn't we have a hot romance instead?' It's so sad. I have to tell my friends that I'm getting to act with the old Julia Roberts.
Ryan: (on the film, Smokin' Aces) It's the first set I've ever been on where people who weren't working on a particular day would just come by to watch and see what's happening. It was a pretty lively cast and for such a diverse group of people it was a surprisingly cordial and cohesive unit.
Ryan: 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: I've definitely done my share of debaucheries--and life threatening booze.
Ryan: 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: I just love bikes. It's not the safest passion to have, but I guess it's better than Russian roulette.
Ryan: I love doing six versions of any joke, so if they'll give me six takes, I'd love to do it.
Ryan: I just have like 30 guns on me at all times. My workout everyday was just kind of putting my wardrobe on, really.
Ryan: 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: 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."
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