It would be an understatement to say that 2016 was a banner year for Ryan Reynolds. The Canadian-born actor, who was named Entertainer of the Year by “Entertainment Weekly,” starred in Marvel’s “Deadpool,” which grossed nearly $800 billion worldwide and received an unexpected wave of critical acclaim. Click through our photo gallery above highlighting the Top 10 roles in Ryan Reynolds’ career, from “Deadpool” to “Van Wilder.”
The film is showing surprising strength during the current awards season, picking up nominations at the Golden Globes and winning awards for Best Comedy and Comedy Actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Now it seems that “Deadpool” and Reynolds (as one of the film’s producers) could be a player in this year’s Best Picture Oscar race, especially after the film scored a nomination at the Writers Guild Awards (Best Adapted Screenplay) and a surprise Best Picture nomination at the Producers Guild Awards. As the PGA nominees tend to predict the corresponding nominees at the Oscars, Reynolds could earn his first Oscar nomination as one of the film’s producers.
Reynolds first gained notice for his role as a lovable ditz in the ABC comedy “Two Guys and a Girl.” He has proven his abilities in a variety of roles, from comedies like “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” (2002) and “The Proposal” (2009), to action films like “Safe House” (2012). He’s also received acclaim for performances in independent films like “Definitely, Maybe” (2008), “Adventureland” (2009) and “Buried” (2010). Reynolds is one of only a handful of actors to have played superheroes from both the DC (“Green Lantern”) and Marvel (“Deadpool”) universes.
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