The ‘friend zone’ is like the penalty box of dating, only you can never get out. Once a girl decides you’re her ‘friend,’ it’s game over. You’ve become a complete non-sexual entity in her eyes, like her brother, or a lamp.— Ryan Reynolds
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I finally had my prostate checked. And I was super-thankful that I taught my asshole to whistle before the doctor stuck his finger in there. The look on his face was priceless.
Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.
I dragged my wife from our honeymoon in Africa and landed her in Ontario, Canada, when it was -40 degrees.
Laughing can serve you in dark moments and even help you crawl your way back out.
I just love bikes. It's not the safest passion to have, but I guess it's better than Russian roulette.
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.
If it weren’t so off-putting for my co-workers.
I’d wear my flannel, one-piece 'Hannah Montana' pajamas, like, all the time!
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.
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.'
If you're going to commit to that, you're going to have to find some way to make it bearable and enjoyable.
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.
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!
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!
'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.
Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up.
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.
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.
Anyplace of work where you have a cross section of work, you have mini-ecosystem. A little representation of what the planet is. You have the Alpha Dog. You have the young ones, the old ones. The pissed off one. The quiet one.
When you're growing up in a family without a lot of money and four boys, it can't always be, 'Let's go see a specialist, see if you're okay.' If you got hurt, you just walked it off.
There are 7 billion people on the planet.
Pretty much everyone is doing sex. It's not like you need to order the "baby-starter kit" on Amazon. Instincts will come to you at the weirdest places and times.
The best directors I've worked with, they all have the same thing in common.
They're the first to say, 'I don't know.' If you ask them, 'How are we actually pulling off this movie?', they'll just shrug and go, 'I have absolutely no idea.'
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.
I think by take eight you're kind of going, "Oh, wow, I don't know if I want to fall entirely off the roof again." That stuff is tough, and I'm also not 21 anymore. I just don't like cement. Cement isn't hilarious any more.
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.
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.
I learned discipline from my father. Not in terms of corporal punishment, but being determined in whatever you do, and sticking with it.
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.
I'm pretty good at surprising friends and family with gifts.
I tend to go towards the more sentimental side of giving.
When I do comedy, my brain sort of locks up in the infinite possibilities.
That's where I get sort of lost. I think, "Oh, there are six other jokes that we could say here!" I feel more at home with drama.
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.
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.
I think every relationship is going to go through a few rough patches.
Those are what make it stronger, I think.
I noticed while working on Green Lantern that the actor - albeit forefront in the film, obviously, and the key focus for the audience - is kind of the smallest cog in the machine when you're shooting.
When I was 21 I think I thought I was 31.
I was always kind of doing the right thing, and it wasn't until my late twenties that I became just a completely wild asshole. So I should've had that out of my system already and I was too busy being a grown-up.
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.
I had a lot of different jobs between fifteen and nineteen.
I'd moved out of my house way, way younger than I should have. So I was living out on my own with my brother when I'd just turned sixteen. I did busboy stuff, and worked in warehouses, and did odd jobs, and stuff. I earned me some Pesos.
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.
I learned early on to abandon all those preconceived notions you have about other actors and it's served me really well. I usually just try to empty my mind of that. I love meeting actors and I love working with actors.
Michael Keaton had a great, great career.
I do remember when I was a young guy thinking about him, about how he'd had the chance to do it all, so yeah. But, there's nobody where I've said, "Man, I really want that guy's career."
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.
I don't like seeing the stuff that's not polished.
It's harder for me to step away from it and watch that.
I grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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.
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.
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.
I'm not one of those actors who romanticizes his trials working out and brags that he can bench press a panda now.
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?
Honestly, I think it's dumb luck that I'm able to kind of get away doing different types of films in different genres. There's always a tendency to kind of stick with what works, or stick with one particular kind of brand or movie. But so far I've been getting away with it, so I'm going to continue to do that for as long as I can.
I'm one of the most fortunate guys around,I still get to do those kinds of movies, and then I get to do Green Lantern, and I get to do Buried with an auteur like Rodrigo Cortés. I enjoy that I can get away with that.