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10th May 2019

Five times that Ryan Reynolds proved he’s a legend on and off the screen


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Ryan Reynolds is the best thing to come out of Canada since sliced bacon.

If there is one man who is pretty much impossible not to love, it’s actor Ryan Reynolds. From his Van Wilder days right up to Deadpool and beyond, he’s proven time and time again that he is an absolute legend.

To celebrate the release of Pokémon Detective Pikachu (in cinemas now), we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane. If you’re worried that his latest outing won’t tap into the Canadian’s smartass style of humour, check out the trailer below.

It seems that turning Ryan Reynolds into a small yellow Pokémon doesn’t make his funny bone any smaller…

Clip via Warner Bros. UK

1. Saving his nephew’s life

A couple of years ago, Ryan share a photo on Instagram of himself at a refresher course on how to perform CPR on an infant. Not only is it good to see someone with so many followers telling people to learn CPR, but he also tells a story in the caption about the time he put it into practice.

When his nephew’s life was in danger, the Red Cross course he had done several years earlier helped him step up. A true superhero indeed!

2. Poking fun at himself in Deadpool

He may well be firing out blockbusters left, right and centre these days, but that wasn’t always the case. His 2011 film Green Lantern is thought of by many as one of the worst superhero movies of all time, and that’s not exactly something Deadpool would shy away from.

In Deadpool 2 (2018), the Mercenary with a Mouth once again broke the fourth wall. Not all of us are willing to poke fun at ourselves, but it only makes us love Ryan Reynolds all the more.

3. Sparing none of the details on Graham Norton

Being a celebrity may well be what many of us dream of, but everything has its downsides. When you’re a Hollywood star on a packed airplane, it’s only a matter of time before someone recognises you.

It’s all well and good when that’s just your average movie fan, not so much when it involves someone being violently ill in mid conversation. Not pleasant.

3. Leaking Detective Pikachu

Remember that new movie we mentioned earlier called Detective Pikachu? Well, its starring man led people to believe that he was sharing a leaked version of the film on his personal Twitter account.

Don’t be distracted by the fact it’s a video of Pikachu dancing for the guts of two hours, a true Reynolds fan would watch it from start to finish.

4. Sharing pearls of parenting wisdom

Speaking of Ryan’s Twitter page, it is an absolute gold mine. From parenting tips to cropping his wife out of photos, it has to be one of the best pages on the site.

This classic from 2016 where he talks about the joys of parenting should never be forgotten.

5. Proclaiming his love for Ireland

In a recent interview with our own Rory Cashin, Ryan told us all about his time in Ireland while his wife Blake Lively was working on The Rhythm Section. If Ireland is good enough to keep Pikachu happy, we must be doing something right.

He also told us in the same interview about an adults-only blooper reel from his latest movie. If his own sense of humour is anything to go by, it would certainly make for great watching!

The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time. Opens in Irish cinemas on Friday, 10 May.

Brought to you by Warner Bros. Pictures

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