RYAN REYNOLDS (Turbo) has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men. He will next be seen in R.I.P.D. alongside Jeff Bridges. The film, based on the comic book by Peter M. Lenkov, follows a recently slain cop who joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. The film is slated for release on July 19, 2013.
Reynolds had his animated film debut as the voice of Guy in DreamWorks Animation's, The Croods. The movie also starred Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener and earned over $508 million worldwide.
Prior to that, Reynolds was seen in the Universal action thriller, Safe House opposite Denzel Washington. The film follows a young CIA agent who must move a criminal to a secure location after a CIA-operated safe house has been destroyed. It opened to $40 million domestically in its first weekend and went onto earn $208 million worldwide.
Reynolds starred opposite Jason Bateman in the Universal comedy, The Change Up, which Reynolds' production shingle Dark Trick Films, co-produced. He starred in the Warner Bros. adaptation of the popular DC Comic, Green Lantern, which he played Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers.
Reynolds received accolades for his performance in the mystery/thriller Buried. His character, Paul Conroy, is a contractor working in Iraq who wakes up in a coffin buried alive after an attack by a group of Iraqis. In the cinematically challenging film, Reynolds is the only actor to appear on camera for the duration of the piece.
Reynolds served as Disney's romantic comedy lead in The Proposal, opposite Sandra Bullock. The film opened at #1 at the box office and grossed $315 million worldwide.
In 2009, Reynolds was seen as Deadpool in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He starred opposite an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman. The film grossed $365 million worldwide. Also that year, Reynolds starred in Adventureland opposite Kristen Stewart, directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola. This comedy takes place in the 1980s, when a recent college grad takes a job at an amusement park. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated in the Ensemble Performance category at the 2009 Gotham Awards.
Some of Reynolds other film credits include Paperman and the Working Title film Definitely, Maybe for Universal Pictures, where he portrayed a soon-to-be divorced political consultant and parent with a questionable sexual past. The film co-stars Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher,Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Kline.
Additionally, he was seen in writer/director John August's The Nines, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, directorJoe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces for Working Title and Universal Pictures, The Amityville Horror, a remake of the classic cult film and Blade: Trinity.
DarkFire, Reynolds' TV production company, recently sold its first two projects, the live action comedy "Guidance" and the animated comedy, "And Then There Was Gordon" to 20th Century Fox TV. Reynolds will executive produce alongside Allan Loeb, Jonathon Komack Martin, Tim Dowling and Steven Pearl.
In addition to his numerous leading roles, Reynolds also serves on the board of directors for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. In November 2007, Reynolds ran the New York City Marathon in honor of his father, who has long suffered from ravages of Parkinson's disease. Reynolds' marathon run raised over $100,000 for the Michael J Fox Foundation.
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