RYAN REYNOLDS (Nick Walker) emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men. In March 2013, Reynolds made his animated film debut as the voice of Guy in DreamWorks Animation's The Croods. The movie also featured the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener and earned more than $508 million worldwide. Reynolds has signed on to the sequel, which has already been put into development. Prior to that, Reynolds was seen in Universal Pictures' action-thriller Safe House, opposite Denzel Washington. The film follows a young CIA agent (Reynolds) who must move a criminal (Washington) to a secure location after a CIA-operated safe house has been destroyed. The film opened to $40 million domestically in its first weekend and went on to earn $208 million worldwide.
In 2011, Reynolds starred opposite Jason Bateman in Universal Pictures comedy The Change-Up, which ' production shingle, Dark Trick Films, co-produced. That same year, he starred in the Warner Bros. Pictures adaptation of DC Comics' popular Green Lantern. 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 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' romantic comedy lead in The Proposal, opposite Sandra Bullock. The film opened No. 1 at the box office and grossed $315 million worldwide.
In 2009, Reynolds was seen as Deadpool in the X-Men spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He starred alongside an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman. The film went on to gross $365 million worldwide. Also that year, Reynolds starred in Greg Mottola's Adventureland, opposite Kristen Stewart. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated in the Best Ensemble Performance category at the 2009 Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Reynolds' other film credits include Paper Man, and the Universal Pictures/Working Title film Definitely, Maybe, in which he played a political consultant who tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. film co-starred Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher,Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Kline.
Additionally, Reynolds was seen in writer/director John August's The Nines, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival; Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces for Working Title and Universal Pictures; The Amityville Horror, a remake of the classic cult film; and Blade: Trinity. The Amityville Horroropened No. 1 at the box-office and made $107 million worldwide.
Reynolds' television production company, DarkFire, recently sold its first two projects to 20th Century Fox Television: the live-action comedy Guidance and the animated comedy And Then There Was Gordon. Reynolds will executive produce alongside Allan Loeb, Jonathon Komack Martin, Tim Dowling and Steven Pearl.
In addition to his numerous leading roles, Reynolds serves on the board of directors for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. In November 2007, Reynolds ran the ING New York City Marathon in honor of his father -- has long suffered from ravages of Parkinson's disease. Reynolds' marathon run raised more than $100,000 for the foundation.
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