5 Fun Facts About Ryan Reynolds That Might Surprise You!

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Ryan Reynolds Facts

Ryan Reynolds is one of those actors people can’t seem to get enough of. Moviegoers got their first look at him way back in 1993 when he appeared in his first film, Ordinary Magic in the role of Ganesh. With wavy brown hair and a million dollar smile, this hunky celeb has consistently appeared in some type of movie in each of the past 25-years.

He has twice made it on People’s Sexiest Man Alive list (2008 &2009) and in 2010 was given the top award.




Why the interest in Ryan Reynolds?

People are genuinely interested in the background of Ryan Reynolds. A large part of what draws people to this actor is his physical appearance. There is no denying the man is handsome to look at. The other reason folks are curious about the man relates to rumors about his sexual orientation. You may be wondering why these questions exist? We will attempt to explain and offer context as part of our general exploration of the star.

Are you ready to learn more about Ryan Reynolds? Let’s jump right in!

Ryan Reymolds arrives on the red carpet for the 64th annual Tony Awards, held at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall

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Birthday: October 23, 1976 – Vancouver, BC

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

Height: 6’2

Shoe Size: 10.5 (wide)

Body Type: Jock/Wolf

1. Ryan Reynold Age

Ryan is almost 40-years old at the time of this post but to look at him you would never really know it. That is because the actor is very much involved in self-care and physical fitness. Based on interviews he has given in the past with magazines like Men’s Fitness, he is known to workout up to six-days a week. He’s also active in marathons, which requires the star to be in training mode for a good part of the year.

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Because many of the roles he portrays are physical in nature – such as his work in the Green Lantern, Ryan makes sure he regularly engages in strength training exercises, couples with cardio. When you combine all of these efforts together, you get someone who looks much younger than their years.

Finally, he likely uses products like other male celebrities to enhance his appearance. Other stars who defy their true age include people like former Full House actor, John Stamos.

2. Ryan Reynold’s Height and Body Type

Ryan stands at an impressive 6’2. We know from news reports that he is of Irish ancestry that apparently steps from both his mother and father’s side. Using our gay body typology system, we have classified Reynolds a cross between a jock and a wolf.  

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Credit: Steven Lippman/Corbis

The older Ryan gets, the more likely he will take on wolf-like features but because of his youthful appearance, it will likely take many years for this to occur.

3. Ryan Reynolds Shirtless

One of the big things people look for on the Internet when it comes to Ryan Reynolds is his shirtless pictures. This makes sense when you consider the actor has a chiseled, cut physique that is complimented by a masculine, hairy chest.

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What can make Reynolds even more striking is when he sports a five-clock shadow (aka facial hair). If you really want to see this man shirtless, be sure to pick up a copy of the flick, Blade Trinity. He has a set of crazy, washboard abs in this movie that you won’t forget!

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Ryan Reynolds “Gay” Kiss
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4. Ryan Reynolds Gay Rumors

Gay rumors about Ryan Reynolds are nothing new. One of the main reasons an actor will get tagged as being “gay” can be traced to wishful thinking on the part of some gay men – which is very much the case with this celebrity.

Reynolds has also been very friendly in the past to LGBT-Q focused press. For example, he gave an interview with the Advocate back in 2007 where he addressed these rumors. To make a long story short, Ryan indicated that he is straight and very secure with his sexuality. He also shared that if he were gay, he would like to think he would have the courage to be honest about it.  

Ryan Reynolds Gay Kiss

Like many male celebrities, Ryan has dome things to make people bat an eyebrow, such as the “gay kisses” he has given as either part of a role he was playing or just for fun. Be sure to check out our area on gay related scenes on the blog to see more male celebs in action.

And of course there was the movie, The Nines (2007) where he played the part of a gay writer and crack addict who also is a video game designer.

Anytime an actor plays a role that is either outright gay or contains hints of homosexuality, questions about that celeb’s sexual orientation are sure to follow. The first video above shows Ryan kissing Conan O’Brien.  The second is Ryan making out with Andrew Garfield at the Golden Globe Awards (2017).

5. Ryan Reynolds Girlfriends and Wife

Much has been made of the divorce between Ryan Reynolds and actress, Scarlett Johansson. The two married in 2008 and were officially divorced in 2011. A good chunk of the gossip relates to his relationship with Green Lantern co-star, Blake Lively.

The two met on set while filming the movie in 2010; the same time he was married to Johanasson. Reynolds and Lively officially became married in 2012 and have a daughter named James (yes – the name is correct) who was born in December of 2014.

Ryan Reynolds Fun Facts

  • Although raised Roman Catholic, Reynolds has shared in interviews that he feels religion “poisons everything good in this world”.
  • He likes the Green Bay Packers and watches them play football whenever possible. We wonder if that means he likes Aaron Rodgers?
  • He used to be a Canadian soap-stud on “Hillside” (Fifteen in the U.S.)
  • People confuse Ryan Reynolds with actor Ryan Gosling because both are from Canada and both have the same first name. They also both happen to be Scorpios!

Ryan Reynolds Movies

There are far too many movies for us to list here that Ryan Reynolds has appeared in. We are providing a list of 10 major films that have helped him gain fame. Most of these films can be download through Amazon instant video.

  • The Proposal (2009)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • The Change Up (2011)
  • Ted (2012)
  • The Nines (2007)
  • Blade Trinity (2004)
  • Foolproof (2003)
  • The In-Laws (2003)
  • We all fall down (2000)
  • Ordinary Magic (1993)

Ryan Reynolds Poll

Just for fun, we thought it might be kind of cool to include a fantasy Ryan Reynolds poll. Be sure to read all of your choices before making your selection. You can only vote once so choose carefully! Feel free to share any thoughts or comments about this actor in the discussion area.


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  • Pat Brown

    He is 100% GAY there is nothing straight about him, he has two fake marriages! Shocked you’re calling him straight!

    • Do you have something that supports what your suggesting? Also, by my count is has only been divorced 1x. How do you figure is second marriage is a failure?

      • Pat Brown

        Everyone in Hollywood knows he’s gay, I worked in production for many years, and I always knew he was gay, I meant two sham marriages. Scarlet is gay too, and she’s married to another gay man now. Nothing straight about him, not anything!

        • Thanks for sharing. FYI – I did not say Ryan was straight or gay in the post. What I said was, “Ryan indicated that he is straight and very secure with his sexuality. He also shared that if he were gay, he would like to think he would have the courage to be honest about it.” That’s a direct quote. He made those remarks in an interview with the Advocate in 2007. Here is a link if you would like to read more:
          http://www.towleroad.com/2007/08/edwards.html

          We never come out and say if a star is straight or gay unless the words come directly from that person’s mouth. What we do is present the published information and make it available. If you have something published that indicates 100% Ryan is gay, please do share.

          🙂

          • Pat Brown

            some things do not have to come from the horse’s mouth, just ask John Travolta! Better yet, a much bigger revelation would be who is really straight, 100% would never touch another man, I can’t think of one, not one!

          • Pat I hear you – just hope you understand why we cannot come out and make declarative statements. As for John Travolta … we did an article last week on 70’s stars and mentioned him. Can’t wait for the tell-all book to come out from his former pilot!

            Thanks for stopping by.

          • Pat Brown

            I do understand! I enjoy your site!

  • Do you have something that supports what your suggesting?

  • dinard38

    Man, what sloppy story here. This article is about Ryan Reynolds, but some of the pics shown here (kissing another man) is of Ryan Gosling. Gosling is mentioned in other places in this article.

    This is really sloppy work here, gaypopbuzz.

    • Ummm what picture is of Ryan Gosling? All are Ryan Reynolds. Care to back up what you said? You sound super confused. Do you even know who Ryan Reynolds is?

      • dinard38

        Yeah, that’s because you’ve updated the captions under the two pictures, because last night it definitely said Ryan Gosling. But you still missed a spot, because under #4 it still references Ryan Gosling.

        “Gay rumors about Ryan Gosling are nothing new.”

  • Lisa

    I’m sorry, but what if Ryan is gay? Who cares!! Let people live their lives the way that makes them happy! I’m so tired of “breaking news” that someone May be gay. Leave people alone! Don’t we have more important things going on in the world than if someone is freaking gay!???