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Ryan Reynolds: from buff buffoon to Hollywood heavyweight

20 October 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A poker pro in Mississippi Grind and Deadpool‘s saucy superhero are the next roles taking Reynolds interstellar like Matthew McConaughey. Meet the man whose effortless charm comes with a very un-starry dose of vulnerability

When Ryan Reynolds was young, he wanted to be Don Knotts. Knotts, for those not in the know, was a boggle-eyed American TV star in the 1960s, best-known for slapstick on The Andy Griffith Show and playing an accountant who turns into a fish in the film The Incredible Mr Limpet.“I wanted to be the zany neighbour on a sitcom,” says Reynolds. “My expectations were on the floor. I thought I would go down to La and do improv comedy and maybe do a couple of acting jobs on the side. Fail miserably and then go back to school.”

Some of that happened. Reynolds travelled from Vancouver to La. He did a sitcom (Two Guys, »

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