One of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, Ryan Reynolds’ roles in Deadpool and Green Lantern films earned him clout.
His recent movies, including Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw and Pokemon Detective Pikachu, have done exceptionally well at the box office.
Aside from his unusual looks and flamboyant demeanor, the actor ranks among the celebrities who have succeeded in the film business without relying on Hollywood bigwigs.
Many fans believe that Ryan Reynolds is Burt Reynolds’ son. But where is the truth in this?
Here are the facts.
About Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds’ career began in the early 1960s after he starred in several television series.
The actor is best known for his role in Deliverance (1972), and other successful films, including The Longest Yard and Smokey & The Bandit.
Reynolds won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy after starring in Paternity opposite Sally Field in 1981.
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His career declined following two box office flops, 1990’s Breaking In and 1992’s Boogie Nights.
He continued to appear on screen, but only periodically due to health concerns stemming from heart disease, back problems, spinal injuries, arthritis, and peripheral neuropathy that led him to rely mainly on a cane.
Reynolds’ autobiography in 2015 reveals more details about himself.
About Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds, the son of Canadian parents, is best known for playing Deadpool and Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern. He earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy after starring in Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place from 1998 to 2001.
His role as Wade Wilson / Deadpool alongside T. J. Miller, Ed Skrein, and Morena Baccarin was met with positive reviews and helped increase interest in Marvel films among moviegoers who were not familiar with these characters before viewing them on screen together. The actor reprised this role ahead of the release of Deadpool II.
Before his breakthrough role, Reynolds also starred in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder opposite Tara Reid, Just Friends alongside Amy Smart and Chelsea Handler, and The Proposal with Sandra Bullock.
Ryan’s latest projects include being cast in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sci-fi action film Alita: Battle Angel.
He will play the titular character, a cyborg who becomes an assassin after her childhood memories are wiped clean by scientists before she awakens from a coma following an accident.
Reynold’s other recent films include Life opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson. He also stars in Detective Pikachu, where he provides voice work for the character, and Assassination Nation with Odessa Young.
Is Burt Reynolds related to Ryan Reynolds?
No. The two are not related. They only share a name.
Burt Reynolds and Ryan Reynolds are both famous actors. Burt was born on February 11th 1936, while Ryan was born on October 23rd 1976. This means that there is a forty year gap between them.
While they have similar names and pick significant roles to play as characters in movies, they are not related.
There has been speculation around whether or not this could be true since they do look alike, despite their age difference (Ryan is more than 40 years younger).
However, Ryan Reynolds’ most recent movies prove that he does indeed share something in common with Burt Reynolds. They both share immense box office success.
Yet, Ryan has yet to match or surpass what Burt accomplished during his prime years. Although it remains unclear whether this will happen anytime soon, fans continue to cheer him on. As he continues working long hours and enduring grueling physical training for upcoming roles, we wish him the best.
Ryan Reynolds’ Doppelganger
In an exciting twist of events, one celebrity actually claimed that they are Reynold’s doppelganger. You could never guess who- Kate Beckinsale!
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, the famous English actress joked that:
I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds,” she said in the interview. “Like in a shocking way. Like sometimes I see a bus going by with a poster on, and I think, ‘Damn, I look hot. Wait, it’s not me.
Reynolds himself admitted to Beckinsale’s claim, saying that seeing her was like looking in a mirror.
But do they really look alike? It is hard to tell!