We bring you trivia about the R.I.P.D actor.

R.I.P.D is released in Irish cinemas this week. Ryan Reynolds plays Nick, a recently killed cop, who is drafted into the Rest in Peace Department. The R.I.P.D specialises in capturing ‘Deados’; the undead who return to earth as monstrous ghosts. Nick also uses his newfound power to find the man who killed him. Movies.ie have gathered together factoids about our favourite Ryan…

Reynolds was offered the role of Xander in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.
… We would love to see what he would have done with the role, but to us, Xander will always be Nicholas Brendon.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine Reynolds has revealed he felt he looked like a Vietnamese girl until he was 18.
… We’re sure you will agree that this is a phase that Ryan has grown out of!

Ryan’s middle name is Rodney.
… While the triple R name is interesting, we are glad he just goes by Ryan Reynolds.

Reynolds’ first acting role was in HILLSIDE, a Canadian-American teen drama that aired on YTV in Canada from 1991 to 1993.
… Reynolds’ co-star in the show was Laura Harris, who went on to play Daisy Adair in DEAD LIKE ME, and Marie Warner in season 2 of 24.

Ryan has a fear of flying since he once went skydiving and parachute failed to open at the first attempt.
… Ouch! We don’t blame him!

Reynolds was once engaged to Canadian singer Alanis Morrissette.
… Since they ended their engagement in 2007, Ryan has been married to Scarlett Johansson (until 2011) and Blake Lively.

In 2008, Reynolds ran the New York City Marathon after meeting Michael J. Fox. Reynolds signed up for the marathon as a promise to Fox and on behalf of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, but also for his father, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease.
… He wrote about his hopes and fears on his Huffington Post blog. You can read it here…

Ryan failed his high school drama class.
… We wonder what his teacher thinks of him now!

In 2002, Reynolds badly injured his back jumping from a bridge in Zurich, Switzerland.
… Bet he added ‘Fear of Bridges’ to ‘Fear of Flying’ after that!

Later this year, Reynolds will be heard on screen in the animated movie TURBO.
… Ryan has already lent his voice to THE CROODS and FAMILY GUY.

R.I.P.D is released in Irish cinemas on September 20th

Words: Brogen Hayes