Magazine article Variety

Reynolds' Many Roles

Magazine article Variety

Reynolds' Many Roles

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MISSISSIPPI GRIND

2015 (pictured)

"I wish more eyes had gotten on that," says Ryan Reynolds of the poker drama in which he starred opposite Ben Mendelsohn. "I would have jumped in there with anybody, but the fact that I got to have a dance partner like Ben Mendelsohn, who's just one of the greatest actors, was an amazing experience. He and Jake Gyllenhaal I think are two of the greatest working actors today. These are two guys that I think are just so interesting to watch. Ben is one of those people that just can't take your eyes offof. In some ways, it's sort of unfair working next to him. In other ways you get to sit there and kind of absorb his brilliance and genius and just kind of watch a great show."

THE GREEN LANTERN

2011

"I didn't know much about 'The Green Lantern' going in," says Reynolds of the superhero movie. "I didn't know what it would be like to do something on that scale and be part of that gigantic superhero juggernaut machine that Warner Brothers had over there. And the movie didn't really work, it didn't meet the expectations the studio had for it, but it was one of those things where I was an actor for hire and I think at the time I would have been a fool not to jump at the chance to try and be a part of something like that. …

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