What Was Ryan Reynolds’ First Movie?

We all know Ryan Reynolds as the hilarious Deadpool, but did you know that his first movie was actually a drama? Here’s a look at his filmography.

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Early life and career

Ryan Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 23, 1976, the youngest of four children. His father, Jim, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail salesperson. Reynolds starred in his first movie, Ordinary Magic (1993), when he was just 16 years old. He later appeared in several made-for-television films and supporting roles in theatrical releases before landing his breakout role as Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001). Reynolds has since starred in a number of successful movies, including National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002), The Amityville Horror (2005), Smokin’ Aces (2006), Definitely, Maybe (2008), The Proposal (2009), Buried (2010), Green Lantern (2011) and Safe House (2012).

First movie

Ryan Reynolds’ first movie was “Ordinary Magic.”

Later career

After a series of teenage roles, Ryan Reynolds’ first major role came in the 2002 film “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.” He followed that up with roles in a number of comedies, including “Just Friends” and “The Proposal.” Reynolds also starred in the action films “Blade: Trinity” and “Safe House.” In 2016, he appeared in the superhero films “Deadpool” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which helped to make him one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors.

Personal life

Although he is best known for his work in comedies, Ryan Reynolds got his start in a much different genre. His first movie was the 1991 drama “Ordinary Magic,” in which he played a young boy who discovers he has magical powers. Reynolds has said that he enjoyed the experience of working on the film, but that it was “a bit of a shock” to suddenly find himself in the spotlight.


Reynolds’ first film role was in the Canadian teen soap Hillside, as Benny. In 1996, he had a small role in the American television movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch, starring Melissa Joan Hart. As a teenager, Reynolds starred in several films, including Sandwich, Dick and The Captives. He began his Hollywood career in 1998 with a role in the coming-of-age film Coming Soon. His first major film role came in 2001 with National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.

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