The versatile and handsome actor has displayed his range by starring in comedies, gripping dramas and action films.
Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds attend the "Woman in Gold" photocall during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 9, 2015 in Berlin.
"Woman in Gold" is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Holocaust survivor who, together with her young lawyer, E. Randol Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), sues the Austrian government for the return of artwork the Nazis stole from her family.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Jerry Hickfang in "The Voices" (2015) about a mentally unhinged factory worker who must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.
Reynolds plays the lead in "Mississippi Grind," about a gambler on a losing streak who teams up with a younger gambler, hoping to change his luck. The film was released in January 2015.
Baby on the way
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend Angel Ball 2014 in New York on October 20, 2014.
Ryan Reynolds attends the 2014 Canada's Walk Of Fame Awards at the Sony Centre on October 18, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
Ryan Reynold stars in "R.I.P.D," a 2013 science-fiction action-comedy film about a recently slain police officer who tries to find the man who murdered him.
This 2014 movie stars Reynolds as the father of a child who disappeared, yet detectives find clues that indicate the girl is still alive eight years later.
Black and white
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend "The Captive" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in France.
Strike a pose
Ryan Reynolds poses during the photocall for "The Captive" at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, on May 16, 2014.
Dressed to the nines
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York.
Ryan Reynolds attends "El Hormiguero" TV Universal Pictures show on November 26, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.
Actor Ryan Reynolds poses with a wax figure of himself at Madame Tussauds in 2013.
Reynolds attends the "Turbo" premiere at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, on June 25, 2013. He provided the voice of the speedy snail.
"The Croods" stars from left, Christine Keener, Emma Stone, Reynolds and Nicolas Cage attend the premiere of the film at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York on March 10, 2013.
A 'Safe' bet
Reynolds stars in "Safe House," an action-thriller with Denzel Washington in February 2012.
Washington plays a dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.
Out of the 'House'
Reynolds, center, joins Denzel Washington, left, and director Daniel Espinosa at a "Safe House" photocall at Villamagna Hotel in Madrid, Sapin, on Jan. 31, 2012.
A sporting duo
Reynolds, left, and "Change-Up" co-star Jason Bateman present an award at the ESPY Awards in Los Angles on July 13, 2011.
In "The Change-Up," Reynolds and Bateman play two men who envy each other's lives and end up swapping. Bateman is a married dad while Reynolds is a swinging bachelor, and each finds out the other's life isn't as simple as it looks.
Supporting the troops
Reynolds greets fans outside a theater on the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego where his 2011 film, "Green Lantern," was being shown to the families of Marines.
Reynolds gets the superhero treatment in the 2011 action adventure film "Green Lantern." In the film, he plays Hal Jordan, a test pilot who receives special powers from a ring.
Strike a pose
Reynolds arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on June 5, 2011. He was a presenter.
Ryan Reynolds accepts the Male Star of the Year award at the CinemaCon awards ceremony at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on March 31, 2011. CinemaCon is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners.
Ryan Reynolds beat back the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jon Hamm to be named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive on Nov. 17, 2010. The 34-year-old actor finds himself in select company as he takes the title from 2009 winner Johnny Depp. Days earlier, Reynolds' ex wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, was named GQ magazine's "Babe of the Year."
In 2010's "Buried," Reynolds plays an American truck driver whose convoy is ambushed. He finds himself buried alive with only a cell phone, knife, lighter and a few other things, and must try to save himself from suffocation. The film was praised for telling an intriguing story while limiting the audience's view to what's going on in the coffin.
Puttin' on the Ritz
Reynolds made a dashing appearance in black tie at the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7, 2010.
Reynolds and fellow presenter Maggie Gyllenhaal toast the evening at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on March 5, 2010.
In the 2011 film "Deadpool," Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a highly-efficient mercenary with a secret superpowered identity. His weapon of choice is Japanese katana swords.
Time to talk
Reynolds visits the "Late Show With David Letterman" at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater on June 17, 2009.
Will you marry me?
Reynolds and Sandra Bullock teamed up in the 2009 romantic comedy "The Proposal" as a couple thrown together by her hunt for American citizenship.
On the red carpet
"Proposal" stars Reynolds and Bullock arrive at the MTV Movie Awards on May 31, 2009, in Universal City, Calif.
Reynolds plays an amusement-park repair technician in 2009's "Adventureland." His character claims to have played a gig with Lou Reed, but his co-workers are doubtful.
In 2008's "Definitely, Maybe," Reynolds plays a dad who must tell his young daughter (played by Abigail Breslin) about his past.
Reynolds wed actress Scarlett Johansson on Sept. 27, 2008, in British Columbia. The marriage ended in early 2011.
In 2007's "Chaos Theory," Reynolds played a time-management expert whose life is thrown into chaos when hs gets off of his highly regulated schedule.
Reynolds served as grand marshal at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 500 on June 7, 2009 in Long Pond, Penn.
In 2007's "Smokin' Aces," Reynolds and Ray Liotta play FBI agents working a case involving a Las Vegas comedian.
May I take your order please?
In 2005's "Waiting...", Reynolds, Justin Long and Anna Faris play young employees battling boredom at Shenanigan's, a generic chain restaurant.
Get out of the house!
Reynolds played troubled homeowner George Lutz in the 2005 remake of 1979's "Amityville Horror," which documents the supposed paranormal happenings in a house where a man murdered his entire family.
Support for Fox
Reynolds embraces Michael J. Fox at the "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinsons" benefit for the Michael J. Fox Foundation on Nov. 5, 2008 in New York.
Reynolds plays Hannibal King, the head of a vampire hunting group, in 2004's "Blade: Trinity."
You oughta know
Alanis Morissette and Reynolds attend the 2003 MTV Movie Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on May 31, 2003 in Los Angeles. The two announced their engagement in 2004, but broke up in 2007. Her album, "Flavors of Entanglement," was inspired by the breakup.
Reynolds, Traylor Howard and Richard Ruccolo starred in "Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place," a sitcom that ran on ABC from 1998 to 2001.
Reynolds, Kal Penn, "The Real World's" Teck Holmes, and Jason Winer star in 2002's "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Reynolds plays the title role, a student who has no interest in graduating college even after seven years.
Reynolds played the boyfriend of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" in the 1996 film based on the Archie Comics character. Melissa Joan Hart starred as Sabrina, and would go on to play her in the seven-season TV series.