Ryan Reynolds has been honoured with the American Cinematheque Award – which is kind of a big deal!
A huge deal, in fact. According to the nonprofit cultural organisation, the award is given to “an extraordinary artist currently making a significant contribution to the art of the Moving Picture.”
And I think we can all agree, Ryan is beyond extraordinary.
The Hollywood star who is currently starring opposite Will Ferrel in Spirited on Apple TV+, began his career as a teenager in 1991 and has brought laughs, action and sometimes even tears (looking at you The Adam Project) to the world ever since.
His movies, including the Deadpool franchise, Free Guy and Red Notice, have amassed more than $5 billion at the global box office (as per THR), he’s a Golden Globe and Grammy nominee and let’s not forget all he does behind-the-scenes too through the Group Effort Initiative, a program he co-founded with wife, actor and director Blake Lively to create a pipeline for diverse, underrepresented talent to work in the industry.
Ryan attended the event with his mum Tammy Reynolds and good friend, director Shawn Levy.
“Ryan Reynolds is a Renaissance Man 2.0 for our times,” American Cinematheque board chair Rick Nicita shared in a statement earlier this year.
“He is an actor, a business entrepreneur, a writer, a comedian, a producer and a creative innovator onscreen and off. Most important to us, he is a true modern movie star. He has reached the heights of stardom in movies shown on all platforms, in all genres ranging from comedies to dramas to action films or combinations of all three.”
Ryan is the 36th recipient of the prestigious award. Previous winners include Robin Williams, Steve Martin, George Clooney, Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon.
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