Top 3 Films: Ryan Reynolds

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002)

Reynolds plays the title character in this modern day Animal House(ish) film about a perennial college student.

Tara Reid (American Pie) also stars in this film.

This film spawned 2 sequels, The Rise of Taj (which does not include the Van Wilder character) and Freshman Year which is a prequel and stars Jonathan Bennet as the Van Wilder character.

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

In this modern day Cheech and Chong style film, Ryan Reynolds plays a small role as a male nurse.

Other stars in this film are John Cho and Kal Penn (as Harold and Kumar, respectively) and Neil Patrick Harris.

This film also spawned a sequel titled Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, after which Kal Penn quit acting to accept a job in the Barack Obama administration (boo!). However, Penn recently left his job with Obama to star in the third installment, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas 3D, which is set to be released in 2011.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Probably his greatest role in my opinion (albeit a short role), Reynolds plays Wade Wilson/Deadpool in this flick about the X-Men’s most popular character.

Also starring Hugh Jackman as Wolvernine, Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth, and Danny Huston as Colonel Stryker.

There is supposedly going to be a sequel to this film and there will reportedly also be a Deadpool spin-off in which Reynolds will play the title character again.

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