Photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath
Excerpt from Details Magazine
HOW TO BECOME RYAN REYNOLDS
Step one: Come out of nowhere (which is to say, Canada) and hustle your way into TV movies and a kids’ series despite discouragement from your working-class Vancouver family. Step two: Make the jump to the big screen (1993’s Ordinary Magic—he played Ganesh, a boy raised in India sent to live with family in Ontario. Sample dialogue: “They are not so very different, basketball and yoga”). Step three: Drive to L.A. from Vancouver “on the whimmiest of whims” in 1995 with an aspiring-actor friend and, after a few years, land a part on a sitcom (Two Guys and a Girl). And here’s where the steps pile up and blend together, until finally, two decades later, you’re People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive and the CGI-swaddled flying green lead of a summer blockbuster.
Ryan wears the likes of Calvin Klein Underwear, Gucci, Prada, Dior Homme and John Varvatos.
This Summer sees him as the Green Lantern in GREEN LANTERN. He’s currently filming SAFE HOUSE with Denzel Washington, Brendan Gleeson & Olivia Wilde, which is set for a February 2012 release.