LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 08: Actor Ryan Reynolds attends the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
  • Golden Globe Awards

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool- Nominee-Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Ryan Reynolds loved the Deadpool character so much that, very early on, he decided to come on board as a producer – “to protect Deadpool, to protect the origin story of Deadpool and to protect the canon of Deadpool”, he shared with us. It took him eleven years to realize his goal, and leaving him plenty of time to perfect his fighting skills, especially with his weapon of choice, the katana swords. Being both lead actor and producer enabled Reynolds to explore ways to solve a daunting problem – how can you perform while your character is covered head to toe in a suit? “Once we felt confident that I could actually emote, I just had to be more, bigger. I had to be way more expressive with my hands and my legs and my hips, everything. So once we figured out I could express through the suit it was like a dream come true.” Of course it worked – his full-body performance as the sarcastic and vengeful mercenary earned Ryan Reynolds his first Golden Globe nomination.