Ryan Reynolds has joined the ranks of celebrities who refuse to carry out their own stunts after learning he broke his neck while making Safe House with Denzel Washington. The movie hunk took a beating in the film, joining Washington for a string of incredible fight scenes - including one inside a car - but it was only months after the project wrapped that he realised one ache wasn't healing and he checked in to see a doctor.
He says, "My neck was killing me after the movie for, like, six or seven months. I finally got an X-ray and the doctor laughed and said, 'You broke your neck!' I was like, 'What?' My C5 (cervical vertebrae) and six were broken from this stunt.
"You think you're an actor and the stunt guys do it all but you get beat up. So now I'm like, 'Let the stunt guy do it. I'm good'."
Actor Ryan Reynolds once found himself standing in an animal carcass as he relieved himself after taking a solo motorcycle ride through the state of Wyoming. The Green Lantern star is a keen biker but admits his penchant for long rides alone have often landed him in sticky situations.
Recalling one recent experience, he tells Details magazine, "I pulled over by the side of this ravine to take a p**s. And when I jumped down into it, I put my feet through something incredibly squishy. It felt like I'd jumped into a vat of old watermelons, and it just smelled like the worst place you could ever imagine."
Reynolds found himself standing in the ribcage of a dead horse and he was eager to clean off as soon as possible: "I wanted to undress using only a lighter. Like, to get all of this off my body with fire. It was the most revolting moment of my life."
It wasn't the first time the actor, who owns six motorcycles, ran into trouble while out on the road - he also previously required a hospital visit for a spider bite and a staph infection.
Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges hosted a special screening of their new film on Sunday (14Jul13) for the first responders of the Boston Marathon bombings. The actors star in supernatural police thriller R.I.P.D., and they came together in the Massachusetts capital to screen the film for the local police and firefighters who worked during the atrocity in April (13).
Officers who work on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus were also invited to the special screening as one of the site's policemen, Sean Collier, was gunned down during a confrontation with the bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Reynolds and Bridges mingled with their guests and posed for photos with several of the first responders.
Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey tells the Boston Globe the event was "a chance to relax, especially after everything everyone's been through in the past few months".
Three people were killed and hundreds injured when the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly planted two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the annual race.
Tamerlan was killed in a police shoot-out in the days after the bombing, while his 19-year-old sibling Dzhokhar was later captured. He pleaded not guilty to a number of charges during an arraignment hearing in a Boston federal court last week (10Jul13).
You can't dance your way out of this one, Kevin Bacon!
In R.I.P.D., Jeff Bridges teams up with Ryan Reynolds to defeat evil villain Bacon and the rest of the vicious ghoul community as two undead police officers working for the "Rest In Peace Department." In these four clips, "the pace is lightning, expectations high, things are gonna come hot, and they're gonna come wet." Watch a goofy Mary-Louise Parker show Reynolds his fate, learn how to deal with 'novices' in western-style shooting (always aim for the hotel window), and check out Bridges' sexy-ankled supermodel avatar (Marisa Miller) break necks next to Reynolds' ... slightly less stunning counterpart (James Hong).
Why would someone make something like that? We'll find out when R.I.P.D. shoots into theaters on July 19th.
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Actor Ryan Reynolds challenged the hosts of U.S. breakfast show Today to a game of skee-ball on Tuesday (09Jul13) to help promote his new sports-themed animated film Turbo, about a snail chasing down his dream of winning the Indy 500 race. The hunk emerged victorious, sinking more balls in the time allotted than the other contestants.
"I don't intentionally try to be evasive about that stuff. If you ask me to describe my relationship, I mean - words are too clumsy to accurately describe how I feel in that regard, particularly in an interview. It's a strange thing. I understand the climate we live in and why people are curious. But it's just tough and almost emotionally violent - for anyone, I think - to see your personal life summarised in a sentence." Ryan Reynolds to convey the love he feels for wife Blake Lively in words.
Ryan Reynolds fears he is genetically destined to father only sons as he and his wife grew up surrounded by brothers. The actor wed his The Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively last year (12) and he reveals they have big plans for their future, but he tells Details magazine he worries the family home will be full of testosterone.
He explains, "We'd love to have a big family. We both come from big families - my parents did four (kids), Blake's did five. A lot of people say it's crazy, but we'll only know when we're there, you know? We'll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think."
"I'm terrified that I'm genetically predisposed to only having boys. That's frightening.
"By the time I was 10 years old, and I'm not exaggerating, I knew how to patch drywall. There's nothing my brothers and I didn't put a hole in... That's something I'm not looking forward to."
Turbo is the newest animated feature from DreamWorks, but if I were to describe the plot using Pixar movies, it seems to have the follow-your-dreams attitude of Ratatouille and the car racing of, well, Cars.
Turbo is a garden snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) with a need for speed, and tired of his slow-paced life. As fate would have it, a freak accident with a drag racer gives him the ability to move lightning-fast. His unique power catches the attention of the owner of a failing taco restaurant, who comes up with the plan of entering Turbo in the Indy 500.
With the help of a crew of fellow snails, Turbo tries to win racing’s biggest prize. Does he succeed? Or does he get crushed by a car? I’m just saying, one wrong move and this could become a whole different movie. Turbo blasts into theaters on July 17.
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