Ryan Reynolds and Burt Reynolds are two of the most popular and successful actors in Hollywood history. They have both starred in blockbuster movies, won awards, and charmed audiences with their charisma and humor. But are they related by blood or just by name? This article will explore the facts and myths behind their rumored relationship.
Who is Ryan Reynolds?
Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor, producer, and entrepreneur who was born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia. He began his acting career in 1991, appearing in a Canadian teen soap opera called Hillside (also known as Fifteen in the US). He then moved on to star in various comedy films, such as Van Wilder, Waiting…, and The Proposal.
However, he gained worldwide fame and recognition for his role as Deadpool, the sarcastic and irreverent anti-hero of the Marvel Comics franchise. He first played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), but it was his solo film Deadpool (2016) that catapulted him to superstardom. The film broke several records for an R-rated comedy and earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He reprised the role in Deadpool 2 (2018) and is set to appear in Deadpool 3.
Ryan Reynolds is also known for his other roles in films such as The Hitman’s Bodyguard, 6 Underground, Free Guy, and Red Notice. He is also a successful businessman who owns a gin company called Aviation American Gin and a mobile network company called Mint Mobile. He is married to actress Blake Lively, with whom he has three children.
Who was Burt Reynolds?
Burt Reynolds was an American actor, director, and producer who was born on February 11, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan. He rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s as one of the biggest stars of Hollywood. He was known for his roles in action-comedy films such as Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run, and The Longest Yard. He was also acclaimed for his dramatic performances in films such as Deliverance, Boogie Nights, and The Last Movie Star.
Burt Reynolds was a cultural icon and a sex symbol who was named the world’s number one box-office star from 1978 to 1982 by Quigley Publishing Company. He also won several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his role in the sitcom Evening Shade. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Boogie Nights.
Burt Reynolds was married twice, first to actress Judy Carne and then to actress Loni Anderson. He also had a long-term relationship with actress Sally Field. He had one son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds, whom he adopted with Loni Anderson. He died on September 6, 2018, at the age of 82 from a heart attack.
The short answer is no. Ryan Reynolds and Burt Reynolds are not related by blood or by marriage. They only share a common surname that has origins in Ireland and Scotland. According to The Little Facts¹, Ryan Reynolds is the son of James Chester Reynolds and Tamara Lee Stewart, while Burt Reynolds is the son of Burton Milo Reynolds and Harriet Fernette Miller. There is no evidence that their families are connected in any way.
The rumor that they are related may have started because of their similar careers and personalities. Both actors are known for their comedic skills, their action roles, and their charismatic appeal. They have also both faced ups and downs in their careers and personal lives. However, these similarities are not enough to prove that they are related.
In fact, Ryan Reynolds has joked about the rumor himself on social media. In 2018, after Burt Reynolds passed away, Ryan Reynolds posted a tribute on Instagram with a photo of them together from an interview they did for GQ magazine in 2016. He captioned it: “He did it first. And best. And naked.” He also added a hashtag: “#BurtReynolds”. This was a reference to Burt Reynolds’ famous nude pose for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1972.
Ryan Reynolds also answered some popular Google questions about himself for Wired magazine in 2017. One of the questions was: “Is Ryan Reynolds related to Burt Reynolds?” He replied: “No relation to Burt Reynolds that I know of. But for years I thought there was. I was told by my father that we were related to Burt Reynolds. He would say, ‘You know, Burt Reynolds is your uncle.’ And I believed him. And then one day, when I was old enough to understand the concept of nepotism, I said, ‘If we’re related to Burt Reynolds, why aren’t we all wildly successful?’ And he said, ‘He’s not your uncle.’ And I said, ‘Why did you lie to me?’ And he said, ‘I just liked the way it sounded.'”
So, there you have it. Ryan Reynolds and Burt Reynolds are not related in any way, shape, or form. They are just two talented and handsome actors who happen to share a last name and a sense of humor..