You'd probably expect that an actor with almost one hundred movie and TV roles under his belt would have at least a few that he's not too proud of. Luckily for this Canadian star, something good came out of the movie that he occasionally brings up to remind us just how much he disliked it. Despite being introduced to his future wife, Blake Lively, during production, Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern is his biggest acting regret today.
The couple starred in the 2011 film which began filming in 2010 when they met and fell in love.
Within two years, they got married in a September wedding and the photos are now shadowbanned online for taking place in the controversial location of the Boone Hall Plantation.
But if it wasn't for their part together in the movie, they may have never met and lived out their happily ever after.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon in December, Reynolds dropped a comment about his role. He was asked by the host about his incredibly kind act of giving the Peloton wife a second chance by putting her in an ad for his company, Aviation American Gin.
The Vancouver-born star told Fallon, "I've been there in that position as an actor where you do something that doesn't quite work. And I really wish someone from a gin company called me right after Green Lantern and was like, 'Hey, I got something funny you can do as an answer to that!'"
That wasn't the first time he took a shot at the film directed by Martin Campbell.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2016, he told them, "With Green Lantern, I don’t think anyone ever figured out exactly what it was." He continued, "It also fell victim to the process in Hollywood which is like poster first, release date second, script last. At the time, it was a huge opportunity for me so I was excited to try and take part in it."
Before playing Hal Jordan, the 43-year-old had dozens of roles including his popular one in Definitely, Maybe as well as Adventureland, Just Friends, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
His first TV roles include his character Billy Simpson in Fifteen in 1991, Macro/Lee in The Odyssey, and Berg in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place.
Even though he's not too fond of having played Hal, it brought him a marriage that's lasted over seven years and three daughters. James is five, Inez is three, and they haven't yet shared the name of their youngest daughter born last year.
One of his best movies can definitely be handed to Deadpool, which is getting its third sequel that's currently in production.