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Ryan Reynolds picks the favourite film he has ever filmed

Ryan Reynolds has a knack for engaging in friendly Twitter banters with his wife Blake Lively and one-upping himself at the box office with iconic hits like Deadpool, Buried, The Adam Project etc. Versatile and witty, Reynolds is quite the charmer and can go from voicing a fast snail in Turbo to playing the titular crass-talking eccentric superhero in Deadpool.

Reynolds had a very successful 2021. Following the release of Red Notice with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot, the Rawson Marshall-Thurber film became a massive hit on Netflix, garnering huge amounts of revenue.

In 2022, he appeared in the Shawn Levy film The Adam Project where he played the titular Adam in the sci-fi time travel film. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Walker Scobell, Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana, the film was an incredible success on Netflix with its heartwarming and goofy premise.

While Reynolds has appeared in a lot of films, some of which have been hits and misses, his cult-like fan following seems to love all his works. Reynolds, however, has a particular favourite film he has been a part of and it unsurprisingly involves Shawn Levy.

Levy and Reynolds have collaborated on multiple projects, namely Free Guy, Deadpool 3, The Adam Project etc. Of all these collaborations, Reynolds picked Free Guy to be the best film he has ever been a part of.

Calling the film “an absolute fastball of joy” on his Twitter, Reynolds said, “It’s my all-time favourite film I’ve ever done.”

The 2021 action comedy film stars Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery and Taika Watiti in prominent roles. It sees Reynolds as an everyman bank employee who finds himself stuck in a multiplayer game where he partners with Comer, the girl of his dreams.

However, fantasy and reality blend in together, having massive effects on Reynolds’ character who tries to race against time and find the nature of his existence in this brutal gaming world. 

Reynolds and Comer are both terrific in their individual roles. The whole idea is fresh and funny and feels like a video game version of the Jim Carrey film, The Truman Show. Reynolds’ frustration and desperation are palpable and he single-handedly transforms the film into a notable experience. 

Watch Free Guy on Netflix today.