Ryan: Trivia


About His Life:

- Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
- Hair: Dark Blond
- Eyes: Blue
- Nicknames: Trouble (when he was a kid) - Opie (it means good guy)
- He was born in the same hospital as Rachel McAdams on Wednesday 12 Nov. 1980 at 2.34 p.m.
- He is a Scorpio and his ascendand is Pisces.
- He has a dog - George - who is the biggest love of his life
- He is an accomplished jazz guitarist and he loves Chet Baker
- His favourite food is Calamari
- His favourite movies are Blue Velvet, Roman Holiday and East of Eden among others
- His favourite actor is Gene Wilder
- He is distant cousin of Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne
- When he was 6 y.o. and after watching First Blood he took steak knives to school and threw them at other children during recess. He got suspended.
- While on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club", he lived with Justin Timberlake and his mother who was his legal guardian
- After being in The Notebook, he worked in a Sandwich Shop in Los Angeles
- With 2 friends he has opened a Moroccan Restaurant in Beverly Hills: Tagine. He spent all the money he had in the restaurant and he did all the plumbing.

About His Career

- He learnt Jewish for The Believer
- He built the table and the chairs we see in The Notebook Movie
- In Half Nelson, he asked to improvise the scene in the locker room with Shareeka Eps. The scene was added in the movie after first take.
-  Ryan was the first Canadian-born performer in over 60 years to be nominated for the best actor Oscar in "Half Nelson". The last was 'Walter Pidgeon' for "Madame Curie".
- He was fired from the set of The Lovely Bones because "too fat".
- He auditioned for the role of Frankie Ballenbacher in Alpha Dog (given to Justin Timberlake) and for the role of Sam Flynn in Tron: Legacy (given  to Garrett Hedlund).
- He refused the role of Det. Loki in Prisoners (the role was then given to Jake Gyllenhall)


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