Ryan Reynolds has been anointed the “King of Twitter” time and time again. Thanks to his expert trolling abilities, and his acerbic and irreverent jabs and jokes he’s constantly winning us over.
But, Reynolds has also proved to be the perfect target. The actor, and his many film characters have been adapted to perfectly suite the internet’s needs for sarcastic reactions and silly memes.
So, here’s a round-up of the some of the best Ryan Reynolds memes, that we believe the Twitter luminary himself would approve of, despite how unflattering or absurd some of them may be.
1. Reynolds’ “sad face”
During one of Taylor Swift’s famous Fourth of July parties in 2016, Swift shared a photograph — that has since been deleted — of all her pals on Instagram. Reynolds was there sporting a forlorn expression on his face, spawning the beautiful “sad face” meme.
Reynolds later explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he was not in fact sad when the photo was taken — that’s just his face.
“No that’s a problem I’ve had all my life,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly, when asked if he was upset. “If I’m not aware a photo is being taken, my natural resting face is one of a man dying. I had no idea somebody was taking a photo. Therefore I was resting comfortably in my persona of a man whose soul is visibly exiting this earth.”
2. When Reynolds was Photoshopped into someone’s prom photos
Following a post-prom break up, Twitter user gabidunn99 choose to Photoshop Reynolds into her prom photo, which gained a ton of traction online. Soon after the edited photos were shared, brirenaexo replied to the tweet with her own Photoshopped pics from the year before, featuring her and Channing Tatum at her prom.
Reynolds later responded to the tweet and suggested they Photoshop him into her ex’s yearbook photo next.
3. “But, why?”
Reynold played a nurse in the cult stoner classic Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. While the role may have been small, it has become a favorite reaction GIF online.
In clip Reynolds asks a simple question: “But, why?”
But of course, he asks it in his sarcasm-tinged tone that he’s become famous for, making it the perfect GIF to send when you’re curious with a nice hint of snark.
4. The Deadpool and Spider-Man kiss
Following Andrew Garfield and Reynold’s impromptu kiss at the 2017 Golden Globes, numerous memes of Deadpool and Spider-Man kissing have spawned. And honestly, they’re pretty adorable.
5. Reynolds’ feud with Paddington Bear
I don’t know how you get into a fight with the world’s purest being, Paddington Bear, but Reynolds managed to do so. After making a joke about Deadpool being nominated for a People’s Choice award, things became heated between the actor and Britain’s favorite bear.
“So honored by all the @PeoplesChoice noms. Hope you vote for Deadpool 2 and feel free to write us in for best Family Film,” Reynolds tweeted. “Because watch your fucking back, Paddington.”
Paddington of course responded in the most Paddington way possible, a simple “#hardstare.”
But the internet, unhappy with Reynolds’ jab at the beloved bear, began threatening and sending warnings to the Deadpool actor, in a hilarious, yet very fair way.
While, the feud may have blown over, it’s still probably best if Reynolds steers clear of Paddington, and continues to respect his loving, glowing light, that is pure joy and goodness.
6. When Reynolds made it into the “if you don’t love me at my…” meme
This meme is pretty self explanatory, but we still love Reynolds’ inclusion in the “if you don’t love me at my…” featuring him side-by-side as Green Lantern and Deadpool. Reynolds later admitted he never even bothered to watch Green Lantern.
7. When Reynolds made himself into a meme, when he trolled tiny sunglasses
As soon as tiny sunglasses — like those sported on the Kardashians and Hadids — began gaining favor, Reynolds took a stance, calling out the goofy fashion trend, posting photos of himself in the tiniest of glasses.
Thank you to Reynolds’ for creating his own beautiful meme to act as the voice of reason.