Ryan Phillippe
Actor
Ryan Phillippe
Matthew Ryan Phillippe, better known as Ryan Phillippe, is an American actor. After appearing on the soap opera One Life to Live, he came to fame in the late 1990s starring in a string of films, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions, and 54. In the 2000s, he appeared in several films, including 2001's Academy Award Best Picture nominee Gosford Park, 2005's Academy Award-winning ensemble film Crash, and the 2006 war drama Flags of Our Fathers.
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Shantel VanSanten Says USA's new <i>Shooter</i> Scores a Bullseye -- and She's a Tough Grader
Huffington Post - 3 months
Shantel VanSanten has never been accused of shooting the president. But she's still had to do some fighting to get to where she is today, which is a starring role in USA's new action drama Shooter, premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET. VanSanten plays Julie Swagger, wife of Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) (above). He's a retired Marine, and they're living quietly in the country with their young daughter Mary (Lexy Kolker). An exciting night is when he brings home Indian takeout. Life is good. Then a former colleague asks a favor. There have been reports a sniper may try to kill the president, so could Bob Lee scope out the site of a presidential visit and figure out where a sniper might lurk? Sure, he says. Except when the sniper fires the shot anyway, Bob Lee becomes the prime suspect. After all, he was seen prowling around the site. Suddenly life is not quiet any more for Bob Lee and Julie, who has to navigate a treacherous situation largely by instinct. "Sh ...
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Ryan Phillippe Talks Guns, Stunts and ‘Shooter’
NYTimes - 3 months
He stars in that conspiracy thriller, beginning Tuesday on the USA Network. It is adapted from the 2007 Mark Wahlberg movie and the Stephen Hunter novel “Point of Impact.”
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Dyes Hair Brown To Become The 'Marcia F**king Brady Of The Upper East Side' Again
Huffington Post - 12 months
Seventeen years after she first played the wonderfully conniving Kathryn Merteuil, Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to reprise her iconic role in a TV reboot of 1999's "Cruel Intentions." Yes, this is actually happening. Gellar is going all in, which means transforming herself into a brunette and becoming the "Marcia fucking Brady of the Upper East Side" once more. #brownhairdontcare (actually kind of love it!!) thank you everyone @andylecomptesalon A photo posted by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Mar 4, 2016 at 5:44pm PST Last week, the former "Buffy" star debuted her newly dyed tresses on Instagram, writing, "#brownhairdontcare (actually I kind of love it!!)"  A pilot for the reboot was picked up in early February and Gellar signed on a few weeks later. According to Deadline, the TV reboot picks up 15 years after the movie left off and sees Gellar's character vying for control of her family's company and attempting to corrupt the son of he ...
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Ryan Phillippe and Paulina Slagter - People Magazine
Google News - about 1 year
People Magazine Ryan Phillippe and Paulina Slagter People Magazine Over the moon about his engagement to law student Paulina Slagter, actor Ryan Phillippe, 40, spent a whirlwind New Year's weekend at eco-friendly One Hotel &amp; Homes South Beach celebrating with his new fiancéée. "Ryan and Paulina are very much in ... Ryan Phillippe Has Found His Soulmate in Law Student Paulina Slagter:...South Carolina SC (press release) (blog) Ryan Phillippe 'madly in love' with law student fiancée Paulina Slagter after ...Daily Mail Ryan Phillippe's Fiancée Paulina Slagter Flashes Engagement Ring at New Year's ...E! Online TV3.ie -Entertainment Tonight -Just Jared all 49 news articles »
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Ryan Phillippe, 41, is reportedly engaged to law student Paulina Slagter, 24
Fox News - about 1 year
Ryan Phillippe is ready to walk down the aisle again.
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Ryan Phillippe is engaged to Paulina Slagter
CBS News - about 1 year
Actor Ryan Phillippe popped the question to his girlfriend of four years, Paulina Slagter, on Christmas
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Ryan Phillippe honors WWII veterans in 'Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades'
Fox News - over 1 year
Ryan Phillippe's initial connection to Iwo Jima came through his "Flags of our Fathers" role as John "Doc" Bradley, one of the men who helped raise the American flag on the island.
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I Know What You Did (With Your Money) Last Summer
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I saw a rerun of the classic slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer. The low-budget slasher film starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Ryan Phillippe was about four friends who are being stalked by a killer, one year after covering up a car accident in which they were involved. They thought they had killed him and then hid the body. The killer starts leaving messages...I know what you did. So, in my annual Halloween article, I thought I would write about how we all cover up what we do with our money every summer! I know you overspent on your vacation. I'm guilty of this one too. There have been times where I got caught up in the "magic" of a nice vacation and said, "What the hell, I'm creating a memory, right?" Unfortunately, the credit card bill arrives or you just see the depleted savings after all that magic wears off. One way to stop the expensive vacation stalker is to create a savings account and a budget for your vacation. That ...
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‘Secrets And Lies’ Renewed For Season 2, Big Cast Changes Ahead
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
There’s good news out for Secrets and Lies fans: ABC has renewed the show for Season 2. Everybody was left buzzing after Sunday night’s finale, and luckily, the network didn’t wait too long to reveal the good news. However, the renewal does come with some significant changes. TVLine shared the news about the Secrets and Lies renewal. ABC revealed good news on Thursday for a number of shows, with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Modern Family, The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, How to Get Away With Murder, Nashville, and Castle all getting renewal orders, too. Quite a few other ABC shows were renewed as well, but it wasn’t good news for everybody. The network just handed out some cancellations as well, with The Taste, Forever, and Cristela, along with a couple of other shows, getting the axe. News regarding Last Man Standing has yet to be revealed. For the most part, though, there was very little carnage at ABC compared to the cancellations dealt out at other networks. Of course, as f ...
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Ryan Phillippe says ABC 'Secrets and Lies' role took a toll
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Phillippe admits taking his work on ABC's "Secrets and Lies" home with him during filming.
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Why We Need to Keep the Activism of New Queer Cinema Alive
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Gay activism comes in many guises, but we often don't stop to appreciate the role cinema has played in championing queer lives. Films generally reflect the sociocultural milieu of the time in which they are made, but can also think forward and re-imagine society in a progressive way. In the early 1990s, a handful of queer-themed independent films emerged, a movement coined by the academic B. Ruby Rich as "New Queer Cinema." These films were defined by their radicalism, in that they challenged social norms and actively rejected heteronormativity. Gay sex, non-monogamy and the displacement of gender roles were among the themes that ran through these narratives, creating worlds where alternative sexual identities weren't stigmatized or positioned on the fringes of society. Growing up in the '90s, the significance of seeing counter-cultural gay representation on the silver screen is not lost on me. At a time when gay men were still dealing with the misled, negative public perceptions ...
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Ryan Phillippe blames divorce from Reese Witherspoon on youthfulness
LATimes - almost 2 years
Ryan Phillippe believes age was the the problem with his marriage to Reese Witherspoon.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ryan Phillippe
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 40
    Phillippe was a close friend of Brooklyn rapper Sean Price. After Price's death in August 2015, it was reported that Phillippe got a tattoo to honor Price's memory.
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    The 10-episode mystery series debuted on March 1, 2015, as a midseason entry in the 2014–15 season.
    More Details Hide Details It is based on the Australian series of the same name and stars Phillippe as a family man who becomes a prime murder suspect after he discovers the body of a child. Phillippe has also been attached to a number of possible future film roles, including Chronicle, a film to be directed by Jay Alaimo that will see Phillippe, Justin Long and John Hawkes in a story "about two childhood friends who reunite to launch the biggest marijuana dealership in New York City". Phillippe, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green and David E. Siegal run a production company called Lucid Films. In 2010, Phillippe and Meyer began "getting a show going for Showtime", serving as executive producers. The comedy, Heavy and Rolling, tells the story of a Manhattan towncar driver who assumes different identities as he moves towards madness. Phillippe also served as executive producer and narrator on Isolated, a documentary that follows five surfers as they travel to remote New Guinea in search of untouched waves. The documentary premiered in January 2013 at the 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 37
    In 2012, Phillippe focused on his directorial debut, Catch Hell, an indie thriller in which Phillippe stars as a fading film actor who must devise a creative escape after he is kidnapped and tortured while making a movie in Shreveport, Louisiana.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to directing, co-producing, and starring in the film, Phillippe also co-wrote the script with Joe Gossett. Phillippe has said that the film is based partly on the life experiences of himself and his friends (including the filming of Straight A's in Shreveport in 2011), but is partly meant to be "a fun scary movie in the vein of Misery". Filming took place on location in Shreveport in the fall of 2012. The movie was released on October 10, 2014. In October 2013, Phillippe began filming the thriller Reclaim in Puerto Rico. The movie features Phillippe as an American man who travels to Puerto Rico with his wife (played by Rachelle Lefevre) to adopt an orphan from Haiti. After a confrontation with a local (played by John Cusack), the child vanishes. Reclaim was released on September 19, 2014.
  • 2011
    Age 36
    Phillippe began dating law student Paulina Slagter in 2011.
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    Starting in November 2011, Phillippe spent several months filming a 10-episode arc on the fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed TV show Damages.
    More Details Hide Details Playing Channing McClaren, a Julian Assange-like character, it was his first regular TV role since his breakout part on One Life to Live. The season aired from July to September 2012.
    Phillippe subsequently began work on another movie, Straight A's, in August 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana, the movie stars Phillippe as a man who has been in and out of rehab for years and is now haunted by his mother's ghost, and also features Anna Paquin and Luke Wilson.
    Phillippe next filmed the dramatic dark comedy Revenge for Jolly!, alongside Elijah Wood, Kristen Wiig and Adam Brody, in the summer of 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The movie, which tells the story of a man set on finding his dog's murderer, premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
    After their breakup, Knapp discovered that she was pregnant, and gave birth to their daughter, Kailani Merizalde Phillippe-Knapp, on July 1, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 35
    Phillippe filmed his next project, heist action movie Setup, in December 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    More Details Hide Details Also starring Bruce Willis, Jenna Dewan, and 50 Cent, the movie focuses on a group of young men from Detroit whose attempt at a diamond heist goes awry and brings them into conflict with a mob boss. The movie had a straight-to-DVD release on September 20, 2011.
    In the summer of 2010, Phillippe began filming the adaptation of popular crime novel The Lincoln Lawyer, taking on the role of Louis Roulet, a wealthy Los Angeles playboy accused of a crime for which his culpability is unclear.
    More Details Hide Details The movie, which also stars Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy, opened on March 18, 2011, and was generally well received by critics, scoring 82% on Rotten Tomatoes as of late March 2011.
    Phillippe subsequently dated model/actress Alexis Knapp in the summer of 2010, before splitting in September 2010.
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    Two days later, on April 19, 2010, Phillippe co-hosted WWE Raw with Jonathan Swift and Charo, also in support of MacGruber.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Phillippe starred in the Canadian/South African production The Bang-Bang Club, which tells the real-life story of the Bang-Bang Club, four South African photographers whose images documented the bloody end of apartheid. Phillippe stars as Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Greg Marinovich. Filming for the movie took place in South Africa, beginning in March 2009. Phillippe described the filming process as "really run-and-gun. There were no comforts, and I actually appreciate that." He noted that the experience affected him, explaining that "we were shooting during the day in Soweto, and it was an endless procession of funerals—death is so common. Kids there have no quality of life. It has made me want to get more involved in Africa-based charities." An early cut of the film was shown at Cannes Film Festival in May 2009, with the final version shown at Cannes in May 2010. The film officially premiered in September 2010 at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The US rights to the movie were picked up by Tribeca Film, which premiered the movie at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and opened the movie in limited release on April 22, 2011.
    As part of the film's promotion, Phillippe made his SNL hosting debut on April 17, 2010, along with first-time musical performer Kesha.
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  • 2007
    Age 32
    The couple's marriage officially ended on October 5, 2007, with final divorce arrangements settled on June 13, 2008, according to court documents.
    More Details Hide Details Phillippe and Witherspoon share joint custody of their children.
    Phillippe began dating Australian actress Abbie Cornish in 2007 after meeting on the set of Stop-Loss. They split up in February 2010.
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  • 2006
    Age 31
    Witherspoon filed for divorce on November 8, 2006, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause.
    More Details Hide Details In light of the couple's lack of a prenuptial agreement, she requested that the court refuse to grant spousal support to Phillippe, and asked for joint legal custody and sole physical custody of the pair's two children. Phillippe filed for joint physical custody of the children on May 15, 2007, and did not seek any spousal support.
    In 2006, Phillippe played real-life Navy corpsman John Bradley in the war film Flags of Our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood and following the journey of the United States Marines who lifted the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
    More Details Hide Details Phillippe has said that the film was the "best experience" of his career because of its "personal meaning" to him, and that he would have "given his life" to fight in World War II, noting that both of his grandfathers fought in the war. His performance was positively received by film critic Richard Roeper, who thought it was Phillippe's best performance to date. Phillippe's next role was in the thriller Breach, in which he played FBI investigator Eric O'Neill opposite Chris Cooper. He has since commented that he believes Cooper to be "the best actor America has to offer". He then starred in Chaos, in which he plays a police officer, Five Fingers, a drama set in Morocco, Kimberly Peirce's Iraq war film Stop-Loss, and the futuristic Franklyn. Next up for Phillippe was a rare comedic role as Lt. Dixon Piper in the unsuccessful film MacGruber, based on the Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit of the same name. It was released in the US and Canada on May 21, 2010.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 28
    His 2003 film The I Inside premiered on cable.
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  • 1999
    Age 24
    Phillippe and Witherspoon married on June 5, 1999, in a small ceremony at Old Wide Awake Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, when Witherspoon was six months pregnant.
    More Details Hide Details On September 9, 1999, their daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, after actress Ava Gardner, was born. Their son, Deacon Reese Phillippe, was born in October 23, 2003, and named after Phillippe's ancestor, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Deacon Phillippe, a baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. On October 30, 2006, Phillippe and Witherspoon released a statement announcing that they had decided to formally separate.
    In 1999 he starred in Cruel Intentions, a modern retelling of the Choderlos de Laclos novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which also starred Phillippe's future wife Reese Witherspoon, as well as his I Know What You Did Last Summer co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar.
    More Details Hide Details It was a success among its intended teenage audience, cementing Phillippe's ability to play characters that require sex appeal. Phillippe can also be seen in the Marcy Playground music video "Comin' Up From Behind", which appears on the film's soundtrack. In the years following, he appeared in the crime drama The Way of the Gun, starred as a famed software engineer in the thriller Antitrust, and co-starred in Robert Altman's Gosford Park, which was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. Subsequently, Phillippe had supporting parts in the films Igby Goes Down (2002) and Crash (2005), which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
    He was married to actress Reese Witherspoon from 1999 to 2007; together, they have a daughter and a son.
    More Details Hide Details He also has a daughter from a relationship with actress Alexis Knapp. Phillippe was born in New Castle, Delaware. His mother, Susan, ran a day care center in the family's house, and his father, Richard Phillippe, was a chemist. Phillippe is of part French descent. He has three sisters. He attended New Castle Baptist Academy, where he played basketball and soccer, as well as earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do; he was also the yearbook editor in his senior year. Phillippe also attended and graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Talent Agency in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • 1998
    Age 23
    The film was a success, and led to Phillippe gaining wider renown and being cast in a few more high-profile films, including 54 in 1998 opposite Neve Campbell, Salma Hayek and Mike Myers.
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  • 1997
    Age 22
    In 1997, Phillippe attended a party given for actress Reese Witherspoon's 21st birthday. Upon meeting Witherspoon, Phillippe was reported to have spent all night talking to her, with Witherspoon telling Phillippe, "I think you're my birthday present." They started dating and became engaged in December 1998.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, the pair starred in Cruel Intentions together.
    He was cast in the 1997 horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, which co-starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
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  • 1995
    Age 20
    After leaving the show, Phillippe moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in a number of small parts in various television series including Matlock, Due South, the TV miniseries The Secrets of Lake Success, and movies, including the 1995 film Crimson Tide and the 1996 film White Squall.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 17
    Phillippe's acting career began after being signed to Cathy Parker Management in Voorhees, New Jersey. Shortly after he made an appearance in the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. His character Billy Douglas, whom he played from 1992 to 1993, was the first gay teenager on a daytime soap opera.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born in 1974.
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