Comic book movie fans were calling for a Deadpool movie for many years, with Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds doing everything in his power to get the movie made, in order to redeem himself and the character for what happened in that Wolverine movie. Ryan gave us a fantastic movie when Deadpool finally hit the big screen, and fellow Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal has heaped praise on Ryan, with Jake insisting that Reynolds deserves more praise for the performance than he gets.
Gyllenhaal praised, "We talk about brilliant performances all the time, you know, the actors who tear themselves apart for their roles, which I’m a believer in. But then I look at Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’ and I say, ‘No one can do that but him.’ That is truly, purely him. As an artist he struggled for several years to figure that out and it’s all there on the screen."
He added, "And it’s brilliant. Sure it’s a comic book movie and it’s made a lot of money — but that doesn’t subtract from Ryan’s extraordinary work. Because it’s him. I mean, let’s ask ourselves: What else do we want from people who create? Something that is truly them."
When it comes to his own acting career, Jake Gyllenhaal has given us some fantastic performances of his own over the years, with plenty of new movie projects lined up for the next few years. Jake can next be seen on the big screen in the new sci-fi Thriller Life, which is set to open on March 24 in both the US and the UK.