Washington D.C. -- Ryan Reynolds will receive the "CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award," it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, which will be held March 28-31, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Reynolds will be presented with this special honor at the inaugural "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, March 31st in The Colosseum of Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, Official Presenting Sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
"Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men, who has entertained audiences with his charmingly comedic onscreen presence," noted Neuhauser. "Starring in the title role of the upcoming action adventure ‘Green Lantern,' Ryan is sure to gain a whole new legion of fans, and we could not be more honored to present him with the ‘CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award.'"
On June 17th, Ryan Reynolds stars in the big screen debut of the enduringly popular super hero "Green Lantern," released by Warner Bros. Pictures. Under the direction of Martin Campbell, Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, a test pilot and the first human ever selected to wear the ring that grants him superpowers, as well as membership into the Green Lantern Corps, a brotherhood of warriors who have sworn to keep intergalactic order. Hal's abilities are tested when a new enemy (Parallax) threatens to destroy the balance of power in the universe, but with encouragement from fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), and his determination and will power, Hal may prove to not only be the key to defeating the Parallax...he may become the greatest Green Lantern of them all.
Following "Green Lantern," Reynolds stars with Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde in "The Change-Up," a comedy about a married guy who switches bodies with his best friend in order to woo his co-worker. Reynolds is currently filming the action thriller "Safe House," which also stars Denzel Washington.
Reynolds first caught moviegoers' attention with his lead role in the 2002 comedy "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Since then, he has gone on to star in such box office hits and critically acclaimed films as "Smokin' Aces," "The Nines," "Definitely, Maybe," "Adventureland," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and, most recently, "Buried."