Ryan Reynolds quote

"It's just that... working on 'Green Lantern,' I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable, and how confused it all can be when you don't really know exactly where you're going with it or you don't really know how to access that world properly - that world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with."

Ryan Reynolds

Born: October 23, 1976

Occupation: Film actor

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