Ryan Phillippe's Interesting Facts

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1 Became a father for the 3rd time at age 36 when his ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp gave birth to their daughter Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp on July 1, 2011.
2 Became a father for the 2nd time at age 29 when his [now ex] wife Reese Witherspoon gave birth to their son Deacon Reese Phillippe on October 23, 2003.
3 Became a father for the 1st time at age 24 when his [now ex] wife Reese Witherspoon gave birth to their daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe on September 9, 1999.
4 He is of mostly English ancestry, with more distant German roots. His surname can be traced back to his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Johannes Adam Phillippi, an ethnic German who was born in Volksberg, Alsace.
5 He named his five favorite films as Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Sand Pebbles (1966), The Graduate (1967), Fargo (1996) and Raging Bull (1980).
6 Was in a relationship with Amanda Seyfried (October 2010-May 2011).
7 Was in a relationship with Alexis Knapp (June-October 2010).
8 Was in a relationship with Abbie Cornish, having met on the set of Stop-Loss (2008) (August 2006-February 2010).
9 He and ex-wife Reese Witherspoon officially separated in October 2006.
10 Made his feature film debut in Crimson Tide (1995).
11 Is a huge fan of Howard Stern and cut school to attend the landmark "funeral" of rival Philadelphia DJ John DeBella in the early '90s. Through appearances on the show, he has become friendly with sidekick Artie Lange and staff-member J.D. Harmeyer (known for his socially awkward, "nerdy" personality and lifestyle).
12 Was considered for the role of "Harvey Dent" in The Dark Knight (2008).
13 Is a fan of Philadelphia sports teams (Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, 76ers), having grown up in northern Delaware.
14 Son, Deacon Reese, was named for his distant relative, Charles Louis "Deacon" Phillipe, who pitched and won the first World Series game ever, in 1903, beating Cy Young, as well as for Hall of Fame football player Deacon Jones. (Reported on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), 18 May 2005).
15 Packed on 25 pounds of muscle and stopped shaving for 3 months for his role as Parker in The Way of the Gun (2000).
16 Graduated from New Castle Baptist Academy, now New Castle Christian Academy in New Castle, Delaware.
17 Ran a production company, Lucid Films, with David E. Siegel and fellow actors Seth Green and Breckin Meyer.
18 Ex-brother-in-law of John D. Witherspoon.
19 He was the Yearbook Editor in his senior year.
20 He played baseball and soccer in highschool.
21 His father is a chemical technician and his mother works in pre- and post-natal care.
22 Hobbies: photography, cartooning, and writing.
23 He's a huge fan of Frank Sinatra, for both his music and as an interesting character in history. As a tribute he named his bulldog after the singer.
24 Turned down the role of Anakin Skywalker, because of the age difference between Natalie Portman and himself.
25 Was considered for a role in The Patriot (2000), but lost out to Heath Ledger.
26 His parents' names are Susan (Thomas) and Richard Phillippe. Richard is a chemical technician and Susan is a nurse working in pre- and post-natal care.
27 Black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
28 Has three sisters: Kirsten, Lindsay and Katelyn.
Sources:
IMDB, Wikipedia


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