Following celebrities on social media can be a real game of chance. You never know who’s a true tastemaker, who’s a meme lord, and who’s straight-up normie. But there’s no better way to weed out the flops of Hollywood than by hitting that Follow button on Twitter. It’s always reassuring to learn that certain famous people know exactly what social media is all about—that quintessential blend of thoughtfulness and humor. And nobody in Hollywood has found that balance better than movie star Ryan Reynolds.
There are plenty of reasons to love this guy. Reynolds has proven himself worthy of a fandom with his honesty, both in admitting his career faults and opening up about his mental health. His versatile roles in films throughout his career have made him a fan favorite, as well; he gave us the heebie jeebies in the 2005 remake of the classic thriller The Amityville Horror and somehow made us love AND hate him in the 2009 indie hit Adventureland. Plus, he was fairly voted “The Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine back in 2012. Now, when he isn’t busy with seemingly endless promotion for the Deadpool franchise and doing maintenance on his feud with fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe star Hugh Jackman, Reynolds is hanging out with his equally hot wife Blake Lively and their adorable children.
Recent years have found Reynolds in the middle of social media stardom. He’s developed a niche for roasting those closest to him (including his own mother) within inches of their lives, and the crowds go wild when he displays his nice-guy qualities in more heartfelt posts. Whether you enjoy Ryan Reynolds’ devilish, often raunchy jokes or his more pure posts, it’s safe to say he has become one of the most popular celebrities to follow on social media. With a combined total of 34.6 million followers on Twitter and Instagram, Reynolds always uses his platform for good—good content, that is. To prove the hype is real, here’s our countdown of Ryan Reynolds’ 20 best social media moments.