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Actor, philanthropist, forklift driver? Fans react to Ryan Reynolds’ new LinkedIn page

His skills include “watching lower-tier Welsh football matches” 😂⚽
Reynolds on forklift
Ryan Reynolds rides a pink forklift driven by Jesus in the end credits of 2014's The Voices.

Vancouverites know Ryan Reynolds as many things: actor, business owner, and late-night talk show jokester. Now fans are reacting to a past job title on his LinkedIn page that hints at more humble beginnings.

The job in question is apparently his first, when, just after graduating from Kitsilano Secondary School in 1994, he took a job as a forklift driver at Safeway. When a fan asked the Deadpool star to confirm the factoid, Reynolds set the record straight. 

“It was actually 1996 to 1997,” Reynolds wrote, correcting the LinkedIn page’s dates of 1995-1997 which have since been updated. 

The rest of Reynold’s LinkedIn page carries the same true-to-form sassy flair noting his three-decade-long acting career as well as his various business ventures.

“In recent years, I've built what The Wall Street Journal recently called "a business empire." Still trying to figure out what they meant by that,” reads the bio. 

Well, between acting and forklift driving Reynolds is the Chief Creative Officer for MNTN Marketing and Advertising, the Co-Founder for Maximum Effort and Group Effort Initiative, owner of Aviation American Gin and Mint Mobile not to mention the co-chairman of Wrexham AFC.

Reynolds also recently received the Governor General’s Award for his contributions to the arts and philanthropic endeavours across Canada.