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American actor known for his role in Crash and Flags of Our Fathers.


Matthew Ryan Phillippe, better known as Ryan Phillippe, is an American actor. After appearing on the soap opera One Life to Live he came to fame in the late 1990s starring in a string of films, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions and 54. Phillippe's more recent roles include the 2005 Academy Award-winning ensemble film Crash and the 2006 war drama Flags of Our Fathers. In 2007 he starred in Breach, a movie based on the true story of FBI Operative Eric O'Neill who is assigned to shadow and help catch his boss, Robert Hanssen, a spy for the Soviet Union and Russia, in the act of selling secret material.

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 No-one is more bummed out than my mother when she reads these things. Every day, or every other day, I'll get a phone call about 9am and I'll pre-emptively open my laptop knowing she's going to want me to comment on something she read. 
— Ryan Phillippe on the rumors that he is a playboy / March 18, 2011
 I went to a Christian school, so things are real locked-down. There was dress code and a button-up shirt, which would hang down pretty low if it was untucked. We would lower our pants and come from the desk and go up to the teacher and talk like this and bend over. 
— Ryan Phillippe / May 14, 2010
 I had one friend, Jason, who was pretty disgusting. He used to do this thing where he would spit on his finger and then walk behind a teacher and flick it on their back. I didn’t do that, but Jason did. I think eventually he got caught. 
— Ryan Phillippe recalling his schooling days / May 14, 2010
 Things are great. It is so important to as divorced parents to keep that connection — it makes the kids feel better that the parents are interacting and with each other. 
— Ryan Phillippe saying things are fine between him and his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon / May 12, 2010
 We go to all the school events together and we’re there for each other and also in our line of work, you have to be flexible because from one week to the next, you don’t know where you’re going to have to be for a promotional tour or on a location. We’ve done a really good job with that, and our kids are happy and healthy and doing awesome. 
— Ryan Phillippe saying things are fine between him and his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon / May 12, 2010

 If a woman is funny, that will leave an impression and stay on my brain. A girl should do something, anything, to make me laugh. I like dark, intellectual wit. But no jokes about bodily functions. That’s not a turn-on for me. 
— Ryan Phillippe doesn't like crude women / April 28, 2010
 On a date if you’re not laughing and mentally stimulating the other person, there’s nowhere to go. Although you can resuscitate it by drinking. I always have the perfect excuse, ‘I have to put the kids to bed.’ 
— Ryan Phillippe uses his kids as an excuse to get out of bad dates / April 28, 2010