Harvard Club Honors Man Of The Year
The oldest theatrical organization anywhere in the United States is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. They have announced the new man of the year award recipient will be the actor Ryan Reynolds. These awards are given yearly to performers who have made the largest and longest lasting contributions to the entertainment industry. This award began in 1963 and has since honored Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, Robert De Niro, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Chris Pratt.
A celebratory roast will be hosted for Reynolds by Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The event will take place at Farkas Hall (named for alum Andrew Farkas) with a press conference after the roast. This is the first year the event will be live-streamed for the enjoyment of the public. Once the press conference has ended Reynolds will be attending the opening performance of Casino Evil. This is the 169th production for Hasty Pudding.
Guan Chen is the current president of Hasty Pudding Theatricals and says he is delighted to present the award to Mr. Reynolds. He believes with Reynolds ability to break the box office records he is the right man for the award. He is sure Reynolds is already preparing for his roast.
Reynolds is one of the most diverse of all the leading men Hollywood has to offer. He can transition through action, drama and comedy. He has also produced films. His work in Deadpool earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe. Reynolds produced this film which also won the Golden Globe nomination for the best musical or comedy. In addition, the PGA gave the film an award nomination for the most well adapted screenplay and for the best picture.
The next time Reynolds is seen will be in the movie named Life. Rebecca Ferguson and Jake Gyllenhaal will also be in the film. Reynolds will again be seen in The Hitman’s Bodyguard where he stars with Samuel L. Jackson. Some of his other films include Woman in Gold, Mississippi Grind and Selfless.
Reynolds has a Television production company called DarkFire and they have just sold their very first and second projects. Both were sold to 20th Century Fox. Reynolds also sits on the board for Parkinson’s Research started by Michael J. Fox.
The Hasty Pudding Institute has a goal to provide developmental as well as educational support for the performing arts. They want to give encouragement to the younger talents. They also encourage both comedy and satire films.