Did Ryan Phillippe’s career take a tumble because he’s a douche?

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Professional douchenozzle Ryan Phillippe is on the May cover of Men’s Health Magazine, probably to promote his supporting part in MacGruber, which is the full-length movie based on that f-cking skit on Saturday Night Live. Dude… Ryan has worked with Clint Eastwood. He was in the Oscar-winning Best Picture four years ago. Why has his career taken such a tumble? I actually don’t think Ryan is a bad actor at all. But he’s made some weird career choices, and there is the little problem of his douchey personality. Speaking of, Ryan is still talking about his divorce from Reese in the interview:


The marriage of Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon may have ended nearly three years ago – but he admits to having unresolved emotions about the split.

“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce,” Phillippe, who also recently broke up with live-in girlfriend Abbie Cornish, says in the May issue of Men’s Health, on newsstands Tuesday. “But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings?”

Phillippe, 35, who has two children with Witherspoon, is also surprised by the self-discoveries he’s making as he ages.

“I thought the most experience you had, the more certain you would be about life,” he says. “But I’m finding the opposite, man. I’m more in wonder and confusion than I was in my 20s.”

For inspiration, Phillippe says he looks to Clint Eastwood, 79, who directed him in 2006′s Flags of Our Fathers. “He’s in the latter part of his experience on the planet, and he’s still growing,” Phillippe says. “He’s open to new ideas and he’s changing the way he sees things … It’s something I want to encourage in myself: Don’t close off.”

Judging by his role in the upcoming MacGruber, Phillippe appears to be taking that mission seriously. The actor exercises his comedic chops in the movie, which originated as a Saturday Night Live sketch as a spoof of the ’80s TV hit MacGyver. (Phillippe will appear on SNL April 17.)

“I tend to internalize and analyze, but with them, there’s none of that,” Phillippe says of his MacGruber costars, Kristen Wiig and Will Forte. “There was no edit, no judgment. It was just a really free atmosphere.”

[From People]

Do you think Ryan is just dumb? I never used to think so. I used to think he was one of those “still waters run deep” guys. But I’m starting to doubt that, especially given his recent douchey interviews, especially the one he gave to Howard Stern. Ugh.

Here’s the trailer for MacGruber… holy crap, Val Kilmer is in it too! WTH?!?

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27 Responses to “Did Ryan Phillippe’s career take a tumble because he’s a douche?”

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  1. YT says:

    Yeah, he’s probably a douche. His divorce took away his Hollywood prestige, and he doesn’t know how to get it back. A brain and common sense would help.

  2. Mia says:

    Is he a douche? Is the sky blue?

    His ego can’t handle his women being more successful than him, so he cheats & blames them for his cheating. Ugh…can’t stand to look at his face.

  3. Tia C says:

    More likely his career took a dive due to lack of talent. He’s not that good of an actor.

  4. TG says:

    I agree with everyone above and yes I think you are right Kaiser he is just dumb. That interview trying to sound like a victim he would still be married if he hadn’t jerked around on Reece. MFer.

  5. poop says:

    looking forward to ‘MacGruber’.
    w/ or w/o HIM.
    he’s beyond boring!!

  6. bellaluna says:

    Is he a douche? Probably. Is he an asshole? Definitely!

  7. He was an okay actor who married a great actress. Being a typical insecure male, it bothered him that she had more starpower, so he goes off and…well, ends up being THAT guy…

  8. Cheyenne says:

    Somebody throw him a hunk of cheese to go with that whine and shut him up.

  9. Kelaa Khaa says:

    RP comes across as one of those dudes who thinks he is so hot that he doesn’t have to perform which makes for a lousy lover.

  10. nAynAy says:

    Oh, poor baby. Cry me a River, Ryan. He is a complete douchbag, and deserves everything that is done to him. He just needs to STFU!!!

  11. Kat says:

    He’s a douche. He’s especially a douche for bringing his divorce up for the millionth time…and then whining about people allegedly giving him crap about it.
    Hmm, you cheated on your wife, she divorced you and you’re playing the “poor me” card?

  12. Red Folder says:

    His career is in a lull because he’s just an okay actor, who’s good looking, but. . . what else is there? His personality seems bland/boring and now he’s competing with the likes of Kellan Lutz and all the others who are younger and just “as talented” as he is.

    You know what Ryan’s REAL talent is? Picking women who are infinitely more talented than he is. Subconsciously he must be hoping some of their talent sticks to him, and moves him from C+ to A in the acting talent category. . .

  13. buckley says:

    He’s a mediocre actor with no charm, I’d imagine that’s why.

  14. Aviatrix says:

    Can anyone else tell how shopped that Men’s Health cover is? Sick. Yes, he is a douche and he isn’t hot enough to get a pass for it.

  15. Boombeeba says:

    It’s funny bc when I think about ten years ago when he was 25 & I was 12 I wanted that man more than anything lol ever since I saw I Know What You Did Last Summer on HBO (especially the gym locker room scene wen he walks back to his locker dripping sweat oozing sex mmmm) Barry was a jerk but hot enough to get away with it. Same thing when he was in Cruel Intentions F*ck mayB for summa y’all it’s different but this man was a staple of my childhood & I live in Hell- Ay now & do porn. I’m 22 he’s 35 let’s get it oooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnn. ( I don’t need a man, just his tools;)

  16. vic says:

    He doesn’t seem to have much of a personality acting or not. Very bland.

  17. Sumodo1 says:

    It’s like poker. I’ll take that “bland” and SEE you a Maryland Mushmelon Mouth (his bad accent from eastern MD)and RAISE you a Got Roles Because of Reese.

    MacGruber looks like it has potential.

  18. Shannon says:

    Well I think it’s obvious. He had to bring up his ex-wife just to get some publicity because nobody would care about anything he has to say unless it’s about Reese.

  19. ell says:

    He screwd up his kids lives b/c he couldn’t keep it in his pants. So yeah, he is a douche!

  20. j. ferber says:

    He’s not a good actor at all. His key scene in Crash was less than adequate. He should have shone, but he’s the Jennifer Aniston of actors– so-so at best. His extreme good looks have set him up for this fall. He’s good to look at and his expectations that he’d be good to watch acting fell short. He’s already gotten more than he deserves because of his good looks. He’s a bimbo.

  21. Camille says:

    He’s the male version of Jennifer Aniston (although he’s better looking). So-so talent, good body, attractive face, and is now trying to get publicity/pity by talking about his ex.
    Maybe JA and RP should hook up!!

  22. Persistent Cat says:

    His career slumped before he married Reese.

    I love MacGruber.

  23. Kelly says:

    Judge them by their deeds and words. Ryan is stupider than stupid, obviously lacks any kind of perspective and endures the misery of living in a world composed of, and constructed entirely around, his own lame self. Yes, a douche, yes, played himself. Who else would you blame?
    Pretty person syndrome catches up with all of us.

  24. He is such a douche of a douche-bag! And he thought taking a role in that Magruber crap was going to revive his career! Can someone kill me cause I think I am going to die laughing… that is the wittiest thing you can say.

    Sorry, Ryan – gotta play it real dude! It’s over… it’s all over…