Ryan Reynolds reveals childhood pain with a 'tough' dad who was 'a full-time landmine' that kept him from being able to 'relax'

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Ryan Reynolds says his dad was like a 'full-time landmine.'

The 41-year-old actor's father Jim passed away in 2015, after a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease, and Ryan has now talked about their difficult relationship, which gave the Hollywood star anxiety and left him using humor as a defense mechanism.

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The Canadian star - who is the youngest of four brothers - said: 'My dad was a tough guy. He was good in many ways as well, but he was tough on us.'

Ryan then added he wasn't looking for sympathy, he was merely relaying the facts.

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'This is not meant to be some sob story - everyone carries their own bag of rocks around and I am no different in that regard,' he explained.

'But growing up in my house, it was never relaxing or easy and I know that, throughout my life, I've dealt with anxiety in different ways,' added the Green Lantern star.

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