Ryan Reynolds deserved an Oscar nod: Jake Gyllenhaal

LOS ANGELES, Jan 28:  Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says Ryan Reynolds deserved an Oscar nomination for his performance in “Deadpool”.
The 36-year-old actor was talking about snubs at the Academy Awards nominations at a screening of “Nocturnal Animals,” reported Entertainment Weekly.
“We talk about brilliant performances all the time, you know, the actors who tear themselves apart for their roles, which I’m a believer in. But then I look at Ryan Reynolds in ‘Deadpool’ and I say, ‘No one can do that but him’,” Gyllenhaal said.
He praised Reynolds saying that he has struggled for many years to find his footing as an actor and it is all visible on the celluloid.
“As an artist he struggled for several years to figure that out and it’s all there on the screen. And it’s brilliant,” Gyllenhaal added.
The duo will be seen together in the outer space drama “Life” written by “Deadpool” writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. (PTI)