It’s come to our attention recently that there are quite a few hot Ryans roaming the earth, with their abs and their grills and their Hey Girls and their father-son soccer games and their cute dates with Blake Lively. You know the ones: Lochte, Reynolds, Phillippe, Gosling…and yet there are more who deserve our love! Lesser-known Ryans, Ryans of decades past, Ryans with the last name of Seacrest – how can so many famous men fit under one two-syllable moniker?
We have chosen our favorites for The 10 Hottest Ryans of All Time (hand-picked by VH1-er and Ryan Expert, Kate Spencer) for your viewing pleasure below. They are in order from 10-1 because if there’s one thing these Ryans deserve, it is to be ranked! Onward.
Don’t watch this video if you’ve just been antiqued; the flour on your face will form a kind of impenetrable glue when it mixes with your tears. The men of Dickhouse Productions aired their Ryan Dunn tribute video Wednesday night at a memorial service at Paramount Pictures in L.A. The memorial came less than two weeks after Ryan Dunn’s death in a car accident, which also took the life of friend Zachary Hartwell. Obviously made with love and an attention to humiliation, the video celebrates every face plant, motorbike jump and dive into a sewage treatment facility that made Dunn a star on Jackass and, later, Viva La Bam. Other clips like those from theJackass Black Swan parody and Jackass 3Dround out the memorial to a man with a passion for stunts, a close circle of friends and an incredibly high tolerate for wiener-related pain. He will be missed.
Almost as sad as Ryan Dunn’s death is seeing an incredibly distraught Bam Margera talk about his friend in the press. Even sadder is that is the fact that Dunn’s car accident wasn’t his first. In fact, he had a tendency toward reckless driving. “He flipped me in a car eight times at the same exact spot in 1996,” a visibly upset Margera said in an interview with E!. “Thank God I had my seat belt on, because Chris Raab put one on me, but my brother didn’t have one on. He flew 40 feet. Thank God he’s alive. But like, Dunn was always a maniac at driving.”
Despite being hurt by Roger Ebert’s tweets calling out Dunn for his drunk driving, Margera says he feels consoled by everyone who has reached out to him, including acquaintance Brad Pitt. “He has a goddamn Porche, and he drives fast.” Margera says of his late pal, before explaining,”He was my best f–king friend in the world. It’s been five days now and I can’t stop crying man. I just don’t think it should’ve been him.”
We’ve truly been sorry about reporting about Ryan Dunn‘s death. His body went for an autopsy this week to figure out whether or not he was driving under the influence when he crashed his Porsche 911, killing both himself and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell. Apparently, Ryan was driving at speeds between 132-140 MPH when the horrific accident happened.
Unfortunately, West Goshen’s, Pennsylvania (an area close to where the crash happened), Chief of Police Michael Carroll has revealed the results of Dunn’s toxicology report and it’s not good. Ryan’s blood alcohol levels were at an astounding .196. The legal limit in the state of Pennsylvania Ã‚Â is .08, which makes him approximately two-and-a-half times over. No other substances were found in his blood, though. And before people start talking about Roger Ebert was right about his Ã‚Â “drink and drive” tweet concerning Ryan, we agree about what he said. We just didn’t agree with how he said it.
Ryan Dunn‘s untimely death yesterday has come as a shock to many. He was involved in a fatal car crash, along with his passenger, after losing control of his Porsche 911. What everyone’s talking about now is how Ryan was drinking before the crash (reports conflict as to how much was alcohol was consumed). Dunn posed for pictures outside the bar he was drinking at with friends, and he did look quite flushed. Reports confirm that he had at least three beers and three shots while there. The autopsy’s currently underway to see whether booze had anything to do with crash or not, but either way, the internet’s already buzzing with both condolences and debate.
One controversy that’s brewing at the moment is due to a tweet by caustic critic Roger Ebert: “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.” The backlash from the comment has been tremendous and none more so than from Dunn’s friend and co-star Bam Margera who tweeted in return, “I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of s— roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents”. Bam followed up with another tweet that raged, “About a jackass drunk driving and his is one, f— you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f—ing mouth!”
Ebert’s been silent since then tweeting about other subjects. The only time he touched upon the subject again was when PerezHilton went at him in a post, to which Ebert wrote back with, “Perez Hilton’s readers agree with me and not with Perez about my tweet on Ryan Dunn. He drank, he drove, 2 people died.” We aren’t fans of Ebert, FYI. We are completely against drinking and driving (and have lost friends because of it), but the fact is that there’s a time and a place to comment. Sounding like a “jackass” right after someone has passed away isn’t the way to go. R.I.P Ryan.
TMZ is reporting that Jackass star Ryan Dunn died in a car crash late last night in West Goshen Township, PA. Dunn tweeted a photo of himself drinking earlier that night, though it is unclear who was driving the vehicle. Aside from his notorious exploits on the hit MTV show and movie series—which included visiting a doctor with a toy car up his butt—Dunn starred in Bam Margera‘s film Haggard, and just began hosting Proving Ground on G4, a show devoted to testing whether video game tricks could be replicated in real life. He was also set to make the pot comedy Mustache Riders with Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville and Willie Nelson. Dunn turned 34 earlier this month.