Cover Story: Ryan Reynolds on Entertainment Weekly

Ryan ReynoldsWowzers! Never have inflatable floaties looked so good. If Brüno’s nude GQ cover didn't get you haute and bothered, take a gander at a shirtless (and ridiculously buff!) Ryan Reynolds gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly. And if that's not enough skin for ya, check out our exclusive clip from "The Proposal," in which the Canadian cutie bares it all once again.

In the cover story, the "Proposal" star talks about his beefcake status, hamming it up with co-star Sandra Bullock and his undying work ethic.

When asked if he bought into the sex-symbol hype, the 32-year-old quickly set the record straight. "If you take any of that seriously, you need to be euthanized, ASAP," Ryan said. "There are moments when you can use that to your advantage. But it's really embarrassing. I think I fear more than anything just sounding like a complete a--hole when I have to answer that question."

Someone else not taking Ryan too seriously? Co-star and pal Sandra Bullock. "We had a kind of Abbott and Costello routine we'd been doing for years," Ryan said. "When I get someone like Sandy to work with — who's so good at hitting the gas — it's perfect for me."

In fact, Ryan rarely keeps it in neutral, when it comes to his career. "I've always just liked working," he says. "There's an old saying that you don't ever finish a movie, you abandon it, and I really believe that. I never walk away from a take and pat myself on the back. You always walk away going, 'Dammit, I should have tried this!' It's that possibility that keeps me coming back for more."

Will you be coming back for more Ryan at a "Proposal" screening this weekend? What do you think of the actor's smoking cover?