Ryan Reynolds hilariously trolled by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal at Christmas party

Ryan Reynolds hilariously trolled by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal at Christmas party

Ryan Reynolds has established himself as the King of Trolling - and you'd think you couldn't play the player.

But you'd be wrong. The 42-year-old actor was left blindsided this week when his famous friends, Hugh Jackson and Jake Gyllenhaal, pranked him - and got him good and proper!

It all started when the two Hollywood hunks arranged a festive get-together, informing Ryan that he was attending a Christmas jumper party.

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However, it was all a lie and when the Deadpool star showed up to the event wearing a present sweater, no one else was wearing one.

The father-of-two posted about the incident on social media, uploading a hilarious picture of Jake and Hugh cracking up, while he stared at the camera, stony-faced.

He wrote in the caption: "These f**king a**holes said it was a sweater party."

Fans online adored the practical joke, with many taking to the comment section to voice their pleasure.

"Probably the funniest celebrity thing I’ve seen this year😝 don’t have that Reynolds 😭🤪," wrote an Instagram user going by the name of @bobby_scott_76.

"Best prank pic ever! I loved the laughing faces of Hugh and Jake. 😂😂😂 You three guys are the best!" added @rickmatos, while @natelaurence firmly believed Ryan would eventually fight back, putting "Priceless. Let the games begin."

Hugh and Ryan worked together on the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine and have always enjoyed throwing friendly jibes each other's way.

Only recently, Hugh shared a hilarious video of his dog pooing on a picture of Ryan dressed in his Deadpool suit.

In addition, back in March 2017, Ryan retweeted a photo of The Greatest Showman star surrounded by fans at the Logan Premiere in Beijing, joking that he was "pretty sure those are protestors".

Ryan and Jake share a similar friendship that is jam-packed with banter; in October 2018, the Brokeback Mountain star poked fun at his friend in a Variety article that celebrated Ryan as one of the 50 people to make the New Power of New York list.

"After years of waiting and struggling to fit his unfortunate, pear-shaped physique into the skinny jeans of a conventional romantic lead, Ryan made his own luck with Deadpool," Gyllenhaal wrote. "Ryan built the house of Deadpool brick by brick, constructing a space that inspired him and let him stretch to every corner of the room."

He continued to profess his love for the Green Lantern star, writing: "But make no mistake about it: For all of the effortlessness that Ryan projects, the man works tirelessly. He writes all night so he can be present for his kids and wife all day (and thanks to Aviation gin, he can pull off the latter).

"So often — too often — the wildly talented people of our world funnel the lion’s share of their energy into their work, but as good a writer and comedian as Ryan is, he is a better friend and father and husband. And that, for me, is the true mark of power."

Ryan, Hugh and Jake: never change.