Ryan Phillippe has launched a comeback of sorts over the last two or three years. In the late 90s, he made a successful leap from guest starring roles on television and supporting roles on film, to leading roles in features, and also met and married actress, Reese Witherspoon. It looked like the sky was the limit. Shoot ahead ten years, and things were no longer so rosy. His marriage had dissolved, and the type of roles that he had enjoyed for much of his early career, were becoming few and far between. For every high-profile project, there were two or three straight-to-video, or poorly reviewed/barely seen vehicles, and between 2008 and 2010, he disappeared altogether. However, since 2010, he has begun to rebuild his Hollywood profile, and critically-acclaimed performances in such projects as "The Bang Bang Club", "The Lincoln Lawyer", and a guest starring turn on "Damages", have certainly helped. Apparently, his new professional focus has also filtered into his personal life. After his split from Reese Witherspoon, he purchased a massive mansion in Los Angeles. He then put it on the market, around the same time he resurfaced in Hollywood. He finally sold it this month.
Ryan Phillippe's house in Los Angeles, is 7,600 square feet and has five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms. The house, which is described as "Zen-like", sits above the Sunset Strip and features stunning views of the surrounding city. In addition to the bedrooms and bathrooms, Ryan Phillippe's house also contains a state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen, a private movie theater, and a two-story entryway. Outside of Ryan Phillippe's house, there is a swimming pool that is 60 feet long and features underwater speakers, as well as a spa, a sauna, multiple outdoor "living rooms", and an outdoor kitchen. The entire structure sold for $6 million, which is a million less than he asked for initially. However, after two years on the market, he was probably willing to let go of the million. Especially if it meant he could let go of a large reminder of the past.