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Ryan Phillippe responds to fan who called him old in the best way

by Emmy Griffiths

Ryan Phillippe responded to a fan who called him "old and hot" with an hilarious comeback on Twitter. The fan originally sent a tweet tagging his account in the post, which read: "Ryan Phillippe is so old and so hot. How is it possible?," to which the ex-husband of Reese Witherspoon replied: "One of life's great mysteries... so old, so hot... I'm like the sun," accompanied by a pleased emoji. The fan quickly replied, cheekily writing: "If you are the sun, I like to sunbathe."

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Others were also quick to point out that the 42-year-old wasn't old, with one writing: "Yes Ryan is hot and always has been but he is NOT old!" Another added: "Whoever called you old is just plain wrong?! Some people. Young chicken." The actor, who is best known for his roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions, also retweeted a fan who wrote: "I was like 2 hours reading @RyanPhillippe tweets. I think that I love that dork."

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Ryan joked with his fan on Twitter

The star was recently reported to be dating Katy Perry, and took to the social media site to dispel the rumours, writing: "I AM NOT DATING KATY PERRY. BARELY KNOW HER. PLEASE STOP FLYING HELICOPTERS OVER MY HOUSE. SHE IS NOT HERE. thx." The Chained to the Rhythm singer then responded: "Hi, nice to meet you, sorry bout that @RyanPhillippe carry on, lol," before adding: "Can u let me out of this basement pls?" to which he jokily replied: "Never."

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The dad-of-three has spoken about his sense-of-humour in the past, and how it helps with his struggle with depression. He told Elle.com: "It's a dark humour, like a gallows humour. I think that's where, if you do carry any of that sadness or depression, your humour does tend to be a little darker than most people. And the greatest comedians do – trust me. I know so many of them. And they're depressed and they're dark and they have this incredible gift of humour to offer others and also, probably, therapeutically themselves."

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