Ryan Gosling

  • 18 February 2005

Date of birth

12th November, 1980







Ryan Gosling (born 12.11.1980) is a Canadian actor who came up through the ranks, first as a child star on the Mickey Mouse Club and then graduating to adult roles in the likes of Half Nelson and Blue Valentine.

Childhood: Ryan Gosling was born in London, Ontario, to Thomas and Donna Gosling. His father was a travelling salesman for a paper mill and his mother is now a high school teacher. He was raised as a Mormon and after his parents split, he was raised by his mother, along with his older sister.

Whilst he was in First Grade at school, Gosling brought steak knives into school and threw them at other pupils. The incident led to him being suspended. He was later diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Ritalin. His mother quit her job so that he could be homeschooled.

Ryan and his sister both performed from an early age; they sang at weddings and Ryan sang with his uncle's Elvis Presley tribute act.

Acting Career: At the age of 12, Ryan Gosling attended an open audition in Montreal for the Disney Chanel's Mickey Mouse Club. It's an institution that has spawned a huge number of stars, such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. As a result of the audition, Gosling was offered a two-year contract as a 'mouseketeer' and moved to Orlando, Florida. Although he was onscreen less than other co-stars, he credits the job as giving him a sense of focus.

As a result of his time on the show, Ryan became good friends with Justin Timberlake. They lived together for six months whilst they worked on the show and Justin's mother even became Ryan's legal guardian for a time, after Ryan's mother had to return to Canada for work reasons.

When the show was cancelled in 1995, Ryan Gosling returned to Canada. He went on to appear in a number of family entertainment shows such as Are You Afraid of the Dark, Goosebumps and Breaker High. He then moved country once more in order to advance his career, filming the series Young Hercules in New Zealand. Once he had finished the series, he decided to concentrate on film work.

After landing a supporting role in Remember the Titans, which starred Denzel Washington, Kate Bosworth and Hayden Panettiere. He then went on to play the lead role in The Believer in 2001, playing the role of a Jewish Neo-Nazi. The film also starred Summer Phoenix and Billy Zane. Gosling's performance was highly acclaimed and the film won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance film festival.

In 2002, Gosling appeared in Murder By Numbers, along with Michael Pitt and Sandra Bullock. His second appearance of the year was in The Slaughter Rule, alongside David Morse, in which his performance was likened by critics to that of a young Matt Dillon. The following year, he played the role of an imprisoned teenager in The United States of Leland.

A breakthrough role for Ryan Gosling came in 2004, when he appeared alongside Rachel McAdams in The Notebook. The film also starred James Garner and Sam Shepard and provided Gosling with yet more positive critical reviews. Then, in 2005, he played the role of a young art student in Stay, with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, though his reviews for this film were far less favourable than some of his previous performances.

Ryan then starred in Half Nelson, which helped to raise his profile amongst movie fans. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the movie, which saw him playing the role of a teacher who forms a bond with a young student. In the comic 2007 film Lars and the Real Girl, Ryan Gosling plays the role of an introverted guy who falls in love with a sex doll. He found himself nominated for a Golden Globe for the role.

Also that year, Gosling appeared alongside Anthony Hopkins in Fracture. He originally turned the role down but when he heard that Hopkins had signed up, he made an about-turn on the decision. Gosling was then absent from the big-screen for a few years, but made a prolific comeback, starring in five films in two years. One of these was 2010's Blue Valentine, in which he starred opposite Michelle Williams, landing another Golden Globe nomination. Additionally, he appeared alongside Kirsten Dunst in All Good Things and then took to a more comic role opposite Steve Carell and Emma Stone in Crazy, Stupid, Love. This was followed with a starring role in Drive, based on a novel by James Sallis, in which he plays the role of a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a getaway driver. His final film of 2011 was The Ides of March, which was directed by George Clooney and co-starred Philip Seymour Hoffman. Once more, Gosling found himself on the Golden Globes nominations list.

Ryan Gosling is also a keen musician. He has released solo work, as well as recording with the band Dead Man's Bones.

Personal Life: Ryan Gosling lives in New York. He has dated a number of actresses, including former co-stars Sandra Bullock and Rachel McAdams. In 2011, he began dating Eva Mendes.

Ryan Gosling's 'First Man' To Open 2018 Venice Film Festival

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19 July 2018

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Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong biopic 'First Man' is opening VFF 2018, signalling the start of awards season hype.

Ryan Gosling’s upcoming film First Man, a biopic about pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong, has been selected to open the 2018 Venice Film Festival.

The movie sees Gosling portraying Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, in telling the story of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

It also marks the second time that Gosling has worked with director Damien Chazelle in quick succession, after they enjoyed huge success with La La Land a little under two years ago. Indeed, that film opened VFF back in 2016.

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Ridley Scott Thinks 'Blade Runner 2049' Was Explicitly Long

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28 December 2017

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The long-awaited sequel clocked in at 164 minutes.

Ridley Scott has revealed why he thinks 'Blade Runner 2049' failed to live up to its box office expectations.

The outspoken filmmaker, who directed the original 1982 movie, help produce Denis Villeneuve’s sequel, but it doesn’t mean he’s without criticisms of the finished project.

Image caption Ridley Scott with wife Giannina Facio at the 'Alien: Covenant' world premiere in March

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Ryan Gosling And Harrison Ford Liked The Intimacy Of Blade Runner

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26 October 2017

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Denis Villeneuve's sequel is a character-driven affair.

It has been 35 years since Ridley Scott unleashed his classic sci-fi flick Blade Runner onto the world, and it clearly wasn't easy to lure Harrison Ford back to reprise his role as Deckerd in Denis Villeneuve's sequel, entitled Blade Runner 2049. But at least it appealed to him as an actor.

Ryan Gosling in 'Blade Runner 2049'

"This is not a running, jumping and falling down movie," Ford says. "This is not a light comedy, this is not a bromance or a car chase movie. This is about what it means to be a human. What are our opportunities, what are our responsibilities, do they really exist?"

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Blade Runner 2049 Review


It's been 35 years since Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic, which was set in 2019. This sequel is once again a visual spectacle that mixes super-cool images with a jaggedly engaging noir-style mystery that grapples with issues of memory and identity. It's a staggeringly beautiful epic, as director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) invests intelligence and artistry into each imaginative setting. He also avoids falling into the standard structure of an action blockbuster, skipping hackneyed things like chase scenes for much deeper emotions.

In the past 30 years, earth's eco-system has collapsed, leaving people scrambling for resources in grimy mega-cities like Los Angeles. Human-like replicants have been refined, but blade runners like K (Ryan Gosling) are still on hand to hunt down old models that have gone rogue. Then K discovers a skeleton of a replicant that apparently gave birth, which should be impossible. So K's boss (Robin Wright) instructs him to hunt down the child and erase all evidence. But Wallace (Jared Leto), head of the monolithic corporation that controls all technology, wants to find the child himself. He sends his favourite sidekick Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) to follow K and his virtual girlfriend Joi (Ana de Armas) as they track down long-lost blade runner Deckerd (Harrison Ford), who is hiding in radioactive Las Vegas and might have some answers.

The plot is packed with implications that get K's mind spinning with possibilities, and the audience's as well. And Gosling is terrific as a guy who is cold on the surface, only barely concealing his conflicting feelings. His scenes with de Armas are superb, as she offers him some romantic hope amid the doom and gloom. Gosling and Ford also generate some terrific chemistry, exchanging physical and verbal blows. And as the villain and his henchwoman, Leto and Hoeks bring plenty of menace.

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Ryan Gosling And Jay-Z To Appear In 'SNL' Season 43 Curtain Raiser

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25 August 2017

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Gosling returns as guest host and Jay-Z performs for the fourth time on 'Saturday Night Live' when it returns on September 30th.

The curtain-raiser for the upcoming season of ‘Saturday Night Live’ will be graced by Hollywood and pop royalty, with Ryan Gosling confirmed as the guest host of the season premiere next month and Jay-Z to perform live during the same episode.

‘Saturday Night Live’ made the big reveal for the start of its 43rd season via social media on Thursday (August 24th), using a bulletin board style layout with the various guest stars names on cards.

It’s the second time that La La Land star Gosling has hosted ‘SNL’, and the season premiere on September 30th comes just a week before his upcoming film, the much-vaunted cult sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049, opens in cinemas on October 6th.

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Ryan Gosling leaves Little Dom's Deli and gets into his car - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 25th August 2017

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is an LAPD law enforcer and a new Blade Runner whose job it is to hunt down and destroy any replicants that find their way to Earth. Replicants are genetically engineered people with short lifespans who have been used solely for work on space colonies for the last few decades. However, when Officer K uncovers a terrifying secret about the replicants that threatens the future of the entire planet, he embarks on a search for a Blade Runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) who has been missing for 30 years. It's here we uncover the truth behind Deckard's identity, after the original movie left it cloaked in mystery. Meanwhile, replicant manufacturer Wallace (Jared Leto) has nefarious intentions on his mind regarding his 'children'.

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Ryan Gosling Promises 'Blade Runner 2049' Remains "Loyal"

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 June 2017

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The actor teased director Denis Villeneuve's loyalty to the original film.

Originally released back in 1982 with Harrison Ford as primary protagonist Rock Deckard, the 'Blade Runner' movie failed to make a big splash in Hollywood. Ever since its release however and in more recent years, the film has picked up quite the cult following, and enough to convince the big wigs that a sequel should be brought to the big screen.

Image caption Ryan Gosling made a surprise appearance at CinemaCon

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Ryan Gosling at the SxSW world premiere of the Terrence Malick film 'Song To Song' held at Paramount Theater - Austin, Texas, United States - Friday 10th March 2017

Eva Mendes Has Revealed Why She Doesn't Walk The Red Carpet With Partner Ryan Gosling

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10 March 2017

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The mother-of-two was nowhere to be seen during this award season

Notoriously private couple Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are very rarely seen out together but with the latter’s latest film, La La Land, up for so many awards, people thought the pair might walk the red carpet together this awards season.

Image caption Eva Mendes would rather be at home with her girls than on the red carpet

However, Eva was absent and she has now revealed the reason why.

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Ryan Gosling at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

Ryan Gosling at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

Ryan Gosling at the 89th Oscars Nominees Luncheon 2017 held in the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th February 2017