Eva Mendes (born 5.3.1974) Eva Mendes is an American actress, of Cuban origin.
Childhood: Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida. Her parents are Cuban. Mendes was then raised in the LA suburb of Glendale by her mother, after her parents divorced. Mendes' mother stayed home to look after her until Eva went to school, at which point she became an accountant.
Mendes attended Hoover High School and then later, California State University in Northridge, where she studied marketing. However, she dropped out when she decided that she wanted to start an acting career, and studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck. In the past, Chubbuck has also been enlisted to coach Brad Pitt, Jared Leto and Jessica Alba.
Acting Career: Mendes started a career in front of the camera by appearing in music videos, such as Will Smith's 'Miami' and Pet Shop Boys' 'Se a vida é (That's the way life is)' as well as Aerosmith's 'Hole in My Soul'.
Eva Mendes' first film appearance was in the straight-to-video Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. Her first proper break came when she was cast to appear in Training Day, alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Her appearance in the film led to her landing roles in Stuck on You with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear as well as Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time In Mexico, with Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Johnny Depp.
Mendes went on to work with Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Following that, she shared screen time with a strong ensemble cast, including Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Robert Duvall in We Own the Night. Then, in Frank Miller's 2008 film The Spirit, she worked with Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson.
Eva Mendes also joined the ranks of Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford and Julianne Moore when she was asked to act as a spokeswoman for Revlon Cosmetics and supports their campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer. She has also been employed by Thierry Mugler to promote their Angel fragrance. She has also modelled for Calvin Klein - appearing nude for their Secret Obsession ad campaign, which was banned from being aired in the States. She also appeared nude for PETA, in their anti-fur campaign, with the tag-line 'Fur? I'd rather go naked.'
Personal Life: Eva Mendes was in a long-term relationship with the music producer George Augusto between 2002 and 2011. In September 2011, she started dating the actor Ryan Gosling.
With his writing-directing debut, Ryan Gosling shows audacious skill as a visual artist but never quite manages to recount a story that grabs hold of the audience. It's a stunningly gorgeous film packed with strong, earthy performances from a starry cast playing against type. But there's no momentum at all to the narrative, which is packed with random symbolism that never quite resolves into anything either meaningful or emotionally engaging.
Lost River is a decaying, abandoned city on the edge of a lake created by damming up a river and flooding another town. In what's left of their neighbourhood, Billy (Christina Hendricks) lives in her family home with her sons: a toddler and a teen named Bones (Iain De Caestecker), who helps support the household by scavenging for copper in the vacant buildings nearby. But he's encroaching on the turf of self-proclaimed gangster Bully (Matt Smith), who is intent on exacting vicious revenge. Meanwhile, next-door neighbour Rat (Ronan) is caring for her delusional granny (Barbara Steele) and trying to help Bones. And when the new bank manager Dave (Ben Mendelsohn) turns down Billy's cry for help, she takes a job at his seedy underworld nightclub alongside Cat (Eva Mendes).
Aside from some blood-soaked cabaret, what goes on in this nightclub remains rather mysterious, as Billy finds higher-paying work in the purple-hued basement fetish rooms. But then everything in this film is enigmatic, as Gosling deliberately refuses to connect the dots. This gives the film an intriguing David Lynch-style tone, although it lacks Lynch's eerie resonance. There's also a touch of John Waters-style trashiness and Terrence Malick-style natural beauty, plus the clear influence of Gosling's heavily stylised past directors Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive and Only God Forgives) and Derek Cianfrance (Blue Monday and The Place Beyond the Pines). In other words, almost everything in this film feels like a reference to another movie, but it's expertly assembled to look fabulous from start to finish, with some seriously striking sequences along the way.
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Yes Ryan Gosling still wears sweatpants and you can too!
Ryan Gosling has come to the defence of girlfriend Eva Mendes, after she called sweatpants the "No. 1 cause of divorce in America!” during an interview with Extras. In the interview, Mendes had been dishing about her new found motherhood when she ended up making the comments which have since caused quite a stir on social media.
Ryan has defended his girlfriend's comments on Twitter
“Obviously sweatpants thing was a joke,” Ryan tweeted. “Wearing them now. That's right, tweeting in sweatpants. Rats! Said too much! You win again Twitter.”
Mendes has been opening about mother as well as how she keeps Ryan Gosling happy at home.
Eva Mendes has given her first interview since welcoming daughter Esmeralda six months ago in which the ‘Hitch’ actress describes her new life as a mother. Alongside talk of sleeping patterns, Mendes, who is dating Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling, also dished to Extras about why she thinks sweatpants are the “number one cause of divorce in America.”
Mendes told Extras that since daughter Esmeralda arrived last September she now has a new appreciation for her own mother. “Now I understand so much, my mother’s never gotten more 'I love you so much mommy' texts, I mean, randomly… ya, I get it now,” the actress said.
Ryan Gosling made a guest appearance at the South by South West Film Festival in Texas on Friday (13th March) and discussed his soon-to-be-released film and the 'Hey Girl' memes.
'Hey Girl' has become synonymous with Ryan Gosling but the 34-year-old actor isn't sure where it came from. Gosling was the guest speaker at the South by Southwest Film Festival and discussed his latest film, Lost River, and 'Hey Girl' with director Guillermo Del Toro.
Ryan Gosling at the premiere of Lost River in Cannes in 2014.
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Although the 41-year-old gave birth to her and Ryan Gosling's baby daughter six months ago, she still thinks it is too soon for her to be giving advice on motherhood.
It has nearly been six months since Hollywood's hottest couple, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, welcomed their baby daughter Esmeralda into the world, but the 41-year-old actress still doesn't think she is qualified to give out advice on motherhood.
Mendes and Gosling welcomed their baby daughter last September
"I don't feel like I've really earned that right. I want to respect all the moms out there," the proud mother said in the April issue of Women's Health. "They're going to be like, 'You know what? You're a few months in. Just shut up.'"
Continue reading: Eva Mendes Feels She Hasn't "Earned The Right" To Advise Other Mothers