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 delivered a funny and touching tribute to Ryan McHenry.
Ryan Gosling has finally - finally - eaten his cereal. In a tribute to the filmmaker Ryan McHenry - who died on Saturday after battling bone cancer - Gosling posted a video of himself pouring himself a bowl full of breakfast, raising his spoon, and chowing down.
Ryan Gosling has finally eaten his cereal
In April 2013, McHenry began posting a series of Vines of himself holding up spoonfuls of cereal to videos of Ryan Gosling pulling various faces. The series went viral, pulling in tens of millions of views.
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Damien Chazelle's romantic musical 'La La Land' will star Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Lionsgate confirms.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are teaming up again
La La Land is described as an old-fashioned musical set in contemporary Los Angeles and centres on a love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress. Whiplash star Miles Teller was originally thought to be appearing in the film alongside Harry Potter's Emma Watson, but the casting of Gosling and Stone will come as welcome news to anyone who loved watching their sizzling on-screen chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love.
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Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talks to star in the 'Blade Runner' movie alongside Harrison Ford.
Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in the sequel to Blade Runner. The 34-year-old actor will be joined by Harrison Ford, who played Rick Deckard in the original 1982 film. Ford will reprise his role but it is uncertain which part Gosling, if negotiations are successful, will play.
Ryan Gosling is in talks to appear in Blade Runner 2.
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Ryan Gosling could be re-teaming with Emma Stone.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are in negotiations to star in Damien Chazelle's La La Land - the follow up to his Oscar-nominated movie Whiplash. A contemporary romantic musical, the film - which Chazelle wrote before Whiplash - was intended for Miles Teller, though the 28-year-old has now moved on.
Ryan Gosling could be teaming up with Emma Stone for 'La La Land'
That leaves the male lead open for Gosling and all sides are working to reunite the Hollywood star with his Eat Prey Love co-star Stone. The plan is for filming to begin the fall.
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Scott Eastwood hits the red carpet in Los Angeles, Ryan Gosling meets his fans in London, and Paul Reubens gets back into Pee-Wee gear for his new movie. Trailers this week offer glimpses at a comedy from Jack Black, action with Pierce Brosnan, both comedy and action with Zach Galifianakis, and a moving documentary about Amy Winehouse...
Rising-star hunk Scott Eastwood hit the red carpet in Los Angeles this week for the premiere of his new movie The Longest Ride, a romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. Sparks was on-hand as well, along with costars Oona Chaplin, Britt Robertson, Melissa Benoist and director George Tillman Jr.
Ryan Gosling - American actor and now director Ryan Gosling was spotted out with actress Lily James and actor Matt Smith as they enjoyed the nightlife in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom - Friday 10th April 2015
Ryan Gosling's movie has flopped with the critics.
Ryan Gosling's latest directorial effort, Lost River, stars Christina Hendricks as a mother struggling to protect her children in a dreamlike city. Meanwhile, her eldest son gets into trouble with the town's feared bully, while trying to get some money to help his mother.
Ryan Gosling's Lost River hasn't gone down too well with critics
It's just not very good. Lost River pulled in mainly negative reviews following its premiere at Cannes in 2014, with the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw saying the film was "colossally indulgent, shapeless, often fantastically and unthinkingly offensive and at all times insufferably conceited."
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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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Ryan Gosling, Matt Smith and Edith Bowman - Writer and Director of new film 'Lost River' Ryan Gosling along with one of the stars of the film Matt Smith were photographed as they attended a Q&A session at the Apple store, to promote the film in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th April 2015
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.
As a director, Ryan Gosling might be great. But as an actor, he will always and forever be remembered for "Hey, girl."
Last year, Ryan Gosling completed his directorial debut Lost River and, just like most of the things Ryan Gosling does, it's a little bit odd and a little bit confusing. The film is screening at SXSW this weekend, a second chance at a premiere, after the not-so-warm welcome it received at Cannes.
Did Gosling turn things around at SXSW?
The film is also set for a theatrical and VOD release next month, so the freak-friendly atmosphere at South by Southwest Austin should be the perfect space to gather some more favourable reviews. Unfortunately for Gosling, even among the hipster, indie, counter-cultural crowd, his reputation apparently precedes him.
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