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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.



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Not Sexiest Man Alive Material? Ryan Gosling And 9 Others Who Never Made The Cut


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So Dwayne Johnson was named People's Sexiest Man Alive this year; a decision that has been the source of both praise and confusion. Praise because he's an excellent role model with enormous muscles and because he's mixed race, and confusion because all the obvious choices haven't been exhausted yet.

Here are ten more Hollywood heartthrobs who deserve to be named 'Sexiest Man Alive' sooner rather than later.

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What Could Have Been: Ryan Gosling Was Nearly Cast In 'Gilmore Girl's


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Ryan Gosling could have scored a part in ‘Gilmore Girls’, if only he didn’t fluff his audition, according to one of the show’s casting directors.

At the 'Gilmore Girls' Fan Fest in Washington Depot, Connecticut on Friday night, casting director Jami Rudofsky shared an awesome behind-the-scenes story about how a young Gosling very nearly was a Gilmore guy.

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'Blade Runner' Sequel Gets Official Title And Release Date


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The hugely anticipated sequel to the iconic sci-fi classic Blade Runner finally has an official title: Blade Runner 2049.

In contrast to existing reports about when it might be released, the film now also has a confirmed release of October 6th, 2017 – precisely one year after the studio Alcon made the announcement on Thursday.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve (who helmed the likes of Sicario and the forthcoming movie Arrival), the sci-fi sequel is set to see Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard from the 1982 original. Hollywood A-lister Ryan Gosling also has a leading role, and he’ll be starring alongside Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi and Ana de Armas.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Nearly Lost 'Doctor Strange' Role To Jared Leto Or Ryan Gosling


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Benedict Cumberbatch will make his superhero debut in next year in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. But it almost wasn’t to be for the ‘Sherlock’ actor, as his commitments to stage play Hamlet nearly cost him the role.

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Speaking to Empire magazine, the film’s director Scott Derrickson said that Cumberbatch was “the only actor we seriously considered” for the superhero role. But unfortunately, Cumberbatch had already signed on to play Hamlet at London’s Barbican in the autumn of 2015.

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Did Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes Secretly Tie The Knot?


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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are reportedly already man and wife and nobody knew about it! According to the latest issue of US Weekly, the intensely private couple, who welcomed their second daughter in April, wed in a secret ceremony earlier this year.

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A source told the magazine that Eva and Ryan quietly wed sometime a few months ago, in front of a small group of family and friends. “Eva and Ryan have always felt like a married couple,” a source close to Mendes said.

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'La La Land' Could Be An Oscar Contender After Toronto Film Festival Win


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Everyone is raving about the upcoming musical 'La La Land' since it landed the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, and there's a good reason why. If history is anything to go by, TIFF awards are usually a good indication of what lies in store for the Oscars.

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Damien Chazelle's movie about two creative souls struggling to survive on a pittance and living in Los Angeles has been announced as the People's Choice Award at the Canadian festival yesterday (September 18th 2016), and the world will get a chance to see the new film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in December.

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'La La Land' Stars Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone Full Of Praise For Each Other


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Ryan Gosling has spoken about working with Emma Stone for the third time in their careers, on the new critically-acclaimed musical La La Land – and reckons they get on so well because she could be secretly Canadian!

The two stars spoke in a Q&A session together at the Toronto International Film Festival this week about their new movie, which received three standing ovations when it was screened on Monday night (September 12th).

“I like working with Emma because I think she's secretly Canadian,” the Canadian native joked. “That's why we get along so well – she's wildly apologetic for no reason.”

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Ryan Gosling at the premiere for 'La La Land' at the annual Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada - Tuesday 13th September 2016

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Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone's 'La La Land' Gains Early Oscar Buzz After Venice Debut


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La La Land, the musical comedy-drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone has generated some major Oscar buzz after premiering at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Directed by Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, critics are saying the movie harkens back to the Hollywood of old and are predicting it will score multiple Oscar nominations next year.

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Stone stars as an aspiring actress who works as a waitress, serving coffees to movie stars in-between auditions. While working she meets jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling) and the pair strike up a romance, which becomes threatened when their dreams start to come true.

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The Nice Guys Review

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Writer-director Shane Black returns to the comedy-noir vibe of his 2005 hit Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with this riotously funny thriller set in late-1970s Los Angeles. It's an entertaining mix of hilarious action mayhem, slapstick and violence anchored by Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, who unexpectedly prove to be a superb comedy double-act.

It's 1977, and private detective Holland (Gosling) is searching for a porn star who was spotted alive after dying in a car crash. His investigation leads him to Amelia (Margaret Qualley), who has hired the thug Jackson (Crowe) to keep people off her tail. After beating up Holland, Jackson realises that maybe they should be working together, as other cases seem to be dovetailing around Amelia's politically powerful mother (Kim Basinger). But now Holland and Jackson are being chased by the legendary assassin John Boy (Matt Bomer). And Holland is having a terrible time keeping his bright 13-year-old daughter Holly (Angourie Rice) from getting involved in this dangerous case.

Gosling and Crowe play Holland and Jackson as a classic comedy duo along the lines of Abbott and Costello or Hope and Crosby: bumbling idiots who somehow manage to save the day due to dumb luck and someone smart looking out for them. In this case, their guardian angel is Holly, and young Aussie actress Rice more than holds her own against these A-list stars. Holly is the only person on-screen who has a clue what's actually going on, and Rice effortlessly walks off with the film, giving a knowing performance that's hugely engaging. The other scene-stealer is Bomer, whose slick, overconfident killer is simply screaming to be taken down a peg or two.

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Gosling And Crowe Had A Lot Of Fun With The Nice Guys


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While Gosling has some comedy experience (Crazy Stupid Love, The Big Short), Crowe isn't known for his levity. But he saw more than humour in the project. "I just really liked the density of this script," Crowe says. "I wouldn't have described it necessarily as a comedy because it's full of social commentary and other things that you don't necessarily find in just a comedy."

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He laughs when asked about beefing up for the role. "What I decided to do was just to live a completely sedentary life," he says. "What am I going to do, compete with Ryan? So I just decided to go the other way."

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Ryan Gosling , Angourie Rice - The UK Premiere of 'The Nice Guys' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th May 2016

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Ryan Gosling - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'The Nice Guys' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Monday 16th May 2016

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Ryan Gosling , Russell Crowe - Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Nice Guys" at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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Ryan Gosling

Date of birth

12th November, 1980

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.84


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La La Land Trailer

La La Land Trailer

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The Nice Guys Movie Review

The Nice Guys Movie Review

Writer-director Shane Black returns to the comedy-noir vibe of his 2005 hit Kiss Kiss Bang...

The Big Short Movie Review

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The Nice Guys - Green and Red Band Trailer

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The Big Short Trailer

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Dark times have engulfed the world. With the steady rise of economic depression across the...

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Only God Forgives Trailer

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Julian has been wanted for murder for 10 years and is on the run living...

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