Ryan Gosling Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


27th March 2017

Quote: "He's one of the funniest people I've worked with. You don't get a sense of that really from his films, but he's much funnier than I expected... The way he sort of sees the world is really funny." Ryan Gosling enjoyed working with director Terrence Malick on his new film Song to Song.


27th February 2017

Quote: "I can only play the pieces from the film, so it's getting a little annoying for the house. My neighbours, I think, are moving!" Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling jokes about keeping up with his piano skills after learning how to play the instrument for his role as an aspiring musician in Best Picture frontrunner La La Land.


30th November 2016

Fact: La La Land will be honoured with the Best Ensemble Acting Award at The Capri Hollywood International Film Festival next year (17). The film, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, will be feted with the accolade on 1 January (17). The movie, which will hit theatres on 9 December (16), has been the recipient of a string of honours, including the Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award. It is also considered an early Oscar contender.


20th May 2016

Quote: "I had an awful experience. This guy's idea of massage was to take one of my legs and the other arm and try and connect them behind my back. As he was doing this, his belly went in my mouth and you know when you have something strange in your mouth your brain sends your tongue to figure out what it is... It was traumatic!" Hollywood superstar Ryan Gosling tells U.K. chat show host Graham Norton that he received far more than he bargained for after agreeing to have a Turkish massage.


31st January 2016

Quote: "We tried to have a different colour tan (in) every scene. A different shade, like one of those colour charts, where you just go for every version. It was the early 2000s, so I don't think the fake tan had been perfected yet. The spray tan wasn't as nuanced as it is now." Ryan Gosling laughs about the fake tan look he adopted for The Big Short.


7th January 2016

Fact: Ryan Gosling and Will Ferrell braved the rain in Hollywood on Wednesday (06Jan16) to salute pal Steve Carell as he became the first star to unveil a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016. Carell's The Big Short director Adam MCKay also helped induct the funnyman and actor, who was joined by his wife Nancy and their children, John and Elizabeth.


8th December 2015

Quote: "I know that I'm with the person I'm supposed to be with. The only quality I look for in a woman is that she's Eva Mendes. There's nothing else I'm looking for."Ryan Gosling gushed over his love for girlfriend Eva Mendes.


7th December 2015

Quote: "This will be our first Christmas where (Esmeralda is) sort of taking it all in, so that’s exciting." Ryan Gosling is looking forward to spending the festive holiday with his one-year-old daughter with actress girlfriend Eva Mendes.


7th December 2015

Fact: Ryan Gosling gave a sweet shout out to his girlfriend Eva Mendes and their 14-month-old daughter Esmeralda as he wrapped up his hosting debut on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (05Dec15). After thanking the cast and crew for making him feel welcome on the show, during which he frequently struggled to keep a straight face, the typically-private star added, "Eva and Esme, I love you." The actor has been dating his The Place Beyond The Pines co-star since 2011.


6th December 2015

Fact: Mike Myers returned to his roots at U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (05Dec15) to help his fellow countryman Ryan Gosling embrace the Christmas traditions of their native Canada. The Wayne's World star made a surprise appearance during Ryan's opening monologue after he pretended to hail from New York City, where the show is based. The actors then showed off their musical skills by singing all about the festive season in Canada.


29th October 2015

Quote: "We actually had one person on a bike, we were doing this scene and there was horse and carriages and people dressed up from, like, 1900, like 200 extras and this guy with a cap on rode through with his bicycle and he kind of stopped in the middle of the take and was like, 'OK,' and he rode out, and the producer goes, 'That's Ryan Gosling'." Bono's actress daughter Eve Hewson was shocked when Ryan Gosling crashed the set of her TV show The Knick.


16th October 2015

Quote: "I cried when I met Zac Efron and ran away from him because, well, High School Musical. I also ran away from Ryan Gosling... Maybe this is why I don’t have a boyfriend?" Actress Abigail Breslin admits she suffers meltdowns when she confronts her Hollywood crushes.


14th April 2015

Fact: Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in director Guillermo Del Toro's Disney film Haunted Mansion.


2nd April 2015

Quote: "He seems to wear the same boots every single day, so long that now he just wears silver duct tape around them. I think he can afford new shoes, but you wouldn't know it." MAD MEN star Christina Hendricks doesn't approve of her pal Ryan Gosling's footwear choice.


19th March 2015

Quote: "Sweatpants, no, no, no, no, no, no, you can't do sweatpants. Ladies, number one cause of divorce in America is sweatpants. No, you can't do that." Actress Eva Mendes urges women to keep their relationships alive by avoiding sportswear. The Hitch star is dating Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling and they share a daughter, Esmeralda, who was born in September (14).


10th March 2015

Tweet: "Obviously I peaked early. Thank you @JaneChupick and twitter for the check up from the neck up." The Notebook hunk Ryan Gosling responds to the video his cousin posted on social media and subsequently went viral. The footage features a 12-year-old Gosling showing off his impressive moves at a dance recital, surrounded by a group of all girls.


6th February 2015

Tweet: "Long time no tweet. Let's see if this thing still works. Check out the trailer for our film Lost River!" Actor Ryan Gosling returns to Twitter after a two-year absence to promote his directorial debut.


13th January 2015

Fact: Hollywood hunks Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are in talks to team up for a new movie about the most recent financial collapse. The trio is slated to lead the cast of an adaptation of Moneyball writer Michael Lewis' book The Big Short. Pitt will also produce the film with his partners at Plan B.


13th November 2014

Fact: Val Kilmer's actor son Jack has joined Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in period detective movie Nice Guys. He'll team up with his Palo Alto co-star Margaret Qualley in the film, which also features Matt Bomer and Kim Basinger.


29th May 2014

Quote: "My mum got it for me for Christmas, so I can colour Ryan whenever I want." Actress Elle Fanning's mum bought her a colouring book featuring images of her celebrity crush Ryan Gosling.


12th February 2014

Quote: "I'm not a big Valentine's Day person. I'll probably just order a deep dish and watch The Notebook or something... Just cry and weep." Eva Mendes pokes fun at false rumours suggesting she has split from her boyfriend, The Notebook star Ryan Gosling.


18th October 2013

Quote: "I had a dream about him last night. We were just talking, having a conversation. I wish it was like that (racy)!" Britney Spears confesses to dreaming about her former Mickey Mouse Club co-star-turned-Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling.


6th September 2013

Quote: "You can ask about my boyfriend. I just won't answer." Sexy Eva Mendes refuses to talk publicly about her romance with Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling.


8th February 2013

Fact: Doctor Who star Matt Smith is in talks to take the male lead in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut. The Notebook star's How To Catch A Monster already includes his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks, his real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes and actors Ben Mendelsohn and Rob Zabrecky.


30th January 2013

Quote: "I freaked out. He stares into your soul... I didn't kiss him goodbye. I didn't have the confidence." Child star Elle Fanning was a bag of nerves around Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling.


15th January 2013

Quote: "I can't count how many times I've seen The Notebook. I'm glad there's an appetite for a leading man who is unconventional. The world needs more Ryan Goslings." Actress Krysten Ritter's dream co-star is hunky actor Ryan Gosling.


9th January 2013

Quote: "Emma Stone, who I've worked with before, we get a little goofy around each other. So it was hard for us to be dramatic." Ryan Gosling tells MTV he struggled to keep a straight face as he filmed scenes with the red-headed beauty for their new crime film Gangster Squad. The pair previously teamed up for 2011's Crazy, Stupid, Love.


2nd November 2012

Fact: Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry's dream co-star is Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling.


24th August 2012

Quote: "Britney Spears asked about sex, and I'd tell (her) about positions and stuff. Eventually she told, and mothers complained to our bosses. But I feel guilty. Responsible for how sexual she is now... I think, 'Did I do that?'" Former child star Ryan Gosling used to give the Toxic hitmaker sex tips after meeting on Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club during their teens.


5th April 2012

Quote: "My mother saw that and called me. She was so excited and said 'You are on the cover of Time magazine!' But I told her it was just the poster for the movie!" Ryan Gosling's mother got confused during his promotional duties for political thriller The Ides Of March.


8th February 2012

Quote: "He's your dream co-star. I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film." Eva Longoria refuses to discuss her romance with Ryan Gosling, but admits she relished working with him in upcoming movie The Place Beyond the Pines.


2nd February 2012

Quote: "I don't have the abs that Ryan Gosling has! I don't see myself as a leading man. I get to be in an epic Disney movie, and then I do something I wrote and work with amazing directors. That's what I dream about." Zach Braff has no desire to take centre stage in a big screen outing.


16th December 2011

Fact: Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling has been named Time Magazine's Coolest Person of the Year in the publication's end-of-2011 edition.


20th October 2011

Quote: "It's all photoshopped. There's a programme James Cameron developed called Ab-atar." Ryan Gosling jokes about his famously toned abs.


6th October 2011

Quote: "I don't like that man. Mr. Tall and Handsome, but I'm told he'll grow out of it!" Hollywood hunk George Clooney jokes about his dislike for his The Ides Of March co-star Ryan Gosling.


4th October 2011

Quote: "Every role I got up until The Notebook was the weirdo, freak, psychopath, nerd, outsider character guy. I think things have changed." Ryan Gosling is relishing his new role as a Hollywood leading man.


28th September 2011

Quote: "It's a bit overkill. It's a little too much. I'm sick of myself. I can't imagine how everyone else feels." Ryan Gosling fears promoting three films - Drive, The Ides Of March and Crazy, Stupid, Love - at the same time is too much.


12th September 2011

Quote: "I always had this fantasy of robbing banks but I'm afraid of jail... I don't know if you know this about banks but all you have to do is ask for the money and they have to give it to you; you don't have to have a gun or anything, but you'll go to jail." Actor Ryan Gosling on his heist dreams.


17th August 2011

Quote: "I think the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want." Actor Ryan Gosling loves to indulge in his sweet tooth.


16th August 2011

Quote: "I don't know what to do with her. I can't put her in the garage. She's in the living room." Ryan Gosling refuses to get rid of the blow-up doll that memorably features in his cult movie Lars And The Real Girl.


28th July 2011

Quote: "I've started watching a lot of violent films. I've realised that I like a lot of blood." The Notebook star Ryan Gosling shows off his dark side.


1st June 2011

Quote: "Ryan and I used to steal golf carts and go driving in the middle of the park to get milk shakes, and we never got in trouble for it. We thought we were big s**t." Justin Timberlake misbehaved as a child while he was filming The All-New Mickey Mouse Club with Ryan Gosling.


17th April 2011

Fact: Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talks to play The Lone Ranger opposite Johnny Depp's Tonto in a new movie adaptation of the classic western TV series. According to TheWrap.com, Gosling has been talking with director Gore Verbinski about the Disney project.


24th January 2011

Fact: Ryan Gosling's uncle Perry was a shopping mall Elvis Presley impersonator. The actor once worked as his stage assistant.


23rd January 2011

Quote: "I have no good reasons to be taking ballet lessons. I take, like, a public class... I'm terrible. Everybody's good except me." Actor Ryan Gosling is taking dance lessons.


21st January 2011

Quote: "In our cellphones and in our computers and iPods, there are these minerals that come from the Congo and our consumption of these products is fuelling one of the worst wars in the world. They just want you to write to these companies that make the phones and just say, 'We want our products conflict free.'" Actor Ryan Gosling on the work he's doing for charity RaiseHopeForCongo.org.


22nd December 2010

Quote: "She's like a cross between Bridget Bardot and Clint Eastwood. She's like Montana. If you want to get somewhere, you gotta drive there. You gotta take the time to get there." Ryan Gosling on his BLUE VALENTINE co-star Michelle Williams.


15th December 2010

Quote: "It's great for the film. When you make a small move (sic) like this, things like a Golden Globe help raise awareness for the film that is immeasurable. You can go out and promote the film all you want, but it can't give the film as much of a voice as something like this." Ryan Gosling is delighted with his Golden Globe nomination for new movie BLUE VALENTINE.


7th December 2010

Quote: "She had to go home and be a mom and leave work at work. For me, it was easy because I was just sitting in my hotel room... It's much harder for you to have families, wives and kids. I don't know how you do that." Ryan Gosling picked up tips on living a normal life away from the film set from Blue Valentine co-star Michelle Williams.


7th December 2010

Quote: "To pretend like something's there that's not there, like some monster is chasing you... that's a whole other kind of acting. It's a lot harder than to sit at a table and act natural." Ryan Gosling has no plans to sign up for a blue-screen fantasy film anytime soon.


26th October 2010

Quote: "It's a great place to be from, although, when I was eight, I was walking to school one day and I saw a frozen cat by the side of the road, and I picked it up and hit it against a tree. It was frozen solid, almost mid-step. So I thought, 'This isn't right. I'm moving to California as soon as I can drive.'" Ryan Gosling on his upbringing in cold Canada.


6th May 2010

Fact: Ryan Gosling is set to narrate a documentary about today's youth disinterest in social and political issues. Rapper Talib Kweli will also appear in Phillip Montgomery's ReGENERATION.


28th April 2010

Quote: "There's Ryan Gosling and then there's James McAvoy. They're both really good. I watch them on different chat shows to see what they're really like." Rocker Courtney Love is dissecting the actors' behaviour before assigning the coveted role of her late husband Kurt Cobain in a new biopic.


19th February 2010

Quote: "It was sad, but these things happen and we all parted on good terms." Rachel Weisz on Ryan Gosling's departure from THE LOVELY BONES. The actor was replaced by Mark Wahlberg in the movie.


13th May 2009

Fact: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are to play a struggling married couple in new movie BLUE VALENTINE.


8th January 2009

Fact: Unknown Garrett Hedlund is to front Disney's TRON sequel. The young actor, who had a small role in dragon drama ERAGON, reportedly beat Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling for the coveted part.


30th January 2008

Fact: The Notebook star Ryan Gosling was honoured with the Independent Award Tribute at the 23rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Tuesday (29Jan08).


8th December 2007

Fact: Actor Ryan Gosling will be honoured with the Independent Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in California in January (08) for his roles in indie movies The Believer, HALF NELSON and LARS AND THE REAL GIRL.


29th June 2007

Fact: Actor Ryan Gosling has signed up to join Rachel Weisz and director Peter Jackson on the big screen adaptation of Alice Sebold's 2002 book The Lovely Bones.


19th April 2007

Quote: "He's the greatest. He's done everything. He is the master of his craft. For someone like me, who is young and just getting started, it's important to work with the masters - and there are only a few. It really was a big opportunity to work with him." Actor Ryan Gosling enjoyed working with his hero SIR Anthony Hopkins on new movie Fracture.


25th February 2007

Quote: "FOREST called me last night and asked me if I would win for him tonight... But he better win tomorrow night; I've got a lot of money on him." HALF NELSON star Ryan Gosling on beating Forest Whitaker to the Best Male Lead award at yesterday's (24FEB07) Independent Spirit Awards.


3rd February 2007

Quote: "I knit. Yeah. I really do. I knit scarves. I bake." Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling on what he does to unwind after playing stressful roles.


15th January 2007

Quote: "My uncle was an ELVIS impersonator and I was head of his security. I would come out and act tough." Actor Ryan Gosling landed his first 'job' when he was just eight.


5th August 2006

Fact: Actor Ryan Gosling has signed on to play a hermit who falls in love with a Latex sex doll in quirky new film LARS + THE REAL GIRL.


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