66 Facts About Ryan Gosling


Ryan Gosling has received various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award.


Ryan Gosling starred in three mainstream films in 2011, the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, the political drama The Ides of March, and the action drama Drive, all of which were critical and commercial successes.


Ryan Gosling is a co-owner of Tagine, a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.


Ryan Gosling is a supporter of PETA, Invisible Children, and the Enough Project and has traveled to Chad, Uganda and eastern Congo to raise awareness about conflicts in the regions.


Ryan Gosling has been involved in peace promotion efforts in Africa for over a decade.


Ryan Gosling is in a relationship with actress Eva Mendes, with whom he has two daughters.


Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12,1980, at St Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, the son of Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman for a paper mill, and Donna, a secretary.


Ryan Gosling's parents divorced when he was 13, and he and his older sister Mandi lived with their mother, an experience Gosling has credited with programming him "to think like a girl".


Ryan Gosling "hated" being a child, was bullied in elementary school, and had no friends until he was "14 or 15".


Ryan Gosling was unable to read, and was evaluated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but was not diagnosed with it and, contrary to false reports, never took medication.


Ryan Gosling's mother left her job and home-schooled him for a year.


Ryan Gosling has said homeschooling gave him "a sense of autonomy that I've never really lost".


Ryan Gosling performed in front of audiences from an early age, encouraged by his sister being a performer.


Ryan Gosling developed an idiosyncratic accent because, as a child, he thought having a Canadian accent did not sound "tough".


Ryan Gosling began to model his accent on that of Marlon Brando.


Ryan Gosling dropped out of high school at age 17 to focus on his acting career.


In 1993,12-year-old Ryan Gosling attended an open audition in Montreal for a revival of the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club.


Ryan Gosling was given a two-year contract as a mouseketeer and moved to Orlando, Florida.


Ryan Gosling appeared on-screen infrequently because other children were considered more talented.


Ryan Gosling has said that even though he and Timberlake talk infrequently, they are still supportive of each other.


Ryan Gosling later said that he initially enjoyed working on the series, but began to care too much about the show, so it was no longer fun for him.


Ryan Gosling wanted to spend more time sitting with and devising a character as well as play a variety of roles, so he chose to transition into film and not accept any more television work.


Ryan Gosling was dropped by his agent and initially found it difficult to secure work because of the "stigma" attached to children's television.


In 2002, Ryan Gosling co-starred in the psychological thriller Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock and Michael Pitt, where Ryan Gosling and Pitt portrayed a pair of high school seniors who believe they can commit the perfect murder.


Ryan Gosling has said that the opportunity to work with Morse made him "a better actor".


In 2003, Ryan Gosling starred in The United States of Leland as a teenager imprisoned for the murder of a disabled boy.


Ryan Gosling gained mainstream attention in 2004 after starring opposite fellow Canadian Rachel McAdams in the romantic drama film The Notebook, a film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name, directed by Nick Cassavetes.


Ryan Gosling won four Teen Choice Awards and an MTV Movie Award.


In 2005, Ryan Gosling appeared as a disturbed young art student in Stay, a psychological thriller film co-starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.


Ryan Gosling next starred in 2006's Half Nelson as a drug-addicted junior high school teacher who forms a bond with a young student.


Ryan Gosling lived in a small apartment in Brooklyn and spent time shadowing an eighth grade teacher.


Ryan Gosling drew inspiration from James Stewart's performance in Harvey.


Ryan Gosling starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in the 2007 courtroom thriller Fracture.


Ryan Gosling originally turned down the role, but changed his mind when Hopkins signed on.


Ryan Gosling noted that he was drawn to his character, Willie, because he had flaws and seemed like a real person.


Ryan Gosling spent time shadowing lawyers and observing courtroom proceedings in preparation for the role.


Ryan Gosling was scheduled to begin filming The Lovely Bones in 2007.


Ryan Gosling was cast as the father of the murdered teenage girl and initially felt he was too young for the role.


The low-budget film was mainly improvised and Ryan Gosling has said "you had to remind yourself you were making a film".


Ryan Gosling played the role of New York real-estate heir David Marks, who was investigated for the disappearance of his wife.


Ryan Gosling found the filming process to be a "dark experience" and did not undertake any promotional duties for the film.


Also in 2010, Ryan Gosling narrated and produced ReGeneration, a documentary that explores the cynicism in today's youth towards social and political causes.


Ryan Gosling co-starred in his first comedic role in the romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love, with Steve Carell and Emma Stone.


Ryan Gosling took cocktail-making classes at a Los Angeles bar in preparation for his role as a smooth-talking ladies' man.


Ryan Gosling played a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a getaway driver, and he has described the film as a "violent John Hughes movie": "I always thought if Pretty in Pink had head-smashing it would be perfect".


Ryan Gosling was reunited with Emma Stone as his love interest, after their earlier pairing in Crazy, Stupid, Love.


Ryan Gosling uses a soft, wounded half-whisper that tells us this is all some kind of put-on.


Later in 2013, Ryan Gosling starred in the violent revenge drama Only God Forgives, directed by Drives Nicolas Winding Refn.


Ryan Gosling undertook Muay Thai training in preparation for the role, and has described the script as "the strangest thing I've ever read".


Peter Travers of Rolling Stone commented that Ryan Gosling, while "meant to be a blank page for us to write on, often looks merely blank".


In 2015, Ryan Gosling played a bond salesman in the ensemble financial satire The Big Short, a Best Picture nominee at the 2016 Academy Awards.


Ryan Gosling was signed on to work with Terrence Malick in 2004 on the biographical film Che, but later dropped out.


Ryan Gosling made an appearance in Malick's Song to Song, which co-starred Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.


Ryan Gosling's role was as Officer K, a "blade runner" working for the LAPD whose job it is to kill rogue bioengineered humans known as replicants.


In 2018, Gosling portrayed Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became the first man to walk on the Moon in 1969, in Chazelle's biopic First Man, based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A Armstrong.


In 2007, Ryan Gosling made a solo recording called "Put Me in the Car" available for download on the Internet.


Ryan Gosling contributed vocals, piano, guitar, bass guitar and cello to the record.


Ryan Gosling previously resided in New York City with his mixed-breed dog George.


Ryan Gosling bought the restaurant on an impulse; he has said that he spent "all [his] money" on it, spent a year doing the renovation work himself, and now oversees the restaurant's menus.


Ryan Gosling dated his Murder by Numbers co-star Sandra Bullock from 2002 to 2003.


Ryan Gosling then had a relationship with his The Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams from 2005 to 2007, before they briefly reunited in 2008.


Ryan Gosling has been in a relationship with his The Place Beyond the Pines co-star Eva Mendes since September 2011.


Ryan Gosling has worked with PETA on a campaign to encourage KFC and McDonald's to use improved methods of chicken slaughter in their factories, and on a campaign encouraging dairy farmers to stop de-horning cows.


Ryan Gosling volunteered in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2005, as part of the clean-up effort following Hurricane Katrina.


In 2005, Ryan Gosling traveled to Darfur refugee camps in Chad.


Ryan Gosling was a speaker at Campus Progress' National Conference in 2008 where he discussed Darfur.