27 Facts About Ryan Gosling

1. Ryan Gosling plays the first man on the moon in the soon-to-be-released film First Man, the latest role in the actor's wide repertoire ranging from jazz pianists to cyber cops.

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2. Ryan Gosling was excited to learn jazz piano for "La La Land.

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3. Ryan Gosling happily poses with Harrison Ford while attending the 2018 Patron of the Artists Awards held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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4. Ryan Gosling poses for a photo with director Damien Chazelle at the 2018 Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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

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6. Ryan Gosling dated his co-star from The Notebook, fellow Canadian Rachel McAdams, from mid‑2005 to mid‑2007, and they briefly reunited in 2008.

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

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

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

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

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11. In early 2013, Ryan Gosling announced that he was taking a break from acting, stating, "I've lost perspective on what I'm doing.

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12. Ryan Gosling portrayed 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".

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

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

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

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

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

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18. Ryan Gosling portrayed Noah Calhoun and commented on the role: "It gave me an opportunity to play a character over a period of time—from 1940 to 1946—that was quite profound and formative.

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

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20. At the age of nineteen, Ryan Gosling decided to move into "serious acting".

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21. Ryan Gosling has said that, even though he and Timberlake are no longer in touch, they are still supportive of each other.

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22. Ryan Gosling has credited the experience with instilling in them "this great sense of focus.

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

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

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

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26. 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.

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27. Ryan Gosling gained wider recognition in 2004 with a leading role in the commercially successful romance The Notebook.

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