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Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling Biography

Ryan Thomas Gosling, born as "Ryan Thomas Gosling" (born November 12 1980), is a Canadian actor, director, writer and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club (1993–95) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995), Goosebumps (1996), Breaker High (1997–98) and Young Hercules (1998–99). His first serious role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer (2001), and he then built a reputation for playing misfits in independent films such as Murder by Numbers (2002), The Slaughter Rule (2002), and The United States of Leland (2003).

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Ryan Gosling Awards

2012 Empire Awards, UK Best Actor Drive (2011/I). Nominated
2012 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011). Nominated
2012 London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Drive (2011/I). Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Drive (2011/I). Nominated
2012 Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor Drive (2011/I). Won

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Ryan Gosling Trivia

  • Is an accomplished jazz guitarist and a fan of Chet Baker; started a band with his friend Zach Shields called Dead Man's Bones.
  • Parents: Thomas & Donna.
  • Has an older sister named Mandi.
  • First break came in January 1993 when open auditions were held in Montreal for "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (1989).
  • Ryan went to Lester B. Pearson High School in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
  • Was taken out of elementary school as a child and taught at home by his mother because of constant abuse from other students.
  • He has a dog named George.
  • Was in a relationship with Sandra Bullock, having met on the set of Murder by Numbers (2002) (May 2002-July 2003).
  • Built the kitchen table featured in The Notebook (2004) in preparation for his role as Noah.
  • Was named one of People Magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors [2004]
  • While on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (1989), he lived with Justin Timberlake and his mother.
  • Purchased the Jeep Cherokee driven by Ben Chaplin in Murder by Numbers (2002) from the set of the movie.
  • Favorite movie is East of Eden (1955)
  • Keeps in touch with his "Breaker High" (1997) co-star Scott Vickaryous.
  • Beat out 17,000 people for a place in "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (1989) in January 1993
  • He was named the 2004 Sho West Male Star of Tomorrow
  • Born in London, Ontario, and moved soon after to Cornwall, Ontario, where he was raised. Then moved to Burlington, Ontario, during his high school years.
  • Born in the same hospital as his The Notebook (2004) co-star Rachel McAdams -- St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario -- though he's younger.
  • Has released a song titled "Put Me in the Car," which can be found on his Web site.
  • With two of his friends, he has opened a Moroccan restaurant called Tagine in Beverly Hills, California.
  • Was in a relationship with Rachel McAdams twice, having met on the set of The Notebook (2004). They were originally together from June 2005 to July 2007 before reconciling in August 2008, only to separate a second time in November 2008.
  • In school, his nickname was Trouble.
  • He moved to Los Angeles when he was 16.
  • Took his mother and his sister to the Oscars in 2007.
  • Traveled to Chad in 2005 to make a documentary on the Darfur refugees living there.
  • One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
  • Lives in the popular Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake. Other Silver Lake locals include Beck, Bo Barrett, Christina Ricci, Rachel McAdams, and Jason Lee.
  • Was the first Canadian-born performer in over 60 years to be nominated for the best actor Oscar in Half Nelson (2006). The last was 'Walter Pidgeon' for Madame Curie (1943).
  • Was originally cast as Jack Salmon in The Lovely Bones (2009), but after dropping out of the project a day before shooting began Mark Wahlberg was cast instead.
  • Was ranked #23 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
  • Member of the same Los Angeles gym as Jason Sarayba, Bradley Cooper, Jodie Foster, Michelle Monaghan, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Ashley Tisdale.
  • According to an interview in GQ, he was the only Mickey Mouse Club cast member that didn't live in the same complex as all the other cast members and their families. He and his family lived in a nearby trailer park and he was the family's only source of income.
  • Ryan drives the same color and year model 2011 Chevy Impala in both Drive and Ides of March.
  • Unlike many successful actors near his age, he has no entourage and few close friends. He admits to often preferring solitude while not working, attributing it to his autonomous latter childhood.
  • He first saw Blue Velvet (1986) when he was 14 years old. This movie left a strong impression on him.

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  • Often plays quiet, emotionally distant characters
  • Humble personality and distinct gravely voice
  • Well-built physique and strong jaw line
  • Strong, dramatic performances

Ryan Gosling Photos

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    "Gangster Squad" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    "The Ides of March" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Crazy, Stupid, Love." New York City Premiere - Arrivals

  • Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn

    64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - Palme D'Or Winners Photocall

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    64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Drive" Premiere - Arrivals

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    68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Weinstein Company and Relativity Media's Afterparty - Arrivals

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