The Many Faces of… Ryan Gosling

Overview of the career and roles of actor Ryan Gosling

With the weekend about to start it’s time to take a look again at the career of an actor or actress, with this week’s choice for Ryan Gosling. He was born November 12, 1980 in London, Ontario. He didn’t like being a child and really didn’t have any friends until he was in his teens. He got in some trouble after watching First Blood and decided he would take stake knives to school and throw them at other kids. Luckily no one got hurt, but he was suspended. He had trouble reading and eventually was placed in a class for special-needs students. His mother also gave him home schooling.

As for acting, he started out as a mouseketeer and became close friends with Justin Timberlake. After his contract with Disney ended he appeared in several TV shows, including the adventure series Young Hercules. In 2000 he made the move to movies, appearing in Remember the Titans. It wasn’t until 2004 that people started really noticing him when he starred in The Notebook. Other notable performances are those in Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine, The Ides of March and Drive.

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My favorite performances are the ones in The Ides of March and Drive.

What’s your favorite Ryan Gosling role?

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23 thoughts on “The Many Faces of… Ryan Gosling

  1. I know a ton of people just love this guy but I really don’t see what the fuss about him, sorry. I think the less I say about him the better, ahah.

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  3. In ‘Drive’ – no doubt about that. Gosling is really ‘himself’ there and he feels very comfortable, but from someone who was born in November I don’t expect anything else.

  4. Great pic Nostra. Gosling is a superb actor. Any guy that can convince you that he is genuinely in live with a blow up doll must be doing something right. In Lars and The Real Girl he’s excellent and he thoroughly deserved his Oscar nom for Half Nelson. That’s an understated master class in addiction. Great actor and the one the most promising around right now.

  5. Aww, I remember him in Young Hercules! So tiny!

    I think Drive was the first film where I was totally floored by his performance. Such a strong character who barely says anything. Amazing work there.

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