Ryan Gosling

Actor, Singer
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling established himself with misfit outsider roles in award-winning independent films like "The Believer" (2001), "Half Nelson" (2006) and "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007), with a believability ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1980 in London, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (33)

The Nice Guys 2016 (Movie)

Holland March (Actor)

Conan 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Only God Forgives 2013 (Movie)

Julien (Actor)

The Place Beyond the Pines 2013 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

#ReGeneration 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011 (Movie)

Jacob (Actor)

Drive 2011 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

The Ides of March 2011 (Movie)

Stephen Meyers (Actor)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

David Marks (Actor)

Blue Valentine 2010 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

Fracture 2007 (Movie)

Willy Beachum (Actor)

Lars and the Real Girl 2007 (Movie)

Lars Lindstrom (Actor)

Half Nelson 2006 (Movie)

Dan Dunne (Actor)

Stay 2005 (Movie)

Henry Letham (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Notebook 2004 (Movie)

Noah Calhoun (Actor)

The United States of Leland 2004 (Movie)

Leland Fitzgerald (Actor)

The Slaughter Rule 2003 (Movie)

Roy Chutney (Actor)

Murder By Numbers 2002 (Movie)

Richard Haywood (Actor)

The Believer 2002 (Movie)

Danny Balint (Actor)

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

Alan Bosley (Actor)

Breaker High 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mickey Mouse Club 1988 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Frankenstein and Me (TV Show)

Actor

Young Hercules (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

The Place Beyond the Pines 2013 (Movie)

("Borriquito") (Song Performer)

Blue Valentine 2010 (Movie)

("Unicorn Tears") (Song Performer)

Blue Valentine 2010 (Movie)

("Unicorn Tears") (Song)

Lars and the Real Girl 2007 (Movie)

("Love") (Song Performer)
Producer (4)

Lost River 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Only God Forgives 2013 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

#ReGeneration 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blue Valentine 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Lost River 2013 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Lost River 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling established himself with misfit outsider roles in award-winning independent films like "The Believer" (2001), "Half Nelson" (2006) and "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007), with a believability that could only come from someone who had struggled with unease and dissatisfaction in their own life. Perhaps his awkward professional start in ill-suited endeavors like a stint as a cast member on the "Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel, 1988-1995) and the short-lived fantasy series "Young Hercules" (Fox, 1998-99) also provided fodder for the disaffected roles the young actor would later craft with such voracity. Turns in higher-profile romantic dramas such as "The Notebook" (2004), combined with much publicized relationships with co-stars like Rachel McAdams brought Gosling a certain amount of heartthrob celebrity, although the actor doggedly avoided the "Hollywood Star" persona. After a brief absence from the screen in the late 2000s, Gosling reappeared at decade's end with two hard to classify performances - first, in the fact-based murder mystery "All Good Things" (2010), then in the romantic drama "Blue Valentine" (2010), the latter of which was a small, independent labor of love that earned him critical raves. With his stoic performance as an unnamed antihero in the neo-noir "Drive" (2011), Gosling had firmly established himself as one Hollywood's most interesting and unpredictable rising actors.

Relationships

Thomas Gosling

Father
Divorced Gosling's mother when he was young

Donna Gosling

Mother
Divorced Gosling's father when he was young Home schooled her son from the age of ten

Sandra Bullock Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Murder by Numbers" (2002) and dated for more than a year No longer together Called her one of the "loves of his life"

Mandi Gosling

Sister
Born c. 1976

Rachel McAdams Actor

Companion
Met while filming "The Notebook" (2004) Split confirmed by Gosling in a October 2007 GQ interview Reportedly began dating again in August 2008 Split for a second time in 2009 Called her one of the "loves of his life"

Eva Mendes Actor

Companion
Began dating in September 2011 after filming "Beyond the Pines" (2012)

Hilary Rowland

Companion
Briefly dated in 2010

EDUCATION

Gladstone Public School

Cornwall , Ontario

Lester B Pearson High School

Burlington , Ontario

Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School

Cornwall , Ontario
Dropped out at the age of seventeen

Milestones

2013

Began production on his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster"

2013

Appeared as Sgt. Jerry Wooters opposite Sean Penn and Josh Brolin in crime drama "Gangster Squad"; film reunited him with "Crazy, Stupid, Love" co-star Emma Stone

2013

Starred in Refn's "Only God Forgives"

2012

Played a mysterious motorcycle racer opposite Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes in "The Place Beyond the Pines"

2011

Starred as a Hollywood stunt performer in crime drama "Drive"

2011

Delivered first comedic role as a womanizer in "Crazy, Stupid, Love," co-starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone

2011

Co-starred in "The Ides of March" with George Clooney, who also directed, co-wrote, and produced

2010

Co-starred with Michelle Williams as a married couple in "Blue Valentine"

2010

Starred as a heir to a New York real estate fortune whose wife (Kirsten Dunst) disappears in "All Good Things"

2007

Co-starred in drama thriller "Fracture" as a hot-shot prosecutor opposite Anthony Hopkins

2007

Played a man in love with a life-sized sex toy in indie film "Lars and the Real Girl"

2006

Starred in "Half Nelson," the feature adaptation of Ryan Fleck's Sundance-winning short film "Gowanus, Brooklyn"

2005

Portrayed a suicidal client opposite Ewan McGregor, who makes bizarre predictions that begin to come true in Marc Forster's "Stay"

2004

Co-starred opposite fellow Canadian Rachel McAdams in romantic drama "The Notebook," based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks

2004

Starred as Leland P. Fitzgerald in "The United States of Leland," about a young man's experience in a juvenile detention center

2003

Played a small-town high school football player in "The Slaughter Rule"

2002

Cast opposite Sandra Bullock in crime thriller "Murder by Numbers"

2001

Garnered widespread praise for his starring turn as a Jewish neo-Nazi in "The Believer"

2000

Portrayed a football player dealing with team integration in 1970s-set "Remember the Titans"

1998

Essayed title role on Fox series "Young Hercules"

1997

Played regular role of Sean Hanlon on "Breaker High" (UPN)

1996

Landed leading role in "Frankenstein and Me" (Disney Channel)

1996

Played a UFO abductee on an episode of Canadian series "PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal"

1996

Portrayed an English orphan on an episode of "The Road to Avonlea;" received Gemini Award nomination

1993

Cast as one of the Mouseketeers on "Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel); appeared alongside JC Chasez, Keri Russell, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera

1991

Made early TV appearance on Canadian variety series "Homegrown Cafe"

Began performing career as a child, singing with older sister at local talent shows

Bonus Trivia

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"For now, I'm just going to keep doing the work and hope I don't get fired. If people want to put me up on their walls, I'll love it." – Gosling on being called a teen idol to TV Guide Sept. 26, 1998

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"I just think: he's 23, he might as well be 63 years old. He's like one of those freaks, he kind of gets it. He's honest, that's really what you want out of an actor." – Nick Cassavetes, director of the "The Notebook," on Gosling, quoted in The New York Times, April 6, 2004

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"People who see him as this darker, more brooding guy will be surprised how good-looking and charming and romantic he is." – Mark Johnson, producer of the "The Notebook," on Gosling, quoted in People.com, June 17, 2004

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"I get a lot of stuff that I'd never go see. It's weird for me to read a script that I would never see. Because when I was a kid, it was a big deal to go to the movies, and when the movie was no good, I was really disappointed – for the whole week. And so I wanna give people their money's worth." – Gosling to Entertainment Weekly, Sept. 14, 2007

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Gosling and Justin Timberlake lived together for six months when they were about 10, while they were on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel). Since Gosling's mother had to keep her job in Canada, Timberlake's mother became his temporary guardian.

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"There's no way that a film can capture the experience of making it. The thing that's so exciting when you're making a film is that it can be anything and there are no limitations on it." – Gosling to actor Steve Carell in Interview magazine, November 2010

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"I went through puberty in a theme park. I'm grateful. That place was a landscape to me. I had adventures every day. Backstage at Disney World, there are stories. Mickey Mouse with his head off, drinking coffee on break. Pirates on the phone. Ghosts in line for food. It just made me see things." – Gosling on his Mouseketeer days, quoted in Esquire, September 2011

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"I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time [Sandra Bullock and Rachel McAdams]. I haven't met anybody who could top them." – Gosling to the U.K.'s The Times, Sept. 16, 2011

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