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Ryan Gosling

Birth Name: 
Ryan Thomas Gosling
Birthday: 
Wednesday, November 12, 1980
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Birth Place: 
London, Ontario, Canada
Height: 
6'1"

Ryan Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, to Thomas and Donna Gosling, and was the second of their two children. The Gosling family, moved to Cornwall, Ontario, where Ryan grew up and was home-schooled by his mother. Ryan attended Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational High School in Cornwall, where he excelled in Drama and Fine Arts. The family then relocated to Burlington, Ontario, where Ryan attended Lester B. Pearson High School in Burlington, Ontario.

Ryan first performed as a singer at talent contests with his older sister Mandi. He attended an open audition in Montreal for the TV series "The Mickey Mouse Club" ("The All New Mickey Mouse Club" (1989)) in January 1993 and beat out 17,000 other aspiring actors for a a spot on the show. While appearing on "MMC" for two years, he lived with co-star Justin Timberlake's family.

Though he received no formal acting training, after "MMC," Gosling segued into an acting career, appearing on the TV series "Young Hercules" (1998) and "Breaker High" (1997), as well as the films The Slaughter Rule (2002), Murder by Numbers (2002), and Remember the Titans (2000). He first attracted serious critical attention with his performance as the Jewish neo-Nazi in the controversial film The Believer (2001), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. He was cast in the part by writer-director Henry Bean, who believed that Gosling's strict upbringing gave him the insight to understand the character Danny, whose obsessiveness with the Judaism he was born into turns to hatred. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Male Lead in 2002 for the role and won the Golden Aries award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics.

After appearing in the sleeper The Notebook (2004) in 2004, Gosling won the dubious honor of being named one of the 50 Hottest Bachelors by People Magazine. More significantly, he was named the Male Star of Tomorrow at the 2004 Show West convention of movie exhibitors.

Gosling reached the summit of his profession with his performance in Half Nelson (2006), which garnered him an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor. In a short time, he has established himself as one of the finest actors of his generation.

Awards and Nominations

2007 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Half Nelson)

News

Gangster Squad Moved To January 11

Warner Bros. is moving the release of Gangster Squad to Jan. 11, postponing it from its scheduled Sept. 7 release date in order to accomodate reshoots because of a scene of a movie theater shoot-out in the completed film that became problematic in the wake of the Aurora, Colo. massacre.... Read more
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New Filming For Gangster Squad Planned

With Friday’s traumatic and tragic events in Aurora, Colorado still casting a shadow over more than just The Dark Knight Rises, Variety reports that Warner Bros.... Read more
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Gosling Considering The Lone Ranger

Perhaps surprisingly for a man who has been fairly happy to stay in Indie-land for the majority of his career to date (aside from the odd mainstream entry such as Remember the Titans and Murder by Numbers), Ryan Gosling is always mentioned when big blockbuster roles come up.... Read more
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Reviews

Crazy, Stupid, Love (BLU-RAY)

“Crazy, Stupid, Love” is about Cal (Steve Carell), who has just found out that his wife had an affair and wants to divorce him. Cal tries to live the single life and find love again, but he fails miserably.... Read more
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The Ides of March

It's no secret that the game of politics is one full of scandal and deception. Since the actual birth of politics, corruption has been plentiful in and out of political parties and campaigns. Of course, these are all things denied by a vast majority of political leaders.... Read more
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Drive

 2011 has been a hell of a year for movies. We've seen action epics from Transformers: Dark of the Moon to Thor, comedies like Bridesmaids and Horrible Bosses and even some great horror films (I still count Contagion, but I'll leave it out).... Read more
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Blue Valentine (BLU RAY)

Some believe in love at first sight and for Dean (played by Ryan Gosling) this is what happens when he sees Cindy (played by Michelle Williams) for the first time. While working at a moving company, Dean sees Cindy at a home for the elderly and from that point on he pursues her.... Read more
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Lars and the Real Girl (BLU RAY)

The Real Plot of Lars and the Real Girl:... Read more
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Videos

Only God Forgives (Trailer #1)

Only God Forgives (Trailer #1)

Julian (Gosling), an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy.... Read more
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Only God Forgives (International Trailer)

Only God Forgives (International Trailer)

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Only God Forgives (Red Band)

Only God Forgives (Red Band)

Only God Forgives (Red Band) starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Burke ... Read more
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Ryan Gosling: The Interview (The Place Beyond The Pines)

Ryan Gosling: The Interview (The Place Beyond The Pines)

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The Place Beyond The Pines TRAILER

The Place Beyond The Pines TRAILER

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