Ryan Thomas Gosling
(born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician.
Having first gained notice at the age of 12 as a mouseketeer
on the variety show The Mickey Mouse Club
, Gosling has built a reputation for playing misfits in independent films
: a fanatic Neo-Nazi
in the The Believer
(2001), a drug-addicted junior high school teacher in Half Nelson
(2006), a socially inept loner in Lars and the Real Girl
(2007) and a frazzled husband in Blue Valentine
(2010). His most commercially successful movie to date is 2004's romantic drama The Notebook
. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Leading Actor
(for Half Nelson
) and two Golden Globe Awards
(for Lars and the Real Girl
and Blue Valentine
2011 saw him expand his horizons: he appeared in his first comedic role in Crazy, Stupid, Love.
and his first action role in Drive
. His next film, political drama The Ides of March
, is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival
on August 31, 2011.
He formed Dead Man's Bones
with his friend, Zach Shields, and they released their self-titled debut album in 2009.
Gosling was born in London, Ontario
but grew up in Cornwall
. He is the son of Donna, a secretary, and Thomas Gosling, a paper mill worker. He was raised in a Latter Day Saint
family, and... Read More