“I’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is.” – Ryan Gosling
Full Name: Ryan Thomas Gosling
Birthdate: November 12, 1980 (Age 36 right now)
Birthplace: London, Ontario (Canada)
Academy Award Wins: None
Academy Award Nominations: La La Land (Best Actor, 2016), Half Nelson (Best Actor, 2007)
Parents: Thomas Ray Gosling (English, Scottish, French Canadian) and Donna Wilson
Trademarks: Usually plays quiet, aloof characters. Plays quick-witted and charming characters as well.
Fun Facts: Was a member of The Mickey Mouse Club. Justin Timberlake’s mother was Ryan’s legal guardian while on the show. Enjoys playing the jazz guitar. Has said that in public, he is often mistaken for fellow Canadian actor, Ryan Reynolds.
Favorite RG film: La La Land (2016)
Why do I consider Ryan Gosling one of my favorite actors? He is extremely versatile, going from very serious roles to witty comedic roles. I think he is a great comedic actor, up there with Cary Grant. He knows how to time his jokes and actions so that it can make the audience laugh every time. Ryan can play the witty cool guy or the goofy slapstick character. But his talent is not limited to comedy. He is very good in dramatic roles, like his performance as the drug addict Dan in Half Nelson. I think he can sometimes be overlooked as an actor.
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