Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor, director, writer and musician.He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club (1993–95) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995), Goosebumps (1996), Breaker High (1997–98) and Young Hercules (1998–99). His first starring role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer (2001), and he then built a reputation for playing main roles in independent films such as Murder by Numbers (2002), The Slaughter Rule (2002), and The United States of Leland (2003).
Gosling came to the attention of a wider audience in 2004 with a leading role in the romantic drama The Notebook, for which he won four Teen Choice Awards and an MTV Movie Award. His performance as a drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson (2006) was nominated for an Academy Award and his performance as a socially inept loner in Lars and the Real Girl (2007) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
1. SOMETIMES I THINK THAT THE ONE THING I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING AN ADULT IS THE RIGHT TO BUY CANDY WHENEVER AND WHENEVER I WANT.
2. I LOVE BEING CANADIAN. I THINK GROWING UP IN CANADA GIVES YOU A WORLD PERSPECTIVE THAT I CERTAINLY ENJOY.
3. I DID THIS SCENE IN ‘LARS AND THE REAL GIRL’ WHERE I WAS IN A ROOM FULL OF OLD LADIES WHO WERE KNITTING, AND IT WAS AN ALL-DAY SCENE, SO THEY SHOWED ME HOW. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST RELAXING DAYS OF MY LIFE.
4. I FEEL LIKE EVERYTHING HAS HAPPENED NATURALLY.
5. I DON’T LIKE TO BE ENTERTAINING. I DON’T LIKE THE FEELING OF BEING ENTERTAINING. IF THERE WAS A MUSICAL OR A COMEDY THAT WAS NOT JUST FOR ENTERTAINMENT BUT WAS ROOTED IN SOMETHING I COULD RELATE TO ON A REAL LEVEL, THEN I THINK I WOULD DO IT.
6. ALL MY CHARACTERS ARE ME. I’M NOT A GOOD ENOUGH ACTOR TO BECOME A CHARACTER. I HEAR ABOUT ACTORS WHO BECOME THE ROLE AND I THINK ‘I WONDER WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE.’ BECAUSE FOR ME, THEY’RE ALL ME.
7. ACTING ISN’T THAT HARD, REALLY. I MEAN, I THINK THAT PEOPLE MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT, BUT YOU JUST KIND OF TRY TO SAY YOUR LINES NATURALLY.
8. I GREW UP MORMON. I WASN’T REALLY MORMON, MY PARENTS WERE.
9. I THINK WE’RE VERY COMPLICATED AND WE’RE CAPABLE OF ALL KINDS OF THINGS, AND MOVIES DON’T REFLECT THAT.
10. THERE USED TO BE A CANDY CALLED ‘BONKERS,’ WHICH I BELIEVE TO BE THE GREATEST CANDY OF ALL TIME.
11. I’M WAITING TO GET OLD – I THINK OLD GUYS WITH TATTOOS LOOK GOOD.
12. I KNOW THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY CHARACTERS I’LL BE ABLE TO PLAY.
13. 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.
14. I THINK THAT YOU CAN SORT OF HAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY AND YOU KNOW, YOU CAN JUST KIND OF APPLY THAT TO WHATEVER CHARACTERS YOU’RE PLAYING.
15. HOLLYWOOD USUALLY DOESN’T HAVE STRONG WOMAN IN FILMS LIKE THAT, AND IT’S STUPID, SO FOR THE MOST PART THEY’RE USUALLY BEING DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY MEN.
16. AS A KID I DECIDED THAT A CANADIAN ACCENT DOESN’T SOUND TOUGH. I THOUGHT GUYS SHOULD SOUND LIKE MARLON BRANDO. SO NOW I HAVE A PHONY ACCENT THAT I CAN’T SHAKE, SO IT’S NOT PHONY ANYMORE.
17. I’VE LOST PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT I’M DOING. I THINK IT’S GOOD FOR ME TO TAKE A BREAK AND REASSESS WHY I’M DOING IT AND HOW I’M DOING IT. AND I THINK THIS IS PROBABLY A GOOD WAY TO LEARN ABOUT THAT. I NEED A BREAK FROM MYSELF AS MUCH AS I IMAGINE THE AUDIENCE DOES.
18. I LOVE BEING CANADIAN. I THINK GROWING UP IN CANADA GIVES YOU A WORLD PERSPECTIVE THAT I CERTAINLY ENJOY.
19. I THINK ABOUT DEATH A LOT, LIKE I THINK WE ALL DO. I DON’T THINK OF SUICIDE AS AN OPTION, BUT AS FUN. IT’S AN INTERESTING IDEA THAT YOU CAN CONTROL HOW YOU GO. IT’S THIS THING THAT’S LOOMING, AND YOU CAN CONTROL IT.
20. IF I HAVE ANY PARTICULAR APPEAL TO WOMEN, MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE I LISTEN MORE THAN OTHER GUYS DO AND APPRECIATE HOW THEY THINK AND FEEL ABOUT THINGS.
21. IF I EAT A HUGE MEAL AND I CAN GET THE GIRL TO RUB MY BELLY, I THINK THAT’S ABOUT AS ROMANTIC AS I CAN THINK OF.
22. I JUST SORT OF TAKE IT FROM A CHARACTER PERSPECTIVE, AND I DON’T KNOW IF HE WAS NECESSARILY SPIRITUAL, BUT I DO THINK HE HAD HOPE. HE WAS A CHARACTER THAT WAS COMFORTABLE HAVING HOPE IN HIS LIFE, AND HOPE IS FAITH.
23. I DON’T EVEN THINK OF MYSELF AS PARTICULARLY GOOD LOOKING, AND NOT AT ALL A TYPICAL KIND OF HOLLYWOOD LEADING MAN SORT OF ACTOR.
24. I’VE LEARNED IT’S IMPORTANT NOT TO LIMIT YOURSELF. YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU REALLY LOVE TO DO, NO MATTER WHAT IT IS.
25. I DON’T LIKE THE PROCESS OF MEETING SOMEONE AND YOU MAKE A FILM AND THAT’S IT. YOU THINK YOU’RE JUST GETTING STARTED, AND THEN IT’S OVER.
26. IN NEW YORK, YOU’RE FORCED TO DEAL WITH LIFE; IT’S THERE IN FRONT OF YOU ON A DAILY BASIS.